7 Arrowfield Easter colts, 7 stallions
Arrowfield's Easter record of producing the dream result - a Group-winning colt that becomes a stallion prospect - is nothing short of remarkable...
7 Arrowfield Easter colts, 7 stallions
The colt that becomes a Group winner and then a sought-after stallion prospect is the ultimate dream result for many yearling buyers.
But as any experienced owner, agent, trainer or syndicator will confirm, it’s a lot harder to achieve than it looks.
Which makes Arrowfield’s record of selling 7 Easter colts-turned stallions in 7 years nothing short of remarkable. No doubt the owners who have re-sold 6 of those colts for an estimated total of around $80 million would agree!
ALABAMA EXPRESS (Redoute's Choice) - G1 winner
DOUBTLAND (Not A Single Doubt) - G2 winner - Stallion prospect
PARIAH (Redoute's Choice) - G3 winner & G1-placed - Arrowfield Stud
SOOBOOG (Snitzel) - G3 winner & G2-placed - Kitchwin Hills
SUPER SETH (Dundeel) - Group 1 winner - Waikato Stud
THE AUTUMN SUN (Redoute's Choice) - Champion 3YO Colt - Arrowfield Stud
WANDJINA (Snitzel) - G1 winner - Newgate Farm
Here they are in alphabetical order:
ALABAMA EXPRESS (Redoute’s Choice-Lago Ovation by Encosta de Lago)
Bearing a strong resemblance to his Champion sire, he was bought from Inglis Easter 2018 for $280,000 by Paul Moroney Bloodstock
and trained by Michael Moroney to win the C.F. Orr S. G1 at weight-for-age & the Gothic S. LR, before retiring to Yulong, Victoria where he served 141 mares in 2020 at a fee of $27,500.
DOUBTLAND (Not A Single Doubt-Miss Sharapova by Ustinov)
A $1,100,000 Inglis Easter 2019 find for Orbis Bloodstock & the Hawkes stable, he’s a mouth-watering stallion prospect as a dual Group-winning three-quarter brother of the equally brilliant Villa Verde, by the much-admired current Premiership leader Not A Single Doubt.
Arrowfield will offer Doubtland’s three-quarter brother (by Snitzel) as Lot 429 at Inglis Easter 2021.
PARIAH (Redoute’s Choice-Secluded by Hussonet)
James Harron’s $700,000 bid at Inglis Easter 2016 was enough to secure Pariah, prepared by Peter & Paul Snowden for race record-setting debut success in the Canonbury S. G3, a quality Blue Diamond G1 second and a sparkling San Domenico S. G3 victory. Arrowfield couldn’t resist the opportunity to buy back into Pariah whose first-crop yearlings are proving popular in 2021, so far averaging almost 5 times his opening fee of $22,000.
Arrowfield’s 2021 Inglis Easter draft includes Lot 69, Pariah’s three-quarter sister by Snitzel, and Lot 107, the Pariah-Sultry Dreamer filly.
SOOBOOG (Snitzel-Monte Rosa by Fraar)
A full brother of Group 1 winner Snitzerland, Sooboog was a $1.5 million buy for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum at Inglis Easter 2014. He won at Group 3 level and was placed in Group 2 company before retiring in 2017 at a $13,200 fee to Kitchwin Hills. He’s already had 5 winners from his first dozen 2YO runners and his second-crop yearlings have sold up to $180,000 in 2021.
SUPER SETH (Dundeel-Salutations by Redoute’s Choice)
Bought for $280,000 from Inglis Easter 2018 by Dean Hawthorne for Pinecliff Racing, Super Seth was trained by Anthony Freedman to win the Caulfield Guineas G1 in spectacular fashion, plus two other Group races before retiring to Waikato Stud, where he served 143 mares in 2020. Super Seth’s full brother is Lot 59 in Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter 20201 draft.
THE AUTUMN SUN (Redoute’s Choice-Azmiyna by Galileo)
Hermitage Thoroughbreds, Chris Waller & Guy Mulcaster secured him for $700,000 at Inglis Easter 2017 and managed his near-unbeaten career featuring five superlative Group 1 wins and the title of Champion 3YO Colt. Combining the very best of European & Australian genetics, he was irresistible for Arrowfield which launched his stud career in 2019 at a fee of $77,000. Fully booked in his first two seasons, his first yearlings sell in 2022.
WANDJINA (Snitzel-La Bamba by Last Tycoon)
He was Snitzel’s first $1 million yearling, purchased by James Harron from Inglis Easter 2013 and trained by Gai Waterhouse to win the Australian Guineas G1 & C.S. Hayes S. G3 before beginning his stud career on a fee of $33,000 at Newgate Farm in 2015. His 10 stakes performers from 3 crops of racing age include Group 2 winner & Golden Slipper G1 third Mamaragan and his leading earner this season, Wandabaa.
Arrowfield’s Easter 2021 consignment includes an exceptional collection of 25 colts – they are by Japan’s supersire Deep Impact, rising star sire Dundeel (4), Champion Sire Fastnet Rock, Japanese trio Just A Way, Lord Kanaloa & Maurice (3), Champion Sire & sire of sires Redoute’s Choice (4 from his final crop), exciting young sire Shalaa, Champion French sire Siyouni, leading sire Written Tycoon and 7 colts by four-time Champion Sire Snitzel.
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