Arrowfield Stud

Arrowfield Stud Overview

The Autumn Sun: spectacular in the Randwick Guineas G1. Pic: Bronwen Healy

In the past 12 months, three exceptional Arrowfield graduates of the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale have made the Stud’s 2019 invitation to discover greatness simply irresistible.

Sensational colt The Autumn Sun, bought for $700,000, emulated his sire Redoute’s Choice and champion Pierro by winning three Group 1 races in his first six starts. He then stepped past those two great colts to add an out-of-this-world fourth Group 1 victory, the Randwick Guineas, at his eighth appearance, followed a fortnight later by a hugely courageous fifth Gr1 win in the Rosehill Guineas.

The 2018 Golden Slipper G1 was won by the $1.7 million filly Estijaab (by Snitzel), who played catch-me-if-you-can with a quality field to win one of the world’s most coveted juvenile trophies.

Australia Day this year brought victory in South Africa by Dundeel’s Arrowfield-bred son Atyaab. Bought for $260,000, he won the Kenilworth Cape Derby G1 at his 7th start for Sheikh Hamdan.

Inglis Easter results show that the Messara family’s Hunter Valley farm has sent 9 Group 1 winners to the Sale over the past five years. That’s a third of all the Group 1 winners offered at the 2014-18 Easter Sales. Add the other eight Group & Listed winners Arrowfield has sold at Inglis Easter in that period, and the farm’s strike rate is almost twice the figure achieved across the entire Sale.

The Stud’s 52-lot 2019 Inglis Easter draft is anchored by the late three-time Champion Sire and fair dinkum legend Redoute’s Choice, his sons the record-breaking Champion Sire Snitzel and super-versatile top 10 sire Not A Single Doubt, and major-sire-in-the-making Dundeel. That’s top-drawer stallion power in anyone’s language.

John & Paul Messara and their bloodstock team pay just as much attention to the other side of the breeding equation. That’s why the dams of Arrowfield’s Easter yearlings include six Group 1 winners and 11 other Group & Listed winners. Buyers will also find siblings to The Autumn Sun, Dundeel, Hong Kong star Contentment, Japanese Group 1 winner Aerolithe and a dozen other stakeswinners.

And, quite likely, their own slice of greatness.

Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer casts his eye over Arrowfield’s 2019 Inglis Easter draft to highlight eight yearlings:

Lot 38 - Deep Impact-Grito colt: Dam is a Redoute’s Choice half-sister to Champion Sprinter Yell, family of Holler & Anthems. “A handsome colt with scope, he has the shoulder of a really top horse and a terrific walk.”  

Lot 100 – Snitzel-Lucky Raquie filly: Stakes-winning dam is from the family of Redoute’s Choice and Shoals. “A medium-sized, quality filly, with a very attractive head, a great walk and real presence.”

Lot 102 – Dundeel-Lunaspur colt: Half-brother to GW & producer Colorado Claire from the family of Group 1 winners Soqrat & Lucky Bubbles. “Big, powerful colt with plenty of bone, scope and excellent natural muscle. All over a Guineas/ Derby colt.”

Lot 169 - Not A Single Doubt – Panorama Ridge colt: Half-brother to SW Sassy ‘N’ Smart & grandson of French Group 1 winner Nebraska Tornado. “He’s stunning, neatly made, very powerful and early-looking. A real Breeders’ Plate type.”

Lot 315 - Redoute’s Choice-Traceability colt: Three-quarter brother to G1 winner Master Of Design & SW Traces from the Princess Tracy family. “A beautifully balanced, medium-sized quality colt. Very good mover with a lovely front and a big hindquarter.”

Lot 320 – Dundeel-Tuusula filly: From a daughter of Champion & G1 producer Miss Finland. “Classy, imposing filly with a magnificent walk who really uses herself beautifully, a definite Oaks filly.”

Lot 338 – Snitzel-You’re So Good filly: Dam is a G1-placed stakeswinner, family of G1 Melito and dual Group winner Pariah. “Glorious, big strong filly. Similar type to Estijaab, great presence and an impressive powerful walk”

Lot 369 - Not A Single Doubt-Azmiyna colt: Three-quarter brother to The Autumn Sun from the family of European Champion Azamour. “Medium-sized colt with an appealing head and eye, a good shoulder and an easy walk.”

6B.CRedoute's ChoiceFenwayArrowfield Stud, Scone
7B.FSnitzelFictional Account (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
35B. or Br.CMedaglia d'Oro (USA)Grand DaughterArrowfield Stud, Scone
37Br.FRedoute's ChoiceGrisiArrowfield Stud, Scone
38B.CDeep Impact (JPN)GritoArrowfield Stud, Scone
40B.FMore Than Ready (USA)Happy Valentine (SAF)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
56Ch.CSnitzelIn the Fast Lane (SAF)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
58B.CSnitzelInsinuating (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
67B.FDundeel (NZ)JemisonArrowfield Stud, Scone
72Ch.FOlympic Glory (IRE)Just DancingArrowfield Stud, Scone
75B.FSnitzelKeratiya (FR)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
80B. or Br.CLord Kanaloa (JPN)La Velata (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
82B.FDundeel (NZ)Lady MouraArrowfield Stud, Scone
83B.COlympic Glory (IRE)Lady Zabelia (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
85B.CNot a Single DoubtLahanaArrowfield Stud, Scone
100Br.FSnitzelLucky RaquieArrowfield Stud, Scone
102B.CDundeel (NZ)LunaspurArrowfield Stud, Scone
107B.CHarbinger (GB)Magistra (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
128B.CNot a Single DoubtMiss Sharapova (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
140B.FRedoute's ChoiceMount ZeroArrowfield Stud, Scone
169B.CNot a Single DoubtPanorama Ridge (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
181Gr.FDundeel (NZ)Platinum PassionArrowfield Stud, Scone
182B.FSnitzelPlatinum WitnessArrowfield Stud, Scone
192B.FDundeel (NZ)Pretty Pins (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
206B.CDundeel (NZ)Quiet Maggy (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
229B.FNot a Single DoubtRose of KentuckyArrowfield Stud, Scone
232B.CNot a Single DoubtRoyal SnippetsArrowfield Stud, Scone
237B. or Br.CRedoute's ChoiceSaavoya (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
241Br.CRedoute's ChoiceSananda (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
256B.FDundeel (NZ)Sharnee RoseArrowfield Stud, Scone
264B.CTavistock (NZ)ShutoutArrowfield Stud, Scone
284Br.CRedoute's ChoiceStar FashionArrowfield Stud, Scone
286B.CRedoute's ChoiceStareel (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
299Ch.CNot a Single DoubtTangoArrowfield Stud, Scone
301B.FSnitzelTara From the Cape (USA)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
307B. or Br.CMedaglia d'Oro (USA)The Broken ShoreArrowfield Stud, Scone
313B.CRedoute's ChoiceTop CubanArrowfield Stud, Scone
315Br.CRedoute's ChoiceTraceabilityArrowfield Stud, Scone
317B.FSnitzelTravessia (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
320B.FDundeel (NZ)TuusulaArrowfield Stud, Scone
327B.CNot a Single DoubtVishnevaArrowfield Stud, Scone
338B.FSnitzelYou're So Good (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
346Ch.CNot a Single DoubtZillowArrowfield Stud, Scone
351B.FRedoute's ChoiceAfrican Piano (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
364Br.CDeep Impact (JPN)Aspen SummitArrowfield Stud, Scone
366Br.CRedoute's ChoiceAsterix (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
369B.CNot a Single DoubtAzmiyna (IRE)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
373B. or Br.FRedoute's ChoiceBariloche (JPN)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
375B.FDundeel (NZ)Belle GiselleArrowfield Stud, Scone
386B.FNot a Single DoubtBrazilian Pulse (NZ)Arrowfield Stud, Scone
387B. or Br.CDeep Impact (JPN)Bring Me the MaidArrowfield Stud, Scone
402B.FDundeel (NZ)Charming EstelleArrowfield Stud, Scone
408B.FNot a Single DoubtColorado ClaireArrowfield Stud, Scone
422B.FDundeel (NZ)DefenderArrowfield Stud, Scone
424B. or Br.FSnitzelDesert Fight (CHI)Arrowfield Stud, Scone