John Messara

Transcripts, Video Replay Of Jockey Club Round Table Now Available

Official transcripts, a video replay, and the slide presentations from Sunday’s 67th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at jockeyclub.com. The conference, held Sunday, August 11, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., featured a Q-and-A session with John Messara, the owner and chairman of Arrowfield Stud, and a presentation on […]

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Leading Australian Sire Redoute’s Choice Euthanized At 23

Australian champion sire Redoute’s Choice died Monday morning at Arrowfield Stud. The 23 year-old son of Danehill was humanely euthanized after suffering a traumatic loss of mobility which could not be restored, despite intensive care by Arrowfield’s veterinary and stallion teams. “Redoute’s Choice is such a big part of all our lives, and right now […]

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John Messara Honored With Longines, IFHA International Award Of Merit

Industry leader John Messara has been chosen to receive the 2019 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. He will be honored during a ceremony Thursday, 11 April, in advance of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) that Saturday in Sydney. Representatives from […]

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Arrowfield Offerings Dominate Day One of Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

The Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale’s new beginnings at Riverside Stables started with a frenzy Monday, with seven individual Lots selling for AUS$1 million or more. (Note: Australian dollars currently convert to US $0.77.) In a strong start to the southern hemisphere’s No.1 yearling sale, competition from the buying bench was intense as buyers sought […]

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Japanese Horse Of The Year Maurice Will Shuttle To Australia In 2017

Named the Horse of the Year by the Japan Racing Association in 2015, Maurice has already been booked full for his first northern hemisphere season at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. Owner Katsumi Yoshida said that he will send Maurice the best mare in his band, Gentildonna, two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Group […]

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Messara Steps Down As Chairman of Racing Australia

John Messara, chairman of Racing Australia, has resigned from the board of Racing Australia effective Jan. 1, 2017, the date when his resignation from the board of Racing NSW takes effect. Russell Balding, the new chairman of Racing NSW, has been nominated as Racing NSW’s representative on the Racing Australia board. “The last few years have constituted […]

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Velazquez, Motion Head Down Under For Animal Kingdom Promotion

John Velazquez and Graham Motion, jockey and trainer of the 2011 Eclipse Award-winning Animal Kingdom, will spend Jan. 9 at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Queensland, Australia, according to the Thoroughbred Daily News. The Saturday race card includes the Magic Millions races, as a lead up to the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The reason […]

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John Messara To Be Keynote Speaker At IFHA Conference

Racing Australia Chairman, John Messara, will deliver the keynote speech at the 49th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities held at the France Galop Offices in Paris, France Monday, 5 October. Mr Messara is also the Chairman of Racing New South Wales, and a prominent international breeder and owner through his Arrowfield Stud. “John Messara has […]

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Racing Australia Commences Operations As Organizations Merge

A new national body incorporating racing’s key national functions and assets has commenced this week as Racing Australia. Racing Australia merges the Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) and the Australian Stud Book (ASB) into one entity. Importantly, it consolidates the databases of the industry which will lead to substantial cost savings […]

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Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: Denali’s Next Generation

Conrad Bandoroff grew up on Denali Stud, which was established by his parents, well-known consignors Craig and Holly. The younger Bandoroff shadowed John Ward in Ward’s days as trainer, worked for trainer Bill Mott, interned with Bradley Thoroughbreds and for John Messara at Arrowfield Stud in Australia. Bandoroff is currently completing his senior year at […]

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