All American to stand in Western Australia

All American will stand in Western Australia this coming Spring, following his sale to Eddie Rigg’s Geisel Park Stud, about 150 km south of Perth.

The Group 1-winning son of Red Ransom joined the Arrowfield roster in 2010 and is currently fifth on the Australian 2YO Sires’ list with prizemoney of more than $900,000.

That’s largely thanks to the very talented Yankee Rose, two-time winner in Sydney and runner-up in last Saturday’s Golden Slipper G1, and Rampage, a winner at Moonee Valley and stakes-placed in Sydney.

All American has also been represented recently by Bachman, a Group winner in Sydney at two, who returned this season with a first-up win in Sydney followed by Listed Race success on the Gold Coast. Other city-winning progeny of All American this season include Tender, American Star,  All Eights and 2YO debut winner Yankee Express.

All American’s trainer David Hayes  looks back warmly on the horse who defeated champion So You Think in the 2009 VRC Emirates S. G1.

“All American had the physique of a three-year-old miler yet was one of my fastest and most precocious two-year-olds. He trained on to beat the world champion at four and he retired as sound as he raced. My vet never saw him and I wish I had another one like him.”

All American’s introductory service fee at Geisel Park has been set at $10,000 + GST, with 15 Earlybird nominations available at $7,000 +GST.

Bachman spotlights Arrowfield's Magic Millions record

Saturday’s Gold Coast stakeswinner Bachman brightens the spotlight that is constantly directed at Arrowfield’s terrific record as a Magic Millions vendor.

Bachman, from the first crop of promising young sire All American, has returned more than twice the $180,000 that Damion Flower’s Jadeskye Racing paid for him in 2013, and his biggest payday may still be ahead of him. Trainer Gerald Ryan has him perfectly poised to strike the jackpot in the $1 million Magic Millions Cup 1400m (R) LR on 9 January.

His competition for the $600,000 winner’s cheque is likely to include 

Ain't Seen Nothin' yet!

Stepitup’s outstanding success in Singapore shines a light on his dam, multiple stakeswinner and marvellous broodmare Ain’t Seen Nothin’ whose foal by Dundeel is eagerly awaited at Arrowfield this Spring.

All of Ain’t Seen Nothin’s first six foals have won and three of them, Stepitup (by Hussonet), Group 3-winning 2YO Bachman (by All American) and dual Listed winner Ain’tnofallenstar (by Starcraft), are stakeswinners.

That perfect record and Ain’t Seen Nothin’s affinity with a range of stallions are good omens for her unraced progeny, a 3YO Starcraft gelding with Mark Minervini, and a yearling sister to Bachman, as well as her foal from the first crop of six-time Group 1 winner Dundeel.

Barbara Joseph is well-qualified to explain what made Ain’t Seen Nothin’ special as a racehorse, and what she brings to the breeding barn. Barbara bought the yearling daughter of Nothin’ Leica Dane for $20,000 at the 2001 Inglis Classic Sale, trained her in Canberra and raced her in partnership with Dennis Higgs & Ron Ball.

Barbara says, “I bought her because I loved the way she walked and she was related to Patou, a filly I initially trained.”  Patou won eight races, but is best-known as the dam of Polar Success, winner of the 2003 Golden Slipper.

Ain’t Seen Nothin’ was tough to educate as a 2YO and patience was needed to overcome her tendency to run to the outside rail, but her racing career began in spectacular fashion.

Barbara says, “She ran third in her first race as a Spring 3YO and then won six in a row. She had a great will to win, there wasn’t a race where she didn’t try her best, and she could run on all sorts of tracks.”

Ain’t Seen Nothin’s winning streak culminated with a record-setting victory in the Illawarra TC Keith F. Nolan Classic LR. Her 3YO campaign ended with a trip to Sydney where she finished second in the AJC Adrian Knox S. G3 and fourth in Tuesday Joy’s Australian Oaks G1.

The following Spring Barbara took Ain’t Seen Nothin’ to Melbourne for a campaign that produced a second stakes win, in the VRC Let’s Elope S. LR, and a sequence of gallant Group 1 runs: third to Mummify and Grey Song in the MRC Underwood S. G1, fifth in Mummify’s Caulfield Cup G1 and fourth in the MacKinnon S. G1 won by Casual Pass.

They were all significant performances for Barbara, who also trained the 1989 Doncaster Handicap winner Merimbula Bay.  “It was a new experience for me to race a top horse in Melbourne, and Ain’t Seen Nothin’ is right up there with Merimbula Bay. She was a million-dollar horse for us and she helped me immensely.”

Ain’t Seen Nothin’ added a third Listed success and three Group placings to her record before she retired, with earnings of more than $600,000, in November 2004. Subsequently purchased for $460,000 at the 2005 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale, she has been part of the Arrowfield/Planette Thoroughbred broodmare band ever since. 

Barbara Joseph has kept an eye on Ain’t Seen Nothin’s progeny and was the underbidder on Stepitup at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.  “He was small, but I really liked him, he was very athletic.” 

The team Barbara now prepares in partnership with her son Paul Jones includes Secret Slave, a 2YO Equiano filly from Ain’t Seen Nothin’s first foal Hidden Charges (by Charge Forward).

“She has a mind of her own, just like Ain’t Seen Nothin’, and she goes all right too.”

Star Thoroughbreds gets it right with All American

Denise Martin, owner of leading syndicator Star Thoroughbreds, has one piece of advice about All American’s progeny.

She says, “Just allow them a little time to mature and you will be rewarded.”

Denise knows what she’s talking about. She has bought four colts by the Group 1-winning miler, and three of them, Eisenhower, Avonaco and Sentinel, have won eight of their combined 19 starts and more than $400,000 as 3YOs this season.

Her success with All American’s progeny was highlighted at Randwick on Saturday when Eisenhower and Avonaco claimed most of the $100,000 standard & $20,000 BOBS bonus prizemoney in the Decorative Events Handicap.

Eisenhower bounced out from the gates for Josh Parr and quickly settled in front, while Avonaco eventually slipped through to track him in third position, with Disgraceful between them.

Parr and Eisenhower rounded the turn in full flight and did not miss a beat in the home straight, cutting out their last 600 metres in 34.89. Halfway down the straight Avonaco seemed likely to miss a place, but Jason Collett balanced him up and he picked up gamely to snatch second from Disgraceful,  a length from the winner.

Denise Martin says of Eisenhower, “He’s a good quality, big boned horse who ran second last in his first trial as a January two-year-old. We gelded him, gave him time to develop and he returned to win his first two races as a late Spring three-year-old.”

Eisenhower has now won four of his 7 starts from the Gai Waterhouse stable and, including bonus prizemoney, has earned more than three times the $75,000 Star Thoroughbreds paid for him at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. The last and most successful of four foals left by Princess Chutima (by Regal Classic), he was offered by Musk Creek Farm on behalf of breeder David Hunter.

Eisenhower is likely to be seen again this Saturday 13 June at Rosehill, where he’s nominated for a 1500-metre event.

Arrowfield Magic Millions graduate Avonaco (ex Freestyle by Snippets) has won at Canterbury & Scone, and placed three times for his Star Thoroughbreds syndicate and trainer Chris Waller.

An hour after the Randwick quinella, Bachman, another Arrowfield-bred, Magic Millions-sold 3YO son of All American, added a Group 2 placing to his record when he finished second to Jabali in the $400,000 Queensland Guineas. Trained by Gerald Ryan for Damion Flower & partners, he won the ATC Schweppervescence H. G3 at two and was third in last month’s Hawkesbury Guineas G3.

Bachman’s next target is the $125,000 GCTC Daybreak Lover Plate LR over 1800m on 20 June.

First stakeswinner for All American

Arrowfield graduate Bachman delivered an important result for his sire All American by winning the opening event at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day, the $150,000 The Schweppervescence 1400m G3.

The Arrowfield roster is responsible for three of the past four winners of this race, registered as the T.L. Baillieu Handicap: Bachman, Flying Snitzel (Snitzel) in 2012, and Do You Think (Starcraft) in 2011.

Bachman, from Ain’t Seen Nothin’ (by Nothin’ Leica Dane), is All American’s first stakeswinner, and one of four first-crop winners to date by the Group 1 miler, now third on the Australian First Season Sires’ list.

He is also the 6th stakeswinner and fourth Group winner purchased from Arrowfield’s 2013 yearling consignments. The others are Time For War (Snitzel), Majmu (Redoute’s Choice), Oakleigh Girl (Snitzel), Gold Force (Flying Spur) & Moonlight Hussler (Hussonet).

Bachman was purchased for $180,000 from Arrowfield at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale by Damien Flower’s Jadeskye Racing and is trained by Gerald Ryan. 

Ain’t Seen Nothin’, a multiple stakeswinner and Group 1-placed in Melbourne, is doing a splendid job at stud for her owners Arrowfield & Planette Thoroughbred. Her first six foals are all winners and they include dual stakeswinner Ain’tnofallenstar (by Starcraft) & Singapore Group winner Stepitup (by Hussonet), as well as Bachman.

Ain’t Seen Nothin’s yearling colt by Starcraft will be offered by Arrowfield at the Inglis Easter Sale on Wednesday, and the mare is back in foal to All American.

Broadwater Thoroughbreds will offer an Easter Sale filly by Redoute’s Choice from Ain’tnofallenstar, who has a weanling filly by Smart Missile and is back in foal to him.

Today jockey Nash Rawiller settled Bachman near the back of the field, then began a well-timed run that took him from the inside to the outside of the field, where the pair had room to chase the leaders.

Bachman found plenty on the testing track to take the lead and pull away to win by 2.3 lengths from Scratch Me Lucky (by Snitzel) and Veuvelicious.

As reported by Thoroughbred News, Gerald Ryan said, “I think he’s a really nice horse. Whatever he does as a two-year-old, I think he’s going to be a lot better as a three-year-old.

“When he came in early in the season he was struggling a little bit, but I had a good rap on him the first couple of times I galloped him and I said to Damien Flower then that if ever I’ve had a Caulfield Guineas horse, then I reckon this is it, so how about looking after him and aiming towards the Guineas in the spring with him.

“We will just poke along quietly with him. He might have one more or go to the paddock now, but I think he’s got the makings of a really nice horse.”

Bachman was fourth on debut in the Canonbury S. LR in February, then ran third at Canterbury on 5 March before breaking his maiden at Warwick Farm 15 days later.

All American’s other winners are Invisible (debut winner at Canterbury in December), American Time (debut winner at Canbera in January) & Lady Trickster (winner of her second start, in Melbourne on Wednesday).

Seven yearlings by All American will go through the Newmarket ring at the Inglis Easter Sale, which starts on Tuesday 8 April. They include Arrowfield’s colt from Group 1 winner Miss Kournikova, already the dam of Group 3 winner Oakleigh Girl. View the Arrowfield Easter draft  here.

New winner for All American in Sydney

The Gerald Ryan stable gave Arrowfield’s first season sire All American his third winner when Bachman scored convincingly over 1300 metres at Warwick Farm on Thursday.

The 2YO colt jumped well from gate 5, but Nash Rawiller settled him well off the pace until the field rolled around the turn and space opened up in front of them. Bachman responded generously to Rawiller’s “let’s go” request, took the lead 150 metres out and kept up a strong gallop to win by 1.5 lengths from Double Happy with almost 3 lengths back to Sure And Fast in third place.

Bachman is the fifth winner from the grand racemare and now excellent broodmare Ain’t Seen Nothin’, owned by Arrowfield and John Leaver’s Planette Thoroughbred. She is also the dam of 2013 champion Singapore 3YO Stepitup (by Hussonet) & dual stakeswinner Ain’tnofallenstar (by Starcraft).

Ain’t Seen Nothin’ has a colt by Starcraft, Lot 299 in Arrowfield draft for the upcomng Inglis Australian Easter Sale –  view here.  The first foal of Ain’tnofallenstar, a filly by Redoute’s Choice, will be offered one lot later by Broadwater Thoroughbreds.

Bachman was purchased for $180,000 by Damien Flower’s Jadeskye Racing from the Arrowfield draft at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. He is the 15th 2YO winner from Arrowfield’s graduate “Class of 2013.”

Ain’t Seen Nothin’ is back in foal to All American, also the sire of debut winners Invisible (in Sydney) and American Time, as well as placegetters Tender (at Sandown yesterday) and Lady Trickster (in last Saturday’s Bendigo VOBS Gold Rush 2YO Stakes).

All American has four fillies and three colts at next month’s Easter Sale, including Arrowfield’s half-brother to Group 3 winner and Golden Slipper contender Oakleigh Girl, Goodwood Farm’s half-sister to multiple Group winner Toydini, and Broadwater Thoroughbreds’ three-quarter sister to brilliant 2YO Assail.