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An exceptional year, in every way

Before we head towards the first yearling sale & major raceday of 2021, Arrowfield looks back at what's been, in every possible way, an exceptional year...


Arrowfield Magic Millions graduate Tagaloa won a thrilling 2020 Blue Diamond S. G1. (PHOTO: Darren Tindale)

An exceptional year, in every way

As the Covid-19 pandemic that has dominated 2020 continues with global cases passing 83 million, it may seem frivolous to review Arrowfield’s outstanding success in a remarkable year for the Australian thoroughbred industry.

On the other hand, it is surely in times of crisis that we need to assert the enduring worth of everything that human beings care enough about to pursue – whether that’s developing a new vaccine or breeding a champion.

So, before we head towards the first yearling sale & major raceday of 2021, we look back at a truly exceptional year and wish everyone good health & plenty of success in 2021:

2020 Arrowfield Graduate Stakeswinners

DATESTAKESWINNER Sire-DamSTAKES WINTRAINERBUYER, SALE, PRICE
February 8, 2020ALABAMA EXPRESS
Redoute's Choice-Lago Ovation
MRC C.F. Orr S., Gr.1, 1400mMichael MoroneyPaul Moroney, ISE, $280,000
February 12, 2020SUPER SETH
Dundeel-Salutations
MRC Manfred S., Gr.3 , 1200mAnthony FreedmanDean Hawthorne, ISE, $280,000
February 22, 2020TAGALOA
Lord Kanaloa-Vasilissa
MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 1200mBusuttin & YoungBusuttin Racing, MGY, $300,000
March 7, 2020WILD PLANET
Animal Kingdom-Salutations
VRC March S., L., 1400mTeam HawkesHawkes & Andy Williams, ISE, $280,000
March 21, 2020CASTELVECCHIO
Dundeel-St. Therese
ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr. 1, 2000mRichard LittOttavio Galletta, ISC, $250,000
April 4, 2020DOUBTLAND
Not A Single Doubt-Miss Sharapova
ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3 , 1100mTeam HawkesOrbis Bloodstock, ISE, $1.1 million
May 16, 2020IRITHEA
Snitzel-Kirovskaya
Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, Gr.3 , 1400mBjorn BakerDarby Racing, MGE, $90,000
May 16, 2020REALM OF FLOWERS
So You Think-Astral Flower
SAJC South Australian Classic, Gr.3 , 2500mAnthony FreedmanJames Bester, ISE, $180,000
August 8, 2020ANDERS
Not A Single Doubt-Madame Andree
ATC The Rosebud H., L. , 1100mMaher & EustaceAquis, MGY, $670,000
August 29, 2020ANDERS
Not A Single Doubt-Madame Andree
ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3 , 1100mMaher & EustaceAquis, MGY, $670,000
September 12, 2020WILD PLANET
Animal Kingdom-Salutations
ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2 , 1400mTeam HawkesHawkes & Andy Williams, ISE, $280,000
September 12, 2020DOUBTLAND
Not A Single Doubt-Miss Sharapova
VRC Danehill S., Gr.2 , 1200mTeam HawkesOrbis Bloodstock, ISE, $1.1 million
September 19, 2020SNITZKRAFT
Snitzel-Power O'Raylee
SAJC W.H. Wylie H., L. , 1100mPhillip StokesPassed in, MGY
October 17, 2020WILD PLANET
Animal Kingdom-Salutations
MRC Moonga S., Gr.3 , 1400mTeam HawkesHawkes & Andy Williams, ISE, $280,000
November 14, 2020MISSILE MANTRA
Smart Missile-Wecansay Mak
MRC Summoned S., Gr.3 , 1500mPeter & Paul SnowdenTriple Crown Syndications, MGY, $30,000
December 12, 2020SIGNIFICANCE
Frankel-Aqua Bella
ATC Christmas Cup, L. , 2400mClare CunninghamDomeland, ISE, $1.1 million

Twelve Arrowfield graduates compiled 16 Group & Listed victories from 1100m to 2500m in 2020, with three Group 1 winners in three categories coming early in the year: Alabama Express,  Tagaloa & Castelvecchio.

The Stud now celebrates a total of 77 Group 1 winners (including 27 outright or category Champions) on the Arrowfield Honour Roll since 1985.

Arrowfield’s multiple stakes-winning graduates in 2020 were Wild Planet and 3YO Not A Single Doubt colts Anders and Doubtland.

Broodmare gem Salutations earns a special mention as the dam of both Wild Planet & Super Seth (who also won the 2019 Caulfield Guineas G1). The daughter of Redoute’s Choice has 2019 & 2020 colts by Dundeel and is again in foal to the six-time Group 1 winner.

2020 ARROWFIELD GRADUATE STAKESWINNERS

ALABAMA EXPRESS - C.F. Orr S. G1

TAGALOA - Blue Diamond S. G1

CASTELVECCHIO - Rosehill Guineas G1

DOUBTLAND - Danehill S. G2 & Kindergarten S. LR

WILD PLANET - Theo Marks S. G2, Moonga S. G3 & March S. LR

ANDERS - San Domenico S. G3 & The Rosebud LR

MISSILE MANTRA - Summoned S. G3

IRITHEA - Dark Jewel Classic G3

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Arrowfield bred or co-bred all its 2020 graduate stakeswinners except Realm Of Flowers, Significance & Snitzkraft, and their prices ranged from $30,000 (for Missile Mantra) to $1.1 million (for Doubtland & Significance).

Other current Arrowfield graduates purchased for less than $60,000 include six-figure earners Dzsenifer, Eric the Eel (now in Hong Kong), Real Peace, Sunday Pray & Valario; while $1 million+ Arrowfield alumni also include Estijaab, Showtime, Stronger & Wandjina.

This year’s results highlight the Jockey Cap & Diamonds brand as a signifier of “prime stallion prospect”: Alabama Express, Castelvecchio & Super Seth are already at stud, while Anders & Tagaloa race for owners that now include major farms. 

2020 Success of Arrowfield Stallions

STALLIONSWs/WNRs2YO SWsG1 WINNERSEARNINGS ($A)TOP-PRICED YEARLING
SNITZEL
Champion Sire of Australia, 2019/20
17/195AWAY GAME
LETZBEGLAM
MACROURA
I AM EXCITED$22.8 million$1.8 million
ISE colt ex First Seal, Sledmere/Tom Magnier
WRITTEN TYCOON
with Woodside Park Stud
2nd, Current Aus General Sires' list
13/192ENTHAAR
FINANCE TYCOON
OLE KIRK
OLE KIRK (2)
PIPPIE (2)
ODEUM
TYZONE
$16.7 million$1.5 million MM filly ex Karuta Queen
Strawberry Hill/Sheamus Mills
REDOUTE’S CHOICE
Champion Aus Broodmare Sire, 2019/20
11/89KING’S LEGACY
PRAGUE
KING’S LEGACY (2)
ALABAMA EXPRESS
$10.5 million$1.1 million MM colt ex Gresset
Bhima/Zhiqiang An
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT
Current Leading Aus Sire, 2020/21
10/122FARNAN
DOUBTLAND
INSTANT CELEBRITY
FARNAN
SHOUT THE BAR
plus CLASSIQUE LEGEND
$26.0 million$650,000 MM filly ex Mount Zero
Arrowfield/Stonestreet
Inglis Easter colt ex Celebrity Appeal
Coolmore/Paul Moroney
DUNDEEL
4th, Current Aus 4th Season Sires' list
6/85naCASTELVECCHIO
TRULY GREAT
$7.2 million$750,000 MM colt ex Scarlet Moretta
Mill Park/James Harron
OLYMPIC GLORY
4th, French 3rd Season Sires' list, 2020
4/91ETONIANWATCH ME$4.2 millionna
MIKKI ISLE
5th, Japan 1st Season Sires' list, 2020
2/10MEIKEI YELL
DUALIST
na$2.6 million$250,000 MM filly ex Kirovskaya
Arrowfield/Sun Bloodstock
SHALAA
5th, Current Aus 1st Season Sires' list
1/22SHAQUEROna$906,000$600,000 MM colt ex Jemison
Arrowfield/John Sadler
REAL IMPACT
4th, Japan 2nd Season Sires' list, 2020
1/65naLAUDA SION$7.0 million$220,000 MM filly ex Wingstack
Arrowfield/Paul Perry
MAURICE
2nd, Japan 1st Season Sires' list, 2020
0/32nana$5.2 million$300,000 MM colt ex Eagle Magic
Arrowfield/Hawkes Racing
SCISSOR KICK0/15nana$670,000$160,000 ISC colt ex Phaedra
Arrowfield/John Foote
Worldwide Runners & Australian Yearlings

Arrowfield stallion highlights of 2020 were Snitzel’s 4th consecutive General Sires’ Premiership, his 3rd 2YO Sires’ title & Redoute’s Choice’s 2nd straight Broodmare Sire title. No sooner was Season 2019/20 done & dusted, than Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon (who stood at Arrowfield this year) and Not A Single Doubt stepped up to dominate Spring racing and occupy the top two spots on the new season General Sires’ table. 

The next generation of Arrowfield stallions is led by Dundeel whose six stakeswinners in 2020 were headed by Group 1 winners Truly Great and top-class 2YO & 3YO Castelvecchio, now on the Arrowfield roster. 

Shalaa was the Stud’s only returning shuttler in 2020 and he served a full book following his warm reception by Australian yearling buyers and the Breeders’ Plate G3 victory of his first runner, Shaquero.

Although Arrowfield’s Japanese stallions were unable to travel south in 2020, Maurice (whose Shadai fee for 2021 has doubled to ~$A100,000), Mikki Isle & Real Impact made good progress with their early runners in both hemispheres. Past stallions Olympic Glory & Scissor Kick, both now based in France and both represented by yearlings at Magic Millions 2021, also advanced their records over the past 12 months.

Arrowfield presents a 61-lot draft, including 3 colts & 3 fillies by freshman sire Pariah, at Magic Millions 2021 – find out more from our Interactive Catalogue with videos, photos, reports, opinions & analysis.

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