Take the Arrowfield Advantage at Inglis Classic

These are not Arrowfield’s top-drawer yearlings.  

View Arrowfield’s 2024 Inglis Classic draft.

You already know that, because the Stud’s last eight Inglis Classic drafts have sold for a median price of $70,000. In fact, 68% of those 254 yearlings were bought for less than $100,000.

Well below what buyers generally pay for Arrowfield’s most select yearlings at Australia’s elite sales.

But they’re all raised in the same first-class environment, and results show that neither sale nor purchase price is an infallible guide to performance.

Two-thirds of Arrowfield’s 2016-22 Inglis Classic graduate runners have won, including four million-dollar earners, three of them in Hong Kong.

Collectively, those Arrowfield Classic graduates have earned almost $6 million more than they cost to buy – a premium of more than 30%.

Which makes buying from a leading vendor like Arrowfield at Inglis Classic a smart move.

Just ask Ottavio & Wendy Galletta, who paid $150,000 for the Dundeel-St. Therese colt at Inglis Classic 2018.

And ended up with dual Group 1-winning colt and $2.9 million earner Castelvecchio.

He was so good, Arrowfield had to buy him back for its stallion roster.  

Ask Tony Ottobre, who purchased the Shalaa-Rosarian filly for $70,000 in 2021. That’s Jennilala, a Group 3 winner at her sixth start & then Group 1-placed – she’s earned $245,000 in 12 months.

Or Hall of Fame Legend Gai Waterhouse, Adrian Bott & Kestrel Thoroughbreds’ Bruce Slade who found Arrowfield’s Maurice-Fortiche colt for $170,000 in 2021. That’s the brilliant Group 3 winner and $348,000 earner Kibou.

Yet another 2021 Arrowfield Classic graduate, Katsu won last month’s $200,000 VRC Kensington S. LR for his buyer, part-owner & trainer Grahame Begg. The son of Mikki Isle and Zing And Swing has now won 5 of his 10 starts and earned almost double his $170,000 purchase price.

In 2022 Dodmark Thoroughbreds signed for the Maurice-Mardi colt, now racing as the Group 1-placed stakeswinner Ganbare. He’s already returned $438,000 on his $260,000 purchase price.

The exciting Celestial Legend (Dundeel-Sarraqa), sold in 2022 for $220,000 to Avenue Bloodstock and Bon Ho’s Legend Racing, might prove to be the biggest bargain of them all come the Autumn.

Arrowfield’s 2024 Inglis Classic consignment may be its best yet, with yearlings by almost all of the Stud’s stallions including multiple Champion Sire Snitzel, leading sires Dundeel & Maurice, emerging star The Autumn Sun and, appropriately, Castelvecchio.

Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer picks out 5 lots to kick off your shortlist:

Lot 231, The Autumn Sun – Dream Tiara colt
“A quality colt with loads of scope and class, from the family of Group 1 sire Staphanos, he appeals as a Classic 3YO prospect.”

Lot 313, Maurice – Guinevere filly
“Strong, attractive, quality filly with a lovely shoulder and a good deal of presence.”

Lot 499, Dundeel – Mother’s Mercy colt
“First foal of a Redoute’s Choice mare, and an impressive, well-grown, lengthy colt. He’s an Autumn 2YO type.”

Lot 502, Snitzel – Mount Zero colt
“Powerful, well-developed and nicely coupled colt from a successful producer. Very much a two-year-old type, from the family of Champion 2YO Farnan.”

Lot 560, Castelvecchio – Panzerfaust colt
“Out of a well-related daughter of Redoute’s Choice, he’s a nicely grown, attractive type, with plenty of scope and a great walk.”

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