Dam: It's You

Colour: Brown

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 1st, 2016

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Gold Star, Checked Sleeves and Cap

Trainer's Name: Brett Cavanaugh - Scone, NSW


Brendan Hannon, Greg James, Stephen Lewis, Ian McCallan-Jamieson, Karen Morley, BJ Ryan

Horse Description:

If it's a filly with a winning pedigree and an imposing physique that you're looking for, and one that can give you the chance to compete as an owner in the better 3yo and older races over a mile and more, then here she is!

Introducing Grand Syndicates’ new filly by the Cox Plate winner SHAMUS AWARD from the proven stakes-winner producing mare IT’S YOU.

A son of the champion sire SNITZEL and a dual G1 winning 3yo, SHAMUS AWARD is a young stallion that we feel is set to make his presence felt on the Australian breeding industry. His oldest progeny sold in 2017 for up to $425,000 and they are just 2 year olds now. This season, his yearlings have once again been in big demand at the various sales across Australasia, and it's our opinion that this filly was very well bought.

On the track, SHAMUS AWARD proved himself to be one of the best of his generation. Following an ultra-consistent 2yo season which saw him placed in the VRC Sire’s Produce Stakes, Chairman’s Stakes, Maribyrnong Plate and Inglis Banner, he was an emphatic winner of Australia’s premier WFA race, the Cox Plate. In winning the Cox Plate as a 3yo, he joined elite company, becoming only the 4th 3yo to win it in 34 years alongside the champion OCTAGONAL and successful sires SAVABEEL and SO YOU THINK. He returned in the Autumn and then became the only horse to ever complete the Australian Guineas–Cox Plate double when taking out the highly coveted, prestigious Group 1 mile event for 3yos - beating the outstanding galloper CRITERION in the process. Retiring as a 3yo with almost $2.5 million in prizemoney, he’s now set to emulate that success in the breeding barn as a stallion.

Bred on a proven and successful cross and from a pedigree full of black-type, this filly’s dam is the winning race-mare and proven producer, IT’S YOU. Stakes-placed herself as a 3yo, It’s You has already produced an impressive 6 winners, including the stakes-winner YOUREIN and the 7-time winner and stakes-placed OFF THE RAILS. On top of her proven ability to produce black-type progeny, It’s You’s 6 winning sons and daughters include 5 city-winners, with this filly bred on the same cross as 3 of them, including the previously mentioned stakes-performer OFF THE RAILS. Throw in the fact that It’s You is half-sister to Heatherlie Stakes winner HONEST POLITICIAN as well as the G1 placed IPIOGA and the 5-time group placed PACINO and it’s a pedigree full of black-type which gives this filly (and her owners) every chance of gaining that much sought after residual value ($$$) as a broodmare after she finishes racing.

To be trained at Scone by leading trainer Brett Cavanaugh, this filly is eligible and paid up for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme which runs throughout NSW, in addition to also being fully paid up for the $8 million Inglis Race Series, which includes the new $4 million raceday at Warwick Farm, beginning in February next year. All of which means more potential prizemoney for her owners!


To secure this filly at auction, we had to break with our usual business model of offering syndicate shares at $1,100 and $2,200 each (which is very limiting but nevertheless something that we've been very good at), and pay much more than we usually do for a yearling. We've called this new level of our business 'GRAND PLATINUM' and it'll enable those who want to invest at a slightly higher level to do so.

Shares in this filly are priced at $5,150 each (per 5% share) and that includes the purchase price, inclusion in the BOBS bonus scheme and the $8,000,000 Inglis race series, insurance, transport, agistment, breaking-in and all other associated costs right through until July 1st 2018. She's a terrific filly, she represents great value and she could very well give you every opportunity to get right where you want to be-IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE!

Brochures on this syndicate are available right now by return email....

UPDATE May 28th:

Five for Shamus Award The David Brideoake-trained Shamino (2 g ex Elumino by El Moxie) ran out a convincing winner over 1000 metres at Cranbourne on Friday and in the process became the fifth winner for his sire Shamus Award (Snitzel). The gelding joins Ginuhit Ng Tadhana, Mookareena, Bronski Beat and Jailhouse Jazz as the first crop winners for Shamus Award, who stands at Widden Stud for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST)





Foaled 1st September 2016

SireSnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) Snippets' LassSnippets
2010Sunset ExpressSuccess ExpressHold Your Peace
  Finito FlingLuskin Star
DamCeltic SwingDamisterMr. Prospector
IT'S YOU (AUS) Celtic RingWelsh Pageant
1999Yarra DreamingNassipourBlushing Groom
  HatraRoyal Palace

SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) (Bay 2010-Stud 2014). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2013-14. 2 wins at 1600m, 2040m, A$2,473,500, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, 2d VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, MRC Chairman's S., L. Out of a half-sister to SW Ghozi. Sire of Ginuhit Ng Tadhana, Bronski Beat, Jailhouse Jazz, Mookareena, Shamino and of the placegetters Havana Heat, No Shame, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

It's You, by Celtic Swing. Winner at 1000m, 2d VRC Desirable H., L. Half-sister to HONEST POLITICIAN, Ipioga, Pacino. This is her tenth live foal. Her ninth foal is a 2YO. Dam of seven foals to race, six winners, inc:-

YOUREIN (g. by Reset). 3 wins at 2100m, 2500m, NZ$109,200, ARC Great Northern Guineas Prelude, L, Dunstan Feeds Championship H., 2d Waikato RC Fairview Motors H., ARC York Street Mechanics H., Cambridge JC Mitavite H., Waikato RC Pike Racing H., Lawrenson Group H., 3d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Puhinui 3 Day Event 3YO H., BOP RC Bay Betta Electrical H., Hawkes Bay Bluewater Hotel H., Manawatu RC Lincoln Lodge H.

Off the Rails (g. by Snitzel). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$420,355, ATC Sportsyear H., I Am Invincible at Yarraman Park H., Girvan Waugh H., BRC Coke Zero H., 2d Canberra Cup, L, ATC P., Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC December H., GCTC Magic Millions Stayers Cup, ATC APN Outdoor H., Cellarbrations H., Coolmore H., 4th ATC Australia Day Cup, L, GCTC Magic Millions Cup, RL.

Quick Snitzel (g. by Snitzel). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$234,160, MVRC City Jeep H., SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., 2d BRC Harcourts Green Living H., SAJC Sportingbet H., BRC Give Back Campaign P., VRC Skipton H., 3d VRC Straight Draw H., MRC Equiano Speed Yearlings H., SAJC Mollie Rothe 102 H., Adelaide4Africa H.

It's About You (g. by Snitzel). 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$113,355, MRC (Mornington) The Cove Hotel H., SAJC Sportingbet H., 2d ATC Dyldam Significant S., MRC Canaccord Genuity H., MVRC Essendon Nissan H.

Toast of Dubai (f. by Dubai Destination). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, QTC Statewide Taxation H., 2d QTC Al Mansour H.

Faking (f. by Snitzel). 2 wins at 1000m, 1250m in Aust. Dam of-

Cozursmart. Winner at 900m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Metazoa. Winner at 1000m in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

YARRA DREAMING, by Nassipour. Unplaced. Half-sister to GRAND JURY, Duet (dam of CROWN DUO). Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

HONEST POLITICIAN (Distorted Humor). 8 wins from 1600m to 2000m, A$242,600, MRC Heatherlie H., L, VRC Jezabeel H., Australian Lamb Company H., 2d MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.2, MRC 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII H., MVRC Bowls Australia H., Woodstock Black Label H., 3d MRC Platinum Class Package H., Charity Racing Club H. Producer.

Ipioga (Niello). Winner at 2050m, A$120,913, MVRC Windsor Management Insurance Brokers H., 2d MRC D'Urban H., 3d SAJC Schweppes Oaks, Gr.1, South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, MVRC Gorski Truck & Trailer H., MRC LUCRF Super H., MVRC Tatts Group H.

Pacino (Bianconi). 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$481,485, MRC Legacy Badge Appeal H., VRC National Jockey Celebration Day Victoria P.H., Dulcify H., Iko H., 2d STC Hill S., Gr.2, Tulloch S., Gr.2, MRC Coongy H., Gr.3, MVRC JRA Cup, L, AJC Mater Hospital H., MRC Malakoff H., VRC AFL Life Members Association H., Bairnsdale Cup, Geelong RC Briseis Gold Cup, SAJC Capital Transport H., 3d MRC Coongy H., Gr.3-twice, Griffiths Coffee Cup H., P.H., MVRC AJS Corporation H., VRC Divinyls H., Western Health Cup H., Bitalli H., 4th MRC Heatherlie H., L.

It's You (Celtic Swing). Winner. See above.


3rd dam

HATRA, by Royal Palace. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1800m, Evry Prix Finlande, L, Deauville Prix de la Potiniere, 2d Deauville Prix de Lisieux. Dam of 9 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

GRAND JURY (Deputy Governor). 7 wins from 1700m to 2200m in Malaysia, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Selangor TC Tunku Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, L, 2d Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, L.

Duet. Unraced. Dam of-

CROWN DUO (Deputy Governor). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 3100m, A$199,210, STC Christmas Cup, L, AJC Outback Juice Company H., NSW Leagues Club & Paddington Club H., Ice Radiator Repair Centres H., Godden Food Service 2YO H., 2d AJC Coolmore Stud H., Honda Legend Welter H., Illawarra Catholic Club 2YO H., Collex Vivendi H., STC Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club P., 3d Moonee Valley Hurdle, AJC Doug Moody H., STC Kim Williams Memorial H.