Arrowfield sires shine at 2YO Sales

The Autumn Sun’s three ready to run 2YOs sold this Spring have averaged $356,000. (PHOTO: Joan Faras)

The $330,000 paid for The Autumn Sun-Real Stolle colt at this week’s NZ Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale completed a series of excellent results for trading buyers of last season’s Arrowfield-sired yearlings.

The Real Stolle colt represents an outstanding return for Cambridge operation Kiltannon Stables which bought him for $100,000 at Magic Millions National. 

The $330,000 colt by The Autumn Sun from Real Stolle by Elusive Quality, whose daughters have left 5 SW, including Champion 2YO Filly Away Game, to Redoute’s Choice sons. (PHOTO: Kiltannon Stables/NZ Bloodstock)

Secured at Karaka by Worldwide Bloodstock, Hong Kong, he is a three-quarter brother to dual 2YO Listed winner Nomothaj (by Snitzel; she sold this year as a broodmare for $1.1 million) & Melbourne winner Latvian (by Pariah). 

Also at Karaka, Woburn Farm & Bird Rock Farm offered a colt by The Autumn Sun out of the city-winning mare High Lago (by High Chaparral). He was bought for $240,000 – $100,000 more than his yearling sale price – by another Hong Kong buyer, W.K. Ting.

Cheltenham Stables’ The Autumn Sun colt out of Sopraffina turned his $200,000 Karaka yearling price into $500,000 when purchased by Golden River Investments at last month’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale.

The colt by The Autumn Sun out of Sopraffina breezed up in 10.70 before selling for $500,000 at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale. (PHOTO: Cheltenham Stables/Inglis)

Top price at that sale was achieved by the $750,000 Dundeel-Lady Moura colt, offered by Baystone Farm and bought by Ciaron Maher with Group 1 Bloodstock. He was originally a $210,000 purchase from Arrowfield’s Magic Millions Gold Coast draft.

The $750,000 Dundeel colt out of Lady Moura (by Redoute’s Choice), a full sister to Group 1 sire Beneteau. (PHOTO: Baystone Farm/Inglis)

Also sold by Inglis were Hannover Lodge’s $280,000 Shalaa-Never Out colt ($75,000 as a yearling) and Woburn Farm’s $270,000 Dundeel-To be Sure colt ($180,000 yearling).

The $230,000 Showtime-Hediard colt is from the family of Champion 2YO Meurice and leading sire Rubiton. (PHOTO: Nolen Racing/Magic Millions)

At the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale Nolen Racing’s Showtime-Hediard colt made $230,000 when knocked down to Bevan Smith Bloodstock. He was a $40,000 buy from the Magic Millions Adelaide Sale. 

The first pinhook opportunities of 2023 come up at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, including an impressive 134-lot contingent by current Arrowfield sires, among them 10 colts and 9 fillies from the first crop of dual Group 1 winner Castelvecchio. 

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