SCISSOR KICK (AUS)(Redoute's Choice-Back Pass, by Quest for Fame)
Arrowfield Stud, NSW. Fee: $16,500

Scissor Kick Overview

As a strikingly handsome son of the great Redoute’s Choice (already responsible for 10 Group 1 sires), and closely related to champion sire Dansili, Scissor Kick had plenty going for him before he stepped onto the track. After a city 2YO success he progressed immediately to claim the ATC Rosebud H. LR and ATC Up and Coming S. G3, before a heart-stoppingly brave second to Hallowed Crown in the ATC Golden Rose S. G1, his fifth start.

An even more impressive version of Scissor Kick returned for his Autumn campaign and after his sparkling ATC Eskimo Prince S. G3 victory – defeating subsequent Group 1 winners Delectation and Kermadec - trainer Paul Messara said, "He's outstanding, always has been right through. This is as good as any horse I've ever had." That’s quite a statement from the trainer of multiple international Group 1 winner Ortensia and Alverta (STC Coolmore Classic G1 and 3rd, Newmarket July Cup G1).

An ill-timed virus denied Scissor Kick his place in the Royal Randwick Guineas G1 field, but he recovered to run fourth in the ATC All Aged S. G1 behind Horse of the Year Dissident, Wandjina and Champion Sprinter Chautauqua, a bare length from the winner. Scissor Kick’s 3YO Timeform rating of 121 ranks him the equal of Dissident & Hinchinbrook, and above Merchant Navy & Russian Revolution at the same age.

Scissor Kick has 6 colts and 5 fillies catalogued for MMGC 2019, to be offered by Arrowfield Stud, Bhima Thoroughbreds and Riversdale. They include half-sisters to Group 3 winner Squamosa and recent impressive Hong Kong debut winner Invincible Missile, and relatives of Champions Lankan Rupee, Starspangledbanner, Serenade Rose & Wigmore Hall, Group 1 winners Nicconi, Demerger and outstanding sire Invincible Spirit.

Scissor Kick Pedigree

b. 1996
b. 1986
b. 1977
b. 1981
b. 1992
br. 1987
b. 1983
dkb/br. 1998
br. 1987
b. 1981
br. 1977
ch. 1990
b. 1976
ch. 1984
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Scissor Kick Freshman Yearlings

122CFTreadmill (USA)KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
374B.FPenny BangerEsker Lodge Australia, Beremboke2019 Inglis Melb Prem
408Gr.FRegistered Nurse (USA)Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW2019 Inglis Melb Prem
424B.CRoyal SingerLauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella2019 Inglis Melb Prem
557Ch.CBetterthanblushingMusk Creek Farm, Flinders2019 Inglis Melb Prem
138BFArabesque (NZ)Grenville Stud Whitemore Tas2019 MM Tasmania
139Br.FBalance of Nature (USA)Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
170B.CBruges (NZ)Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
259Ch.FDiamonds of DubawiArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
297Ch.CEstatuilla (ARG)Arrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
386B. or Br.CImpact Game (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
512Ch.CMiss BaxEdinburgh Park Stud, Wingham2019 Inglis Classic
521B.FMiss MushuBhima Thoroughbreds, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
586B.CPatronageArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
601B.FPlacement (NZ)Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
707Br.CSimply PutArrowfield Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
741B. or Br.CStriking MeteorCarramar Park, Grose Wold2019 Inglis Classic
858B.CDefrere's Venture (USA)Murrulla Stud, Wingen2019 Inglis Classic
879Ch.FGressetGrandview, Peak Crossing, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
911B.FLieserlWaylon J Stud, Wamuran, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
1009B. or Br.FTotal DiscretionJazcom Thoroughbreds, The Oaks2019 Inglis Classic
904CFShaninaFairdale Stud2019 NZB NYSS
59BFRegally Blonde (AUS)Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
62BFRemerged (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
195BCSussuro (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
329BCAiluros (NZ)Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
506GFDe Groove (AUS)Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
553BCEsprit Hi (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
778BCMai Gluck (GB)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
923CCBrightlands Star (AUS)Riversdale Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
940BFClass Success (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
1054BFPhaedra (AUS)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
1083BCSerenade Lily (NZ)Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW2019 MM Gold Coast

Scissor Kick BR News

  • Classic Highway Session Booms

    Wed, 12 Feb 2020

    The 2020 edition of the innovative Inglis Classic Highway Session, which followed Book 1, was again an overwhelming success in just its second year. The session was topped by a Scissor Kick x Phaedra colt from Arrowfield (Lot 727), selling to prominent bloodstock agent John Foote for $160,000. “He’ll go to Hong Kong,’’ Foote said. “I bought his half brother a few years ago and he went to Hong Kong and has done well and this colt is a really nice horse. I’ve purchased over 20 horses this week, a lot more than I thought I would, quite a few for Hong Kong and the rest for people in Melbourne and Brisbane.’’ The Highway Session was also a huge result for Kitchwin Hills’ First Season Sire Sooboog (Snitzel), topping both the leading sire by average (for 3 or more sold) and aggregate stats.

    2020 Classic Lot 727

    Arrowfield's Lot 727 topped the Highway Session (pic:
  • Near Perfect Start for Scissor Kick

    Mon, 25 Nov 2019

    Hasstobemagic gave Arrowfield’s first-crop sire Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice-Backpass, by Quest for Fame) a near-perfect start to his stud career when she finished a close second in Saturday’s Counties RC Challenge 2YO S. 1100m LR at Pukekohe in New Zealand. The strongly built chestnut filly made a good impression at her Otaki debut on 7 November when she was runner-up to the gelding Power ‘n’ Glory. Sixteen days later Hasstobemagic showed the benefit of that experience to settle just behind the early leaders, then track Unition into the straight before sprinting up to him for a spirited battle over the final 200 metres. On the line, the colt held a short neck margin on Hasstobemagic. The second foal of five-time winner Shanina (by Testa Rossa), Hasstobemagic was bred and offered by Fairdale Stud at the NZB Karaka Book 2 Sale. Well-known agent Robert Dawe bought her for $16,000 on behalf of New Plymouth owners Roger & Christine Hassall’s Family Trust and she is trained at Matamata by Roger James & Robert Wellwood. Roger James is famously patient with juveniles, but saw enough early to give Hasstobemagic her chance before Christmas, noting, “She’s very genuine, a lovely, balanced, no-fuss filly and she’s supremely athletic. She’s a doll and handles it all so well… She trotted up on the lead as if she was on springs. She is Karaka Million-nominated so all things being equal, I’ve got to give her the opportunity to go to that race.” Other trainers of Scissor Kick’s first-crop 2YOs include Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Peter & Paul Snowden, Paul Perry, Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra, Kim Waugh, John O’Shea and, of course, Paul Messara who prepared the striking son of Redoute’s Choice throughout his Group-winning career. Six fillies and two colts from Scissor Kick’s second crop will be offered by Arrowfield, Bhima Thoroughbreds & Edinburgh Park at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

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    Scissor Kick (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Khallid Abdullah Has Another Emerging Star

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019

    Juddmonte Farms principal Khalid Abdullah, whose wonderful mare Enable is closing in on the end of her career, appears to have another one out of the box. A daughter of Juddmonte’s undefeated world champion racehorse Frankel, 2YO filly Quadrilateral has survived a tough assignment in the UK to win Newmarket’s Gr1 Fillies Mile. Supplemented for £40,000 pounds after winning her first two starts, Quadrilateral appeared beaten going through the furlong marker, however rallied strongly for trainer Roger Charlton to deny Powerful Breeze (also supplemented) and Ballydoyle’s filly Love. Now favourite for next year’s Gr1 1000 Guineas, Quadrilateral’s Mizzen Mast dam is a half-sister to the dam of Arrowfield Stud’s Gr1 Golden Rose runner-up and young stallion Scissor Kick. It is the immediate family of the incomparable broodmare Hasili.

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    Scissor Kick is closely related to Quadrilateral (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Freshman Sire Slipper Noms Revealed

    Thu, 25 Jul 2019

    With only days until the 2019/20 season, breeders will be listening to a lot of talk about the freshman sires and who has precocious 2YOs. A further emperical guide to support potential precocity is Golden Slipper nominations on the assumption that these are the young horses their trainers expect to show some juvenile prowess. The 2020 Golden Slipper nominations number 2,459 horses by 191 different stallions. Of those by first season sires, there are 379 horses (15% of the total) across 21 stallions who have their first crop about to hit the tracks. It should be no surprise that Golden Slipper winner Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro) leads the freshman list with 74 of his first crop nominated for the Golden Slipper. Gr1 juvenile winner Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) is next with 51 nominations, while those with more than ten of their first crop nominated are: Headwater (38), Exosphere (34), Super One (30), Kermadec (24), Spill the Beans (23), Scissor Kick (22), Press Statement (21), Rich Enuff (16), and Nostradamus (10). Although helpful as a guide, the figures don't take into account the percentage of a freshman sire's crop nominated, some having served very large books of mares on debut.


    Vancouver has 74 noms for the Golden Slipper (pic: Steve Hart)
  • 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)
  • Normality Searches For Black Type At Kembla

    Thu, 14 Mar 2019

    Trainer Paul Messara will send Animal Kingdom filly Normality to Friday’s Gr3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) in an attempt to add some black type to the pedigree of the well-bred 3YO. A half-sister to the former Hawkes Racing-trained Mentality (Flying Spur), a triple Gr1 winner, Normality has performed extremely well at her last two starts at Quirindi and Muswellbrook, winning on both occasions. Jumping away from barrier one with Bobby El-Issa in the saddle, the filly is likely to face some stiff competition from last start Gr1 Surround Stakes fifth placegetter Pohutukawa and Gr1 VRC Oaks runner up Greysful Glamour, while the Frankel filly Frankely Awesome could also be an improver up in trip. With 16 plus two emergencies accepting for the $200,000 contest, it is often a pointer to the further stakes success with recent winners including Single Gaze, Appearance, Brazilian Pulse, Allez Wonder and Hot Danish all future Gr1 winners. One of eight winners for the Quiet American mare Synaestheisa, whose current yearling is a filly by Redoute’s Choice’s stakes-winning son Scissor Kick, Normality is a half-sister to the dam of the former Gary Portelli-trained Gr3 Skyline Stakes winner I’m All The Talk, with the first crop yearlings by the son of Stratum selling up to $42,000 earlier this year at the Perth Magic Millions.


    Normality's multiple Gr1-winning half-brother Mentality (pic: Steve Hart)
  • 160th Stakes Winner for Redoute's Choice

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018

    Super Maxi became his 160th stakes winner for his multiple champion sire Redoute's Choice when landing the Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m) in Perth on Saturday. Originally an Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase, Super Maxi was then sold to trainer Chris Gangemi who has enjoyed considerable success with Arrowfield stable graduates, notably the multiple Group winner and Group 1 performer Rock Magic (also by Redoute’s Choice). Super Maxi was bred by Dr Dennis Bowden, David Goldfinch & Wayne McGuire from their fine racemare Ocean Challenger (Rubiton), whose eight wins included the 2011 Gr3 MVRC Tesio Stakes. The mare has an unraced full brother to Super Maxi, bought for $100,000 by Gangemi and Cameron Cooke Bloodstock from the Lyndhurst Farm draft at the 2017 New Zealand Premier Sale.  The 2YO Olympic Glory-Ocean Challenger filly was also a $100,000 purchase, this time by Paul Perry from the 2018 Inglis Easter Sale. A few hours after Super Maxi’s stakes win, Ocean Challenger delivered his three-quarter sister by Scissor Kick and she will be served this Spring by Pariah, the latest addition to Arrowfield’s dynamic dynasty. Redoute’s Choice had 14 stakes winners in Australia, France, England and New Zealand last season, and has just clicked over 1000 winners and his 160 stakes winners maintain his world-class 12% SW/Runners strike rate.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Scissor Kick To Shuttle To France

    Thu, 30 Jun 2016

    Arrowfield's freshman sire Scissor Kick (Redoute's Choice-Back Pass, by Quest For Fame) will shuttle to leading French stud Haras d'Etreham for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere season after he completes his first book in Australia this coming Spring. International interest in the Group-winning colt has been sparked by the global success of Danehill's great sons Redoute's Choice and Dansili. Dansili's celebrated dam Hasili is a half-sister to Scissor Kick's grand-dam Skiable. Apart from Dansili, Hasili has produced Gr1 winners Intercontinental (Danehill), Champs Elysees (Danehill), Cacique (Danehill), Banks Hill (Danehill) and Heat Haze (Green Desert) to establish herself as one of the most exceptional broodmares of all time. Nicolas de Chambure, General Manager of Haras d'Etreham, inspected Scissor Kick during a recent visit to Arrowfield and immediately began negotiations to shuttle him to France. "Redoute's Choice was really well received when he spent two years in France and I think French and European breeders were very impressed by the quality of his stock. He is a champion sire and the best sire of sires from the Danehill line," said Chambure. "I was therefore very keen to find one of his sons and Scissor Kick has everything I was looking for. He hails from one of the best families in Europe, he is an outstanding individual and he was a Group 1 performer with class and courage. " He added: "It didn't take me long to make up my mind about him and I am very pleased to be working with Arrowfield to offer such an exciting prospect in France next year." Redoute's Choice was resident for two Northern Hemisphere seasons in France at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval in 2013 and 2014. Haras d'Etreham consigned the top-priced Redoute's Choice yearling colt in 2015, the son of Group 1 winner Vadawina, bought for €950,000 by John Ferguson at the Arqana August Sale. The Gianluca Bietolini-trained filly Deep Inside became the first winner from that crop when she scored over 1400 metres at Compiegne in France last Saturday. John Messara, Chairman of Arrowfield Stud commented: "Arrowfield has a perfect record with Redoute's Choice sire sons and I believe Scissor Kick has all the physical, mental and genetic attributes to extend it, here and in France."

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    Scissor Kick (image: Steve Hart)
  • Arrowfield Announces 2016 Service Fees

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016

    Arrowfield Stud has today announced the service fees for the 12 stallions on its 2016 roster. Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt head the roster in the wake of their outstanding racetrack and sales results this season. Redoute’s Choice, sire of his 28th Gr1 winner last month and two seven-figure colts at last week’s Inglis Easter Sale where he had 20 yearlings average $573,250, stands at an unchanged fee of $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal). Snitzel joins his famous sire at the same fee of $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal) after supplying five million-dollar yearlings in 2016 and the sale-toppers at all three major Australian auctions. Already responsible for seven Gr1 winners, he has added five new stakes winners to his record since 1 January. Australia’s current leading active sire Not A Single Doubt has posted 10 stakes winners this season, including three Gr1 winners, and demand for his yearlings has driven their prices up to the $850,000 paid for the Colorado Claire colt at Inglis Easter. His 2016 fee has been set at $71,500 inc. GST (Live Foal). Three new stallions join the Arrowfield roster in 2016. Top-class sprinter-miler Real Impact, a Gr1 winner in Australia & Japan, is the first son of the great Deep Impact to stand in this part of the world. His first season fee is $19,250 inc. GST. Two exceptionally handsome sons of Redoute’s Choice join their sire. Scissor Kick earned a world ranking as a 3YO with Group victories in the Gr3 ATC Up and Coming Stakes, Gr3 ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes, a Listed win, the unluckiest of Gr1 seconds in the ATC Golden Rose Stakes and defeats of Delectation, Srikandi, Terravista and Rubick. Closely related to Champion Sire Dansili, Scissor Kick will stand his first season at $16,500 inc. GST. Panzer Division also made his mark at three, defeating Shooting To Win to claim the Gr3 ATC Ming Dynasty Handicap and, at only his fourth career start, achieving a Timeform rating of 120 when fifth in the weight-for-age Gr1 ATC George Main Stakes. Panzer Division’s first season fee is $9,900 inc. GST. Dubai World Cup champion Animal Kingdom, whose first yearlings have sold up to $310,000 this year, will stand at $27,500 inc. GST, the same fee as six-time Gr1 winner & New Zealand Horse of the Year Dundeel, whose first yearlings will sell in 2017.  Smart Missile, already sire of stakes-winning Kiwi 2YO Sassy ‘N’ Smart and Group-placed Smart Amelia from his first crop, has averaged more than six times his fee at Magic Millions and Inglis Easter. One of Australia’s most popular young sires, he is again available at $22,000 inc. GST. Al Shaqab Racing’s multiple Gr1-winning European sprinter-miler Olympic Glory was very well-supported in 2015 and will serve his second book of mares at an unchanged fee of $19,250 inc. GST. Manhattan Rain has proved his versatility this season as the sire of brilliant Gr2 juvenile winner Scarlet Rain, 3YOs Man of Choice & Promise To Reign (Group 1 & Group 2-placed respectively at 2000 metres) and stakes-winning sprinter Wild Rain. His Inglis Easter Session 1 & Magic Millions Book 1 yearlings have averaged nine times his 2016 fee of $16,500 inc. GST. Proven Gr1 sire Charge Forward’s top-priced yearling in 2016 made $210,000 and his Magic Millions Book 1 average is 14 times his new fee of $11,000 inc. GST.  Arrowfield Stud Chairman John Messara said: “These 12 stallions represent the best lines of Danehill and the best outcross options we can source for Australian & New Zealand breeders. Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt continue to write a spectacular father-and-sons story on the track and in the ring." Mr Messara added: "We believe our three new stallions are priced very attractively. Real Impact offers breeders their first opportunity to use a world-class son of Deep Impact for less than $20,000, while Scissor Kick and Panzer Division are great prospects to repeat the success of Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau who began their careers at similar fees.” The service fees for Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt are all now payable upon a Live Foal. Animal Kingdom, Charge Forward, Dundeel, Manhattan Rain, Olympic Glory, Panzer Division, Real Impact, Scissor Kick & Smart Missile stand on a Free Return basis, subject to conditions including the full payment of fees by 31 May 2017. The Arrowfield stallions and their 2016 fees (inc. GST) are:

    • ANIMAL KINGDOM (Leroidesanimaux) - $27,500
    • CHARGE FORWARD (Red Ransom) - $11,000
    • DUNDEEL (High Chaparral) - $27,500
    • MANHATTAN RAIN (Encosta De Lago) - $16,500
    • NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (Redoute’s Choice) - $71,500
    • OLYMPIC GLORY (Choisir) - $19,250
    • PANZER DIVISION (Redoute’s Choice) - $9,900
    • REAL IMPACT (Deep Impact) - $19,250
    • REDOUTE’S CHOICE (Danehill) - $110,000
    • SCISSOR KICK (Redoute’s Choice) - $16,500
    • SMART MISSILE (Fastnet Rock) - $22,000
    • SNITZEL (Redoute’s Choice) - $110,000
  • Arrowfield Adds Three New Sires To 2016 Roster

    Tue, 15 Mar 2016

    This morning Arrowfield Stud announced three exciting new stallions joining its 2016 Roster:  the multiple Group 1-winning sprinter-miler Real Impact, and Scissor Kick & Panzer Division, both Group-winning sons of Redoute’s Choice. John Messara, Arrowfield’s Chairman, says, “These additions to the Arrowfield roster reflect our twin strategies of sourcing effective international outcrosses for Australian breeders while still pursuing the strongest branches of the Danehill sire-line.” Messara added, “We are delighted to secure a top-drawer son of Japan’s dominant sire Deep Impact that has demonstrated his racing class in Australian conditions, against our best milers. Scissor Kick and Panzer Division offer all the physical, genetic and racing attributes required to build the Redoute’s Choice legacy, alongside Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt, and to fill the gap left by Beneteau.”

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    New for 2016: Scissor Kick (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Scissor Kick Close To Return

    Fri, 29 Jan 2016

    Trainer Paul Messara, who also manages Arrowfield Stud at Scone, has provided an update on the progress of Gr1-performed galloper Scissor Kick. The beautifully bred Redoute's Choice entire has not raced since pulling up with an injury when finishing 17th in the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 in May of last year, but Messara said the 4YO is not far off a return to the track. "He came out of that race [Doomben 10,000] very poorly. He jarred up very badly and had some bone bruising so we just had to give him a decent break," Messara told Radio Sport National's Shane Anderson. "We had to give him a good two months off. We've been through the whole process of working on his bone density and making sure he is 100% before he resumes." He added: "That's where we are at now. I'd say he's probably around 3-4 weeks from possibly having a race. The Futurity is what we have in the back of our mind." Apart from the Gr1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 27 February, Messara confirmed Scissor Kick  also holds a nomination for the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on 12 March. "That's a possibility," Messara said. "When they've had a bit of bone pain like he has it can take a while for the inflammation to settle down, and when you come back it's not a traditional preparation. You have to let the horse tell you when he's ready to come back. Because of that I just wanted to leave our options open. That's why the Newmarket is a possibility." Messara said he has no doubt Scissor Kick can recapture the form that he saw him run second in the Gr1 Golden Rose as a 3YO if he has fully recovered from his setback. "He's a top-class horse, there's no doubt," he said. "He's certainly got that Gr1 ability and that ability doesn't go away. It's just a matter of getting him back and making sure that he is 100% and feeling well, and I'm sure we'll see the best of him on the track."

    Scissor Kick

    Scissor Kick (image: Steve Hart)
  • NSW Horse of The Year Equine Winners

    Fri, 21 Aug 2015

    The major equine winners at Thursday's NSW Horse of the Year awards function, which also saw trainer Chris Waller earn a fifth consecutive Bart Cummings Medal, are:

    • Horse of the Year: First Seal
    • Champion 2YO: Pride of Dubai
    • Champion 3YO: First Seal
    • Champion Sprinter: Chautauqua
    • Champion Miler: Royal Descent
    • Champion Middle Distance: Criterion
    • Champion Stayer: Grand Marshal
    • Champion Country Horse: Scissor Kick
    • Champion Provincial Horse: Lucia Valentina
  • Doomben 10,000 Field & Barriers

    Thu, 21 May 2015

    The $750,000 Gr1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) will be run at Doomben on Saturday, 23 May at 3:57pm AEST. The field is:

    1. Temple of Boom (Tony Gollan-Michael Rodd) 59kg (17)

    2. Boban (Chris Waller-Glyn Schofield) 59kg (8)

    3. Fontelina (Anthony Cummings-Tegan Harrison) 59kg (13)

    4. Knoydart (John O'Shea-James McDonald) 59kg (15)

    5. Big Money (Rodney Northam-Robert Thompson) 59kg (9)

    6. Sacred Star (Tony Pike-Zac Purton) 59kg (7)

    7. Our Boy Malachi (Team Hawkes-Tommy Berry) 59kg (12)

    8. Generalife (John O'Shea-Hugh Bowman) 59kg (6)

    9. Charlie Boy (Peter & Paul Snowden-Blake Shinn) 59kg (16)

    10. Rock Sturdy (Joseph Pride-Timothy Bell) 59kg (4)

    11. Neo (Stuart Kendrick-Bobby El-Issa) 59kg (14)

    12. Flamingo Star (Chris Waller-Tye Angland) 59kg (1)

    13. Srikandi (Ciaron Maher-Damian Browne) 57kg (5)

    14. Scissor Kick (Paul Messara-Glen Boss) 57kg (11)

    15. Time For War (Stuart Kendrick-Jim Byrne) 57kg (10)

    16. Bring Me The Maid (Peter Moody-Kerrin McEvoy) 55kg (2)

    17e. Nite Rocker (Lloyd Kennewell-Joe Bowditch) 59kg (3)

  • Hallowed Crown Retired

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015

    Dual Gr1-winning 3YO Hallowed Crown (Street Sense-Crowned Glory, by Danehill) has been retired from racing and will join Darley's stallion roster at its Kelvinside property this season. Unbeaten as a 2YO including victory in the Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes, Hallowed Crown returned at three in the spring to win the Gr1 Golden Rose defeating Scissor Kick and Shooting To Win. His autumn 3YO campaign began with a first-up win in a star-studded Gr2 Hobartville Stakes before doubling his Gr1 tally when scoring a thrilling win in the Gr1 Randwick Guineas. The son of Street Sense then finished third behind Volkstok'n'barrell in the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas, before finishing down the track in the Gr1 Doncaster Mile on his final racetrack appearance when a wide barrier thwarted any chance of a dream finale. Co-trainer James Cummings told "He's got a fantastic record having won two championship three-year-old Group 1s and the horse should get every chance at stud given the strength of his record and the depth of his pedigree." Hallowed Crown, who is co-owned by his breeder Eduardo Cojuangco's Gooree Stud and Sheikh Mohammed's breeding arm Darley Australia, retires with an elite horse's record of 6 wins from 9 starts for $1,398,475 prize money. The Gooree bred colt is out of Golden Slipper runner-up Crowned Glory and descends from the same female line as champion New Zealand stallion Zabeel, Australian Guineas winner Baryshnikov, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winning mother and son Detroit and Carnegie.

  • Weather To Determine Scissor Kick Return

    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

    Trainer Paul Messara says the weather will be a key factor in whether he runs Scissor Kick (Redoute's Choice-Back Pass, by Quest for Fame) in Saturday's Arrowfield Sprint at Royal Randwick or saves the classy 3YO for the Gr1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at the same track a week later, reports Messara said he wants to avoid running the beautifully bred colt on a wet track and may instead give him a trial on Friday before returning in the All Aged. "A lot depends on the weather," Messara told Sky's Racing HQ. "We are in a little bit of a tricky position with him." He continued, "He had a little virus and we had to back-up off him, so the option is either to run Saturday depending on the weather or we can trial him against this Friday and put him in the All Aged." Messara said that Scissor Kick's medium-term targets include the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 and Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap during the Brisbane winter carnival. Bred by Jonathan Munz's GSA Bloodstock, Scissor Kick was a $200,000 purchase at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds and is raced by Arrowfield in partnership with Munz's Pinecliff Racing. Scissor Kick is a full-brother to stakes winner Shark Bite, who stands at Eliza Park Stud in Victoria. Both Scissor Kick and Shark Bite are from the Quest For Fame mare Back Pass, a half-sister to Gr2-winning sire Three Chimneys from the family of Juddmonte Farms' exceptional producer Hasili, dam of outstanding European sire Dansili (Danehill) and Gr1 winners Intercontinental (Danehill), Champs Elysees (Danehill), Cacique (Danehill), Banks Hill (Danehill) and Heat Haze (Green Desert).