Arrowfield announces 2019 Stallion Roster & Fees

Arrowfield Stud has announced its 2019 roster including three new stallions and a new fee for exciting young sire Dundeel…

Arrowfield Stud today announced its 2019 roster of 11 stallions headed by Champion Sire Snitzel, whose fee is unchanged at $220,000 inc. GST.

Now with a $6.5 million lead in his bid for a third consecutive Australian Sires’ Premiership, Snitzel continues to achieve exceptional sale-ring returns for breeders, with total yearling sales in the past three years of more than $100 million, including this year’s $2.8 million Inglis Easter sale-topping colt out of Ichihara.

Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara says, “We are delighted with the racecourse and sale-ring results achieved for breeders, vendors, owners and trainers by Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Dundeel over the past 12 months.

“However, we are always mindful of the risks and additional costs of breeding and the highly competitive marketplace we work in, and that shapes our approach to setting fees.”

Messara adds, “This is a pivotal year for us, the first time in two decades that Redoute’s Choice is absent from our roster, and we look back with profound gratitude for all that he contributed to Arrowfield and the industry.

“Our 2019 roster is very much his legacy, with five of his sons and a grandson, and five other outstanding young stallions that 20 years ago even I could not have imagined we would stand at Arrowfield. Collectively, they give us 11 very good reasons to be confident and excited about the future.”

Not A Single Doubt will stand at a fee of $110,000 inc. GST. He has furthered his record as a sire of high-class and versatile performers with 12 stakeswinners in 2018/19, including his ninth Group 1 winner Kenedna. His progeny are keenly sought by buyers who recently paid a career-high average of $528,000 for his 15 Inglis Easter yearlings, among them two million-dollar colts.

Dundeel has stamped himself a potential champion sire in a breakout season of seven stakeswinners from his first 72 runners, including Group 1-winning 2YOs Castelvecchio & Yourdeel, and 3YO Atyaab. The market’s opinion of Dundeel is already clear with a $309,000 average price at Inglis Easter and a top price of $525,000 paid for the Lady Moura filly. Dundeel’s fee is set at $66,000 inc. GST.

Sensational 5-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice-Azmiyna by Galileo) heads a trio of new sires at Arrowfield this year. An unbeaten Group 1 winner at two, The Autumn Sun is the only 3YO to win the Golden Rose and the Caulfield, Randwick & Rosehill Guineas. He will stand his first season at $77,000 inc. GST.

Also joining the Arrowfield roster is Group 1 winner Real Steel (Deep Impact-Loves Only Me by Storm Cat), a descendant of Champion racemare & blue hen Miesque, also the ancestress of Danehill’s Champion 2YO daughter Rumpelstiltskin, Champion Sire Kingmambo and Champion 3YO Filly Alpha Centauri. A debut winner at two, Real Steel capped a stellar career in Japan with his Meydan Dubai Turf G1 victory on World Cup night in 2016. He is currently serving his first book at Shadai Stallion Station and is offered to Australian breeders at a first-season fee of $16,500 inc. GST.

Arrowfield’s third newcomer is, like The Autumn Sun and Flying Spur, Danzero, Not A Single Doubt, Beneteau & Pariah before them, returning home to begin his stallion career. Showtime (Snitzel-Flidais by Timber Country), a full brother to Group 1 winner Sweet Idea, was sold by Arrowfield for $1.1 million at the 2016 Magic Millions Sale and trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes to race in the best company at two and three. Twice successful in Melbourne at Group 2 level including a defeat of Group 1 winners Hartnell, Grunt & Black Heart Bart in the weight-for-age MRC P.B. Lawrence S. G2 (formerly J.J. Liston S.), Showtime was also placed in the ATC All Aged S. G1 and MRC Futurity S. G1. He will stand his first season at $11,000 inc. GST.

The first yearlings by the Group-winning sprinter Scissor Kick (by Redoute’s Choice) have been purchased for up to $150,000 this season by trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Bjorn Baker, Paul Perry & Kim Waugh, syndicators Champion Thoroughbreds, Triple Crown Syndications, Proven Thoroughbreds, Dalziel Racing & Blueblood Thoroughbreds and agents John Foote & Ric Wylie. Scissor Kick’s fourth season fee is $11,000 inc. GST.

Shalaa, Maurice & Mikki Isle all return to Arrowfield this year, and their first Australian yearlings will be offered for sale in 2020.

The fee for Invincible Spirit’s brilliant dual Group 1-winning son Shalaa remains at $33,000 inc. GST, while six-time Group 1 winner and Japanese Horse of the Year Maurice (by Screen Hero) stands at $27,500 inc. GST and Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle (by Deep Impact) is again offered at $13,750 inc. GST.

Group-winning 2YO & 3YO Pariah (by Redoute’s Choice) served a full book of quality mares in his first season and remains at a fee of $22,000 inc. GST.

Real Impact rests after serving his fourth book of mares in Japan. His first Australian yearlings have sold this year for up to $240,000 and their trainers include Paul Perry, Matthew Smith, Brad Widdup, Peter & Paul Snowden, Robert & Luke Price, Clarry Conners and Neville Parnham. Olympic Glory, sire of 21 first-crop 2YO winners in Europe last year, will not shuttle to Arrowfield in 2019.

The 2019 Arrowfield Stallion Roster is:

SNITZEL
Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass

$220,000*

NOT A SINGLE DOUBT
Redoute’s Choice-Singles Bar

$110,000*

THE AUTUMN SUN – New
Redoute’s Choice-Azmiyna

$77,000

DUNDEEL (NZ)
High Chaparral-Stareel

$66,000

SHALAA (IRE)
Invincible Spirit-Ghurra

$33,000

MAURICE (JPN) 
Screen Hero-Mejiro Frances

$27,500

PARIAH
Redoute’s Choice-Secluded

$22,000

REAL STEEL (JPN) – New
Deep Impact-Loves Only Me

$16,500

MIKKI ISLE (JPN)
Deep Impact-Star Isle

$13,750

SCISSOR KICK
Redoute’s Choice-Back Pass

$11,000

SHOWTIME – New
Snitzel-Flidais

$11,000

All Fees inc. GST.
* = Live Foal Terms

 

Open House

2019 Arrowfield Stallion Open House

We warmly invite you to visit Arrowfield Stud in August to inspect our 11 magnificent stallions,
including freshmen The Autumn Sun, Real Steel & Showtime, 
finalise your 2019 breeding decisions and enjoy great chat, coffee & food
in the beautiful surrounds of one of the world’s best thoroughbred stud farms.
Please RSVP using the form below to assist us with catering.
Our 2019 Open House program is:

Friday 23rd August

9am – 11am (full stallion parade at 9.30am)
2pm – 4pm (full parade at 2.30pm)

Saturday 24th August

9am – 11am (full parade at 9.30am)
2pm – 4pm (full parade at 2.30pm)

Sunday 25th August

9am – 11.30am (full parade at 10.00am)

All welcome

Please complete the form to confirm your attendance
or email celia.cole@arrowfield.com.au
For more information please call (02) 9909 5555.

Pariah's brother stars at Randwick trials

There was more than usual interest in Melik’s first appearance at the Randwick trials on Tuesday and he obliged with a quality performance.

The $2.5 million son of Redoute’s Choice and Secluded ran home strongly in the 735-metre trial to  score by 4.8 lengths in 42.98 – the last and fastest of five 2YO trials held over 735 metres on the Heavy8 track.

Watch Melik win his first trial at Randwick.

Melik was bought from the 2017 Arrowfield draft at Inglis Easter by Tim Stakemire for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, with Arrowfield retaining a share in him. Like his year-older brother Pariah, he is trained by Peter & Paul Snowden.

It’s early days, but Melik’s display of natural racing ability is a good omen for Pariah, now standing at Arrowfield after a Group-winning career at two and three.

Talented younger siblings also feature in the pedigrees of  Arrowfield’s Champion Sires Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel.

The Group 1 successes of Platinum Scissors and Manhattan Rain supplied further evidence of the genetic strength that has powered the extraordinary career of Redoute’s Choice.

 Ditto Snitzel’s three-quarter brother Hinchinbrook who was, like Pariah, a Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed, and is now a leading young sire.

Arrowfield Announces 2018 Service Fees

Arrowfield Stud today announced the service fees for the Stud’s 2018 roster headed by dominant Champion Sire Snitzel, and with Group-winning 2YO & 3YO Pariah joining the Stud’s powerful line-up of Redoute’s Choice sons.

Snitzel: Australia’s Champion Sire 2017 & 2018

After a record-breaking performance to win the General, 2YO & 3YO Sires’ Premierships in 2016/17, Snitzel is setting new Australian benchmarks again this season with $26 million prizemoney and 25 stakeswinners, including Group 1 winners Trapeze Artist, Redzel, Russian Revolution and Golden Slipper winner Estijaab.

Demand for Snitzel’s yearlings has risen accordingly, resulting in ten $1 million-plus yearlings this season, and a 2018 major sale average of just over $500,000.

Snitzel’s 2018 fee has been set at $220,000 inc. GST.

Pariah (Redoute’s Choice-Secluded by Hussonet) will join his sire’s dynasty at Arrowfield as a dual Group winner, Blue Diamond S. G1 runner-up and the second top-rated 2YO colt of his year. His fee is $22,000 inc. GST.

James Harron, who bought Pariah as a yearling and managed his racing career, says,

“Our mission at the yearling sales is find stallions of the future, and Pariah’s profile was impeccable.

“Physically he was a truly outstanding yearling, by the pre-eminent sire of sires in Redoute’s Choice and from an exceptional colonial speed family. He fits all of our criteria as a hugely exciting stallion prospect and we will be supporting him heavily at stud with top-class mares.”

Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara says,

“Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau – all by Redoute’s Choice, all outstanding 2YOs and all outstanding sires. Pariah is in the same mould and we are excited to stand him.”

Group 1 winner Shamal Wind and Group winners Petits Filous, Real Stolle and Scarlet Rain are among the 60 mares that have already been committed to Pariah’s first book by his strong shareholder group.

Redoute’s Choice himself will be available to a strictly limited book of mares at $137,500 inc. GST. The three-time Champion Sire is an asset anywhere he appears in a pedigree, as the sire of 32 Group 1 winners, 76 million-dollar yearlings and ten Group 1-siring sons, and damsire of 70 stakeswinners, including this season’s Classic-winning colts Ace High, D’Argento, Kementari and Levendi.

The superbly consistent leading sire Not A Single Doubt’s fee has been set at $99,000 inc. GST. His 14 stakeswinners this season, among them Caulfield Guineas G1 winner Mighty Boss, are close to a career-best tally.  Breeders continue to be well-rewarded for their Not a Single Doubt yearlings, which have achieved a major sale average of almost $300,000 over the past two years, and sold up to $1.05 million this year.

Irukandji (by Dundeel) trained by Team Hawkes wins the Schweppervescence (Group 3) at Rosehill

Classic and weight-for-age champion Dundeel has already thrown Group 3 winner Irukandji from his first crop of 2YOs, and his second-crop yearlings have sold up to $500,000. His fee is unchanged at $27,500 inc. GST.  

Buyers have clearly liked the first yearlings by Champion sprinter-miler Olympic Glory, paying an average of six times his fee for them, with $600,000 and $400,000 paid for his top-priced colt and filly. His 2018 fee is $16,500 inc. GST.

LOT 675, OLYMPIC GLORY colt out of DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN. Sold by Arrowfield Stud for $600,000 to Katsumi Joshida, Japan.

Deep Impact’s top-class son Real Impact will stand his third season at an unchanged fee of $19,250 inc. GST.  Dual Group winner Scissor Kick stands again at $16,500 inc. GST.  Both stallions have left very attractive first foals and their first Australian yearlings will be offered at 2019 sales.

Fees for the three international champions Arrowfield launched last year are all unchanged: 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).

The full 2018 Arrowfield Stallion Roster is:

SNITZEL* 
Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass

$220,000

REDOUTE’S CHOICE* 
Danehill- Shantha’s Choice

$137,500

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

$99,000

MAURICE (JPN) 
Screen Hero-Mejiro Frances

$33,000

SHALAA (IRE)
Invincible Spirit-Ghurra

$33,000

DUNDEEL (NZ)
High Chaparral-Stareel

$27,500

PARIAH – New
Redoute’s Choice-Secluded

$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)
Deep Impact-Star Isle

$13,750

All Fees inc. GST.
* = Live Foal Terms

Menari magnificent in Run to the Rose

A quality field in Saturday’s $200,000 ATC Run to the Rose 1200m G2 unveiled a genuine star as Corumbene Stud’s magnificent colt Menari led home a Snitzel-Redoute’s Choice-Snitzel trifecta.

The pace was hot from the start as Perast took up the lead from Menari with Pariah settling in third. Perast kept going gamely into the straight, but Menari took control in the final 250 metres to win by 1.5 lengths in 1:08.59 from the gritty Pariah, with Perast the same margin away in third.

Watch Menari win the ATC Run to the Rose G2.

Menari’s jockey Josh Parr said, “Look at the size of the horse. It is just phenomenal to ride an animal like this. His turn of foot is second to none.”

Trainer Gerald Ryan’s suggestion a month ago that Menari was an Everest prospect now looks prescient, but the $1 million Golden Rose G1 on 23 September is the obvious interim target.

After today’s race Ryan said, “I was lucky enough to have a horse like Snitzel who I thought was a very good horse, then I had Snitzerland, then along came Rubick, who you never saw the best of, but this horse, what he showed us in the Autumn before he raced I thought this is a fair dinkum genuine horse.

“The way he worked last Friday morning, I reckon there’s only been two other horses I’ve clocked sectionals as quick as him and that’s been Chautauqua and All Too Hard when they were flying. He burnt the track last Friday.”

Pariah’s jockey Blake Shinn welcomes a Golden Rose re-match with Menari, saying, “He ran really well, had a lovely run behind the winner. Travelled beautifully, just maybe the weight swing, Menari had 1kg difference, in saying that full credit to the winner he was too good on the day, but level weights at 1400 metres in the Golden Rose, it’s going to be an exciting race.”

Menari is raced by George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud which bred him from Isurava (by General Nediym), a stakes-winning juvenile and sister to Group 2 winner Ichihara, from the family of champion stayer Tie The Knot. 

Mr Altomonte has also placed Menari’s 2YO full sister Sweet Ava with Gerald Ryan, and Isurava is due to produce a Not A Single Doubt foal this Spring.

After today’s Group 2 successes by Russian Revolution and Menari, Snitzel’s stakes record in the first 40 days of this season stands at 8 winners of nine Group and Listed Races.

Pariah shines in San Domenico Stakes

Star 3YO colt Pariah heads the betting for next month’s Golden Rose G1 after his commanding win in Saturday’s $150,000 ATC San Domenico S. 1100m G3.

It was the perfect campaign opener for the son of Redoute’s Choice, who won last season’s ATC Canonbury S. G3 on debut and was runner-up in the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1. His jump from gate 9 required skilful direction by jockey Blake Shinn who quickly slipped Pariah through to the fence as the hot pace Taking Aim and Condor Heroes stretched the field out.

Eased out around the turn, Pariah drove through stylishly to master the challenging Madeenaty, sprint clear over the final 200 metres and score by a length from the fast-finishing Chauffeur (by Snitzel) and Jorda.

Watch Pariah win the ATC San Domenico S. G3.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden confirmed afterwards that the $1 million Golden Rose Stakes G1 on 23 September is Pariah’s first Spring goal.

“He’ll run in the Run To The Rose and then obviously the Golden Rose…hopefully we can tick that box and then we can really think about what his future holds.

“After that 1400-metre run we’ll determine what avenue we take with him, if we do press onto the mile or look at The Everest or freshen up for the Coolmore.

“They’re certainly good things to be thinking about.”

Bred by the partnership of Arrowfield, John Leaver, David Paradice and Paul Favretto, Pariah is the first foal of the city-winning Hussonet mare Secluded, which makes him a three-quarter brother to dual Group 1 winner Melito (also by Redoute’s Choice).

The colt was bought for $700,000 from Arrowfield’s 2016 Inglis Easter draft by James Harron for a group of owners including Belinda Bateman, Rob & Donna Love, Fergus Doyle, John & Fran Ingham and Steve Gillard. Arrowfield returned to Pariah’s ownership in April this year after buying a 50% interest in the colt, along with the standing rights for his future stud career.

Pariah’s full brother, already named Melik, was Australia’s top-priced yearling of 2017, selling for $2.5 million from Arrowfield at Inglis Easter to Tim Stakemire for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum. Secluded visits Redoute’s Choice again this Spring.

Pariah was among 18 worldwide stakeswinners last season for three-time Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and is one of five Group winners from only 13 named foals bred on the electric Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross.

Redoute's Choice keeps building the legend

No-one can accuse Redoute’s Choice of slacking off while his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt went about their spectacular, history-making business in 2016/17.

Redoute’s Choice kept relentlessly busy, compiling stakes wins in every month of the season, from Great Esteem’s Heatherlie S. LR at Caulfield on 28 August, to the Prix Chloe G3 in France on 9 July, won by his 149th lifetime stakeswinner, 3YO filly Ibiza.

His progeny have won at least 20 stakes races in all but two seasons of his career, and in 2016/17 eighteen of them won 22 stakes races worldwide – 13 in Australia, 4 in South Africa, two in France, two in New Zealand and one in Hong Kong.  Sixteen of these victories were at Group level.

They included a new piece of history for his own record, a rare Group 1 double on the same 6 May card at Turffontein by Sheikh Hamdan’s full brothers 4YO Rafeef (now retired to stud) and scintillating 2YO Mustaaqeem. This sibling double took their Champion Sire’s tally of Group 1 winners to 32 and his superlative record in South Africa to five Group 1 winners from only 29 runners.

Group 3 successes by Ibiza and Gold Luck opened the stakes account of Redoute’s Choice’s first European-conceived crop. Back home, Pariah (in Australia) & Ardrossan (in New Zealand) joined Mustaaqeem to give him a lifetime total of 36 juvenile stakeswinners. All three colts remain in training this season.

Near the end of the season smart 5YO sprinter Thewizardoz became the second Hong Kong stakeswinner for Redoute’s Choice when he won the Premier Cup G3 over 1400 metres.

And in Western Australia, the sterling 7YO sprinter Rock Magic won many fans with a Listed win, three Group wins and third & fourth placings in Group 1 company. Also in the West, two daughters of Redoute’s Choice, Royal Star and Very Tempting, claimed the Natasha S. LR and WA Oaks G3 for owner-breeders Bob & Sandra Peters.

Racetrack results, his sons’ stud success and a quality offering fuelled a powerful demand for yearlings by Redoute’s Choice. The $1.3 million Ballet Blue colt shared top billing at Magic Millions, and three months later the full brother to Pariah commanded the year’s top price of $2.5 million at Inglis Easter.

Along with the $1.8 million half-sister to English and the $1 million half-brother to Dundeel, they took Redoute’s Choice’s career total of million-dollar yearlings to 74, a group that has already produced three Group 1 winners: Samantha Miss, Master Of Design & Mustaaqeem.

Redoute’s Choice finished in 12th spot on the Australian General Sires’ Premiership, leaving it to Snitzel (1st), Not A Single Doubt (5th) and the deceased Stratum (10th) to give him a dominant presence in the top ten.

Most significantly, Snitzel’s first Premiership, following those of Redoute’s Choice (2006, 2010 & 2014) and Danehill’s nine titles, completed a three-generation sequence of Champion Sires that is without precedent in Australian thoroughbred history.

Daughters of Redoute’s Choice secured his fifth-place finish on the Broodmare Sires’ list with $12.1 million prizemoney and 10 stakeswinners. They included his fifth and sixth Group 1 winners as a damsire, Inference (ATC Randwick Guineas G1) and The Mission (ATC Champagne S. G1). 

Snitzel’s first stallion Premiership and his new fee of $176,000 inc. GST mark a generational shift on the Arrowfield roster, initiated more than a decade ago by John Messara’s prescient decision to stand two sons from the first two crops of Redoute’s Choice.

However, as the Millennials are discovering in the human world, generational shifts are gradual rather than abrupt and, like the Baby Boomers, Redoute’s Choice remains a potent force in Australian breeding & racing.

Fully booked at a fee of $110,000 inc. GST and with around 330 Australian 2YOs, yearlings and 2017 foals to come, Danehill’s greatest sire son has many stories yet to add to his remarkable legend. 

Snowdens enjoy a Group 1 season with Snitzel

Peter & Paul Snowden didn’t need to wait for 31 July to celebrate Snitzel’s first stallion Premiership. They were celebrating all season long as the trainers of five of his stakeswinners, including three of his five Group 1 winners in 2016/17.

Racing Manager Jackson Beirs says, “We’re very fortunate our clients, including James Harron and his ownership group, Sheikh Khalifa, Triple Crown and the partnership between Newgate, SF Bloodstock, China Horse Club, Matthew Sandblom and Winstar, provide us with such high quality horses.

“The three Group 1 wins are the obvious highlights. Russian Revolution’s Galaxy was an extremely tough win, beating the older horses. It was one of the bright moments of the year.”

“Invader’s Sires’ win was very special. He’s a stable favourite, the little engine that could, he danced every dance.”

5YO Redzel became Snitzel’s leading earner for the season when he took out the Doomben 10,000 G1 on 13 May.

“That was great, all the guys love him, nothing was going to get past Redzel that day.  He had a meteoric rise after Peter and Paul found the key to him, and just let him run.

“Redzel’s Group One was a very satisfying result for Triple Crown who were early fans of Snitzel with Hot Snitzel and Flying Snitzel.  They’re a perfect example of why syndication works, getting people into well-bred horses at affordable prices so they can compete against the richest owners and have a chance to win.”

Detective, who won a Flemington Listed Race last Spring, has been sold to Hong Kong, but Snitzel’s final stakeswinner of the season, Calanda will be seen this Spring, after a brief break. “He’s a beautiful, quiet horse who enjoys his racing.”

Beirs is clear about what makes Snitzel’s progeny so successful.

“They’re just nice horses to be around, there’s no fuss with them, they eat, sleep and do their work. And they’re really sound and durable, which is so important for Australian racing.“

The Snowden stable has a “whole heap of Snitzels” among their just-turned 2YOs including a quartet of  nice colts out of Ultimate Fever (by Gold Fever), Quench The Thirst (by Encosta de Lago), Good Weekend (by Hussonet) and Bondi Blonde (by Red Ransom).

Beirs says of the Quench The Thirst colt, now named Munich, “I really like him, he’s very tractable, and looks a very natural type of athlete, not huge but very strong.”

Other Snowden stars now in Hong Kong are Inglis 3YO Guineas (R ) LR winner France (by Redoute’s Choice) and Todman S. G2 winner Gunnison (by Not A Single Doubt), whose Snitzel three-quarter sister is among the stable’s new 2YOs.

Also in the Snowden kindergarten are three Not A Single Doubt colts – one from Imoto, bought by James Harron, one from Golden Edict (now named Legislation), bought by the Newgate/China Horse Club partnership, and the More Stories colt for Triple Crown Syndications.

Redoute’s Choice keeps a significant presence in the stable too, thanks to last season’s highly rated juvenile Pariah, whose ownership now includes Arrowfield and Pinecliff Racing, Pariah’s $2.5 million 2YO brother, and the $1.3 million colt out of Ballet Blue. 

Kia Ora Stud’s 5YO mare Ravi (Redoute’s Choice-Mambo In Freeport), winner of the BRC Just Now S. LR and twice Group-placed in 2016/17, has stayed in training with the aim of adding more black type to her pedigree page.

Jackson Beirs says, “It was a toss-up whether to retire her or not, but she drew a succession of bad gates last season and was very unlucky to only win one stakes race. She has that lovely Redoute’s Choice quality and has furnished into a beautiful mare.”

Given the progress with maturity made by Redoute’s Choice mares such as Abidewithme, Bonaria, Dystopia, Girl Gone Rockin’, She’s Clean and Sister Madly, Ravi joins the long list of Snowden-trained performers to watch this Spring. 

Arrowfield launches Maurice in Japanese style

Arrowfield launched international champion Maurice on the Stud’s 2017 roster with a Japanese-themed cocktail evening at the Stud’s Inglis Easter marquee on Wednesday evening.

Maurice’s owner Mrs Kazumi Yoshida and her husband, celebrated owner and breeder Katsumi Yoshida, were special guests at the event to mark the addition of Japan’s 2015 Horse of the Year to the Arrowfield line-up.

Maurice is one of three Japanese stars shuttling to the Hunter Valley farm this coming season. Japanese and Australian Group 1 winner Real Impact (by multiple champion sire Deep Impact) returns to Arrowfield for his second Southern Hemisphere season, after serving 134 mares here in 2016.

Like Maurice, Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle (also by Deep Impact) will make the trip to Australia for the first time this year.

Arrowfield Chairman John Messara welcomed guests and introduced Maurice and the two sons of Deep Impact with video clips and a presentation describing the extrardinary rise of Japanese breeding and racing over the past four decades.

Katsumi Yoshida is sending Maurice the cream of his wonderful broodmare band, including two-time Horse of the Year & 7-time Group 1 winner Gentildonna; Horse of the Year Buena Vista; Champion Filly Harp Star; Champion Filly Sinhalite; and dual Group 1 winner Verxina. Arrowfield has committed close to 40 of its best stakes-winning and stakes-producing mares for Maurice’s Australian book.

Maurice will stand his first season at Arrowfield at a fee of $33,000 inc. GST.

John Messara also announced the news that Arrowfield has secured a 50% interest in the Group-winning 2YO colt Pariah (Redoute’s Choice-Secluded by Hussonet), along with the standing rights for his future stud career. Pariah will now race for a partnership of Arrowfield with James Harron Bloodstock Colts and all his current owners, and will continue to be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden.

Pariah was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock for $700,000 from Arrowfield Stud’s 2016 Inglis Easter draft. Arrowfield has already had great success with home-bred and graduate colts, among them Champion Sire Flying Spur and leading sires Beneteau and Not A Single Doubt.

Arrowfield is the leading vendor by aggregate after Day 2 of the Inglis Easter Sale and ended the day on a high note, when the Snitzel filly from dual Group 1 winner Response (by Charge Forward) was knocked down to Emirates Park for $1.7 million. The filly was bred by Katsumi Yoshida and the mare is part of his long-standing joint venture with Arrowfield.

With the final selling session to be conducted on Thursday, the sale’s average is $354,044, median $270,00 and gross $79,660,000 with a healthy clearance rate of 81 per cent.

Arrowfield buys interest in star 2YO colt

Arrowfield Stud has acquired a 50% interest in Australia’s top-rated 2YO colt Pariah (Redoute’s Choice-Secluded by Hussonet) along with the standing rights for his future stud career. He will now race for a partnership of Arrowfield with James Harron Bloodstock Colts and all his current owners, and will continue to be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden. 

An outstanding physical type, Pariah was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock for $700,000 from Arrowfield Stud’s 2016 Inglis Easter draft.

His class was evident at first asking in January when he won the ATC Canonbury S. G3 on debut in a race record time, followed two weeks later by an unlucky second in the MRC Blue Diamond Prelude G3.

Those performances earned Pariah favouritism for the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1 and he put up a tremendous performance to justify it. Despite a wide draw, he quickened at the top of the straight to put daylight on his rivals, and was caught only in the shadow of the post.

Pariah is Timeform’s second top-rated Australian 2YO colt with a figure of 118, ahead of Summer Passage (117), Chauffeur and Trapeze Artist (both rated 115).

James Harron says, “I’m delighted to finalise arrangements for Pariah to join the Redoute’s Choice stallion dynasty at Arrowfield. He’s the complete package of physique, precocity, pedigree and performance, and I’m certain that what he has shown us as a two-year-old is only the beginning.”

Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara says, “We are very pleased to secure Pariah as a high-class son of the sire of sires Redoute’s Choice, and look forward to launching him on our roster alongside Australia’s leading sire Snitzel and last season’s leading active sire Not A Single Doubt, when his racing career is concluded.

“Arrowfield has achieved notable success with stallions we’ve bred and either sold and bought back, or raced before their stud careers. Golden Slipper winner and champion sire Flying Spur and brilliant Redoute’s Choice sons Beneteau and Not A Single Doubt are all in that category.

“Like those horses, Pariah is among Australia’s very best two-year-olds of his generation. He’s also a sensational type, a three-quarter brother to Group 1 winner Melito and is bred on the Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross which has left five Group winners from only ten foals.”