Star juvenile & 3YO colt Pariah joins the 2018 Arrowfield roster with an instantly familiar profile that marks him as a most-likely-to-succeed stallion prospect.
Like leading sires Not A Single Doubt & Beneteau and the sensational Champion Sire Snitzel, he’s a son of Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice selected by Arrowfield for a stallion career.
Like Beneteau and Not A Single Doubt, Pariah was bred by Arrowfield and proved to be one of the best juveniles of his year.
Like Not A Single Doubt, Pariah won the ATC Canonbury S. G3, but did it on debut defeating subsequent Group 2 winner Menari by a length.
Like Beneteau, he placed in the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1, and was the first colt home, finishing second less than a half-length from Catchy.
Pariah ended 2016/17 as Timeform’s second top-rated 2YO, with a figure of 118, just below Invader & She Will Reign (both 119), and ahead of Group 1 winners Summer Passage, Catchy, The Mission & Trapeze Artist. Then, like Snitzel, Pariah returned as an early Spring 3YO to contest the 2017 ATC San Domenico S. G3. Snitzel ran third in the 2005 version, and Pariah won it – just like General Nediym, Charge Forward & Testa Rossa.
Bred on the exceptionally successful Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross, Pariah is a three-quarter brother to Champion 3YO Filly winner Melito, from the prolific family of leading sire Zeditave.
Bankable good looks run in the family too. Pariah was purchased by the acclaimed judge James Harron for $700,000 and his full brother Melik topped the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale when bought by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum for $2.5 million.
“Our mission at the yearling sales is find stallions of the future, and Pariah's profile was impeccable. Physically he was a truly outstanding yearling, by the pre-eminent sire of sires in Redoute's Choice and from an exceptional colonial speed family. He fits all of our criteria as a hugely exciting stallion prospect and we will be supporting him heavily at stud with top-class mares.” – James Harron, Purchaser & Syndicate Manager
“Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Stratum & Beneteau – all by Redoute’s Choice, all outstanding 2YOs & all outstanding sires. Pariah is in the same mould. Pariah has a very committed syndicate and will start life as a stallion with a better book of mares than Snitzel, Beneteau & Not A Single Doubt!” – John Messara, Arrowfield
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Furnaces Relocates To Allandale ParkTue, 10 Jul 2018
In an exciting stallion relocation for NSW, it has been announced that Furnaces, a precocious son of Champion juvenile sire Exceed and Excel, will stand his second season at Bathurst-based Allandale Park. With a pedigree awash in speed, Furnaces was just as dazzling on the track in winning his debut at Rosehill by 6-lengths. One of the top 8 2YOs of his generation by Timeform (115), Furnaces took out the Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes (defeating Regatta Rebel and Redzel), before splitting Vancouver and Headwater in the Gr2 Todman and then being beaten only 2-lengths by Vancouver in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. Displaying both soundness and durability, Furnaces raced on at 3 to claim 3rd in the McEwan Stakes before backing up at 4 to take 2nd in the same race. Across his 3 seasons on the track, Furnaces also defeated Tycoon Tara, Sheidel, The Quarterback, Exosphere and Japonisme. From the Strategic mare Heat of the Fire, Furnaces' pedigree includes a double sex-balanced cross of freakish producer Summoned, dam of outstanding gallopers Zeditave, Zedagal, Pampas Fire and Alannon. His 3rd dam Pampas Fire is the producer of Listed Debutante Stakes winner Cloister (dam of dual Gr1 winning mare Melito) as well as Secluded (dam of Gr3 San Domenico winner and Gr1 Blue Diamond runner up Pariah, standing at Arrowfield Stud on debut). Furnaces will stand this season at Allandale Park at a highly competitive $5,500 inc GST (LFG, BOBS).
New Allandale Park recruit Furnaces
Arrowfield Announces 2018 Service FeesTue, 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).
Pariah Joins Redoute's Choice Dynasty At ArrowfieldTue, 24 Apr 2018
Star juvenile and 3YO colt Pariah (redoute’s Choice-Secluded, by Choisir) joins the Redoute’s Choice dynasty at Arrowfield and will stand his first season in 2018 at a fee of $22,000 inc GST, with sixty mares already committed to him by his strong shareholder group. Arrowfield chairman John Messara commented, “Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau – all by Redoute’s Choice, all outstanding 2YOs and all outstanding sires. Pariah is in the same mould and we are excited to stand him.” Bought by James Harron for $700,000 from the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale, Pariah won the Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes (1100m) on debut at Rosehill in January 2017, defeating Menari. After finishing second in the Gr3 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude Pariah started favourite in the Gr1 Blue Diamond S. where he was caught in the shadows of the post by Catchy after racing three wide without cover for much of the 1200-metre journey. Pariah was Timeform’s second top-rated 2YO colt of 2016-17, given a figure of 118, just below Invader & She Will Reign (both 119), and ahead of Gr1 winners Summer Passage, Catchy, The Mission & Trapeze Artist. Pariah returned as a Spring 3YO when he overcame an awkward draw and a weight penalty to win the Gr3 ATC San Domenico in sizzling time. He then filled second spot behind Menari in the ATC Run to the Rose H. G2 with Kementari and Invader in arrears. The three-quarter brother to dual Gr1 winner Melitoretires to stud with two wins, three placings and $541,000 prizemoney from 9 starts, all at Group level. James Harron will be heavily supporting Pariah at stud with mares that include Gr1 winner Shamal Wind and Group winners Petits Filous, Real Stolle and Scarlet Rain.
Pariah will make his stud debut in 2018 (pic: Steve Hart)
Golden Rose Final Field & Barrier DrawWed, 20 Sep 2017
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) for 3YOs to be run at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, 23 September. Fourteen 3YOs will contest the $1 million feature headed by star colt Menari who has drawn awkwardly in barrier 11. Despite the wide gate, the Gerald Ryan-trained colt remains the dominant $2 TAB favourite for the race off the back of two brilliant wins in the Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) and Listed Rosebud (1100m). Menari's biggest market dangers, Pariah ($6.50) and boom Victorian colt Merchant Navy ($8), had mixed fortunes drawing barriers 12 and 2 respectively. See the Golden Rose field below.
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Menari Wins Gr2 The Run To The RoseMon, 11 Sep 2017
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At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's incumbent Champion Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when star colt Menari (Snitzel- Isurava, by General Nediym) stamped himself as the best 3YO sprinter in the country with yet another classy win in the $200,000 Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating Pariah & Perast. A flashy looking colt with a striking white blaze, Menari improved his record to 3 wins (including the Listed Rosebud) and 1 placing (including the Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes) from 7 starts for $520,550 in earnings. Menari is now the dominant $2.60 favourite for the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 23 September. Trainer Gerald Ryan compared Menari to his sire Snitzel who he also trained. "I thought I was lucky enough to have a horse like Snitzel who I thought was a very good horse," Ryan said. "Probably the best horse I had since Snitzel was Snitzerland, then along came Rubick. We never saw the best of Rubick, but this horse in the autumn, what he showed us before he raced I thought 'this is a fair dinkum, genuine horse'". Ryan added: "He is 16.3 hands and weighs 570 kilos and I think his fitness will improve even further." A homebred for George Altomonte's Corumbene Stud, Menari is by Snitzel out of the stakes-winning mare Isurava (General Nediym-Cut A Dash, by Whisky Road), a full sister to Gr2 Magic Night Stakes winner Ichihara and Listed winner Au Chocolat.
Menari (image: Steve Hart)
Wide Draw No Barrier To Menari SupportFri, 8 Sep 2017
Despite having drawn the outside barrier of the 11 runners in tomorrow's Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens, favourite Menari has continued to tighten in markets over the past 48 hours, coming in from $2.80 to $2.40. Pariah is solid at $3.20, ahead of Kementari who has been nibbled at to close up to $4.60. The Godolphin-trained runner will have a red-hot Kerrin McEvoy in the irons from barrier 7, while Josh Parr is going to have to find a way to slot Menari in with cover somewhere, without leaving him with too much to do in the straight.
Menari has to overcome a wide gate (pic: Steve Hart)
Cummings Sanguine About Kementari's ChallengeThu, 7 Sep 2017
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings is heading into Saturday's Gr2 Run To The Rose (1200m) with the foresight that whatever the stable's well-regarded colt Kementari does against race fit opposition, he will be an even better horse over the 1400m of the Gr1 Golden Rose. "He's trialled up nicely and he's had a very solid grounding for his first up run," revealed Cummings, also acknowledging, "He's going into the race with a reputation built mainly on potential. It's now time for us to find out what he's made of." Pariah (barrier 3) and Menari (barrier 11) are the top two picks ahead of Kementari (barrier 7), and Cummings observed, "If he's in the mix against these horses first-up, then I'd say he's going to improve sharply over 1400 metres second-up. But he still has the speed to be with them on Saturday… He oozes quality and there's certainly something left in the tank for the future."
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings
Showtime At Wyong As Crack Colt Breaks ThroughMon, 4 Sep 2017
It may only have been a maiden at Wyong on Friday, but one of the best bets since the invention of sliced bread destroyed his rivals after opening at $1.50 and starting a lot shorter in the day's opener on Wyong Cup Day. Showtime (Snitzel-Flidais) performed like a greyhound against whippets in Race 1, cruising along in the lead to have the rest of the field off the bit a very long way from home. And why wouldn't he have? The son of reigning Champion Australian Sire Snitzel boasted six first four placings – including the Kirkham, Canonbury (behind Pariah), Silver Slipper (behind She Will Reign), Todman (behind Gunnison) & St Albans Stakes – from six starts. Cuddled to the line by Brenton Avdulla to win as he liked for Team Hawkes, Showtime looked a million dollars and, with the maiden monkey off his back, could be a genuine contender for some of the rich pickings on offer over the Spring. A $1.1 million yearling from the draft of Arrowfield Stud at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, Showtime is a full-brother to sensational multiple Gr1-performed race mare Sweet Idea, with the duo boasting dual Gr1 winner Electronic as their dam.
No Everest Decision for PariahTue, 29 Aug 2017
James Harron is refusing to commit Pariah (Redoute's Choice-Secluded, by Hussonet) to a start in The Everest despite the colt's brilliant first-up win in the Gr3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. James Harron Bloodstock is one of 12 slot holders who each paid $600,000 to have a runner in the inaugural $10 million The Everest (1200m) to be run at Royal Randwick on 14 October. ''I'm letting it unfold and we'll get through the Golden Rose first,'' Harron said. Pariah, a winner of 2 of his 5 starts, is currently favourite for the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 23 September.
Pariah Wins Gr3 San Domenico StakesMon, 28 Aug 2017
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At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 3YO bay colt Pariah (Redoute's Choice-Secluded, by Hussonet) resumed with a brilliant win in the $150,000 Gr3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) for 3YOs, defeating Chauffeur & Jorda. Pariah, who improved his record to 2 wins (including the Gr3 Canonbury Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes & Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude) from 5 starts for $477,500 in earnings, is now the $6 TAB favourite for the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 23 September. "We will concentrate on the Run To The Rose and the Golden Rose. Anything else comes after that," co-trainer Peter Snowden told Sky Racing. "This horse has come back a lot stronger - physically and mentally." A $700,000 purchase by James Harron Bloodstock at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Pariah is a three-quarter blood relation to dual Gr1-winning mare Melito (Redoute's Choice-Cloister, by Marauding). Pariah's breeder Arrowfield Stud acquired a 50% interest in him back in April along with the standing rights for his future stud career.
Pariah (image: Steve Hart)
Arrowfield Colts A Happy Hunting Ground For HarronTue, 22 Aug 2017
High profile bloodstock agent James Harron and his clients enjoyed a successful Saturday of racing headlined by the victory of $1 million Magic Millions graduate Dracarys in the Gr3 Up & Coming Stakes. Named after the word for dragonfire in the fictional Game of Thrones language High Valyrian, Dracarys is one of four yearling colts purchased by Harron from Arrowfield in 2016, and three of them are now Group winners: the others are Gunnison (Not A Single Doubt) who won the Gr2 ATC Todman Stakes and subsquently sold for $1.4 million as a 2YO and now in Hong Kong); plus Pariah (Redoute's Choice) winner of the Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes. The fourth colt, Severence (by Redoute's Choice) is a recent $1.50 maiden winner for Team Snowden who holds entries for several key Spring features.
Pariah won the Gr3 Canonbury Stakes
Pariah Opens Favourite For Gr2 San DomenicoTue, 22 Aug 2017
Meanwhile, Pariah (see above article) has been opened as a fairly short favourite for Saturday's Gr3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. Won last year by Vinery Stud's exciting 2017 freshman sire Star Turn, the San Domenico is one of the traditional seasonal pipe-openers for 3YOs. Pariah, who finished runner-up in the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes at his penultimate run, is the TAB's $2.50 favourite, ahead of Condor Heroes (runner-up in the Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes on April Fools Day) and exciting filly Tulip, scratched last Saturday, who placed in the Gr1 Golden Slipper). The duo is at $6, ahead of $8 quotes Jorda and Marsupial.
Menari Primed for Big SpringFri, 11 Aug 2017
Trainer Gerald Ryan is confident that richly talented colt Menari (Snitzel- Isurava, by General Nediym) can start to fulfil his undoubted potential when he opens his spring campaign in tomorrow's Listed Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. The George Altomonte-owned 3YO show glimpses of brilliance during his juvenile season when a luckless second to Pariah in the Gr3 Canonbury Stakes, and fourth (he was third past the post but relegated on protest) behind star fillies She Will Reign, Frolic and Tulip in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. However, wet tracks dulled his explosive acceleration which meant he wasn't seen at his best. "He has definitely grown and is a lot stronger again. He is not 'colty' and seems to be focused too," Ryan told racingnsw.com.au. "He has always been a big horse but has started filling into himself. He is 16'2 hands high and weighs about 570-odd kilograms." Ryan added: "His trackwork has been solid but he is not an over worker. There is a lot of hype about him so to see him back on a good track we'll see if that hype is warranted." After Saturday, Menari will run second-up in the Gr3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on August 26 but beyond that, Ryan is keeping his options open. "At the moment we're just treating him like a sprinter because he is going to have two 1100m races and then we'll play it by ear from there," he said. Menari is a $3 second favourite with Tab for the Rosebud behind unbeaten colt Siege Of Quebec at $2.90.
Winx to Trial TodayTue, 8 Aug 2017
Champion mare Winx (Street Cry-Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar) will make the second public appearance of her spring preparation when she barrier trials at 8:45am at Randwick this morning. The Chris Waller trainee will contest the opening 1000m heat of the morning in which she will line up against the likes of Gr1 winning colt Invader, Happy Clapper, Pariah, and Daysee Doom. Winx, who was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in May this year, is preparing for an historic spring campaign in which she will attempt to join the legendary Kingston Town as the only horse to win three Cox Plates. She will open her spring campaign in the weight-for-age Gr2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on 19 August. Click here to view all the Randwick trial information.
Winx winning the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in the autumn (image: Steve Hart)
Blue Blooded De Gaulle to Stand at Brooker ParkThu, 20 Jul 2017
The beautifully bred De Gaulle will stand at John Pratt's Brooker Park in Darnum, part of Gippsland's lush dairy region, reports Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria. By world-class Australian sire Exceed And Excel, De Gaulle is out of the dual Gr1-winning mare Response (Charge Forward), winner of the MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and SAJC Sporting Bet Classic (formerly Robert Sangster Stakes). De Gaulle is a half-brother to the stakes placed 3YO filly Alter Call (Fastnet Rock) who sold for $1.05 million, as well as a Snitzel filly who sold earlier this year for $1.7 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. Highly rated as a juvenile and spoken of as the next potential superstar, the Snowden Racing-trained De Gaulle was touted a genuine Golden Slipper contender. A brilliant winner of two of his three trials, which included a defeat of subsequent Gr1 Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah, a tendon injury unfortunately cut short De Gaulle's career without him ever making it to the racetrack. As his owners, including Newgate Farm, China Horse Club, SF Bloodstock and Winstar Farm, had such a high opinion of De Gaulle, they didn't geld him and wanted to give him a chance at stud. "Being by Exceed and Excel he was supposed to run early, but he was just too fast and too young for his own good. I'm sure if he had raced as a late two-year-old or even at three he would have had the chance to win black type races," Pratt said. Brooker Park offers a walk on service to visiting mares for their two stallions, Danesis (Danehill) and now De Gaulle. Both will stand for a service fee of $2,200 inc. GST.
Golden Rose Target for Snowden StarsWed, 5 Jul 2017
Meanwhile, trainer Peter Snowden has earmarked the Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 10 September as the primary target for rising 3YOs Invader and Pariah. The China Horse Club-owned Invader showed his class winning the Gr1 Inglis Sires' Produce Stakes in Sydney, and Snowden will once again point him towards elite company. "We are going to look at the Golden Rose with him," Snowden told Sky Sports Radio. "He did a great job last time in. He's only a little horse but he has a big heart and a tremendous will to win. He was unlucky not to win two Group Ones. I'm sure he will make his presence felt in the spring." Another horse Snowden is excited about is lightly raced 2YO Pariah who marked himself as a potential top-liner with a win in the Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes in Sydney and a second in the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne. "He's a really nice horse with untapped potential," Snowden enthused. "He's a real athlete who has only had four runs. He probably didn't handle the track in the Golden Slipper…There is a lot to look forward to with him." He added: "He will trial possibly on the 10th (July) and a race like the Golden Rose is well within his reach."
Invader (image: Steve Hart)
Arrowfield Patriarch Pays Tribute To InglisFri, 7 Apr 2017
Following a stellar Day-3 of the 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, where Arrowfield Stud sold five Lots for $1 million or more, including the overall sale-topping Lot 333 (a Redoute’s Choice x Secluded brother to Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah), purchased by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s racing manager Tim Stakemire for $2.5 million, Arrowfield’s John Messara praised the Sydney sales company. “Inglis put together a very strong buying bench so all credit must go to them in all honesty,” Messara acknowledged, after the Hunter Valley stud farm sold seven Lots in total for $1 million or more from their 34 sales over the three days, ending with a 92% clearance rate. “We brought a very strong product to market but Inglis brought the market together from all around the world and when you get a strong product and a strong market, you get maximum results.” On the $2.5 million sale-topper, Messara wasn’t surprised the colt attracted significant attention from the buying bench. “I was expecting a big price but I didn’t know what that price would be,” he said. “It’s fitting that Redoute’s should top the sale too because he’s been leading sire here for so long now.”
Arrowfield's Lot 333 sold for $2.5 million (pic: Steve Hart)
Arrowfield Buys Interest in Star 2YO PariahThu, 6 Apr 2017
Arrowfield Stud has acquired a 50% interest in Australia's top-rated 2YO colt Pariah (Redoute's Choice-Secluded, by Hussonet) along with the standing rights for his future stud career. He will now race for a partnership of Arrowfield with James Harron Bloodstock Colts and all his current owners, and will continue to be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden. Pariah's class was evident on debut in January when he won the Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes in race record time, followed two weeks later by an unlucky second in the Gr3 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude. Those performances earned him favouritism for the Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes and he put up a tremendous performance to justify it finishing a narrow second after starting from a wide draw. An outstanding physical type, Pariah was purchased by James Harron for $700,000 from Arrowfield Stud's 2016 Inglis Easter draft. Pariah is Timeform's second top-rated Australian 2YO colt with a figure of 118, ahead of Summer Passage (117), Chauffeur and Trapeze Artist (both rated 115). "We are very pleased to secure Pariah as a high-class son of the sire of sires Redoute's Choice, and look forward to launching him on our roster alongside Australia's leading sire Snitzel and last season's leading active sire Not A Single Doubt, when his racing career is concluded," Arrowfield's Chairman John Messara said. "Arrowfield has achieved notable success with stallions we've bred and either sold and bought back, or raced before their stud careers. Golden Slipper winner and champion sire Flying Spur and brilliant Redoute's Choice sons Beneteau and Not A Single Doubt are all in that category." Messara added: "Like those horses, Pariah is among Australia's very best two-year-olds of his generation. He's also a sensational type, a three-quarter brother to Group 1 winner Melito and is bred on the Redoute's Choice x Hussonet cross which has left five Group winners from only ten foals." Pariah is now spelling in preparation for his Spring 3YO campaign.
Pariah (image: Steve Hart)
Furnaces Joins Aquis Farm RosterThu, 6 Apr 2017
The brilliantly fast Godolphin homebred and former classy juvenile Furnaces is the latest addition to the 2017 stallion roster at Aquis Farm. Prepared by John O'Shea, Furnaces was a scintillating six length debut winner at Rosehill in October over 1100 metres, immediately putting himself into the Golden Slipper picture with bookmakers installing him as the early favourite. Furnaces finished a good sixth in the Gr1 Golden Slipper, beaten just two lengths behind Vancouver before backing up to win the Gr3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick over 1100 metres. By world-class sire Exceed And Excel, Furnaces is a direct descendant of outstanding producer Summoned. This is the family of champion sprinter and sire Zeditave, dual Gr1 winning mare and $1.9 million earner Melito, as well as this season's outstanding juvenile colt Pariah. With a pedigree featuring the blood of Danehill (USA), Star Kingdom (IRE) and Sir Tristram (IRE), Furnaces brings the most powerful influences in Australian racing and breeding to Queensland in a fast, precocious package. "Furnaces is a horse that we were very keen to bring to Queensland in 2017 and with his early precocious speed and superb pedigree we think he is every chance of repeating the success of a horse like Written Tycooon when bred to the speedy Queensland mare pool," said Aquis Farm CEO Justin Fung. "We remain committed to a long term target of about twelve stallions standing in Queensland and we see Furnaces as a foundation stallion for our long term future."
Gunnison Entered in Chairmans SaleMon, 27 Mar 2017
Gr1 Inglis Sires contender Gunnison – the equal second-highest rated 2YO male in Australia – is the latest entry for Thursday’s inaugural The Chairman’s Sale Session I (Elite Racing Prospects) at Newmarket. Gunnison (Not A Single Doubt x Colorado Claire) has raced only twice, winning comfortably on a firm track on debut before scoring a tough victory in heavy conditions in the Gr2 Todman Stakes at Randwick three weeks ago. The undefeated start to his career has seen the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gunnison earn a Timeform Rating of 115, behind only Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah in the Australian male juvenile rankings. Gunnison remains the most expensive Not A Single Doubt ever sold – James Harron paid $850,000 for him at last year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale – and Harron insisted the decision to put him up for sale was a tough one. “He’s a sensational physical but at this stage we are purely focused on stallion prospects, so as a gelding he just does not fit in with our program,’’ said Harron. “But I can genuinely tell you that Peter thinks this horse is a huge chance on Saturday in the Group 1 Inglis Sires.’’ Other entries include Stakes-placed 2YO Eden Roc, 25% of Group 2-winning 3YO Man From Uncle and 30% of Group performer Land Of Plenty. The Chairman’s Sale Session I (Elite Racing Prospects) begins at 6pm Thursday at Inglis’ Sydney Newmarket precinct.