Castlevecchio, Written Tycoon Join Arrowfield Roster

catelvecchioArrowfield Stud's stallion roster will take on a different look in 2020, with dual Group 1 winner Castelvecchio retired from the track at the peak of his powers and Written Tycoon drafted from Victoria to fill a gap left when a decision was made not to shuttle three stallions from Japan.   

Arrowfield Chairman John Messara admits the decision to callquits on Castelvecchio's racetrack career was a very difficult one for him personally, with the Arrowfield-owned colt initially aimed at winning the G1 Cox Plate in the spring. 

But commercial considerations, plus the fact the new stallionwould be presented with an outstanding book of mares in hisdebut season alongside his own sire Dundeel (NZ), meant it wastoo good an opportunity to pass up and he will debut at $33,000(inc GST).

Brutal The Beast

  • Won the time-honoured Group 1 Doncaster Handicap in fewer starts than any horse in historyBRUTAL-PREMIERE-STAKES-1-NEWGATE-FARM
  • Won the Main Everest lead up, the WFA Group 2 Premiere Stakes, defeating Classique Legend, Osborne Bulls, Graff, etc.
  • Good enough to push Winx in the WFA Group 1 George Ryder Stakes while also clearing out form the rest of a high-class field
  • Annihilated a quality field of 2YOs, including G1 winner Mystic Journey, by 5L at Caulfield in his first career start
  • The Ultimate Outcross
  • By a Champion Sire from a great family
  • "Brutal is just one of those extra special horses that showed rare talent from day one and to win a Doncaster at just his seventh start is something that only the really exceptional ones can do." – trainer John Hawkes
  • "I have the 2019 Doncaster as being the strongest form race this season.” – Rob Waterhouse, TDN Aus August 2, 2019

2020 Service Fee - $27,500 inc GST

Farewell & thank you Redzel!

Redzel-Everest-WEB-2The retirement this week of Snitzel’s leading earner, Champion Sprinter Redzel, marks the close of a stunning five-year career that ranks him alongside Australia’s most celebrated speedsters.

Redzel’s place in Australian turf history is secure, as the winner of the first two runnings of The Everest, the race that has sparked a whole new level of enthusiasm for our sport.

Those two victories and his brilliant Group 1 wins at Doomben and Flemington were all flawless demonstrations of Redzel’s full-throttle pace, his super-competitive spirit and his immense class.

Dundeel Notches up 10th Stakeswinner

Entente  Bottega - ATC Carbine Club S. G3It’s been an excellent week for Dundeel, with five wins capped by his 10th stakeswinner Entente, who has the added distinction of being his sire’s first winner at Australian racing’s Grand Final meeting, The Championships.

Diverted to the $200,000 ATC Carbine Club S. 1600m G3 after the cancellation of the Queensland Winter Carnival, Entente displayed the benefit of the solid conditioning for which the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable is renowned.Entente & Bottega delivered an Arrowfield-sired quinella in the ATC Carbine Club S. G3. (PHOTO: Bradley Photos)

Arrowfield Graduate Doubtland Scores For Orbis

Doubtland as a yearlingNot A Single Doubt’s tremendous season continued on Day 1 of The Championships when his 71st stakeswinner Doubtland raced away with the $200,000 ATC Kindergarten S. 1100m G3.

Godolphin colt Jerle was 2nd and another Group-winning Not A Single Doubt colt, Not An Option was third.

Doubtland is the 56th Arrowfield graduate stakeswinner from major Australian yearling sales since 2013, and the 9th to score in black type company this season.Doubtland in the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale-ring. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

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