Arrowfield celebrates a record Easter Sale

The $2.5 million Snitzel-Rising Romance colt, led through the ring by Adam Shankley, is Snitzel's 5th Inglis Easter Sale-topper. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Arrowfield has set a new benchmark in its own history with a record aggregate of $21,850,000 at last week’s buoyant Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. 

The average price of $496,591 paid for the 44 Arrowfield yearlings is second only to the Stud’s figure achieved in 2017, and was the third-highest average among this year’s Sale vendors. 

Arrowfield has now been the No. 1 Easter Sale vendor for 6 of the past seven years. 

Arrowfield Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer says, “We’re thrilled with the results we achieved for the Stud and our clients in a very strong, but also highly competitive marketplace.

“The business we did over the two days reflects the strength and appeal of Australian racing and rewards a great deal of hard work by Inglis, the buyers and every member of our team.”

The draft was headed by the $2.5 million son of Snitzel and Rising Romance, also Arrowfield’s third Easter Sale-topper in the past five years.

He was bought by Hawkes Racing which has enjoyed notable success with recent Arrowfield graduates Estijaab, Doubtland, Showtime, Wild Planet & Diplomatico. 

The handsome chestnut’s year-older full sister Yearning aims to provide a quick pedigree update when she lines up in the $1 million Heineken Percy Sykes S. G2 on Saturday, Day 2 of The Championships at Randwick.

Arrowfield’s other million-dollar yearling was the Snitzel-Secluded filly, a three-quarter sister to Pariah, bought for $1.05 million by Dean Hawthorne for Pinecliff Racing.

Arrowfield’s tally of seven-figure yearlings sold since 2001 is now 63.

Arrowfield at Inglis Easter 2021 – photos by Bronwen Healy

Lot 45 - The $2.5 million Sale-topping Snitzel-Rising Romance colt with Adam

Lot 72 - $900,000 Written Tycoon-Secret Doubt colt with Tommy

Lot 146 - $900,000 Not A Single Doubt-Vasilissa filly with Elisa

Lot 178 - $900,000 Deep Impact-Abbey Marie filly

Lot 382 - $800,000 Redoute's Choice-Lahana colt being prepared for the sale-ring by Jakub, Liam & Kerry

Lot 461 - $500,000 Deep Impact-Omei Sword colt with Mitchell

Lot 410 - Arrowfield's last Redoute's Choice Sale yearling with Kerry, Adam & Mitchell. The colt ex Malala was bought for $400,000 by Chris Waller & Mulcaster Bloodstock.

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Three other fillies by Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt & Deep Impact, and the Written Tycoon-Secret Doubt colt all made $900,000, and a further 11 lots sold for $500,000 or more.

The Arrowfield team also presented its final yearlings by Australian legend  Redoute’s Choice, and Japan’s supersire Deep Impact.

The Redoute’s Choice colt out of Japanese mare Malala was unsold in the ring, but later purchased by Chris Waller & Guy Mulcaster; and the Deep Impact-Omei Sword colt was secured by Busuttin Racing for $500,000.

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