It’s Open House for Arrowfield stallions

US turf champion Gio Ponti , who arrives in Australia later this week, will be a major drawcard for visitors to Arrowfield’s Stallion Open House in August.

Pictured: Gio Ponti before entering quarantine in Kentucky where he has just completed serving his first northern hemisphere book of mares. (PHOTO: Asuncion Pineyrua)

The 11 stallions on Arrowfield’s 2012 roster, headed by champion sires Redoute’s Choice and Flying Spur and this season’s leading 3rd season sire Snitzel , will be available for inspection during six sessions over four days, Thursday 23-Sunday 26 August. No appointments will be needed for visitors who will be personally hosted by Arrowfield staff as the stallions are paraded.

Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer says, “We want to make it as easy as possible for breeders and owners to inspect particular stallions at a time that suits them, in a relaxed, conversational setting. We’ve also scheduled two full parades to allow inspection of the entire roster within an hour or so on the Friday and Saturday mornings.”

The Arrowfield Stallion Open House schedule is:

Thursday 23 August

2.00pm-4.00pm

Friday 24 August

9.00am-12 noon

including a full parade at 9.30am

2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday 25 August

9.30am-12 noon

including a full parade at 10.00am

2.00pm-4.00pm

Sunday 26 August

9.00am-12 noon

2.00pm-4.00pm – Special session for readers of The Land

For more information please call Jess or Narelle at the Stud Office, Ph: (02) 6545 3999; and click here for driving directions to Arrowfield.

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