Three new faces in power-packed 2019 Arrowfield roster

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Established stars Snitzel and Not a Single Doubt and emerging star Dundeel (NZ) are joined by three new stallions in Arrowfield's 11-strong 2019 stallion roster.

A trio of new faces, The Autumn Sun, Real Steel (Jpn) and Showtime, join an already star-studded 11-stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud for 2019.

Snitzel, on track for his third consecutive Australian Sires' Premiership, heads the roster at an unchanged service fee of $220,000 (inc GST), backed up by Not A Single Doubt, whose fee has risen slightly to a career-high of $110,000 (inc GST), while rising star Dundeel's (NZ) fee jumps to $66,000 (inc GST) off the back of a phenomenally successful year for his progeny on the track.

The upcoming season is also significant for Arrowfield as it is the first in the post Redoute's Choice-era.

"This is a pivotal year for us, the first time in two decades that Redoute's Choice is absent from our roster, and we look back with profound gratitude for all that he contributed to Arrowfield and the industry," Arrowfield's Chairman John Messara said.

"This is a pivotal year for us, the first time in two decades that Redoute's Choice is absent from our roster." - Arrowfield Chairman, John Messara

"Our 2019 roster is very much his legacy, with five of his sons and a grandson, and five other outstanding young stallions that 20 years ago even I could not have imagined we would stand at Arrowfield. Collectively, they give us 11 very good reasons to be confident and excited about the future."

Snitzel continues to build on Redoute's Choice's amazing legacy, with his yearlings having topped $100 million in the sales ring over the past three seasons, including the highest-ever price for a Snitzel yearling of $2.8m at the recent Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

The colt out of Ichihara (General Nediym) was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock from Corumbene Stud's draft.

The late Redoute's Choice with Paul and John Messara

Spearheaded again by Redzel, who claimed a second consecutive The Everest in October, Snitzel holds a $6.5m lead in the Sires' Premiership. That also includes a G1 Canterbury S. victory from his recently retired son Trapeze Artist, one of 12 stakeswinners for the stallion this season.

Not A Single Doubt has had 12 stakeswinners so far in 2018/19, including the recent G1 Coolmore Legacy winner Kenedna. His progeny continue to attract buyers, with two million-dollar colts at Easter contributing to a career-high average of $528,000 for his 15 yearlings at the iconic sale. As a result, his fee moves into six figures for the first time.

"We are delighted with the racecourse and sale-ring results achieved for breeders, vendors, owners and trainers." - John Messara

Dundeel has emerged as one of the most exciting young stallions in Australia after a season where he has had seven stakeswinners, including three Group 1 winners. Castelvecchio joined dual NZ G1 winner Yourdeel (NZ) and South African-trained Atyaab as top-flight winners for the son of High Chaparral (Ire) when he won the G1 Champagne S. for young trainer Richard Litt at Randwick on Saturday.

Having stood for $27,500 in his first five seasons, he jumps to $66,000, with his yearlings also proving hot property at recent sales, including a top price of $525,000 paid for a filly out of Lady Moura (Redoute's Choice) at Easter, the second-highest price ever for a Dundeel yearling.

"We are delighted with the racecourse and sale-ring results achieved for breeders, vendors, owners and trainers by Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Dundeel over the past 12 months," Messara said.

"However, we are always mindful of the risks and additional costs of breeding and the highly competitive marketplace we work in, and that shapes our approach to setting fees."

Three new faces

Five-time Group 1 winning son of Redoute's Choice, The Autumn Sun had already been confirmed as standing his first season at $77,000 (inc GST), and will be joined by two other freshmen.

Real Steel (Jpn) will shuttle to Australia from Shadai Stallion Station in Japan with not only an excellent race record, which includes a victory in the G1 Dubai Turf, but also an impeccable pedigree, being a son of Deep Impact (Jpn) from Loves Only Me (Storm Cat {USA}), who is a granddaughter of the Champion racemare and blue hen Miesque (USA) (Nureyev {USA}).

Currently serving his first book in Japan, he will stand at a first-season fee of $16,500 (inc. GST) alongside another son of Deep Impact in Mikki Isle (Jpn), who serves his third season at Arrowfield at $13,750 (inc GST).

The other Japanese-bred stallion at Arrowfield is Maurice (Jpn), the six-time G1 winner who also enters his third season in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $27,500 (inc GST).

Showtime becomes the first son of Snitzel to stand at Arrowfield, debuting at $11,000 (inc GST).

He returns home to where he was bred, having been twice a winner at Group 2 level and twice placed at Group 1 in his racing career for Team Hawkes. He is also a full brother to Group 1 winner Sweet Idea and sold for $1.1m as a yearling.


Also on the roster are two emerging sons of Redoute's Choice, Scissor Kick, whose first crop of yearlings sold up to $150,000 this year, and Pariah, who covered 143 mares in his first season in 2018.

Scissor Kick will stand for $11,000 (inc GST) in 2019, while Pariah remains at $22,000 (inc GST).

Shalaa (Ire), the son of Invincible Spirit (Ire), will have his first yearlings for sale in 2020 and remains at $33,000 (inc GST).

2019 Arrowfield Stud Fees

Dundeel (NZ)High Chaparral (IRE)$66,000 $27,500
Maurice (JPN)Screen Hero (JPN)$27,500 $33,000
Mikki Isle (JPN)Deep Impact (JPN)$13,750 $13,750
Not a Single DoubtRedoute's Choice$110,000 $99,000
PariahRedoute's Choice$22,000 $22,200
Real Steel (JPN)Deep Impact (JPN)$16,500 -
Scissor KickRedoute's Choice$11,000 $16,500
Shalaa (IRE)Invincible Spirit (IRE)$33,000 $33,000
ShowtimeSnitzel$11,000 -
SnitzelRedoute's Choice$220,000 $220,000
The Autumn SunRedoute's Choice$77,000 -