Staff Appointments

Jon Freyer has joined Arrowfield Stud as the Head of Bloodstock. Jon arrives with a long established bloodstock background. In addition to his work in the areas of racehorse management, pedigree analysis and stallion selection, Jon has sold the dams of G1 winners ASSERTIVE LASS, DANEWIN, STONY BAY, MAHOGANY, TRISTANAGH, ARKADY, RESET, COMMANDS, TITANIC JACK and was responsible for the sale of major winners such as POLAR SUCCESS, JETBALL, DANASINGA, IN JOYMENT, ASSERTIVE LASS, DR. GRACE, DORSET DOWNS, WINNING BELLE, MANNERISM, TRUE JEWELS, MARAUDING, TIERCE, COCO COBANNA, SECRET LAND, QUAYS, PONTAL LASS, HEC OF A PARTY etc.

Jon will head an expanded bloodstock team that also offers the skills of pedigree expert Peter Jenkins and client advisor Louis Le Metayer. He can be reached on

Arrowfield sponsorship update : Marcus Oldham College

Marcus Oldham College is dedicated to the Australian thoroughbred industry as it provides unique educational opportunities to young people wishing to pursue a career in the racing and breeding industry. The scholarship program and the backing of industry leaders remain an integral part of the College’s funding and support of its students.

The 2009 recipient of the Arrowfield Scholarship is Joseph Gorman, a face well known to many at Bellerive and Arrowfield. Joseph is the nephew of Bellerive Stud Manager Brian Gorman, and Joseph worked a number of seasons at Bellerive prior to applying to study fulltime. Joseph’s family work on the land but, like many others, have suffered the financial setbacks of drought and the costs of study did seem prohibitive until the news surfaced that Joseph had been successful in his application for a scholarship. In a letter to John Messara last month Joseph stated:

“I feel this course can be very beneficial to my career and hopefully I can learn enough to fully reach my goal which is to aspire to be an industry leader in thoroughbred breeding… without this scholarship an education at such a fine tertiary institution was impossible, so I thank you on behalf

of myself and my family, it really means a lot”.