Arrowfield is Australia's leading Group 1 breeder of 2014/15

Arrowfield closed out the 2014/15 season as Australia’s leading breeder of Group 1 winners with four horses successful at that level.

As the Stud celebrates thirty years of operation, they bring Arrowfield’s tally of Group 1-winning graduates to 54 – forty of them also Arrowfield-bred.

Sweet Idea, Hot Snitzel & Wandjina (all by Snitzel) won a total of six Australian Group races last season with their Group 1 victories coming in the ATC Galaxy Handicap, the BRC BTC Cup and the VRC Australian Guineas.

Champion South African filly Majmu (Redoute’s Choice-Spontaneous by Hussonet) progressed from her unbeaten 2YO season to claim the Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas & Turffontein Empress Club Stakes at Group 1 level for Sheikh Hamdan & Mike de Kock. She also made up a Group 1 quinella for Redoute’s Choice in the Turffontein President’s Champions Challenge won by Wylie Hall.

Sweet Idea (ex Flidais by Timber Country) & Hot Snitzel (ex Flames of Paris by Blushing Groom) were bred & sold by Arrowfield & Katsumi Yoshida, a partnership also responsible for 2008 Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler and 2008 Blue Diamond winner Reaan.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Sweet Idea was retired after her Galaxy win which capped a stellar $2.4 million career of eight wins (five in Group company) and eight placings (four of them in Group 1 races) from 19 starts.

Sweet Idea’s indomitable character and consistency in top company gave her owners a tremendous ride and one of them, Nick Vass, paid $1.6 million for her at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. That completed a $4 million return on the $240,000 that Waterhouse & James Harron paid for her at the same venue three years ago.

Harron also bought Wandjina (ex La Bamba by Last Tycoon), but had to pay $1 million for him at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale on behalf of Edmund & Belinda Bateman. The handsome bay colt more than fulfilled the expectations attached to such a price with his powerhouse, all-the-way Guineas win and two Group 1 placings, most notably a valiant second, splitting Dissident & Chautauqua in the weight-for-age ATC All Aged S. G1.   

Sent to Royal Ascot before retiring to Newgate Farm, Wandjina signed off with a fine effort for sixth in Undrafted’s Golden Jubilee Stakes, over a distance short of his preferred 1600 metres.

Hot Snitzel saved his best until the Brisbane Winter Carnival for his Triple Crown-managed band of owners and proved too strong in the 1200-metre BTC Cup at Doomben.

That was the 6YO gelding’s sixth Group success among the 8 wins & eight placings that have returned $1.2 million on the $60,000 that Chris & Michael Ward paid for him at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.  Trained by Gerald Ryan for most of his career, Hot Snitzel was transferred to Peter & Paul Snowden before his Group 1 win and remains in training for 2015/16.

This quartet heads a collection of 16 Arrowfield-bred winners of 26 Group & Listed Races in 2014/15. All were offered for sale at auction and 15 of them sold for prices ranging from the $20,000 paid for the weanling Lady Jivago to the seven-figure bid Wandjina attracted.  Perth stakeswinner Rock Magic was sold out of training after four wins with Paul Messara.

The list doesn’t include champion sprinter Lankan Rupee (by Redoute’s Choice; MVRC Manikato Stakes & VRC Lightning Stakes) & Miracles of Life (by Not A Single Doubt; SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes), both born & raised at Arrowfield for Teeley Assets; nor does it include Listed winners Bouzy Rouge & Modello (both by Snitzel), both offered for sale by Arrowfield on behalf of their private breeders.

The full list of Arrowfield’s stakes-winning graduates last season is:

2014/15 STAKESWINNER
& Co-Breeder

SIRE-DAM

STAKES WINS
Trainer(s)

SALE & PRICE
Prizemoney

HOT SNITZEL
with Jungle Pocket

Snitzel-Flames of Paris

G1
Peter & Paul Snowden

Inglis Melbourne
$60,000
$1.2 million

MAJMU

Redoute’s Choice-Spontaneous

G1 x2, G3
Mike de Kock

Inglis Easter
$300,000
2.2m Rand

SWEET IDEA
with Jungle Pocket

Snitzel- Flidais

G1, G2 x2
Gai Waterhouse

Magic Millions
$240,000
$2.4 million

WANDJINA

Snitzel-La Bamba

G1, G3
Gai Waterhouse

Inglis Easter
$1 million
$653,000

MOONOVERMANHATTAN
with Planette & Belford

Manhattan Rain-Lunaspur

G2
Mick Price

Inglis Easter
$100,000
$279,000

STEPITUP
with Planette

Hussonet-Ain’t Seen Nothin’

Sgp-2 x2, Sgp-3
Laurie Laxon

Inglis Melbourne
$90,000
$S1.9 million

AMORINO
with Jungle Pocket

Snitzel-Steal My Love

G3, LR x2
Archie Alexand
er

Magic Millions
$70,000
$763,000

BURNSTONE
with Klawervlei Stud

Redoute’s Choice-Merlene de Lago

LR
Robbie Griffiths

Inglis Melbourne
$40,000
$72,000
Died after his debut

HIJACK HUSSY
with Planette & Belford

Hussonet-Joy Ride

LR
Tony Gollan

Magic Millions
$62,000
$218,000

MANAPINE
with Jungle Pocket

Manhattan Rain-Anapine

LR
Nigel Blackiston

Inglis Easter
$200,000
$113,000

ROCK MAGIC
with Planette

Redoute’s Choice-Rockabubble

LR x2
Chris Gangemi

Inglis Easter
Passed
$358,000

SMOKO
with Planette
Snitzel-London Lights LR
Ross Price
 Inglis Melbourne
$75,000
$251,000

WILD RAIN
with Planette

Manhattan Rain-North Flower

LR
Mark Kavanagh

Magic Millions
$150,000
$220,000

YGRITTE
with Planette & Belford, Maldale, Michael & Lucy Messara & Tim Noonan

Snitzel-Deputy Lil

LR
Gerald Ryan

Inglis Classic
$135,000
$314,000

LADY JIVAGO
with International Equities

Beneteau-Hussterics

R-LR
Jeff Englebrecht

Magic Millions Weanling
$20,000
$192,000

ODYSSEY MOON
with Jungle Pocket

Snitzel-Run to the Moon

R-LR
Rod Northam

Inglis Classic
$25,000
$435,000

Group 1 quinella for Redoute's Choice in South Africa

South African stars Wylie Hall and Majmu sealed a milestone month for Redoute’s Choice with a Group 1 quinella at Turffontein on Saturday.

Majmu started favourite for the President’s Champions Challenge G1, despite her trainer Mike de Kock’s reminders that she had not previously raced over 2000 metres and was meeting colts and geldings for the first time.

That caution was justified because, although the 3YO filly withstood extreme pressure and fought hard to claim the runner-up position, she could not overhaul the 5YO entire Wylie Hall who hit the finish-line 1.25 lengths ahead of Majmu with No Worries a further length away third.

Watch the Turffontein President’s Champions Challenge G1.

The result is the fourth Group 1 quinella for Australia’s champion sire, after the 2005 Golden Slipper (Stratum & Fashions Afield),  2006 Blue Diamond (Nadeem & Miss Finland) and the 2009 Australasian Oaks (Gallica & Estee).

It’s also the fifth South African Group 1 victory recorded by Redoute’s Choice’s progeny, and Wylie Hall becomes his sire’s ninth multiple Group 1 winner, after Miss Finland & Lankan Rupee (5 Group 1 wins each), Samantha Miss (3), Fashions Afield, Gallica, Lotteria, Majmu & Melito (2 each).

The de Kock stable won three races, two of them at Group 1 level, on the Turffontein card and filled the runner-up position in the SA Nursery G1 with another daughter of Redoute’s Choice, Shaama (ex Absolut Glam), having only her second start. 

Wylie Hall was a $205,000 purchase by South African agent Andy Williams from the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast draft of his breeder Newhaven Park.

Raced by Michael Leaf and trained by Weiho Marwing, Wylie Hall won the South African Derby G1 at three, and lost last season’s Greyville Durban July G1 in the stewards’ room.  He resumed three weeks ago with a win in the Turffontein Colorado King S. G2, his sixth success in 20 starts.

Wylie Hall’s dam Beauty Belle (by Ideal Planet), a multiple city winner, belongs to the celebrated New Zealand “Belle” family. This particular branch of it has also produced Group 1 winner Anamato and Group 3 winner Mearas to Redoute’s Choice, as well as champion Grand Armee and Wylie’s Hall’s half-brother Absolute Champion (2007 Champion Hong Kong Sprinter).

Beauty Belle has an unraced 2YO son Hong Kong Storm (by Manhattan Rain) in training with Gai Waterhouse, and is due to foal again to Redoute’s Choice in September. Newhaven Park is also the source of Redoute’s Choice’s 123rd stakeswinner Peeping, successful in Sydney last month.

With 7 Group 1 wins by five horses in 2014/15, Redoute’s Choice is close to equalling his best season as a sire of elite performers. That was in 2006/07 when he had five winners of 8 Group 1 events. 

Earlier this month Majmu added the 250th stakes win and 150th Group win to Redoute’s Choice’s record, and Saturday’s New Zealand Group 2 winner Abidewithme is the 75th individual Group winner for the three-time champion sire of Australia.

Majmu's milestone win for Redoute's Choice

Sheikh Hamdan’s sensational filly Majmu became the eighth multiple Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice when she won the Turffontein Empress Club S. 1600m G1 on Saturday.

She also brought up two significant milestones for her champion sire: the 250th stakes win, and the 150th Group win by his progeny. Turffontein was also the scene of Redoute’s Choice’s 149th Group win when Wylie Hall won the Colorado King S.  G2 on 4 April.

Described by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Majmu was having her first start 18 weeks after her first Group 1 success, in the Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas on 6 December.

Sent out favourite at Turffontein, Majmu’s task was made easier when one of her leading rivals, Same Jurisdiction, was declared a nonrunner following a starting gate malfunction.

Jockey Anthony Delpech settled Majmu back midfield, as her fellow Australian-bred Tamaanee took the lead from Smart Call and Banbury,  until the 400-metre mark when Delpech asked Majmu to quicken. The grey filly quickly left the field behind her, to win by three lengths from  Trophy Wife & Tamaanee in a time of 1:37.50, and fill out a hat-trick for Sheikh Hamdan, the de Kock stable and Delpech on the day.

Mike de Kock said, “If she pulls up well she will definitely run again here in a fortnight’s time. She is in the SA Oaks but I would be leaning towards the President’s Champions Challenge (against older horses) over ten furlongs.

“She hasn’t run over her right distance yet. We believe 2,000 to 2,400 metres will not be an issue for her and her temperament and courage are a lot to do with that.”

The stable has since accepted Majmu for the R2 million President’s Champions Challenge G1 on 25 April.

Bred by Arrowfield Stud from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), Majmu was named South Africa’s Champion 2YO filly last season following an unbeaten three-race campaign that ended with an 8.75 length romp in the SA Fillies Nursery G2 on 26 April.

She opened her 3YO season with a Group 2 fourth at Turffontein in October, and has won her three subsequent starts, taking her earnings to R1.8 million.

Majmu was bought from the Arrowfield draft for $300,000 by Angus Gold for Shadwell Australia at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Sadly, Arrowfield lost her dam a few months before selling the Not A Single Doubt-Spontaneous colt for $380,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. 

Angus Gold says of Majmu, “She can be very tough in the box and has a mind of her own, but when she gets out on to the track, either in the morning or the afternoon, she is a thorough professional and a pleasure to work with and seems to be blessed with a  very good temperament which obviously helps her fulfil her potential.

He adds, “With regard to her best distance, I personally have always felt she would be a mile and a quarter filly at least, though she hasn’t yet had the opportunity to prove that either way.

“I very much hope that if all goes well with her in the meantime that Sheikh Hamdan will agree to bring her over to Europe to race at some stage, though it looks as if that won’t be for our upcoming season as she won’t get here in time to race this year.”

The prospect of an international campaign will not faze her champion trainer who is currently supervising the long journey UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij must make to compete in next month’s Kentucky Derby.

Majmu is one of 27 Group 1 winners by Redoute’s Choice who has been represented by 13 winners of 19 Group & Listed Races in Australia, South Africa & New Zealand so far this season.

Majmu is one of three Group performers from only five named foals so far bred on the Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross. The other two are Group 3-winning 3YO colt Panzer Division and 2YO filly Regatta Rebel, so impressively 2nd on debut in the ATC Kindergarten S. G3 on the first day of The Championships.

Four success stories, one Easter draft

Ever wanted a Listed Race winner?  Hoped for a Group 3 winner?

Longed for a Group 2 winner?  Fantasised about owning a Group 1 winner?

At the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale, buyers needed to visit only one draft to find all four kinds of success stories.

You guessed right, it was the Arrowfield draft.

The latest star to emerge from the 32 yearlings the Stud offered at Easter that year is Saturday’s heroic VRC C.S. Hayes S. G3 winner Wandjina (Snitzel-La Bamba by Last Tycoon). He was one of the most popular Arrowfield yearlings in 2013 and sold for $1 million to James Harron, acting for leading owners Edmund & Belinda Bateman.

Champion South African 2YO filly Majmu (Redoute’s Choice-Spontaneous by Hussonet) was a $300,000 purchase by Angus Gold for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud. She has raced only in black type company, winning all three of her juvenile starts, and achieving elite status with a dominant victory in December’s Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas G1.  Champion trainer Mike de Kock already rates her one of the best fillies he’s trained.

Well-known bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington was the successful bidder at $100,000 for the Manhattan Rain colt from Lunaspur (by Flying Spur). Sent to Mick Price by his owners Peter Anastasiou & Ken Biddick, he was named Moonovermanhattan and  made a dream debut, winning the SAJC National S. G3 and most of his purchase price in May 2014.

He progressed steadily to win the MVRC Moonee Valley Vase G2 as a Spring 3YO and has recently returned with Group 1 glory in his sights this Autumn.

Qatar Bloodstock’s agent David Redvers bought Crafty (Moonovermanhattan-Spirited Dancer by Sadler’s Wells) for $150,000. Sent to Robert Smerdon, she made her debut 10 months later, placing twice before a 3-length debut win at Sandown.

Two starts later she was a 2YO Listed Race winner and then, as a Spring 3YO, earned Oaks favouritism with placings in the VRC Edward Manifold S. G2 and MRC Caulfield Classic G3. Sadly, injury prematurely ended her racing career, but Crafty had already done enough to warrant the first-class stud opportunities she will now receive in the northern hemisphere.

Of these four Arrowfield graduates, only Wandjina has a sibling in this year’s Easter consignment from the Stud. That’s Lot 8, the Manhattan Rain colt from La Bamba.

However, buyers need not fear any disappointment when they arrive in a few weeks’ time at the historic Big Barn where Arrowfield’s yearlings are housed at the Inglis Easter Sale. Thirty-five yearlings await them, including colts from Miss Finland, Alinghi, Brazilian Pulse, Hollow Bullet & US grade 1 winner Miss Match, Alverta’s first daughter, Weekend Hussler’s half-sister by Redoute’s Choice, Sweet Idea’s full sister, Smart Missile’s full brother & the half-brother to Dundeel.

 

New Group 1 winner for Redoute's Choice & Arrowfield

Sheikh Hamdan’s spectacular filly Majmu became the 27th Group 1 winner by champion sire Redoute’s Choice when she romped to a 2.5 length victory in Saturday’s R1 million Cape Fillies Guineas G1 at Kenilworth in South Africa.
Watch the race here.

Majmu is the fourth Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice this season, after Hampton Court, Lankan Rupee (MVRC Manikato S.) and Bonaria (VRC Myer Classic).  Her success is the 40th Group 1 win on the champion sire’s stud record.

Majmu is also the fourth Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice to be bred and sold by Arrowfield, after Fashions Afield, Miss Finland and Master of Design, and she extends Arrowfield’s record of Group 1-winning farm graduates to forty-six. 

Her trainer Mike de Kock was quick to confirm his assessment of the filly’s class.

“I thought she won in facile fashion. The J & B Met here at the end of next month is definitely in our thinking.

“It might be her last race in South Africa. We will definitely export her because I think she is well capable of winning a Group 1 overseas.”

Bred by Arrowfield from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), Majmu was purchased for $300,000 by Shadwell Australia from Arrowfield’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Her progress from stakes-winning juvenile debutante to 3YO Group 1 winner has been relentless: she has now won five of her 6 starts, all in Group & Listed stakes company, and was named South Africa’s Champion 2YO Filly last season.

Sadly, Spontaneous produced only one more foal before her death in September 2013. That foal, a stunning colt by Not A Single Doubt, was knocked down to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for $380,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Majmu is the third of Redoute’s Choice’s progeny to succeed at Group 1 level in South Africa after Musir (2009 Greyville Golden Horseshoe S.)  and Wylie Hall (2013 South African Derby).

She is the second Group 1 winner, and the fourth Group winner from the 2011 crop by the three-time champion sire, following Hampton Court (ATC Spring Champion S. G1), Scissor Kick (ATC Up and Coming S. G3) and Panzer Division (ATC Ming Dynasty H. G3).

Majmu is the ninth Group 1 winner from a mare by former Arrowfield sire Hussonet, now standing at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia.

Twenty yearlings by Redoute’s Choice are catalogued for the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. They include five fillies to be offered by Arrowfield, two of them like Majmu, out of Hussonet mares, Flavoured and Line Honours.

Fourth stakes win for Arrowfield graduate Majmu

An easy win in Saturday’s Turffontein Starling S. 1400m G3 suggests that Group 1 success is not far away for last season’s South African Champion 2YO Filly Majmu.

The grey daughter of Redoute’s Choice started favourite from gate 10 and settled comfortably, but well behind the leaders, during the early running until jockey Anthony Delpech set her alight at the 300-metre mark. Majmu responded instantly and drew away to win by almost two lengths in the outstanding time of 1:22.90 from Siren’s Call and Smart Call.

It’s a performance which supports the de Kock stable’s prediction that “Majmu is a rare talent likely to go all the way to the top in this country and that her global potential will unfold within the next few months.”

It was Majmu’s fourth black-type win from five starts in Group & Listed company for owner Sheikh Hamdan and trainer Mike de Kock. The filly had opened her 3YO campaign with an unlucky fourth at Turffontein on 4 October.

Majmu is the second of only three foals produced for Arrowfield by South American Group 1 juvenile winner Spontaneous before her death in September 2013. Her last foal, a colt by Not A Single Doubt, was purchased for $380,000 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Bought by Shadwell Australia for $300,000 from Arrowfield at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale, Majmu is one of five South African Group winners by Redoute’s Choice. The others are Wylie Hall (Turffontein South African Derby G1), Musir (Greyville Golden Horseshoe S. G1) and Group 2 winners Honorine and Bishops Rock. Mike de Kock also trains Honorine and Wylie Hall.

Majmu completed an international Group race double on Saturday for Redoute’s Choice, after his 6YO daughter Bonaria won the VRC Myer Classic G1 on the Derby Day card at Flemington.

Majmu named Champion South African 2YO Filly

Unbeaten Redoute’s Choice filly Majmu was named Champion 2YO Filly at South Africa’s 2014 Equus Awards on Wednesday evening.

Majmu was unbeaten in three starts last season, winning at Listed and Group 3 level before victory in the Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery G2. A virus forced her withdrawal from the Allan Robertson Championship G1 at the end of May and she has been rested since.

The grey daughter of Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet) was purchased for $300,000 by Shadwell Australia from the draft of her breeder Arrowfield Stud at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Champion South African trainer Mike de Kock prepares her for Sheikh Hamdan.

Arrowfield sold the year-younger Not A Single Doubt-Spontaneous colt for $380,000 to the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, but unfortunately the mare died last year.

Also among the Equus Award winners was Klawervlei Stud, named Champion Breeder for a season that featured three Group 1 winners in South Africa, outstanding international performers Vercingetorix and Shea Shea, as well as leading 2YO Time For War in Australia. Time For War (Snitzel-Lady Zabelia by Zabeel) was bred by Klawervlei in partnership with Arrowfield and won three of his 6 starts last season, including the ATC Pago Pago S. G2 and BRC Sires’ Produce S. G2.

International Group double by Redoute's Choice fillies

Champion sire Redoute’s Choice today posted his fourth Group race double since 1 February when his daughters Tango’s Daughter & Majmu scored in Australia and South Africa.

3YO Tango’s Daughter continued the tremendous run of success this season for owner-breeder Teeley Assets when she prevailed in a straight-long duel with the tenacious 5YO mare Floria in the $175,000 SAJC Queen of the South S. 1600m G2 at Morphettville.

The Mick Price-trained daughter of Tango Fire (by Anabaa) won her first stakes race, the SAJC H.C. Nitschke S. LR, only two weeks ago, and has now won five of her 9 starts for prizemoney of more than $250,000. She was offered for sale by Arrowfield at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale but was passed in after failing to meet her reserve price of $180,000.

Tango Fire, in foal to Manhattan Rain, will be offered for sale as part of the Teeley Dispersal at the Magic Millions National Sale which begins on 25 May.

Sheikh Hamdan’s 2YO filly Majmu gave her rivals no chance to threaten her unbeaten status in the Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery 1160m G2. She simply streeted them by almost 9 lengths and has now won a Listed Race, a Group 3 event and a Group 2 race in her first three starts.

Arrowfield bred Majmu from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), and offered her at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Sale where she was purchased for $300,000 by Shadwell Australia.

As reported by South Africa’s Sporting Post, Sheikh Hamdan’s representative Angus Gold said that he had always felt that she was an Oaks filly when seen at the sales and that she was winning on class, as she would go further in time to come.

Later in the Turffontein programme, Banaadeer (More Than Ready-Provence by Redoute’s Choice) finished second in the South African Colts Nursery G2, and last year’s South African Derby G1 winner Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice-Beauty Belle) was fourth in the President’s Champions Challenge G1.

The other three Group race doubles (in fact, one was a treble) achieved by Redoute’s Choice’s progeny since 1 February are:
8 February – Lankan Rupee (MRC Rubiton S. G2) & A Time For Julia (MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S. G3)
22 February – Lankan Rupee (MRC Oakleigh Plate G1), Bonaria (MRC Mannerism S. G3) & Lilliburlero (ATC Triscay S. G3)
8 March – Lankan Rupee (VRC Newmarket H. G1) & Bonaria (VRC Matron S. G3).

In all, runners by Redoute’s Choice have notched up a remarkable 12 Group wins and two Listed Race successes in Australia and South Africa over the past 12 weeks.

Already a two-time winner of the Australian General Sires’ title, Redoute’s Choice leads the current list, where his prizemoney has just topped $9 million. His nearest rival is his son Snitzel, who also enjoyed a Group race double today, with Hot Snitzel & Estonian Princess in Sydney.

Redoute’s Choice will stand the 2014 season at a fee of $110,000 inc. GST.

Arrowfield's Class of 2013 fires up

Graduates of Arrowfield’s “Class of 2013” are rapidly making their mark on Australian and international racing.

Saturday’s results from Australia and South Africa featured Group successes by Snitzel’s son Time For War (ATC Pago Pago S. G2) and Redoute’s Choice’s daughter Majmu (Turffontein Pretty Polly S. G3). They join Oakleigh Girl (Snitzel), Moonlight Hussler (Hussonet) and Gold Force (Flying Spur) as the first five stakeswinners to emerge from Arrowfield’s 2013 yearling sale graduates.

Hijack Hussy’s win at Doomben on Saturday takes the total of 2YO winners purchased from Arrowfield last year to sixteen – 13 of them successful in stakes or city company.

View videos, photos & pedigrees for Arrowfield’s 2014 Easter Sale draft  here.

Majmu, from Hussonet’s Group 1-winning daughter Spontaneous, was a $300,000 buy for Shadwell Australia from Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter Sale consignment. Prepared for Sheikh Hamdan by champion trainer Mike de Kock, she won the Turffontein Ruffian S. LR on debut earlier this month.

Majmu’s effort to win the 1100-metre Pretty Polly Stakes was particularly good in light of the stable’s pre-race comments: “Majmu should run a little less green this time…She might be outpaced a little as she needs further. But she is very good.”

Nine stakeswinners, led by the outstanding dual Group 1 winner Lankan Rupee, and another 20 stakes performers have flown the Redoute’s Choice flag around the world this season.

The Inglis Easter Sale features 32 yearlings by Redoute’s Choice, among them 3 fillies and six colts cosnigned under the Arrowfield banner.

Australia's new sprinting star, by Redoute's Choice

Lankan Rupee shrugged his high-class rivals aside at Flemington on Saturday to become the first horse since Weekend Hussler in 2008 to complete the difficult Group 1 Oakleigh Plate-Newmarket Handicap double.

Like Weekend Hussler, the Teeley Assets home-bred 4YO was foaled and raised at Arrowfield. He is also the 7th multiple Group 1 winner among 24 winners by Redoute’s Choice at that level.

Jockey Chad Schofield’s comment after the Newmarket matched what on-course and television spectators witnessed. “Towed me along. He was just waiting for me to give him the go and when I did he just put them away.”

Lankan Rupee is among several outstanding contenders for the Australian Racehorse of the Year title, and trainer Mick Price will now prepare him for the race that may decide it, the $2.5 million ATC T.J. Smith S. G1 on 12 April, the first day of The Championships.

“I think with five weeks between runs, I get a chance to send him back to mother nature for seven to 10 days in a green grassy paddock and refuel him.

“Assuming he gets around the reverse way he will be hard to beat as he kicked up a gear and beat them pretty well.

“He was supercharged today. It’s in his pedigree, it’s in the horse. I think it’s a great job the horse has done to go from the Oakleigh Plate and keep going up and up and up.”

Lankan Rupee’s dam, the Group 3 winner Estelle Collection (Stravinsky-Ana Zeel by Zabeel), is among the mares that will be offered for sale in the Teeley Dispersal, under the Arrowfield banner, at the Magic Millions National Sale, 26 May-5 June. She is carrying a full sibling to Lankan Rupee.

Lankan Rupee is one of 10 stakeswinners from the 59 runners whose pedigrees show the combination of Redoute’s Choice as sire, with Zabeel in either the second or third generation. The other famous example is multiple Group 1 winner Samantha Miss (ex Milliyet by Zabeel).

It was a heady day for Redoute’s Choice at Flemington, as his bonny 5YO daughter Bonaria also won her third Group 3 race, the 1600-metre MRC Matron Stakes, for her owner-breeders Robert & Deborah Anderson.

The champion sire, currently serving his second book of mares at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France, wasn’t quite finished, though. In South Africa his 2YO Mike de Kock-trained daughter Majmu (ex Spontaneous by Hussonet) made a winning debut in the Turffontein Ruffian S. 1000m LR. A $300,000 purchase by Shadwell Australia from Arrowfield’s 2013 Inglis Easter Sale draft, she is stakeswinner No. 111 for Redoute’s Choice.

Throw in a quartet of 3YO stakes performers (Lorna May & Liberty’s Choice in Canberra, Tango’s Daughter at Flemington & Honorine in South Africa) and two new stakeswinners as a damsire (Messene in Canberra & 2YO Banaadeer in South Africa) – even by his own lofty standards, it’s been a very, very good weekend for Redoute’s Choice.

Arrowfield will present nine yearlings (6 colts, 3 fillies) by Redoute’s Choice at next month’s Inglis Australian Easter Sale – view the draft here.