“Arrowfield is my vision made real, where first-class people live and work with thoroughbred horses, striving to stand, breed, raise & sell the best equine athletes to realise the wildest dreams of racing glory.”

- John Messara AM, Founder & Chairman of Arrowfield Stud

About the Stud

Arrowfield is one of the world’s leading stud farms, famous as the launch-pad for breed-shaper Danehill, the home of Champion Sires Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur, Not A Single Doubt & Snitzel the source of 81 Group 1 winners and the vendor of 77 million-dollar yearlings since 2001.

Established in 1985, Arrowfield now employs 120 people working in the Stud’s stallion, broodmare, yearling & racing operations on 2500 acres of the fertile Segenhoe Valley, near Scone in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.



Snitzel Snitzel

$247,500 INC. GST

The 4-time Champion Sire of Australia & 4-time Champion Sire of 2YOs. Sire of 12 Champions, 15 stakes-siring sons & 60 million-dollar yearlings. And 11 individual stakeswinners in 2023/24, 5 of them 2YOs.

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$88,000 INC. GST

The Champion 3YO, the six-time Group 1 winner & weight-for-age superstar of Australia. Now a major sire of 8 Group 1 winners, including multiple G1 winners Castelvecchio, Militarize & Celestial Legend.

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The Autumn Sun

$66,000 INC. GST

The spectacular star of his generation, the 5-time Group 1 winner at two & three. This is The Autumn Sun, the best racing colt by Redoute's Choice, and now the sire of first-crop G1 Classic winners Autumn Angel, Coco Sun & Vibrant Sun.

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$55,000 INC. GST

Horse of the Year Maurice is an all-time great of Japanese racing. He is now among the leading sires in both Japan & Australia where he's left Classic champion Hitotsu, top-flight sprinter Mazu and GW Bank Maur & Genzano.

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Admire Mars

$22,000 INC. GST

Japan's Champion 2YO Colt, undefeated in 4 starts at two, a triple Group 1-winning miler and the only 3YO winner of the Hong Kong Mile G1 - Admire Mars is one of an elite group of stallions who won Group 1 races at two & three.

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$22,000 INC. GST

A record-breaking Champagne 2YO, Guineas 3YO & Cox Plate runner-up, Castelvecchio's first yearlings have sold up to $360,000 and include 2YO Sydney stakes performer El Castello.

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$22,000 INC. GST

The history-making triple Group 1 Classic winner, the best son of sire sensation Maurice and grandson of Arrowfield legend Redoute's Choice - this is Hitotsu, standing his first season at Arrowfield in 2023.

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Tannhauser delivers at Doomben Tannhauser delivers at Doomben

It's a case of "Queensland Derby here I come" for Dundeel's 29th SW Tannhauser after his resolute victory in Saturday's Rough Habit Plate G3 at Doomben...


Three graduate stakeswinners in 24 hours Three graduate stakeswinners in 24 hours

Sky Lab, Lazurra & Bittercreek have compiled a rapid-fire sequence of Arrowfield graduate stakes victories, extending the records of Real Impact & Snitzel...


The Sun has risen! The Sun has risen!

Coco Sun sealed a momentous three weeks for her sire The Autumn Sun when she powered to a popular victory in Saturday's South Australian Derby G1...