“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 stakeswinners this season, 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 & the only 3YO winner of the Hong Kong Mile G1. He is now the sire of 3 winners from his first nine 2YO runners in Japan; his first Australian 2YOs run in 2024/25.

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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, who served a full first book of 162 mares in 2023.

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Dundeel – his best season yet Dundeel – his best season yet

Dundeel has continued his rise in 2023/24 with $15.9 million total prizemoney, 148 winners, 9 stakeswinners & two smashing Group 1 colts...


The Autumn Sun – great things come in threes The Autumn Sun – great things come in threes

Few stallions make the kind of impact that The Autumn Sun made this season with three first-crop 3YO Group 1 Classic winners in three weeks...


Snitzel – superlative sire of 2YOs Snitzel – superlative sire of 2YOs

Fourteen 2YO winners, 5 of them at Group & Listed level, in 2023/24 extend Champion Sire Snitzel's outstanding record as a source of precocious talent...