Arrowfield gained Snippets in 1994 when Trans Media closed, and led by his young sire sons Spartacus, Pins and High Rolling, his stock won more than $35 million (Australian funds). Trainers were keen to obtain his quick-maturing progeny and 25 of his yearlings averaged $108,300 with a median of $100,000 at the Magic Millions earlier this month. He was the inaugural winner of the inaugural Magic Millions Juvenile Classic.Snippets had links to the first Northern Dancer to come south. Grand Chaudiere, sire of the top sprinter's dam Easy Date, was imported to Queensland in 1972 after being one of the backsliders in the Dancer's second generation.The death of Snippets came soon after the loss of the also popular Nijinsky II son Yeats at 26 in Queensland. Yeats died at Oaklands, his home for many years after he started his career in the Hunter Valley, NSW in 1980 at a fledgling Woodlands. He had been pensioned last year after stopping his 18 mares.
He was from the extremely well-connected Lisadell, a sister to Special, dam of stakes winners Nureyev, Number (dam of Jade Robbery), Bound, and Fairy Bridge (dam of Sadler's Wells, Tate Gallery, Fairy King and Perugino).