Arrowfield Stud
Slipper glory for Arrowfield graduate Estijaab (pic: Bronwen Healy)

There’s a compelling reason for buyers to focus the their search for a Group 1 winner on Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter consignment at the spectacular new Riverside Stables. In the past five years alone, buyers have found 10 Group 1 winners in Arrowfield’s yearling drafts. Seven of them were offered at Inglis Easter, a group headed by Sheikh Hamdan’s history-making full-brothers Rafeef & Mustaaqeem.

Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter Class of 2017 has already opened its account, thanks to Estijaab, winner of the ATC Reisling S. G2.

The Stud’s offering at this year’s Easter Sale features 21 lots by Australia’s leading stallion dynasty, three-time Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and his best sire sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt. No sire has made a bigger impact on Australian racing in the past 12 months than Arrowfield’s superstar Snitzel. He sealed the 2017 General Sires’ Premiership with a new Australian earnings record of $16.2 million and a record-equalling tally of 26 stakeswinners. Eight months into the 2017/18 season, Snitzel has passed the $19 million mark and his 23 stakes-winners are led by Triple Crown’s Everest conqueror & Group 1 winner Redzel.

Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer picks out some likely Easter Sale stars, starting with a Snitzel filly and colt.

Lot 25, the Snitzel-Asterix filly is “a medium-sized, very well-made filly so typical of the best Snitzel fillies like Snitzerland.

The Snitzel-Vaayala colt, Lot 417 is “a very strong, attractive colt in the Redoute's Choice-Danehill mould.”

Not A Single Doubt added his eighth Group 1 winner Mighty Boss (MRC Caulfield Guineas G1) last Spring and reached a half-century of stakeswinners when Faraway Town won the ATC Triscay S. G3 in February.  Arrowfield offers two Not A Single Doubt colts out of young mares, My Prerogative (by I Am Invincible) and Star Pupil (by Starcraft), both with Group 1-producing pedigrees.

A lifetime record of one stakeswinner in every 8 or so of his runners gives any yearling by Redoute’s Choice an immediate tick. Arrowfield has presented almost a third of the Redoute’s Choice Group 1 winners sent through a yearling sale-ring.

Lot 103, the Redoute’s Choice-Dream Date filly, impresses as a “power-packed filly with a deep front and a great hip to her, and so like her three-quarter brother Not A Single Doubt.”

Lot 259, the Redoute’s Choice-National Colour colt “has lovely balance like his two Group 1- winning brothers. Smaller than Rafeef and a bit bigger than Mustaqeem, he's nonetheless cast in the same mould.”

Arrowfield’s young guns Animal Kingdom, Dundeel and first season sire Olympic Glory have 20 yearlings in the draft, a measure of the Stud’s confidence in this trio of champions from the United States, Australia and Europe.  That confidence is already being matched by racetrack results. Animal Kingdom registered his first Group 1 performer downunder, Australian Guineas runner-up Peaceful State, on the same day that Dundeel posted his first stakes performer, 2YO colt Irukandji at Flemington.

Lot 101, the Animal Kingdom-Double Ranga colt is “a big, strong and short-coupled” half-brother to 2YO Group winner Scarlet Rain, and Lot 182, the Dundeel-Joy Ride colt, appeals as a “powerful, well-made and most attractive colt with plenty of size and scope.”

Lot 203, Olympic Glory’s daughter out of Group 3 winner Let’s Make Adeal is “a beautiful filly with a lovely rein, nice leg and a truly elegant head.”

As a full-brother to this season’s dual Group 1-winning filly Shoals and the son of a champion sire out of a half-sister to Redoute’s Choice, Lot 400, the Fastnet Rock colt of The Broken Shore, has “stallion prospect” written all over him. “He’s a masculine, powerful, classy type, with an excellent, purposeful walk and no-nonsense attitude.”

Lot 442, the Deep Impact daughter of You’re So Good, “exudes quality and is very typical of the best Deep Impact fillies with a splash of Savabeel. She's almost black and moves like a panther.”

11B.FillyDeep Impact (JPN)AlvertaArrowfield Stud, Scone
17B.FillyRedoute's ChoiceAngel of MercyArrowfield Stud, Scone
21B.ColtFrankel (GB)Aqua Bella (GB)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
25B.FillySnitzelAsterix (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
26Br.FillySo You Think (NZ)Astral Flower (GB)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
32B.FillySnitzelAzmiyna (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
35B.ColtLord Kanaloa (JPN)Bariloche (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
41B.FillyDundeel (NZ)Belle GiselleArrowfield Stud, Scone
70Br.FillyDeep Impact (JPN)Charming EstelleArrowfield Stud, Scone
89B.ColtAnimal Kingdom (USA)DefenderArrowfield Stud, Scone
101Ch.ColtAnimal Kingdom (USA)Double RangaArrowfield Stud, Scone
103B.FillyRedoute's ChoiceDream DateArrowfield Stud, Scone
130Ch.FillySnitzelFictional Account (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
182B.ColtDundeel (NZ)Joy RideArrowfield Stud, Scone
191B. or Br.ColtRedoute's ChoiceKneelingArrowfield Stud, Scone
198B.ColtRedoute's ChoiceLago OvationArrowfield Stud, Scone
199B. or Br.FillyRedoute's ChoiceLahanaArrowfield Stud, Scone
203B.FillyOlympic Glory (IRE)Let's Make AdealArrowfield Stud, Scone
239B.FillySnitzelMiss Match (ARG)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
241B.ColtSnitzelMiss Sharapova (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
257B.ColtNot a Single DoubtMy PrerogativeArrowfield Stud, Scone
259B.ColtRedoute's ChoiceNational Colour (SAF)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
311B.FillySnitzelQuiet Maggy (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
329B.FillySnitzelRose of KentuckyArrowfield Stud, Scone
347Ch.FillySnitzelSenator Beck (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
358B.ColtRedoute's ChoiceSilla RegalisArrowfield Stud, Scone
373B.ColtDundeel (NZ)Sport ChicArrowfield Stud, Scone
378Ch.ColtNot a Single DoubtStar PupilArrowfield Stud, Scone
400B.ColtFastnet RockThe Broken ShoreArrowfield Stud, Scone
401B.FillySnitzelThe Darling OneArrowfield Stud, Scone
403B. or Br.ColtRedoute's ChoiceTop CubanArrowfield Stud, Scone
405B.FillyEpiphaneia (JPN)Travessia (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
409B.FillyDundeel (NZ)TuusulaArrowfield Stud, Scone
417B.ColtSnitzelVaayala (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
418B.FillyAnimal Kingdom (USA)Vadaiyma (FR)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
426B.FillyAnimal Kingdom (USA)Victory Party (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
442B. or Br.FillyDeep Impact (JPN)You're So Good (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
452B. or Br.FillyPierroIllusionaryArrowfield Stud, Scone
460B.FillyRedoute's ChoiceMandistana (FR)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
461B.ColtDundeel (NZ)Manhattan MamArrowfield Stud, Scone
462B.FillyAnimal Kingdom (USA)MardiArrowfield Stud, Scone
465B.FillyDundeel (NZ)Michikabu (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
469B.FillyOlympic Glory (IRE)Ocean ChallengerArrowfield Stud, Scone
478B.FillyDundeel (NZ)PyrographyArrowfield Stud, Scone
480B.ColtOlympic Glory (IRE)Ready MagicArrowfield Stud, Scone
482B.ColtDundeel (NZ)SalutationsArrowfield Stud, Scone
491B.ColtSebringSo Divine (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
495B.FillyDundeel (NZ)Sylvaner (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
514Ch.FillyAnimal Kingdom (USA)Bianca (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
523B.ColtOlympic Glory (IRE)Certain Promise (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
526B.FillyDundeel (NZ)Darvaza (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone