Pariah’s first yearlings turn heads
A precocious sprinting son of Redoute's Choice, Pariah is one of only three Australian 2YO Group winners among the freshman sires at Magic Millions 2021...
Pariah’s first yearlings turn heads
Yearling buyers keen on first season sires are spoilt for choice at Magic Millions 2021.
Twenty-one freshman sires are represented by 229 lots (17.8% of the catalogue) but only three possess that most desirable of achievements on their race records: a 2YO Group victory in Australia.
Pariah is one of them and he is alone in securing that success at his juvenile debut. Even better, he won the 1100-metre Canonbury S. G3 in January 2017 and did it in race record time of 1:04.63.
Previous winners of the race include Champion 2YOs Sebring & Vancouver, and another Arrowfield graduate & stallion son of Redoute’s Choice, Not A Single Doubt, currently heading the Australian Sires’ Premiership.
Like Not A Single Doubt, Pariah was a naturally precocious & brilliant short-course sprinter, from a powerful family, who was a touch unlucky not to win at elite level, when second in the Blue Diamond S. G1.
James Harron bought Pariah for $700,000 as a yearling from Arrowfield’s 2016 Inglis Easter draft, managed his racing career and, along with several clients, has supported the launch of his stud career. James’ enthusiasm for Pariah has only increased after inspecting his first yearlings.
“We couldn’t be more excited really, it has just been a fantastic journey with this horse from the beginning. And now it looks like it is going to be a very long journey with the progeny he is throwing.
“His foals are outstanding, and there’s a lot of big talk around town about his yearlings. We are really excited and just looking forward to getting to January and seeing the rest of them there.
“I’m seeing lots of attributes in Pariah’s progeny, certainly that depth of girth, good action and really good quality throughout. I suggest we will see a lot of sharp early two-year-olds by him, and hopefully we own a few of them.”
Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer adds his thoughts on Pariah’s first yearlings.
“There’s been positive chat about Pariah’s first crop since the initial sale company inspections back in August, and it’s just kept building since then. Magic Millions have really backed their judgement with a great line-up of 28 Pariah yearlings offered by 15 vendors, including eight in Arrowfield’s draft.
“No-one knows the Redoute’s Choice branch of the Danehill sire-line better than we do and because we co-bred, raised, sold and raced Pariah, we know him very well too.
“He was an outstanding type from day one, an excellent first foal out of the city-winning Hussonet mare Secluded from a high-achieving Australian family. He was everything we expected to see from the Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross: loads of quality, and an early-maturing profile in a beautifully balanced, medium-sized physical package.
“Like Redoute’s himself, and Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau, he was genuinely precocious, strong enough mentally and physically to handle juvenile racing and win the Canonbury in record time at his first start.
“Like Not A Single Doubt, Pariah was a true short-course sprinter who just loved to ping off firm ground. Learning that about him probably made him even more attractive to us as a stallion prospect.
“And because Pariah was launched on a $20,000 fee, I think his yearlings will be perceived as eminently buyable for a wide range of clients – a big plus for a first season sire.”
Here are three Pariahs at Magic Millions that Jon suggests are typical of what he is leaving:
Lot 44 – Pariah-Amerindia colt – Bhima Thoroughbreds
“He made an early impact when Bhima kindly paraded him as a foal at our 2019 Open House, and he’s gone right on with the job. A very appealing colt.”
Lot 839 – Pariah-Streep colt – Arrowfield
“An imposing first foal with tremendous depth and strength, he looks a ready-made two-year-old.”
Lot 1107 – Pariah-Sultry Dreamer filly – Arrowfield
“Another substantial, quality first foal from a half-sister to Group 1 winner In Her Time. Very nice action too.”
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