Achieve it

Analysis confirms that buying at leading sales makes success more achievable, whether that’s racing a stakeswinner, a million-dollar earner, a Group 1 star or a valuable breeding prospect.

Buyers load the dice a little more when purchasing yearlings by exceptional stallions from high-performing female families and again, when buying from a vendor, like Arrowfield, that consistently out-performs the Easter Sale statistics. Which means that, based on results since 2014, buyers can  expect 1 in every 9 Arrowfield Easter yearlings to be at least a Group performer.

Those incremental advantages make the moments that reward the rigorous selection processes of agents, trainers & syndicators, and the faith & substantial investments of owners. These are the moments that change many human lives and etch a unique and permanent line in racing history:

Estriella winning the $1 million Inglis Sprint plus a $200,000 bonus earlier this month with a dominant display of front-running pace, delighting her majority owner Vikki Payne, “The Pink Bonus, it’s all mine!…I’m very excited, it was a wonderful result.”

Estijaab flying out of gate 14 to lead the 2018 Golden Slipper field, then kicking far enough clear in the straight to claim a joyous victory for Emirates Park, John, Michael & Wayne Hawkes & Brenton Avdulla. Hall of Famer John Hawkes said, “We knew the filly was good enough and she proved it. You just have to believe in your horse and we did that.”

Estijaab is one of Arrowfield’s 5 Golden Slipper-winning Easter graduates after Flying Spur, Catbird, Miss Finland & Forensics.

The rising excitement of Matt Hill’s commentary on the final stages of the 2018 Caulfield Guineas: “The Autumn Sun, 3 or 4 lengths in front, a serious racehorse, The Autumn Sun, blazes in Spring, bolts in…” 

Five months later The Autumn Sun’s champion trainer Chris Waller reflected on The Autumn Sun’s astonishing Randwick Guineas triumph, “If I didn’t train Winx I wouldn’t have believed that performance.”

Autumn Ballet, with ears pricked, making history when she became the first horse ever to win the Black Opal S. G3 on debut. Announcing her entry in the upcoming Inglis Chairman’s Sale, co-trainer Adrian Bott said, “Autumn Ballet has been a magnificent race filly. She’s a Group winner at two and three – which is rare in itself – she’s got a mouth-watering pedigree and I have no doubt she’ll make a great broodmare.”

Super Seth landing from the clouds to defeat Alligator Blood in the 2019 Caulfield Guineas – a spectacular performance summed up in trademark laconic style by his trainer Anthony Freedman, “He was strong late.”

From a dazzling collection of Easter 2024 yearlings, Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer selects seven:

Lot 123 – Snitzel-Madame Andree filly
“From a stunning producer, this is a tall, athletic three-quarter sister to the brilliantly fast Anders, now an exciting young sire.”

Lot 158 – The Autumn Sun-Missybeel filly
“A Classic style of filly from a Group-winning blood-sister to Oaks winner Amarelinha.”

Lot 212 – Maurice-Phyllis Maud filly
“Beautiful Maurice filly with strength, quality and class, from a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Hartnell.”

Lot 123 - Snitzel x Madame Andree filly

Lot 158 - The Autumn Sun x Missybeel filly

Lot 212 - Maurice x Phyllis Maud filly

Lot 280 - The Autumn Sun x Shalwa colt

Lot 293 - Snitzel x Silent Sedition colt

Lot 346 - Written Tycoon x The Broken Shore colt

Lot 447 - Dundeel x C'Est Beau La Vie colt

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Lot 280 – The Autumn Sun-Shalwa colt
“Big, strong, imposing colt from a stakes-winning O’Reilly mare.”

Lot 293 – Snitzel-Silent Sedition colt
“A striking individual that oozes stallion appeal, from a Group 1 weight-for-age sprint winner.”

Lot 346 – Written Tycoon-The Broken Shore colt
“Precocious colt, half-brother to Champion 3YO Filly Shoals and from a stallion family without peer.”

Lot 447 – Dundeel-C’Est Beau La Vie colt
“A handsome colt in the mould of Dundeel’s Group 1-winning sons Militarize and Super Seth.”

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