“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.

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Stallions

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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Dundeel

$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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Maurice

$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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Castelvecchio

$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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Hitotsu

$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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News

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...

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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...

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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...

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