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August 4, 2021

[published Bluebloods July/August 2021] The author was lucky enough a few years ago to visit Dormello Stud and one thing that sticks in the mind is the historic farm’s policy of always having in one of its picturesque paddocks a direct descendant of one of legendary breeder Federico Tesio’s great broodmares. At the time of...

March 15, 2021

It was former Segenhoe Stud chairman Michael Sissian who noted that in the thoroughbred breeding business a 10 per cent success rate is outstanding. He was right. Very few farms achieve that figure and when one does, its brand is indeed worth its weight in gold. Even more so when that strike rate is sustained...

December 28, 2020

When trainer Natalie Young first saw Tagaloa in Arrowfield’s 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast draft she wrote one word on his catalogue page: Mine!. A few days later Natalie and Trent Busuttin were rapt to buy the colt for $300,000. Little more than a year after that, they celebrated his tenacious victory in the $1.5...

March 17, 2020

Thoroughbred racing and breeding is a game full of numbers – form, odds, dollars, strike rates and a multitude of statistics. What counts most, though, are the stories the numbers tell and there are few bigger stories at Inglis Easter 2020 than those compiled by Arrowfield. Take, for instance, Arrowfield’s 13 Group 1-winning Easter graduates...

January 29, 2020

It seems a bit rich to say that Australia’s leading yearling vendor sells good horses for reasonable prices. After all, Arrowfield’s total 2019 sales for clients and the Stud exceeded $37 million and the Messara family-owned farm has sold a staggering 33 $1 million+ yearlings since 2013. They include Group 1 winners Estijaab, Mustaaqeem and...

December 4, 2019

The festive atmosphere and relaxed vibe of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale gives the Australian sales season a perfect start, and everyone enjoys catching up as the yearlings parade or later, over a few beers. The congeniality doesn’t get in the way of business, though, and it doesn’t stop buyers asking vendors that most...



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