Find the Magic at Arrowfield in 2020

The full sister to Golden Slipper G1 winner Estijaab (Snitzel-Response) pictured in the ring at the 2019 Magic Millions Sale. She was purchased by Graham & Linda Huddy's Peachester Lodge. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

The launch of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale catalogue is always greeted with special excitement because it marks a key turning-point in the Australian thoroughbred industry’s year.

As the 2019 breeding season winds down and the Spring Racing Carnivals conclude, the spotlight moves towards the first yearlings of 2020, with all the hopes and dreams they represent for vendors and buyers alike. 

Arrowfield’s 70-strong Magic Millions consignment offers everything buyers expect from the market leader: naturally reared & superbly prepared athletes with the juiciest of pedigrees.   The many highlights of the Stud’s 2020 draft include:

  • 35 first, second or third foals of their dams
  • 15 stakes-winning dams – among them Group 1 winner Politeness, Group 2 winner Almighty Girl, Group 3 winners Honesty Prevails & Let’s Make Adeal & Listed winner Kneeling.
  • The dams of 19 Group & Listed performers
  • 24 lots by Dundeel, Not A Single Doubt, Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel
  • Nine yearlings from the second crops of Real Impact and Scissor Kick
  • A colt by Japan’s late, great supersire Deep Impact and two colts by one of his successors, Lord Kanaloa, sire of Horse of the Year Almond Eye.
  • And 32 yearlings from the first crops of Arrowfield three new international sires: Japan’s Horse of the Year Maurice & Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle, and Shalaa, the Champion 2YO Colt in France & Great Britain.

Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer picks out seven lots to kick off buyers’ short-lists:

Lot 164, Dundeel – Cavaloce colt

Big strong and great walking colt. First foal of a smart stakeswinner by the sire of the moment.

Lot 216, Mikki Isle – Dame Pattie colt
Very forward colt with a big hip and nice easy walk. Grandson of two champions, Deep Impact and Alinghi.    

Lot 385, Deep Impact – Honesty Prevails colt
Top-class colt with a big girth from one of the fastest fillies of her generation. A Deep Impact colt from the family of AP Indy, that’s sire potential!

Lot 458, Shalaa – Lady Moura filly
Beautiful filly with great strength and balance and a lovely temperament. Bred to be early and looks a Gimcrack filly.

Lot 566, Not A Single Doubt – Mount Zero filly
Big strong well-made athletic filly who oozes class and precocity.

Lot 579, Maurice – Networking filly
Lovely well-balanced attractive filly with a great shoulder by possibly Japan’s greatest from a half-sister to the brilliant Pakistan Star.

Lot 700, Snitzel – Rose of Cimmaron colt
Powerful colt in the mould of the best and most precocious Snitzels and a half-brother to two stallions.

View the full list of 38 colts and 32 fillies in Arrowfield’s 2020 Magic Millions draft here.

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