Arrowfield’s new Easter graduate stakeswinner

The new Big Barn at Riverside Stables is the base for Arrowfield's colts at Inglis Easter, including Super Seth, Stronger & Alabama Express in 2018, Doubtland in 2019 & Williamsburg in 2021. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

A new Easter graduate stakeswinner just before the Inglis Easter Sale is always a perfectly timed result, and this year Williamsburg delivered it for Arrowfield.

The 2YO son of Snitzel proved too strong on a very testing track at Rosehill in the $160,000 The Schweppervescence 1400m G3. 

A $470,000 Inglis Easter purchase by Tony Fung Investments, Williamsburg is the 10th Arrowfield graduate to win at Group or Listed level this season.

And the 23rd stakeswinner Arrowfield has sent through the Inglis Easter ring since 2015. 

Williamsburg as a yearling – one of 23 stakeswinners (so far) found in Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter drafts since 2015. (PHOTO: Georgie Lomax)

He’s also the 120th stakeswinner – and 16th this season – for Champion Sire Snitzel who has 10 colts and six fillies in Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter 2022 draft.

One of those yearlings, Lot 166, is Williamsburg’s full sister, out of Fenway (by High Chaparral), who won the Vinery Stud S. G1 at the same meeting almost exactly seven  years ago. 

Williamsburg (white cap) and Godolphin filly Moko fought out the finish of The Schweppervescence G3 at Rosehill. (PHOTO: Martin King/Sportpix)

Williamsburg’s jockey Kerrin McEvoy could not recall more difficult conditions and said, “Full credit to my horse…He was not loving it, but his ability got him through it and he tried hard all the way to the line. He is a lovely horse for the future.”

Trainer Gerald Ryan, who also prepared Snitzel, celebrated his 14th stakeswinner by the Champion Sire, and the first in partnership with Sterling Alexiou.

Another Arrowfield graduate Matcha Latte (Maurice-Wayward), a $150,000 buy for Viribright Racing from Inglis Classic, was third in the race. He is Maurice’s 9th Australian stakes performer. 

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