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.”
|11||B.||Filly||Deep Impact (JPN)||Alverta||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|17||B.||Filly||Redoute's Choice||Angel of Mercy||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|21||B.||Colt||Frankel (GB)||Aqua Bella (GB)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|25||B.||Filly||Snitzel||Asterix (JPN)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|26||Br.||Filly||So You Think (NZ)||Astral Flower (GB)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|32||B.||Filly||Snitzel||Azmiyna (IRE)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|35||B.||Colt||Lord Kanaloa (JPN)||Bariloche (JPN)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|41||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Belle Giselle||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|70||Br.||Filly||Deep Impact (JPN)||Charming Estelle||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|89||B.||Colt||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Defender||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|101||Ch.||Colt||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Double Ranga||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|103||B.||Filly||Redoute's Choice||Dream Date||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|130||Ch.||Filly||Snitzel||Fictional Account (IRE)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|182||B.||Colt||Dundeel (NZ)||Joy Ride||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|191||B. or Br.||Colt||Redoute's Choice||Kneeling||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|198||B.||Colt||Redoute's Choice||Lago Ovation||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|199||B. or Br.||Filly||Redoute's Choice||Lahana||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|203||B.||Filly||Olympic Glory (IRE)||Let's Make Adeal||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|239||B.||Filly||Snitzel||Miss Match (ARG)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|241||B.||Colt||Snitzel||Miss Sharapova (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|257||B.||Colt||Not a Single Doubt||My Prerogative||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|259||B.||Colt||Redoute's Choice||National Colour (SAF)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|311||B.||Filly||Snitzel||Quiet Maggy (USA)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|329||B.||Filly||Snitzel||Rose of Kentucky||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|347||Ch.||Filly||Snitzel||Senator Beck (USA)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|358||B.||Colt||Redoute's Choice||Silla Regalis||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|373||B.||Colt||Dundeel (NZ)||Sport Chic||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|378||Ch.||Colt||Not a Single Doubt||Star Pupil||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|400||B.||Colt||Fastnet Rock||The Broken Shore||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|401||B.||Filly||Snitzel||The Darling One||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|403||B. or Br.||Colt||Redoute's Choice||Top Cuban||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|405||B.||Filly||Epiphaneia (JPN)||Travessia (JPN)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|409||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Tuusula||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|417||B.||Colt||Snitzel||Vaayala (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|418||B.||Filly||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Vadaiyma (FR)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|426||B.||Filly||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Victory Party (USA)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|442||B. or Br.||Filly||Deep Impact (JPN)||You're So Good (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|452||B. or Br.||Filly||Pierro||Illusionary||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|460||B.||Filly||Redoute's Choice||Mandistana (FR)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|461||B.||Colt||Dundeel (NZ)||Manhattan Mam||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|462||B.||Filly||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Mardi||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|465||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Michikabu (IRE)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|469||B.||Filly||Olympic Glory (IRE)||Ocean Challenger||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|478||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Pyrography||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|480||B.||Colt||Olympic Glory (IRE)||Ready Magic||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|482||B.||Colt||Dundeel (NZ)||Salutations||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|491||B.||Colt||Sebring||So Divine (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|495||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Sylvaner (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|514||Ch.||Filly||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Bianca (NZ)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|523||B.||Colt||Olympic Glory (IRE)||Certain Promise (USA)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|
|526||B.||Filly||Dundeel (NZ)||Darvaza (USA)||Arrowfield Stud, Scone|