REAL IMPACT (JPN)(Deep Impact-Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake)
Arrowfield Stud, NSW. Fee: $19,250

Real Impact Overview

The fastest son of Japan’s globally significant supersire Deep Impact, Real Impact made exactly that, a real impact, at his first Australian appearance. It was no soft introduction either, because he lined up after a 12-week break and fresh out of quarantine in the 2015 ATC George Ryder S. G1, rated one of the world’s very best Group 1 races, and won by Champions such as Winx, Pierro, Weekend Hussler, Lonhro, Emancipation and Manikato.

Real Impact’s victory was worthy of such an illustrious history. He won the start from gate 12, set a strong pace in front and dug very deep indeed to hold out a strong challenge from Criterion, with Kermadec third and Royal Descent, Shooting To Win and Sacred Falls behind them.

It was a performance that surprised no-one familiar with Real Impact’s form in Japan, where he was the rated inferior only to champion Grand Prix Boss at two and became the only 3YO ever to win the 1600-metre Yasuda Kinen G1, at his sixth start. That earned Real Impact top ranking in Japan’s 3YO category up to 1600 metres.

Real Impact’s Doncaster Mile G1 second at his second and final Australian start, splitting Kermadec and Royal Descent, and giving the winner 4kg, was enough to confirm his Timeform rating of 124 and jockey James McDonald’s assessment, “He’s an awesome horse.”

Real Impact has 9 colts and 9 fillies catalogued for MMGC 2019 to be offered by Arrowfield Stud, Baramul Stud, Edinglassie Stud, Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Musk Creek Farm & Westbury Stud. They include a half-sister to Group 1 winner Reaan, half-brothers to G1-placed SW Sebring Sun & Group-placed 3YO Dealmaker, daughters of Group winners Aliyana Tilde and Cat By The Tale and relatives of Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler, Champion Epiphaneia, Group 1 winners Soqrat, Road To Rock, Snowland, She’s A Meanie & Better Lucky and leading sire Not A Single Doubt.

Real Impact Pedigree

b. 2002
blk. 1986
blk. 1969
b. 1975
b. 1991
br. 1980
b. 1977
ch. 1994
ch. 1983
b. 1969
ch. 1972
ch. 1978
b. 1964
b. 1970
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Real Impact Freshman Yearlings

36Br. or Blk.CGraphitic GagaToolooganvale Farm, Scone2019 Inglis Easter Yearling
209CFBrooms (AUS)Jorson Farm South Burnett Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
65B.CBeautiful BunsBalius Farm, Darnum2019 Inglis Melb Prem
83Br.CBondedVinery Stud, Scone, NSW2019 Inglis Melb Prem
140Br. or Blk.CDeloriRosemont Stud, Gnarwarre2019 Inglis Melb Prem
197B.CGioeGilgai Farm, Nagambie2019 Inglis Melb Prem
323B. or Br.CMiss ShamrockDaisy Hill, Doreen2019 Inglis Melb Prem
342B. or Br.CMy ThrillerRangal Park Stud, Euroa2019 Inglis Melb Prem
572B.FCassini ContestYarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour2019 Inglis Melb Prem
585B.CDarting (NZ)Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa2019 Inglis Melb Prem
759Ch.FSonata Queen (NZ)Rangal Park Stud, Euroa2019 Inglis Melb Prem
91BFMoonsong (AUS)Western Breeders Alliance2019 MM Perth
14B.CWintourTorryburn Stud, Torryburn2019 Inglis Classic
26B.FAccomplishmentArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
128B.FArtsletAlexia Fraser Bloodstock, Warwick, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
145B.FBec Said No CreditFairview Park Stud, Grose Wold2019 Inglis Classic
173Ch.CBunda GrandeTorryburn Stud, Torryburn2019 Inglis Classic
421B.CKipsangNewhaven Park, Boorowa2019 Inglis Classic
441Br.FLaissez FaireArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
458B.CLodore FallsArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
463B.CLovely Rita (NZ)Two Bays Farm, Flinders, Vic2019 Inglis Classic
478Ch.FMadison CountyArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
479Br.CMadison ParkMonarch Stud, Muswellbrook2019 Inglis Classic
531Ch.CMontclairMonarch Stud, Muswellbrook2019 Inglis Classic
539B.FMortonArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
557B.CNerianiMusk Creek Farm, Flinders, Vic2019 Inglis Classic
571Ch.COnly RosesArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
610B.FPoutingArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
649B.CRedoute's SecretTwin Hills Stud, Cootamundra2019 Inglis Classic
661B.CRock SuccessFernrigg Farm, Denman2019 Inglis Classic
733Br.FStatuetteArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
831B.CBindiyaRiversdale, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
934B.CMiss BroadwayMurrulla Stud, Wingen2019 Inglis Classic
975B.FScatcatHolbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
1002Br.FTell TaleMane Lodge, Sutton2019 Inglis Classic
475BFThink MoneyHallmark Stud2019 NZB NYSS
490BCTrickBradbury Park2019 NZB NYSS
785BFLatvian AmberRich Hill Stud2019 NZB NYSS
64BFRibe (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
154CCSoleil Royale (AUS)Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
171BCSport Chic (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
231BCTimeless Choice (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
337BFAliyana Tilde (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
361BFAny Other Day (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
443CFCat by the Tale (USA)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
501BCDarby's Bid (AUS)Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
606BFFustaan (AUS)Musk Creek Farm Flinders Vic2019 MM Gold Coast
758BFLove is Fickle (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
829GCMoonlight Hussey (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
898BFAl Samoud (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
900BFAlexandrova (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
975BCForest City Girl (USA)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
985BCGold Mission (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
1015CCKirovskaya (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
1022BrFLune Rouge (USA)Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
1074BCRose Bay (AUS)Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ2019 MM Gold Coast

Real Impact BR News

  • Arrowfield Shuttlers Feature At JRHA Select Sale

    Tue, 2 Jul 2019

    Meanwhile, Real Impact has two fillies and a colt in the Yearling Session of next week’s JRHA Select Sale, but is not represented in the Foal Session. With rising 2YOs & yearlings and foals-to-come in Australia, Real Impact spearheads Arrowfield’s Japanese stallion project, pursued on its 2019 roster by Horse of the Year Maurice & Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle, whose first Australian yearlings sell in 2020, and newcomer Dubai Gr1 winner Real Steel. Maurice and Mikki Isle are well-represented with their first Japanese yearlings and second-crop foals in the JRHA Select Sale scheduled for Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July.


    Champion Maurice (pic: Raymond Ho)
  • Immediate Impact By George Ryder Stakes Winner

    Tue, 25 Jun 2019

    Meanwhile, Gr1 George Ryder Stakes winner Real Impact (Deep Impact) is taking a break from the southern shuttle run this year, however his first-crop Japanese 2YOs are making sure he stays on Australia’s radar. Also runner-up in the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap, he opened his account modestly when the filly Honey Rin won her May debut at Monbetsu, on the secondary NAR racing circuit. Then In the Movie, Real Impact’s first runner on the main Japan Racing Association (JRA) circuit finished runner-up at Tokyo on 8 June. Eight days later Silk Racing’s colt Try For went one better, winning a 1400m Newcomer Race at Tokyo, followed on 22 June by another Silk Racing juvenile, Lauda Sion, who scored easily over 1200 metres at Hanshin. A day later on Sunday 23 June, another Real Impact 2YO on debut, Close To Me, was third over 1600 metres on Gr1 Takarazuka Kinen day at Tokyo. It’s early in Japan’s 2YO racing season, but nevertheless encouraging to see Real Impact  with 3 winners from 10 runners and joining two other Deep Impact sons, Kizuna and World Ace, to fill the top three spots on the First Season Sires’ list. That augurs well for the Deep Impact sons on Arrowfield’s 2019 roster, Champion Sprinter Miler Mikki Isle (first yearlings sell in 2020) and Dubai Turf G1 winner Real Steel (standing his first season this Spring). Real Impact’s first Australian yearlings sold for up to $240,000 this season and their trainers include Snowden Racing, Bjorn Baker, Clarry Conners, Paul Perry, Matthew Smith, Matt Cumani & Joe Pride.

    Real Impact

    Real Impact defeats Criterion (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Neorealism For Oaklands Stud

    Tue, 14 May 2019

    Successful in Hong Kong’s Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup over local elite level winners Werther and Pakistan Star, Japanese Gr2 winner Neorealism will retire to stand at Queensland’s Oaklands Stud this season. Set to provide breeders with a tremendous outcross, Neorealism is a son of Sunday Silence’s Neo Universe and is a three quarter brother to dual hemisphere Gr1 winning stallion Real Impact who has been shuttling to the Hunter Valley’s Arrowfield Stud. Both Real Impact and Neorealism, as well as two other stakes performers, are from the top producing Meadowlake mare Tokio Reality. One of a handful of internationals invited for last year’s Gr.1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, the stallion didn’t make the trip, but in a coup for Queensland, he will stand his first season at $9,900. “We are thrilled to be able to stand a horse as well-bred and internationally performed as Neorealism,” Oaklands Stud’s Neville Stewart said. “He has the attributes to develop into a successful sire and he is a great addition to the sire ranks in Queensland. The horse is a wonderful individual, very strong, perfectly put together and has a great temperament. Neorealism will not only be supported by Oaklands, but a syndicate of Japanese breeders will also retain interests in the entire and he will get every chance at stud."

  • Dundeel's Dealmaker Has Stamina On His Side

    Fri, 10 May 2019

    The Chris Waller-trained Dealmaker (Dundeel), a last start second in the Gr2 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) behind Savabeel’s The Chosen One, looks the one to beat in Saturday’s Gr3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m), with the 3YO colt then likely to progress on towards the Gr1 Queensland Derby (2400m). While beaten at his most two recent starts over the trip of Saturday’s race, the winners of those races The Autumn Sun and The Chosen One are clearly lengths better than anything he will meet in the Rough Habit Plate. Out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Sport Chic, a half-sister to the Gr2-winning Foxwedge mare Alassio, Dealmaker’s pedigree traces back to many staying black type winners and his sire being a multiple Gr1 winner at 2000m an above, plus Redoute’s Choice being the broodmare sire of Ace High, Levendi, D’Argento, Arcadia Queen and Extra Brut – all Gr1 winners at 1800m plus, everything looks right on track for Dealmaker. One of the hardest to beat could come from the Frank Packer Plate third placegetter Purple Sector (Pins), from the family of Hill Of Grace and Renewable, while the Steven O’Dea-trained The Golden Hind (Tavistock) was a last start nine and three quarter length winner over 1600m. Purchased from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for $160,000, Dealmaker has a full-brother named Dunoon in the David Payne stable, and a yearling by Japanese Gr1 winner Real Impact that was sold at this year’s Magic Millions for just $55,000 to Riyue Trading Pty.

  • HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale on Sunday

    Tue, 7 May 2019

    In the immediate future, sales attention now moves to Scone on Sunday for the annual HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale, for which 204 yearlings have been catalogued. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. The sale will begin at White Park at 10am this Sunday, May 12. Inspections begin from 8.30am at White Park on Saturday.

    So You Think

    So You Think is represented at the Scone Yearling Sale (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Mon, 1 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Largest Ever Inglis Classic Catalogue Offered

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019

    This year's quality Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is the largest ever offered. It contains relations to 76 stakes-winners including Gr1 winners such as Youngstar, Your Song, Under the Louvre, In Her Time, Headway, Long John, Questing New and Signify. There are also progeny of 103 stakes winning mares, including 10 who are Gr1 winners. In terms of stallion representation, there are progeny of 110 sires including Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Zoustar, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness and Choisir.  Among the freshman yearling sires are progeny by 22 young stallions such as Vancouver, Pride of Dubai, Exosphere, Press Statement, No Nay Never, Super One, Rich Enuff, Bull Point, Contributer, Criterion, Headwater, Kermadec, Outreach, Panzer Division and Real Impact. To view the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.

  • Fierce Impact Wins Gr3 Summer Cup

    Wed, 2 Jan 2019

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    At Randwick in Sydney, Japan’s global phenomenan Deep Impact (Sunday Silence-Wind in Her Hair, by Alzao) added an Australian group race quinella, albeit the first two home were at vastly different ends of the market. With favoured My Nordic Hero putting in one of the worst runs of his career after spending all of the race out the back, imported Japanese gelding Satono Rasen tried to make every post a winner at $71, and was only pegged back in the last 100 metres of the $161,000 Gr3 Summer Cup (2000m) when beaten a-length by 5YO entire Fierce Impact (Deep Impact-Keiai Gerbera, by Smarty Jones), while 7YO gelding Life Less Ordinary ran his usual honest race after conceding weight to all. Fierce Impact was originally sold for ¥71,280,000 to key European agent David Redvers as a weanling at the 2014 JRHA Sale, and then again for £120,000 to his trainer Matthew Smith at the 2017 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale. In the money in 6 of his 7 Australian starts, Fierce Impact now has 3 wins & 6 placings from 14 starts for $239,115 in earnings. The result was also a timely reminder for followers of Deep Impact and his sons at stud about the first crop of Australian yearlings selling by Arrowfield Stud’s Real Impact (Deep Impact), winner of both the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes in Sydney and Gr1 Tokyo Yasuda Kinen in Japan.

    Fierce Impact

    Fierce Impact claims the Gr3 Summer Cup (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Outstanding National Sale Supplementary Catalogues Online

    Thu, 17 May 2018

    The upcoming 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Sale has been further enhanced with the supplementary catalogues released for the weanling and broodmare auctions. Thirteen youngsters have been supplemented to the National Weanling Sale boosting that auction to 555 catalogued lots. The newest additions to the weanling auction include youngsters by Dissident, Exceed and Excel, Hallowed Crown, I Am Invincible, Lonhro, Pierro, Pride of Dubai, Real Impact, Smart Missile, Street Boss and Vancouver. Opportunities will flow through to the National Broodmare Sale with 77 lots joining the catalogue. Among the late entries are stakes winning race fillies and maiden mares Jameka, Coldplay, Concealer, Flying Jess, Savoureux, Astara, Pure Pride and Fox Swift. Stakes winning mares Shamal Wind, Zennista, Artistry, Moozoon and Marianne also head to the sale after being covered last spring. Click here to view the National Weanling Sale supplementary catalogue and click here to view the additional lots for the National Broodmare Sale.

  • Arrowfield Announces 2018 Service Fees

    Tue, 24 Apr 2018

    Arrowfield Stud today announced the service fees for the Stud’s 2018 roster headed by dominant Champion Sire Snitzel, with Group-winning 2YO & 3YO Pariah (see separate item above) joining the Stud’s powerful line-up of Redoute’s Choice sons. The 2018 sire complement (with comments) includes:

    • 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 stakes-winners, including Gr1 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 (LFT).
    • 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. Pariah's fee is $22,000 inc GST.
    • Redoute's Choice himself will be available to a strictly limited book of mares at $137,500 inc GST (LFT). The three-time Champion Sire is an asset anywhere he appears in a pedigree, as the sire of 32 Gr1 winners, 76 million-dollar yearlings and ten Gr1-siring sons, and damsire of 70 stakes-winners, 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 (LFT). His 14 stakes-winners 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. 
    • 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. Dundeel's 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. Olympic Glory's 2018 fee is $16,500 inc GST.
    • 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).
  • Aust Broodmare & Weanling Sale Catalogue Released

    Thu, 15 Mar 2018

    The catalogue for the 2018 Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale is now available online. A total of 649 Lots - comprising 483 broodmares and 166 weanlings - have been catalogued for the sale, which will bring to an end a huge fortnight of Inglis sales. The weanlings include those by leading sires such as I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon, Pierro, Brazen Beau, Choisir, Foxwedge, Hinchinbrook, Nicconi, So You Think and Star Witness as well as the first offerings for the likes of Criterion, Bull Point, Headwater, Kermadec, Press Statement, Real Impact, Scissor Kick and Vancouver. There are also mares in foal to the likes of Lonhro, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Vancouver, Choisir and Hinchinbrook and First Season Sires like Winning Rupert, Star Turn, Sooboog, Odyssey Moon, Maurice and Extreme Choice. The Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale will be held at Riverside Stables from Sunday 15 April until Tuesday 17 April. Click here to view catalogue.

  • Tosen Stardom Highlights Deep Impact Case

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017

    The outstanding performance by top weight Tosen Stardom in Saturday's $500,000 Gr1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield has strengthened the case for backing the Deep Impact sire-line in Australia. Arrowfield stands the only two Group 1-winning sons of Deep Impact available to breeders outside Japan, namely Real Impact, whose first Australian foals are arriving this Spring, and Japan's 2016 Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle, serving his first book of Australian mares. Bred and still part-owned by Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Racing, Tosen Stardom is Deep Impact's second Group 1 winner from only three Australian runners. The pioneer was Real Impact who competed at The Championships in 2015 winning the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes and finishing a close second in the Gr1 Doncaster. Deep Impact's superstar status in Japan is well-established, but his international record, from around 30 runners outside Japan, is equally imposing. Seven of them are Group 1 winners: Gentildonna (Dubai), A Shin Hikari (France & Hong Kong), Beauty Parlour (France), Real Steel & Vivlos (Dubai), as well as Real Impact and Tosen Stardom. Deep Impact is well on the way to securing his sixth Japanese Sires' premiership with 18 stakes winners and almost $A53 million prize money. Echoing Snitzel's category dominance in Australia last season, Deep Impact is also heading the 2YO and 3YO Sires' tables.

  • Arrowfield Shuttlers Join Locals Ahead Of Parades

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017

    Meanwhile, all of Arrowfield's 2017 shuttle stallions have now arrived at the Hunter Valley farm, ready to parade for guests and visitors at next week's Open House. Champion European 2YO colt Shalaa arrived first from Haras de Bouqeutot in France, while last week’s arrivals are Animal Kingdom, soon to serve his fourth Australian book; Real Impact, making his second trip south; and newcomers Maurice & Mikki Isle. Fittingly, dual Gr1 winner Real Impact arrived only a few days after his first Arrowfield foal was born – out of the Flying Spur mare Laissez Faire from the family of Colorado Claire (dam of Gunnison), Lunaspur (dam of Moonovermanhattan) and Bubble Below (dam of Lucky Bubbles). Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice and 2016 Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle complete Arrowfield's triumvirate of Japanese superstars and will serve their first Australian mares this Spring. Real Impact & Mikki Isle are the only sons of Japanese super-sire Deep Impact standing in Australia. Arrowfield Stud’s stallion parades feature its 12-stallion roster headed by Champion Sires Redoute's Choice & Snitzel during 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.

    Mikki Isle

    Mikki Isle has arrived from Japan
  • Turangga Farm Dispersal Sale This Sunday

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    There are only two days to go until the Turangga Farm Unreserved Dispersal of In-Foal Mares sale at White Park, Scone. Commencing at midday this Sunday, 23 July, the sale will see 92 Lots offered comprising 52 mares, 28 weanlings, 3 yearlings, 7 race fillies, and 2 teaser ponies. The weanling draft includes lots by proven sires Sebring, Hinchinbrook, Testa Rossa, Manhattan Rain and Lonhro, as well as young sires such as All Too Hard, Your Song, Hallowed Crown, Rubick, and Toronado. Among the weanlings are siblings to top class performers such as Fighting Sun, My Emotion, Midnight Minx, and I Have No Fear. The mare dispersal contains ten stakes performers including Tenant's Tiara, Torah, Niagara Falls and Brilliant Bisc, whose first yearling fetched $1m at the Easter Yearling Sale earlier this year; siblings to Written Tycoon, Rocha, Rena's Lady and Crowned Glory; and the dams of Headway, Kanga's Eye, Believe Yourself, and Violate. The broodmares have been served by some of Australia's leading sires including Sebring, Pierro, Foxwedge, Reset, Artie Schiller, Testa Rossa and More Than Ready, as well as up-and-coming young stallions including All Too Hard, Zoustar, Pierro, Nicconi, Dundeel, Real Impact, Exosphere, Hallowed Crown, and Vancouver. All Lots will be available for inspection at White Park from 1pm today (Friday) and 8.30am Friday and Saturday mornings. Click here to view the catalogue.

  • Neorealism Wins Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup

    Mon, 1 May 2017

    At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, 6YO Japanese entire Neorealism (Neo Universe-Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake), a three-quarter-brother to Arrowfield Stud stallion Real Impact, scored by a neck for trainer Noriyuki Hori in the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m), defeating the fast finishing Pakistan Star & defending champion Werther. Jockey Joao Moreira, who claimed a 5-win haul on the day, celebrated his first win in the HK$20 million feature. “When you win a race like this for the first time, it is always special,” Moreira told the South China Morning Post. Neorealism improved his record to 8 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr1 Kyoto Mile Championship) from 19 starts for ¥397,006,150 in earnings.

  • Arrowfield Announce 2017 Fees

    Mon, 10 Apr 2017

    Following on from the news that Redoute’s Choice has recorded his 144th stakes winner and his first from his first European-conceived crop with 3YO filly Gold Luck – a half-sister to champion French mare Goldikova – winning the Gr3 Prix Vanteaux (9 furlongs) at Chantilly overnight, Arrowfield Stud have announced their stallion fees for the 2017 season (all fees include GST). The roster is:

    • Snitzel - $176,000
    • Redoute’s Choice - $137,500
    • Not a Single Doubt - $88,000
    • Maurice - $33,000
    • Shalaa - $33,000
    • Animal Kingdom - $27,500
    • Dundeel - $27,500
    • Smart Missile - $22,000
    • Real Impact - $19,250
    • Olympic Glory - $16,500
    • Scissor Kick - $16,500
    • Mikki Isle - $13,750
    • Panzer Division - $9,900
  • Arrowfield Launches Maurice in Style

    Fri, 7 Apr 2017

    Arrowfield launched six-time Gr1 winning superstar Maurice (Screen Hero-Mejiro Frances, by Carnegie) on its 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 Gr1 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. The third is Champion Sprinter-Miler Mikki Isle (also by Deep Impact) who will make the trip to Australia for the first time this year. 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. He will stand his first season at Arrowfield at a fee of $33,000 inc GST.

  • Champion Mikki Isle to Join Arrowfield Roster

    Wed, 29 Mar 2017

    Arrowfield has announced that Japan's Champion Sprinter & Miler of 2016 Mikki Isle will join its roster for the 2017 season. The handsome son of Japanese supersire Deep Impact won eight races, including two 1600m Gr1 events, for more than $A6 million prize money. Mikki Isle fulfilled the promise of his juvenile season establishing himself as Japan's top-rated 3YO miler with victory in the Gr1 Tokyo NHK Mile Cup in a brilliantly fast time of 1:33.2. Mikki Isle's subsequent performances confirmed the quality of his speed. He was placed in consecutive runnings of the Gr1 Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen, and was second in last year's Gr1 Nakayama Sprinters Stakes – all over 1200m. He then sealed his championship honours with a defiant, all-the-way victory in last November's Gr1 Kyoto Mile Championship. Bred by Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, Mikki Isle is out of the Rock of Gibraltar mare Star Isle, a grand-daughter of three-time US Gr1 juvenile winner Stella Madrid, who defeated champion filly Go For Wand in the Gr1 Frizette Stakes at Blemont. Now serving his first book of mares at Shadai Stallion Station, Mikki Isle will join Real Impact, also a dual Gr1-winning son of Deep Impact, on this year's shuttle run to Arrowfield, which has acquired an interest in both horses. Arrowfield will announce its 2017 stallion service fees after the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

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    Mikki Isle (image courtesy: Arrowfield Stud)
  • Star Offerings At JRHA July Select Sale

    Wed, 25 May 2016

    Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has announced 248 yearlings and 243 foals will be offered at the annual JRHA Select Sale on Monday 11th July and Tuesday 12th July at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Past graduates of the JRHA Select Sale include Just A Way, the first Japanese horse to top the international ranking's when crowned the 2014 World's Best racehorse; Japan Cup winner Epiphaneia; ill-fated Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti; and Real Impact, winner of the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes and who now stands at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley. This year's sale will feature colts and fillies by top sires Deep Impact, Dansili, Heart's Cry, King Kamehameha, Daiwa Major, Manhattan Cafe, Screen Hero, Empire Maker, Harbinger, and Kurofune. In addition, the first crop by Orfevre, Lord Kanaloa, and Novellist are featured in the yearling session, while the first crop by Just a Way, the world highest rated horse in 2014, will be offered at the foal session. Some of the interesting lots from an Australian perspective are:

    Hip 19: a yearling colt by Deep Impact out of Gr1 Australian Guineas & Australian Derby winner Shamrocker;

    Hip 115: a yearling colt by Lord Kanaloa out of Gr1 Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed;

    Hip 437: a foal colt by Orfevre out of Gr1 Australian Guineas & Australian Derby winner Shamrocker;

    Hip 446: a foal colt by Lord Kanaloa out of Gr1 New Zealand Oaks winner More Than Sacred.

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