Drought In Australia Affecting Even Large Thoroughbred Farms

Drought conditions in Australia are affecting all livestock owners, including large Thoroughbred breeding farms, with an increased cost for hay and the potential for limited quality hay in the near future. Farms like Yarraman Stud and Arrowfield are considering or have implemented an additional fee on horse owners to cover the rising cost of quality […]

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Snitzel Crowned Champion Australian Sire With Record Progeny Earnings

The Australian breeding industry celebrated its best and brightest today with five prestigious awards handed out at a ceremony in conjunction with Coolmore Australia’s annual stallion parade. The event, hosted by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA), recognised the outstanding achievements of horses and breeders during the 2016-17 season. Securing the coveted Champion Australian Sire award was […]

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Animal Kingdom To Receive ‘Rest’ From Australian Stud Duties In 2016

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will get a chance to rest following this breeding season, as his connections have decided to rest him from the Australian season this year. Darley and Australia’s Arrowfield Stud are acknowledging that the stallion has worked six consecutive seasons between the two continents, so he will stay at Darley’s Jonabell […]

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Messara Elected Chairman of Australian Racing Board

Mr John Messara AM has been elected Chairman of the Australian Racing Board (ARB) on the retirement of the Honourable Michael Duffy after 6 years as an ARB Director, the last two as Chairman. The ARB is the national body representing the Principal Racing Authorities (PRAs) of Australia’s 8 States and Territories. Mr Messara is […]

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Animal Kingdom to Meet Australian Breeders in August

Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup Champion Animal Kingdom will be presented to Australian breeders for the first time at the 2013 August Stallion Open House. The 10 stallions on Arrowfield’s 2013 roster, headed by champion sire Redoute’s Choice and his extremely popular son Snitzel, will be available for inspection over four days, Thursday 22nd-Sunday […]

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Champion Australian sire Flying Spur pensioned

Arrowfield Stud announced today that Champion Sire Flying Spur has been withdrawn from service. The magnificent son of Danehill (USA) and Rolls (USA) has experienced a sudden and irreversible decline in fertility this season. Arrowfield Chairman John Messara says, “Flying Spur is a very special horse for us, as we bred him, raced him in […]

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