Dark Eyes

Sire: Snitzel

Dam: Cinnamon Dove

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 7 year old

Foaled: Sep 19th, 2012

Country: Australia

Silks: White, Navy Blue Darby Racing Logos, Navy Blue Armbands And Cap With Logo


Snitzelation (Mgr: D R McKinnon), Mallee Boys (Mgr: J Murphy), S G Darby, C A London, M Jones, P J Taunton, G R Hunt, S F Lawrence, C S Lawrence, M J Kayem, L J Gore, G F Doyle, N Lal, D R Murray, P Q Conroy, J L Conroy, L Keir & B Crowe

Career Record: 52-9-3-3

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    17.3 %
  • Place
    11.5 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2012

SireRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
SNITZEL (AUS) Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2002Snippets' LassSnippetsLunchtime
  Snow FinchStorm Bird
DamGulchMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
CINNAMON DOVE (USA) JameelaRambunctious
  PrankstressFoolish Pleasure

SNITZEL (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 7 wins-4 at 2, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire twice. Sire of 905 rnrs, 666 wnrs, 85 SW, inc. Trapeze Artist (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1), Shamus Award, Estijaab, Redzel, Summer Passage, Invader, Russian Revolution, Hot Snitzel, Sweet Idea, Sizzling, Snitzerland, Wandjina, Heavenly Blue, I Am Excited, Spill the Beans, Menari, Showtime, Snitty Kitty, Thronum, French Emotion, Time for War, etc.


1st dam

CINNAMON DOVE, by Gulch. Winner at 6½f in U.S.A. Half-sister to WALKSLIKEADUCK, Katara, Super Natascha. Dam of four named foals, all raced, two winners, inc:-

DARK EYES (g. by Snitzel). 8 wins. See below.

Cinnamon Missile (c. by Smart Missile). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Spice Treasure (g. by Congrats). Placed in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

NABLA, by Theatrical. 5 wins at 8½f, Belmont Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance-twice, Saratoga Allowance. Sister to DEL MAR SHOW, Striesen, half-sister to ADEL (dam of INTERPOL, FORESTRY TYPE). Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

WALKSLIKEADUCK (Blushing John). 4 wins from 6½f to 9f, US$418,354, Del Mar Derby, Gr.2, Bay Meadows Derby, Gr.3, Hollywood Park Allowance, 2d Santa Anita San Fernando S., Gr.2, 3d Del Mar Relaunch S., L, 4th Hollywood Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

Katara (Pulpit). 2 wins at 1m, 8½f, 3d Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Colonial Downs Virginia Oaks, Gr.3. Producer.

Super Natascha (Pulpit). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8¼f, 8½f, 2d Delaware Park Blue Hen S., L, Irish Sonnet S., L. Dam of-

Gone as Wind. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m to 2018 in U.S.A. and Mexico, Las Americas Clasico Baycho, 2d Las Americas Clasico Cabalgata, 3d Las Americas Clasico La Raza.


3rd dam

PRANKSTRESS, by Foolish Pleasure. 5 wins-4 at 2, Ak-Sar-Ben Lady Sponsors' S., L, River Downs Bassinet S., L, Ak-Sar-Ben Freshman S., L, 3d Santa Anita Taisez Vous S., L. Sister to Cooleemee (dam of CASUAL ATTITUDE). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

DEL MAR SHOW (Theatrical). 13 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9½f, US$1,032,400, Saratoga Bernard Baruch H., Gr.2, Hialeah Turf Cup, Gr.2, Woodbine Connaught Cup, Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Fort Lauderdale H., Gr.3, Rockingham New Hampshire Sweepstakes H., Gr.3, Hialeah Royal Palm H., L, Keeneland Allowance-twice, Churchill Downs Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance-twice, 2d Aqueduct Knickerbocker H., Gr.2, Pimlico Dixie S., Gr.2, Canterbury Park Derby, L, 3d Woodbine King Edward H., Gr.2, Arlington Park American Derby, Gr.2, Monmouth Battlefield S., L, 4th Saratoga Bernard Baruch H., Gr.2, Pimlico Dixie S., Gr.2, Calder Tropical Turf H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Opening Verse H., L, Lone Star Park Dallas Turf Cup, L. Sire.

ADEL (Strawberry Road). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$204,336, Churchill Downs Edgewood S., L, Gulfstream Park Allowance 3YOf, 2d Del Mar Oaks, Gr.1, Churchill Downs Regret S., L, Keeneland Appalachian S., L, 4th Del Mar San Clemente H., Gr.2. Dam of-

INTERPOL (English Channel). Champion Turf Male in Canada in 2015. 5 wins from 1m to 1½m, US$496,998, Woodbine Northern Dancer Turf S., Gr.1, Sky Classic S., Gr.2, 2d Woodbine Breeders' S., L.

FORESTRY TYPE (Forestry). 10 wins from 6½f to 8½f, Prairie Meadows Prairie Mile S., L.

Poco Mas. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of-

CARIÑOSA (Tiznow). 6 wins from 1400m to 2000m in Argentina, La Plata Clasico Marcos Levalle, Gr.2, Handicap Haras El Turf, Handicap Argentaria, Especial Florentino Ameghino, 2d Palermo G.P. Criadores, Gr.1, La Plata Especial Jockey Club de Santa Fe, Especial Republica del Paraguay, Especial Haras Alborada, Especial Mariano Moreno.

TATTERS TO RICHES (Union Rags). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1m to 2018, Del Mar Shared Belief S., L.

Seeking Adel. Unraced. Dam of-

SEEKING THE SHERIF (Officer). 11 wins to 6½f, US$397,904, Oak Tree Sprint S., L, Los Alamitos RC Katella S., L, 2d Santa Anita Joe Hernandez S., L, 3d Del Mar Bing Crosby S., Gr.1, Pirate's Bounty S., L, 4th Monmouth Decathlon S., L.

Striesen (Theatrical). 6 wins from 1m to 9f, US$235,004 in Ireland and U.S.A, 2d Churchill Downs Providian Mile S., Gr.3, Canterbury Park Lady Canterbury H., L, 3d Churchill Downs Cardinal H., Gr.3, Ellis Park Dade Turf Classic H., L, 4th River Downs Breeders' Cup H., L. Producer.


Race Record: 36 Starts 8-3-3 A$545,600.

8 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$545,600, to 2017-18, Canberra Cup, L, Goulburn Cup, ATC Theraces H., Cafe Culture & Insitu H., Tab.com.au H., Tattersalls Club H., 2d Wyong Gold Cup, L, ATC Elite Sand & Soil Mile H., 3d ATC Sydney Markets Foundation H., AW Edwards H., 4th ATC Premier's Cup, Gr.3, Parramatta Cup, L.