A weekend full of Arrowfield winners

Sensational Group 2 winner Lofty Strike, Tasmanian Derby LR winner Dunkel & debut 2YO winner Cafe Millenium were only 10% of Arrowfield's weekend winners. (PHOTOS: Bronwen Healy, Darryl Sherer & Martin King)

Buyers of Arrowfield-sired yearlings at Inglis Classic 2023 will be even happier when they review last weekend’s race results!

Arrowfield stallions & graduates produced a torrent of wins – 33 to be exact, including 4 black type victories – over the weekend,  starting with a stakes double on Friday evening in Tasmania, courtesy of Dunkel (by Dundeel) and Charles Fipke’s filly Soul Choice (stakeswinner No. 180 for the late, great Redoute’s Choice).

Dundeel’s millionaire son The Inevitable continued his romp through Tasmania’s feature sprints & miles when he took out Sunday’s $125,000 Thomas Lyons S. 1600m LR.  That’s his fourth straight stakes win in a campaign aimed at securing a berth in the $4.5 million All-Star Mile at The Valley on 18 March.

Some of Arrowfield’s February stars
Photos by Bronwen Healy, Martin King & Darryl Sherer

LOFTY STRIKE - Group-winning sprinter on the rise

THE INEVITABLE - $1 million+ earner & 8-time stakeswinner

CAFE MILLENIUM - a bright new talent in Sydney

DUNKEL - now a Guineas & Derby winner in Tasmania

REMARQUE - Group 1 prizes are on his radar

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Friday night racing in Sydney and Melbourne added wins by Dynamic Impact (by Real Impact), Dashing Legend (by Snitzel) and Miss Middle Park (by Maurice) – the latter pair also bred & sold by Arrowfield. 

Another nine city-class successes followed on Saturday, headed by Lofty Strike’s powerhouse victory in the Rubiton S. G2 in Sandown course record time of 1:02.8 for 1100 metres. The 3YO son of Snitzel will now target Australia’s major late Summer & Autumn sprints.

Imposing 2YO colt Cafe Millenium (by Not A Single Doubt), a home-bred for Ron Finemore & John Leaver, made a slashing debut at Randwick and put himself in the frame for the Golden Slipper G1 and Sires’ Produce S. G1.

Champion Thoroughbreds’ mare Amarantz (by Animal Kingdom) chimed in with victory in the TAB Highway at Randwick, while at Doomben, Dundeel’s son Ashgrove and Maurice’s son Clyde compiled a winning double. 

Maurice’s 10 winners – split evenly between Australia & Japan – included a Newcastle double by He’s Purring and Chris & Lyn Lawlor’s progressive 3YO Ausbred Rising Sun, who holds Guineas and Derby nominations.  

A total of 11 Arrowfield graduates saluted the judge on across the weekend,
extending a strong run of February success by the Stud’s alumni such as city winners Lomandra (Not A Single Doubt-Vasilissa), Remarque (Snitzel-Response), Field Legend (Snitzel-Azmiyna), The Kings Gospel (Animal Kingdom-Readings) and Recommendation (Shalaa-Adviso).

A total of 68 Arrowfield-sired yearlings sold at Inglis Classic 2023 up to the $320,000 paid by Pride Racing for the Snitzel-Brugel Reward colt, and $200,000 paid for Castelvecchio colt & 3 colts by The Autumn Sun. 

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