Thank you for visiting Arrowfield!

Arrowfield was among several Hunter Valley stud farms that opened their gates last weekend to welcome hundreds of clients, guests and other visitors for the annual stallion parades.

Glorious Spring weather, a stunning line-up of stallions, plus the warm hospitality and hard work of Team Arrowfield all helped to make the Stud’s 2017 Stallion Open House a resounding success.

Increased numbers of new and returning breeders were a feature of the weekend, so much so that Arrowfield added full parades to the Stud’s schedule on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Described by John Messara as “probably the best collection of stallions we’ve assembled in Arrowfield’s 37-year history”, the 2017 roster is shaped around three major themes: the Best of Danehill (Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Smart Missile, Panzer Division & Scissor Kick);  Japanese Champions (Maurice, Mikki Isle & Real Impact); and Global Superstars (Animal Kingdom, Dundeel & Shalaa). 

Japanese Horse of the Year Maurice, dual Group 1-winning sprinter-miler Mikki Isle and Champion British & French 2YO Shalaa are the new boys on Arrowfield’s 2017 roster and they all attracted plenty of admiration. Mikki Isle and Maurice join the returning Real Impact to complete a powerful triumvirate offering fresh genetic options for Australian mares.

Newly crowned Champion Sire Snitzel is in fine fettle for his upcoming busy season, and required a little more parade time to review his history-making 2016/17, and the rocketing start he’s made this season, with five stakeswinners already on the board.

Perfect Spring weather, a beautiful setting, gorgeous stallions and warm hospitality made for a busy & enjoyable weekend at Arrowfield.

John Messara with New Zealand visitors Sarah & Marc Devcich who cared for Dundeel between his racing campaigns.

Scissor Kick, led by Jarryd Stennett, certainly lived up to his tag as “Australia’s top model stallion”…

…and his gorgeous two-week-old son, with his mother Serenade Lily, was an instant hit with the crowd!

Former NSW Premier, now Racing Australia’s Barry O’Farrell & his wife Rosemary, and former NSW Minister for Racing George Souris & his wife Vassy were among the guests at the Arrowfield Stallion Open House.

Origami horse decorations celebrated the three Japanese stallions on the 2017 Arrowfield roster.

With Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt now among Australia’s most sought-after stallions, Scissor Kick and Panzer Division represent the next cohort of Redoute’s Choice sons poised to make their mark at stud. Panzer Division is very much in his celebrated sire’s mould, while the top model looks of Scissor Kick and his two lively, lookalike foals, paraded with their mothers, drew “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowds.

Dundeel, whose first crop are 2YOs this season, was frequently mentioned by guests asked for their pick of the parade, and Animal Kingdom’s dynamic presence is evident in his first-crop Australian runners, now 3YOs. 

A couple of race results from the Saturday meeting at Rosehill were duly noted at Arrowfield’s final parade on Sunday morning. The John Thompson-trained Special Missile posted his fifth consecutive win in great style, taking Smart Missile to an early lead on the 3rd Season Sires’ table, with 15 wins and more than $400,000 prizemoney.

Three sons in last season’s top 10 might signal time to ease up for three-time Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, but he’s having none of it. He was represented by 18 winners of 22 stakes races in 2016/17, sired the year’s top-priced $2.5 million yearling and a rare Group 1 double by full brothers Mustaaqeem & Rafeef in South Africa.

Redoute’s Choice colt Pariah drove the point home with a splendid victory in the ATC San Domenico S. G3, cheered on from the farm by the Arrowfield team whose excitement was caught on video by Paul Messara and posted on Twitter. Pariah, bred, sold and once again part-owned by Arrowfield, which bought into him in April, now heads to the Run to the Rose G2 on 9 September and, all going well, the Golden Rose G1 a fortnight later.

Visit Arowfield's Stallion Open House in August

It’s time to start planning to visit the beautiful Hunter Valley for Stallion Showcase Week in August, just before the new breeding season begins on 1 September.

So far 21 new stallions have been announced for New South Wales in 2017, and Arrowfield is delighted to be introducing three of them: the “Beast from the East” Maurice, European 2YO sprinting star Shalaa and Japan’s 2016 Champion Sprinter & Miler Mikki Isle.

They join one of the most formidable stallion rosters in the world right now, headed by the magnificent champion sire Redoute’s Choice and his sensational sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt, collectively responsible for 253 stakeswinners, 59 of them this season alone.

Arrowfield will be open to visitors for morning and afternoon sessions over three days, as follows:

FRIDAY 25 AUGUST
9am – 12 noon (full stallion parade at 9.30am) & 2pm – 4pm

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
9am – 12 noon (full parade at 9.30am) & 2pm – 4pm

SUNDAY 27 AUGUST
9am – 12 noon (full parade at 9.30am); no afternoon session.

Join us for great coffee & food, inspect the stallions and meet the Arrowfield team. To help our event planning, please email Sophie with numbers and your preferred day.

Arrowfield announces 2017 service fees

Arrowfield has announced the service fees for the 13 stallions on its 2017 roster, headed by Australia’s leading active sire Snitzel whose fee has been set at $176,000 inc. GST.

Three-time Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice will stand at $137,500 inc. GST, and Not A Single Doubt is offered at $88,000 inc. GST.

This extraordinary father-and-sons dynasty is collectively responsible for 47 worldwide stakeswinners and ten million-dollar yearlings in 2016/17 and dominated the metrics of last week’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. Redoute’s Choice provided the Sale’s top-priced lot, the $2.5 million colt ex Secluded, Not A Single Doubt headed one category of the sires’ list with three lots sold for an average of $750,000 and Snitzel led the second category, by aggregate, with 39 yearlings sold for $21,065,000.

Three new stallions join the Arrowfield line-up in 2017: Japan’s Horse of the Year Maurice ($33,000 inc. GST) and Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle ($13,750 inc. GST), and European 2YO sprinting star Shalaa ($33,000 inc. GST).

Dubai World Cup champion Animal Kingdom and six-time Group 1 winner Dundeel, whose first yearlings averaged $272,500 at Magic Millions, are both available this year at $27,500 (inc. GST).

The 2015/16 Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile’s fee is unchanged at $22,000 inc. GST, and dual Group 1 winner Real Impact (like Mikki Isle a son of champion Japanese sire Deep Impact) stands at $19,250 inc. GST.

Olympic Glory, the four-time Group One-winning European sprinter-miler, and Scissor Kick, the very fast Group-winning son of Redoute’s Choice, both stand at $16,500 inc. GST.
Group-winning colt Panzer Division, bred on the electric Redoute’s Choice-Hussonet cross, is offered at $9,900 inc. GST.

The full 2017 Arrowfield Stallion Roster is:

SNITZEL*
Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass

$176,000

REDOUTE’S CHOICE*
Danehill- Shantha’s Choice

$137,500

NOT A SINGLE DOUBT*
Redoute’s Choice-Singles Bar

$88,000

MAURICE (JPN) New
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$33,000

SHALAA (IRE) – New
Invincible Spirit-Ghurra

$33,000

ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA)
Leroidesanimaux-Dalicia

$27,500

DUNDEEL (NZ)
High Chaparral-Stareel

$27,500

SMART MISSILE
Fastnet Rock-Comical Smile

$22,000

REAL IMPACT (JPN)
Deep Impact-Tokio Reality

$19,250

OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE)
Choisir-Acidanthera

$16,500

SCISSOR KICK
Redoute’s Choice-Back Pass

$16,500

MIKKI ISLE (JPN)New
Deep Impact-Star Isle

$13,750

PANZER DIVISION
Redoute’s Choice-Desert Fight

$9,900

All Fees inc. GST.
* = Live Foal Terms

Redoute's Choice the surest bet

As 2016 winds down and the world looks back at a turbulent 12 months, a few certainties for 2017 would be welcome, but they seem in short supply and in racing that shortage is more-or-less a permanent condition.

Occasionally, though, something emerges that can be relied upon over several years, perhaps a decade or more if we’re lucky. In Australian racing and breeding one pillar of consistently top-class performance has been, and still is, Redoute’s Choice.

An all-up bet that Redoute’s Choice would leave double-figure stakeswinners, including at least one Group 1 winner, in each of the past dozen years would have made a December 2004 punter rather rich, and his or her bookmaker increasingly unwell. And there’s no sign of the pace slackening either – in fact, over the past two years he’s averaged a stakes win every 17 days.

In 2016 the three-time Champion Sire has put up 15 individual winners of 19 Group and Listed Races, among them Group 1 winners Peeping (ATC Coolmore Classic G1), Howard Be Thy Name (South Australian Derby G1) & Abbey Marie (Australasian Oaks G1). His 30 lifetime Group 1 winners place him firmly among the world’s elite stallions.

2016 Group winners Honesty Prevails & Thyme For Roses and Listed winner Zamzam in Australia, and Table Bay in South Africa boosted Redoute’s Choice’s tally of 2YO stakeswinners to thirty-three. And don’t worry about the durability of his progeny – Rock Magic and Abidewithme from his 2009 crop both won in Group company this year.

Redoute’s Choice is already shaping future generations through 17 stakes-siring sire sons headed by Snitzel (47 SW), Not A Single Doubt (35 SW) & the deceased Stratum (31 SW).

Irish-based Elzaam and New Zealand-based Burgundy seem likely to join that group soon, after making very favourable impressions with their first runners in 2016. Scissor Kick’s arrival at Haras d’Etreham strengthens the dynasty’s foothold in Europe, as Redoute’s Choice’s own second crop of French-conceived 2YOs prepares to race in 2017.

Daughters of Redoute’s Choice are similarly proving their worth as transmitters of his class with 50 stakeswinners (14 of them in 2016 and number 50, Hong Kong Group winner Blizzard, scoring on 1 January), including Group 1 winners Sacred Falls, Zoustar, Pasadena Girl and Stay With Me.

Thirteen Redoute’s Choice yearlings will be offered at the upcoming Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, among them three colts and two fillies in the Arrowfield consignment.

2016 Arrowfield Stallion Open House

Arrowfield is ready to open its gates again during the 2016 Hunter Valley Stallion Week, with a full parade each morning from Friday 19 August to Sunday 21 August.

To get ‘up close and personal’ with Arrowfield’s exceptional roster, the Friday and Saturday afternoon sessions are highly recommended. Join one of the small groups for a laneway inspection of each stallion and plenty of opportunities to ask questions of Arrowfield staff, then stay on for refreshments and Saturday’s racing on TV.

The Stud’s three new stallions, Real Impact, Scissor Kick and Panzer Division will make their first public appearances at this year’s Open House, joining the great Redoute’s Choice, his sensational sons Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt, Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile, Group 1 sire Charge Forward, the up-and-coming Manhattan Rain and Champions Dundeel & Olympic Glory.

The full schedule is:

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST
9.00 am-12 noon

including a full parade at 9:30 am
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
9:00 am – 12 noon

including a full parade at 9:30 am
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
9:00 am – 12 noon
including a full parade at 9:30 am

To assist with catering please RSVP to arrowfield@arrowfield.com.au.

Spectacular season for Arrowfield roster

From every angle, the 2015/16 Australian season has been spectacular for Arrowfield’s powerhouse stallion roster.

Redoute’s Choice and his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt all end the year in the top 10 on the Australian General Sires’ Premiership with collective earnings of $29.6 million and 390 winners of 638 races.

The trio also achieved top 10 finishes on the 2YO and 3YO Sires’ lists.

Not A Single Doubt, who began his career with six seasons at a $12,500 fee, tops multiple categories. He is Australia’s leading active sire, headed off only by the deceased Premiership winner Street Cry.  He also heads the table on Winners (154), Wins (257), matches Street Cry and Fastnet Rock with 12 stakeswinners and is the nation’s leading sire of 3YOs.

Most significantly though, Not A Single Doubt is the Leading Australian Sire by Worldwide Earnings (SH-bred progeny only) with a remarkable total of $14.8 million – almost $1 million ahead of Fastnet Rock.

Redoute’s Choice bests both of them, and Street Cry when it comes to Southern Hemisphere stakeswinners with 15, headed by his three latest Group 1 winners Abbey Marie, Howard Be Thy Name and Peeping. 

Snitzel’s flagship performer Sun Jewellery broke new ground for him in Hong Kong as a dual Group 1 winner and recipient of the Champion Miler Award.

 At home Snitzel equalled Without Fear’s 40-year-old record of 30 individual 2YO winners in a single season and provided the top lots at all three major sales, including the season’s highest-priced yearling, the $2.3 million half-brother to Winx.

The tally of seven-figure yearlings by Redoute’s Choice rose to 70, thanks to a trio of Inglis Easter colts, plus a colt and a filly from his first European crop sold at Arqana last August and Tattersalls in October 2015.

In all, Redoute’s Choice & Snitzel sired eight of the 15 million-dollar yearlings sold in Australia during 2016.

Not A Single Doubt’s brilliant season, headlined by Group 1 winners Extreme Choice, Single Gaze and Good Project, took his yearling prices to record levels. Tim Stakemire, acting for Sheikh Khalifa, paid $650,000 for the Miss Sharapova filly at Magic Millions, and the Colorado Claire colt was knocked down for $850,000 to James Harron at Inglis Easter.

Smart Missile has won Arrowfield its third First Season Sires’ title in the past dozen years, following Redoute’s Choice (2004) and Charge Forward (2009). One of the most popular young stallions in recent Australian history, Smart Missile was represented by eight first-crop winners, including New Zealand Listed winner Sassy ‘N’ Smart. Four other stakes performers rounded out the season for the son of Fastnet Rock.

His yearlings have been keenly sought again in 2016, selling up to the $500,000 paid by Little Hung & Bahen Bloodstock for Arrowfield’s colt out of Pyrography at Magic Millions 1 – where Smart Missile had 26 lots sell for an average price of $147,308.

Arrowfield’s third season sire Manhattan Rain continued his excellent progress with the impressive 2YOs Scarlet Rain & Manhattan Street, smart Melbourne sprinter Wild Rain and six other stakes performers. The sale-ring highlight for the son of Encosta de Lago came in Hong Kong where the 2YO colt out of La Bamba made just under $1.2 million.

Back in Australia, buyers paid up to $230,000 for his yearlings and leading trainers Gai Waterhouse, David Hayes & Tom Dabernig, Darren Weir, Ciaron Maher & Tony McEvoy all added at least one Manhattan Rain to their stable.

Yearlings by Group 1 sire Charge Forward also found an appreciative market, especially at Magic Millions Book 1 where seven of his 8 lots sold, averaging almost $143,000. However, his top price this year was paid at Inglis Melbourne where the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s bid of $210,000 secured Glentree’s colt out of Emanday.

Dubai World Cup champion Animal Kingdom’s first yearlings went through the ring in 2016, selling up to the $310,000 paid for the striking Cat by the Tale filly at Magic Millions. Look out for his first runners this season from the stables of Godolphin, Chris Waller, Team Hawkes, Mike Moroney, Nigel Blackiston, John Sargent and David Payne.

Dundeel was the Leading First Season Sire at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale where all six of his foals sold for an average of $143,333. The six-time Group 1 winner’s top price of $240,000 was paid by Musk Creek Farm for the Cerberus Gal colt consigned by Riversdale. 

It’s easy to think that after three decades in the stallion-making business, Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara might be blase about such an extraordinary year, but he isn’t. 

He says, “What experience gives you is a deeper appreciation of just how hard it is to build a strong stallion roster, and breed and sell successfully at any level, so the highs seem even bigger to me now than they did thirty years ago.

“Kris, Paul, Alice and I are very proud of our whole team at the farm, the training centre and in Sydney, everyone contributes enormously to our results and there’s great satisfaction for me, and I hope all our staff, in achieving special things together.”

Messara adds, “It’s difficult to pick out just a few highlights but the flourishing of the Redoute’s Choice dynasty, while he’s still expanding his own record,  here and in Europe, is something I’m privileged to witness. 

“Sharing success with breeder friends and partners always means a lot, and for that reason the performances of Contentment in Hong Kong, Sassy ‘N’ Smart in New Zealand and Stay With Me and Weatherly in Australia stand out for me.

“I’m also grateful for the immense support we receive from breeders, owners, trainers, agents and syndicators.  We start each stallion’s story, but their investment, skill and hard work completes it.”

Fresh Arrowfield stallion stories are already being written. Coming up in 2016/17 are Smart Missile’s first 3YOs, Animal Kingdom’s first 2YOs, Dundeel’s first yearlings, the first Australian foals by four-time European Group 1 winner Olympic Glory and the launch of Arrowfield’s new boys, Real Impact, Panzer Division and Scissor Kick.

Doomben Group double for Redoute's Choice

Big race doubles are a feature of the Redoute’s Choice story, but Arrowfield’s champion sire has outdone himself this month with two same-track, same-day Group doubles in a fortnight.

Abbey Marie (Australasian Oaks G1) & Into The Mist (Queen of the South S. G2) obliged at Morphettville on 7 May, and on Saturday 3YOs Kebede & Counterattack added the first Doomben Group race double to Redoute’s Choice’s record.

Kebede completed the first part of a long-term plan for trainer Matthew Dunn and his fellow owners when she strode to victory in the $175,000 BRC The Roses 2000m G2, defeating Sebring Sally and the favourite Imposing Lass.

Dunn said, “She’s done an amazing job and we’ve earmarked this race and the Oaks from the time we bought her. I thought any races she won on the way through to the Oaks would be a bonus.”

Kebede came into the race with solid form, including two Gold Coast wins and a Listed third over increasing distances, but was neglected by punters who let her start at $19. She is now listed as a $12 chance for the $500,000 Queensland Oaks G1 on 4 June.

The 3YO filly is the 133rd stakeswinner by Redoute’s Choice and the 15th stakeswinner to represent him worldwide this season.

Bred by Brent & Judy Hudson and bought by Neil Jenkinson for $80,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Sale, Kebede is out of Champion Chilean 2YO Filly Desert Fight (by Hussonet), making her a full sister of Arrowfield’s freshman sire Panzer Division. Now part of the Arrowfield broodmare band, Desert Fight has a weanling filly by Redoute’s Choice and is in foal to Snitzel.

The Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross is proving sensational, throwing four Group winners (dual Group 1 winner Majmu, Kebede, Panzer Division & Honesty Prevails) and Group-placed Regatta Rebel from only eight named foals.

Like Kebede, Counterattack has an accomplished sibling and a Group 1 target at Eagle Farm in June. The half-brother of dual Goup 1 winner Red Tracer booked a berth in the $1.5 million Stradbroke H. G1 on 11 June when he overcame a wide trip to win the $125,000 BRC Fred Best Classic 1350m G3.

Jockey James MacDonald likes his chances. “He was strong through the line at the end of 1350 metres today and he’s right on track for the Stradbroke.

“You need a horse with plenty of strength to win that race and he’s exactly the right type especially with the big weight drop in his favour.”

Counterattack’s super-consistent record this season for owner-breeders Geoff & Mary Grimish and trainer Chris Waller also includes two Listed wins in Sydney and a third in the Coolmore Stud S. G1 last Spring.

Arrowfield announces 2016 service fees

Arrowfield Stud has today announced the service fees for the 12 stallions on its 2016 roster.

Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt head the roster in the wake of their outstanding racetrack and sales results this season.

Redoute’s Choice, sire of his 28th Group 1 winner last month and three seven-figure colts at last week’s Inglis Easter Sale where he had 20 yearlings average $573,250, stands at an unchanged fee of $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal).

Snitzel joins his famous sire at the same fee, $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal) after supplying five million-dollar yearlings in 2016 and the sale-toppers at all three major Australian auctions. Already responsible for seven Group 1 winners, he has added five new stakeswinners to his record since 1 January.

Australia’s current leading active sire Not A Single Doubt has posted 10 stakeswinners this season, including three Group 1 winners, and demand for his yearlings has driven their prices up to the $850,000 paid for the Colorado Claire colt at Inglis Easter. His 2016 fee has been set at $71,500 inc. GST (Live Foal).

Three new stallions join the Arrowfield roster in 2016. Top-class sprinter-miler Real Impact a Group 1 winner in Australia & Japan, is the first son of the great Deep Impact to stand in this part of the world. His first season fee is $19,250 inc. GST.

Two exceptionally handsome sons of Redoute’s Choice join their sire with all the credentials to emulate the success of Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt & Beneteau.

Scissor Kick earned a world ranking as a 3YO with Group victories in the ATC Up and Coming S. G3 & ATC Eskimo Prince S. G3, a Listed win, the unluckiest of Group 1 seconds in the ATC Golden Rose Stakes and defeats of Delectation, Srikandi, Terravista and Rubick. Closely related to Champion Sire Dansili, Scissor Kick will stand his first season at $16,500 inc. GST.

Panzer Division also made his mark at three, defeating Shooting To Win to claim the ATC Ming Dynasty H. G3 and, at only his fourth career start, achieving a Timeform rating of 120 when fifth in the weight-for-age ATC George Main S. G1, won by Sacred Falls.  A son of Hussonet’s champion 2YO daughter Desert Fight, Panzer Division’s first season fee is $9,900 inc. GST. 

Dubai World Cup champion Animal Kingdom, whose first yearlings have sold up to $310,000 this year, will stand at $27,500 inc. GST.  The same fee applies to six-time Group 1 winner & New Zealand Horse of the Year Dundeel, whose first yearlings will sell in 2017.

Smart Missile, already sire of stakes-winning 2YO Sassy ‘N’ Smart and Group-placed Smart Amelia from his first crop, has averaged more than six times his fee at Magic Millions and Inglis Easter. One of Australia’s most popular young sires, he is again available at $22,000 inc. GST.

Al Shaqab Racing’s multiple Group 1-winning European sprinter-miler Olympic Glory was very well-supported in 2015 and will serve his second book of mares at an unchanged fee of $19,250 inc. GST.

Manhattan Rain has proved his versatility this season as the sire of brilliant Group 2 juvenile winner Scarlet Rain, 3YOs Man of Choice & Promise To Reign (Group 1 & Group 2-placed respectively at 2000 metres) and stakes-winning sprinter Wild Rain. His Inglis Easter Session 1 & Magic Millions Book 1 yearlings have averaged nine times his 2016 fee of $16,500 inc. GST.

Proven Group 1 sire Charge Forward’s top-priced yearling in 2016 made $210,000 and his Magic Millions Book 1 average is 14 times his new fee of $11,000 inc. GST. 

Arrowfield Stud Chairman John Messara says, “These 12 stallions represent the best lines of Danehill and the best outcross options we can source for Australian & New Zealand breeders.

“Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt continue to write a spectacular father-and-sons story on the track and in the ring.

“We believe our three new stallions are priced very attractively. Real Impact offers breeders their first opportunity to use a world-class son of Deep Impact for less than $20,000, while Scissor Kick and Panzer Division are great prospects to repeat the success of Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau who began their careers at similar fees.”

The service fees for Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt are all now payable upon a Live Foal.

Animal Kingdom, Charge Forward, Dundeel, Manhattan Rain, Olympic Glory, Panzer Division, Real Impact, Scissor Kick & Smart Missile stand on a Free Return basis, subject to conditions including the full payment of fees by 31 May 2017.

The Arrowfield stallions and their 2016 fees, all including GST, are:

ANIMAL KINGDOM (Leroidesanimaux)

$27,500

CHARGE FORWARD (Red Ransom)

$11,000

DUNDEEL (High Chaparral)

$27,500

MANHATTAN RAIN (Encosta De Lago)

$16,500

NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (Redoute’s Choice)

$71,500

OLYMPIC GLORY (Choisir)

$19,250

PANZER DIVISION (Redoute’s Choice)

$9,900

REAL IMPACT (Deep Impact)

$19,250

REDOUTE’S CHOICE (Danehill)

$110,000

SCISSOR KICK (Redoute’s Choice)

$16,500

SMART MISSILE (Fastnet Rock)

$22,000

SNITZEL (Redoute’s Choice)

$110,000

 

Three new stallions for Arrowfield

Arrowfield Stud has today announced the three exciting new stallions joining its 2016 Roster:  the multiple Group 1-winning sprinter-miler Real Impact, and Scissor Kick & Panzer Division, both Group-winning sons of Redoute’s Choice.

John Messara, Arrowfield’s Chairman, says, “These additions to the Arrowfield roster reflect our twin strategies of sourcing effective international outcrosses for Australian breeders while still pursuing the strongest branches of the Danehill sire-line.

“We are delighted to secure a top-drawer son of Japan’s dominant sire Deep Impact that has demonstrated his racing class in Australian conditions, against our best milers. Scissor Kick and Panzer Division offer all the physical, genetic and racing attributes required to build the Redoute’s Choice legacy, alongside Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt, and to fill the gap left by Beneteau.”

REAL IMPACT (Deep Impact -Tokio Reality by Meadowlake)
Click here for Real Impact’s web page.

Real Impact, by the great Deep Impact, was already established as one of Japan’s best milers before coming to Australia last season to contest The Championships. His two Australian starts yielded a tremendous first-up win in the Group 1 ATC George Ryder Stakes defeating Criterion. He was then a brave, but luckless second in the Group 1 ATC Doncaster starting from Barrier 18 and giving 4kg to the winner Kermadec. 

Real Impact displayed his ability early in the world breeding and racing powerhouse of Japan.  From three starts at two, he won sensationally on debut and was twice second in Group 1 and Group 2 company – beaten only by Japan’s Champion 2YO Colt Grand Prix Boss. At just his sixth race start he won the Group 1 Tokyo Yasuda Kinen over 1600 metres in a staggering 1:32 flat, the first 3YO ever to win the race, rated among the World’s Best Group One Races.

Awarded a Timeform rating of 124, Real Impact retired to stud with five wins, five placings and $5.6 million prizemoney and is currently serving his first book of mares at Shadai Stallion Station.

SCISSOR KICK (Redoute’s Choice-Back Pass by Quest For Fame)
Click here for Scissor Kick’s web page.

Scissor Kick was an impressive juvenile winner before establishing himself among Australia’s best colts in a stellar 3YO season. In the Spring he won the ATC Rosebud H. 1200m LR, then defeated Panzer Division and Shooting To Win in the ATC Up and Coming S. 1300m G3.  At his next start he was a narrow and game second to Hallowed Crown in the Group 1 Golden Rose over 1400m after a torrid four-wide trip, and again defeating Shooting To Win.

Scissor Kick’s Autumn 3YO campaign began with success in the ATC Eskimo Prince S. 1200mG3, beating subsequent Group 1 winners Delectation and Kermadec. After a brief let-up due to a virus, he then joined Dissident, Wandjina & Chautauqua to complete the top four, with Group 1 winners Terravista and Lucky Hussler among the beaten brigade, in the ATC All Aged S. G1, rated Australia’s best 1400-metre race over the past three years.
 
As an exceptionally handsome and very fast son of dominant sire of sires Redoute’s Choice (Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Stratum, Beneteau, etc), Scissor Kick is a desirable asset for any stallion roster.  However, he significantly also hails from the sire-producing female family of Danehill’s leading European son Dansili, the sire of over 100 stakeswinners and 19 Group 1 winners.

PANZER DIVISION (Redoute’s Choice-Desert Fight by Hussonet)
Click here for Panzer Division’s web page.
Panzer Division progressed from an impressive debut 2YO win to Group 3 success over 1400m at Randwick as a Spring 3YO defeating Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win.  At only his fourth career start he was fifth in the weight-for-age ATC George Main S. 1600m G1 to Sacred Falls and Royal Descent.

That performance earned him a Timeform rating of 120 and his Autumn prospects looked bright, but injury forced an end to his career.  He nonetheless defeated the likes of Group 1 winners Boban, Lucia Valentina and Delectation in a career that spanned just seven starts.

Trainer Paul Messara says, “Panzer Division is close to the perfect thoroughbred horse on conformation and presence, he’s a stunning individual.   He also had a huge amount of ability and we had high aspirations for him, but his career was cut short by injury in the Hobartville Stakes.”

Panzer Division is out of dual Group 1 winner Desert Fight, Champion 2YO Filly in Chile, by champion sire Hussonet, also a leading broodmare sire of Blue Diamond G1 winner Extreme Choice (by Not A Single Doubt) and champion filly Majmu (by Redoute’s Choice).

The 2016 service fees for the Arrowfield roster, including Real Impact, Scissor Kick & Panzer Division, will be announced on Monday 11 April.  For more information please contact Jon Freyer, Andy Williams or Peter Jenkins.

 

Hobartville Stakes

 

The charismatic bay colt (ex Back Pass by Quest for Fame) was a $200,000 Paul Messara purchase from the Broadwater Thoroughbreds draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale and is raced by his breeder Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing in partnership with Arrowfield.

Scissor Kick and his stakes-winning brother Sharkbite are grandsons of a half-sister to the great broodmare Hasili (dam of four Group 1 winners by Danehill), Arrive (dam of Danehill’s champion daughter Promising Lead) and Dissemble (dam of Animal Kingdom’s sire Leroidesanimaux).

Back Pass died in 2014 but has a 2YO daughter, cleverly named Rebound, in training with Lee & Anthony Freedman, and a yearling colt by High Chaparral catalogued for April’s Inglis Easter Sale.

Raced by Arrowfield and Wayne Cadman, Panzer Division was bred by Brent & Judy Hudson from the Hussonet mare Desert Fight, a dual Group 1 winner and Champion 2YO Filly in Chile, and he was purchased for $120,000 by Paul Messara at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Desert Fight has a 2YO sister to Panzer Division and returns to Redoute’s Choice this Spring.

Hampton Court is the first foal of Canadian stakeswinner Roses ‘N’ Wine (by Broken Vow), from the family of champion Makybe Diva and Group 2 winner Musket (also by Redoute’s Choice).

Purchased for $500,000 by John Warren Bloodstock  from the Milburn Creek draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale, he is raced by a group of owners that includes the Muirs, James Packer and Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones.

Hampton Court won his third start as a 2YO, ran fourth in Bachman’s Schweppervescence H. G3 and progressed steadily to his first black type success in last weekend’s ATC Dulcify Quality H. LR. His record now reads three wins and more than $360,000 from 9 starts.

Hampton Court is the fourth Group 1 winner bred by Milburn Creek, after Redoute’s Dancer (also by Redoute’s Choice), Sizzling (by Snitzel) and Once Were Wild (by Johannesburg). The Muirs also enjoyed Group 1 success as owners of the grand mare Secret Admirer (2010 ATC Flight S. G1 & 2011 ATC Epsom H. G1).

Roses ‘N’ Wine has a yearling colt by Snitzel and is foaling again to him this Spring.