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

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
475BFThink MoneyHallmark Stud2019 NZB NYSS
490BCTrickBradbury Park2019 NZB NYSS
785BFLatvian AmberRich Hill Stud2019 NZB NYSS
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
91BFMoonsong (AUS)Western Breeders Alliance2019 MM Perth
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
209CFBrooms (AUS)Jorson Farm South Burnett Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale

Real Impact BR News

  • 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.

    Click here to view the online catalogue index.

  • Kermadec Retired To Stud

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016

    Dual Gr1 winner Kermadec (Teofilo-Hy Fuji, by Fuji Kiseki) has been retired from racing and will join the Darley roster at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley for the 2016 breeding season. Prepared by champion trainer Chris Waller, Kermadec established himself as one of the top milers in Australia with wins in the Gr1 Doncaster Mile (defeating Gr1 winners Real Impact and Royal Descent) at three, and the Gr1 George Main Stakes (defeating Gr1 winners Royal Descent and Pornichet) at four. "We are thrilled to have purchased Teofilo's best son Kermadec to stand alongside his father at Kelvinside this season," said Alastair Pulford, Head of Sales for Darley in Australia. "Teofilo has quickly become a global star for us and we are very excited to have him returning to Australia this season as are many of our clients." He added: "Kermadec was a horse of exceptional quality who was able to win a Gr3 on Derby day at Flemington on just his third start. He went on to win two of the best Gr1 mile races in Australia with only the superstar Winx denying him a third win at the elite level in the George Ryder last month." Kermadec retires with 4 wins from 17 starts for over $2.9 million in prize money. He will stand at a fee of $22,000 inc GST.


    New Darley recruit Kermadec (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.”

    Scissor Kick

    New for 2016: Scissor Kick (pic: Steve Hart)
  • JRA Reports Growing Interest In Aust's The Championships

    Fri, 7 Aug 2015

    Japanese connections are reported by the Japan Racing Association (JRA) to be showing increased interest in The Championships, the Autumn showcase held in Sydney. Acknowledging Japan's familiarity with Melbourne's Spring Carnival, a JRA statement says the growing interest in Sydney's Autumn Carnival grand finale follows the success of Japan's Hana's Goal in the The Championships' inaugural year (2014) where she won the Gr1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), followed by Real Impact in 2015 who collared the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) before finishing 2nd in the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) when asked to carry 4kg more than winner Kermadec.

  • Epsom Target For Burbero

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015

    Talented Kiwi-bred and owned galloper Burbero will launch a spring campaign aimed at Gr1 glory at Canterbury on Saturday, reports NZ Racing Desk. Trained by Bjorn Baker for Scott Richardson, the O'Reilly gelding has the $1million Epsom Handicap at Randwick in October as his primary target. Burbero won four races during his last preparation and finished less than three lengths behind Japanese galloper Real Impact when sixth in the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in March. "He was a revelation last time in and if he can continue on with that then we'll have more fun with him for sure," Baker told Racenet. "He often needs a run or two so we'll just see how he goes on Saturday but he's going well and he's definitely fitter than what he's previously been first-up." Burbero will resume in The July Sprint (1100m) on Saturday with top weight of 60.5kg. Apprentice Brodie Loy has been booked to ride.

  • Star Offerings At JRHA July Select Sale

    Wed, 27 May 2015

    The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has announced 244 yearlings and 241 foals will be offered at the annual July Select Sale on Monday July 13th and Tuesday July 14th at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Some past graduates of the JRHA sale include Just A Way, the first Japanese horse to top the international ranking's when crowned the 2014 World's Best racehorse, who sold for $133,333 in 2010; Japan Cup winner Epiphaneia; ill-fated Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti; and Real Impact, winner of the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in March. Top-class sires Heart's Cry, Symboli Kris S, and Deep Impact will be represented at the sale, as will first crop sires Orfevre, Lord Kanaloa, and Novellist, all of which were ranked in the top five World's Best Racehorse Rankings in 2013. Some of the highlight offerings of the yearling section include:

    • Lot 19 - Deep Impact colt out of Champion 3YO NZ Filly King's Rose
    • Lot 50 - Deep Impact colt out of triple Gr1 winning UK filly Lush Lashes
    • Lot 71 - Deep Impact colt out of Champion 3YO European Filly Sarafina
    • Lot 97 - Mineshaft half brother to Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice
    • Lot 108 - Tapit colt out of dual US Gr1 winner Champagne d'Oro
  • Kermadec Wins Gr1 Doncaster Mile

    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

    At Royal Randwick in Sydney, unbeaten European Champion juvenile & dual Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Teofilo (Galileo-Speirbhean, by Danehill) celebrated a Gr1 triumph when 3YO colt Kermadec (Teofilo-Hy Fuji, by Fuji Kiseki) scored by 1.8-lengths for trainer Chris Waller in the $3 million Gr1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) for 3YO+, over 7YO Japanese entire real Impact (Deep Impact-Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake) & 5YO mare and stable-mate Royal Descent (Redoute's Choice-Mulan Princess, by Kaapstad). Kermadec, who was purchased for NZ$260,000 by Guy Mulcaster Bloodstock at the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale form the draft of Wentwood Grange, took his record to 3 wins (including the Gr3 Carbine Club Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr1 George Ryder Stakes) from 8 starts for $2,217,025 earnings. "It is an unexplainable moment," an emotional Chris Waller told Sky Racing. "He is a Group 1 horse and he proved that today, but it won't be his last one. He has won his race and being a colt he has a bright future ahead." He added, "It is only made possible when you have a great team of staff behind you, great riders and it is just an amazing feeling."


    Kermadec (image: Steve Hart)