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View the 2020 Arrowfield Magic Millions draft

Arrowfield's 66-lot consignment for the 2020 Magic Million Sale represents the full depth of Arrowfield's formidable stallion & broodmare power...

Arrowfield’s $300,000 Lot 266 at Magic Millions 2019 turned out to be Tagaloa, now a Group-placed city winner aiming at the $1.5 million Blue Diamond S. G1 on 22 February. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

View the 2020 Arrowfield Magic Millions draft

Arrowfield’s 66 yearlings for the 2020 Magic Millions Sale are now in the final stages of their preparation, as the dedicated team that has worked so closely with them over the past 10 weeks gets ready to travel with them to the Gold Coast. 

These 34 colts and 32 fillies represent the full depth of Arrowfield’s formidable stallion & broodmare power and the collective skills & passion of the Stud’s people, exercised across three years, from the 2017 stallion roster announcement & subsequent breeding season through to the sale days, 8-12 January 2020.

View our online catalogue: 2020 Arrowfield Magic Millions Draft 

Lot 13, the attractive Dundeel-Varsity Blues filly will open proceedings for Arrowfield at the 2020 Magic Millions Sale. (PHOTO: Georgie Lomax)

The draft comprises:

  • 4 colts & 3 fillies by 3-time Champion Sire and two-time Champion Sire of 2YOs SNITZEL
  • 3 colts & a filly from the penultimate crop of 3-time Champion Sire, Champion Broodmare Sire & great sire of sires REDOUTE’S CHOICE
  • 4 fillies & a colt by leading sire NOT A SINGLE DOUBT
  • 5 fillies, 2 colts by sensational young sire & 6-time Group 1 winner DUNDEEL
  • A colt by Japan’s supersire DEEP IMPACT from a 2YO Group-winning daughter of Redoute’s Choice
  • Two colts by leading Japanese sire LORD KANALOA
  • 4 colts, 3 fillies from the first crop of Japan’s Horse of the Year & 6-time Group 1 winner MAURICE
  • 4 colts, 2 fillies from the first crop of Japan’s Champion Sprinter-Miler MIKKI ISLE
  • 10 colts, 6 fillies from the first crop of Champion French & British 2YO Colt SHALAA
  • 4 fillies, 2 colts from the 2nd crop of by Group-winning sprinter SCISSOR KICK, already sire of 2YO stakes performer Hasstobemagic
  • 3 fillies from the 2nd Australian crop of dual Group 1 winner REAL IMPACT, now Japan’s 2nd leading first season sire
  • A colt by SMART MISSILE & a filly by ZOUSTAR – both stallions in the current top 20 on the Australian General Sires’ Premiership

    Note that Lots 34, 161, 511 & 700 are withdrawals.

    Buyers have good reasons to feel confident when they bid on yearlings carrying the famous “Jockey cap over 3 conjoined diamonds” brand:

  • All of Arrowfield’s 17 graduate stakeswinners in 2019, including Group 1 winners The Autumn Sun, Kenedna, Atyaab, Castelvecchio & Super Seth, were offered for sale as yearlings.
  • Arrowfield is the leading vendor at Australia’s major yearling sales since 2013 with 54 graduate stakeswinners.
  • That represents 8.34% of all lots offered by the Stud at Magic Millions, Inglis Classic, Inglis Melbourne & Inglis Easter, 2013-18 – around twice the strike rate achieved across those four sales in the same period.
  • Those 54 stakeswinners, including 17 Group 1 winners and 21 2YO stakeswinners, were sold in every price bracket:
  • $1 million + – 9 inc. Champion 2YO Estijaab and Group 1 winners Mustaaqeem & Wandjina
  • $500,000-$999,000 – 6 inc. Champion 3YO Colt The Autumn Sun and Group 1 winner Rafeef
  • $200,000-$499,000 – 14 inc. Group 1 winners Abbey Marie, Atyaab, Heavenly Blue, Invader, Majmu & Super Seth
  • Under $200,000 – 21 inc. Group 1 winners Castelvecchio, Kenedna, Maid of Heaven, Secret Agenda & Whisky Baron
  • Passed in – 4: G1 Howard Be Thy Name, G2 Spill The Beans and Listed winners Cordero & Snitzkraft.

Buyers & clients, sale guests & visitors are warmly invited to inspect the draft in Stables S, T & U and enjoy good coffee, food & refreshments at the Arrowfield marquee near Stable T. 


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