Arrowfield's strong record in Inglis Races

Ahead of the first Inglis Sale at the company’s new Riverside Stables at Warwick Farm in Sydney, it’s timely to review the record of Arrowfield graduates in the Inglis Race Series.

Arrowfield sells at the Inglis Classic and Easter Sales in 2018, with horses that would previously have been offered at Melbourne Premier now appearing in the Stud’s Classic consignment. All these yearlings will be eligible for the $8 million Inglis Race Series, for  horses which have been offered for sale through the ring at any Inglis Select eligible horse Sale.

Nine Arrowfield graduates appear on the list of Inglis Race winners since 2011 and several of them progressed to higher honours after their sale-related successes:

GRADUATE

YEAR
& INGLIS SALE

PRICE & BUYER

INGLIS RACE WIN 

OVERALL RECORD
& STATUS

GUNNISON
Not A Single Doubt-Colorado Claire

 2016 Easter

$850,000
James Harron

$50,000 Bonus Lightning Ridge Plate

G2 winner at two, $196,000; sold $1.4m, in 2017; now in HK  

AZAZEL
Snitzel-Allariza

 2016 Melbourne

$310,000
McEvoy Mitchell 

$250,000 2YO Inglis Banner RL

City winner at 3, $260,150; active  

LADY JIVAGO*
Beneteau-Hussterics

2014 Classic

$14,000
Dr Ule Crossan

$250,000 2YO Inglis Classic RL

City winner at 3, $291,840; active 

ODYSSEY MOON
Snitzel-Run to the Moon

 2014 Classic

$25,000
Adam Cook 

$250,000 2YO Inglis Nursery RL

G1-placed at 2, G3 winner at 4, $723,275; at stud 

GOLD FORCE
Flying Spur-Blue Note

 2013 Melbourne

$140,000
John Chalmers

$250,000 2YO Inglis Premier RL

2 wins, $183,470; retired 

CRACK A ROADIE
Charge Forward-Road to Damascus

2012 Melbourne 

$40,000
Stephen Theodore 

$250,000 2YO Inglis Banner RL

G3-placed at 2, $177,000; died at 3 

SNITZERLAND
Snitzel-Monte Rosa

2011 Melbourne

$125,000
Darby Racing 

$250,000 2YO Inglis Premier

GW & G1-placed at 2; multiple GW at 3; G1 winner at 4, $1.9 million; at stud 
ROAD TRIPPIN’
Charge Forward-Road to Damascus

2011 Melbourne  $22,000
Stephen Theodore 
$50,000 3YO Inglis Bonus  G2-placed at 2, city winner at 3, SW at 4, $454,065; retired
 
TINSZELDA
Snitzel-Kirby’s Song

2011 Scone  $19,000
Rod Northam
$100,000 2YO Inglis Challenge  3 wins at 2, $131,700; at stud

*Lady Jivago was sold by Arrowfield as a weanling to Luskin Park Stud which then re-sold her as a yearling.

Arrowfield’s 33-lot Classic Sale draft includes three yearlings each by Charge Forward & Not A Single Doubt and two relatives of Gunnison (Lot 506 & 635), as well as quality individuals by Animal Kingdom, Dundeel, Olympic Glory & Smart Missile.

View the Arrowfield draft for the 2018 Inglis Classic Sale here.

Charge Forward in a class of his own

Looking for a Group 1 sire standing for less than $20,000, who averaged more than $100,000 at both the Magic Millions (Book 1) and Inglis Easter Sales in 2015?

That search produces just one result: Charge Forward.

His eight yearlings sold at Australia’s two major sales averaged $115,000, with a top price of $180,000 for the Laissez Faire colt bought at Magic Millions by Tony Gollan & John Foote from the Arrowfield draft.

It’s surely no co-incidence that this colt and the next two most profitable Charge Forward yearlings sold in 2015 are all out of Danehill-line mares.

Charge Forward’s statistics show that he’s sired 7.1% Stakeswinners/Runners from Danehill or Danehill-line mares.

To put that figure in perspective, only Redoute’s Choice among last season’s top 10 active Australian sires have a better lifetime strike rate from all his runners. And all of the stallions in that group are standing at considerably higher fees than Charge Forward.

In all, 17 of Charge Forward’s 29 stakes performers are from Danehill-line mares, and 12 of them either won or placed in stakes company as juveniles. 

It’s a pattern that started early, when Charge Forward’s first-crop daughter Headway (ex Chatelaine by Flying Spur) emerged as his first stakeswinner and progressed to victory in the VRC Coolmore Stud S. G1. She has been followed by another four stakeswinners out of Flying Spur mares, notably the brothers Road Trippin’ & Crack A Roadie who together earned around ten times their combined purchase price. 

Brilliant Group-winning sprinter Solar Charged, from a Danehill mare, appeared in Charge Forward’s second crop, and then came the Group winners Cavalry Rose, Direct Charge & London Lolly whose dams are by three different Danehill sons (Danske, Redoute’s Choice & Lion Hunter).

It’s the same story with several of Charge Forward’s six-figure earners last season: First Light Racing’s multiple city winner Face Forward (ex Endearment by Danehill), Moonee Valley winners Pathways & stakes-placed Fast Cash (both out of Choisir mares) and Singapore winner Good News (ex Rezyana by Redoute’s Choice).

However, it’s a rare rule that doesn’t generate exceptions and Charge Forward’s success isn’t limited to Danehill-line mares. Dual Group 1 winner Response, Group 2 winner Shrapnel and last season’s two-time Group 3 winner Slightly Sweet are from mares by Match Winner, Snippets & Dubai Destination.

In the past couple of years, daughters of Charge Forward have made a splash at broodmare sales, as breeders seek outcross mates for stallions with Danehill close up in their pedigrees. Cavalry Rose & Solar Charged each made $650,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Sale, and at the same sale this year Response, in foal to Snitzel, was knocked down for $1.5 million to Katsumi Yoshida.

It’s a pair of talented 4YO mares that are likely to lead Charge Forward’s team this Spring and fittingly, they are both Jason Coyle-trained homebreds for the family of the late Phillip Esplin, a founding director of Arrowfield and the breeder of Charge Forward.

Something Secret (from juvenile stakeswinner Secret Land by Secret Savings) has made a very good impression in provincial company, winning at Wyong & Gosford last month.

Slightly Sweet already has two Group victories on her eight-start record and is about a fortnight away from a trial after returning from her winter break in superb order.

Gai Waterhouse’s 2YOs include what she describes as a “nice colt” called Tribal (ex Mozambique by Redoute’s Choice) for Ron & Deb Gilbert. The Gilberts have already achieved success with Charge Forward as the breeders of Shrapnel, a two-time Group winner, and twice Group 1-placed at three.

 

New stakeswinner for Charge Forward & Arrowfield

Popular Cranbourne trainer Stephen Theodore expressed his jubilation after his stable’s latest big win very simply on Twitter: “road trippin, road trippin, road trippin…”

And Road Trippin’ it was who made the trip to Hobart to claim the lion’s share of the $100,000 prizemoney offered for this evening’s TRC Thomas Lyons S. 1400m LR.

The admirable 4YO son of Charge Forward and Road To Damascus boosted the records of his sire (he’s Charge Forward’s 12th stakeswinner) and his dam (he’s her second stakeswinner from three named foals).

He’s stakeswinner No. 45 from a Flying Spur mare and the fifth black type winner bred on the Charge Forward/Flying Spur cross.

Road Trippin’ completes a quartet of stakeswinners from Arrowfield’s 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier draft, following Group 2 winners Snitzerland & Flying Snitzel, and multiple Singapore stakeswinner Stepitup.

Purchased by Theodore for $22,500, Road Trippin’ is raced by Chris Alsemgeest, Trevor Christian, Mathew Cox, Ken Fagan, Luke Galliott, Geoff Kemp, Trent Murphy, Hit The Line Racing and Frank & Shirley Welsford. They didn’t have to wait long to get their money back: Road Trippin’ earned almost $77,000 as a juvenile and was Group 2-placed behind All Too Hard at Flemington.

He earned twice that amount at three with a couple of city wins, the Albury Guineas, a Listed Race placing and a brave 5th in the Caulfield Guineas.

This season Road Trippin’ has won twice, placed four times and taken his career earnings close to $370,000. He will remain in Tasmania to run in the George Adams Plate LR at the Launceston Cup meeting on 26 February.

Most of Road Trippin’s owners stumped up again at the 2012 Inglis Premier Sale when Theodore bid $40,000 for Road Trippin’s full brother Crack A Roadie, who earned stakeswinner status and $177,000 in three starts before his premature death.

Last year much the same group returned to Arrowfield’s Inglis Premier draft and paid $60,000 for the pair’s half-brother by Manhattan Rain. Road To Damascus, a winning half-sister to Group 1 winners Bluebird The Word & Porto Roca, does not have a current yearling, but she foaled an All American filly last Spring and is in foal to Animal Kingdom.

It’s been an excellent week for Charge Forward, also represented by the city winners On Strike (Moonee Valley last Friday) & Almighty Charge (Randwick last Saturday), and the promising 2YO filly London Lolly, second at Moonee Valley this evening.

Five yearlings by the brilliant son of Red Ransom are catalogued for next month’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, among them a filly and colt in the Arrowfield draft.