Playing the homeboy advantage with Pariah
Flying Spur. Danzero. Not A Single Doubt. Beneteau.
Champion Sire. Champion 2YO Sire. Leading Sire. Group 1 Sire.
$336 million prizemoney. 220 Stakeswinners. 35 Group 1 winners.
Quite a line-up!
Maybe you’ve noticed they’re all Arrowfield sires.
But they are more than that. They were all bred by Arrowfield too – in fact, they’re the only home-bred stallions Arrowfield has previously chosen to stand.
Until Pariah, whose first foals are now weanlings.
Pariah has a lot in common with his four predecessors.
He’s from the Danehill sire-line and, like Not A Single Doubt & Beneteau, he’s by the sire Bill Oppenheim recently described as Danehill’s “most important sire son”, Redoute’s Choice.
Danzero won in Listed company at his 2YO debut, while Flying Spur, Not A Single Doubt & Beneteau all won first time out in city company.
Pariah did even better on his debut, winning the ATC Canonbury S. 1100m G3 at Rosehill in race record time of 1:04.63, defeating the favourite and subsequent Group 2 winner Menari by a length.
Flying Spur & Danzero both went on to Golden Slipper glory, while Not A Single Doubt & Beneteau proved that Group 1 sires don’t always have a Group 1 win on their own CVs.
Pariah was a touch unlucky not to win the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1 at his third start, after racing three wide without cover and going to the lead 200 metres out, only to be caught late by Catchy.
Timeform was impressed enough to award Pariah a season-end figure of 118, the second-highest 2YO rating of 2016/17.
Like Flying Spur & Danzero, he was back and winning in the first month of his 3YO season. Pariah’s explosive short-course brilliance cut out the 1100 metres of the ATC San Domenico S. G3 in 1:03.20.
Beneteau didn’t race at three, but like him, Pariah was a sought-after yearling with a multiple Group 1-winning filly close up in his pedigree.
A $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase by noted judge James Harron, Pariah is a three-quarter brother to dual Group 1-winning sprinter Melito, from the outstanding Summoned family of leading speed sire Zeditave (36 SW, 7 G1).
The pedigrees of Flying Spur and Not A Single Doubt are similarly deep and distinguished. Flying Spur’s dam Rolls, by the great American sire Mr. Prospector, from a daughter of influential Canadian Champion Fanfreluche, also left the dam of two-time Champion Sire Encosta de Lago.
Not A Single Doubt, now in retirement at Arrowfield, is from the remarkable Easy Date family of the excellent sire Snippets and Group 1 winners Forensics, King’s Legacy, Oohood, Ertijaal, Rewaaya & Sense of Occasion.
Power-packed pedigrees. Genuinely precocious, seriously fast 2YOs & 3YOs. From the sire-line that continues to transform Australian breeding.
Arrowfield homeboys make blazingly successful stallions. And they haven’t missed yet.
Next up, Pariah.