Dundeel / Arrowfield Stud (p)
High Chaparral - Stareel
Saturday’s Group 1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor It’s A Dundeel (NZ) (High Chaparral - Stareel, by Zabeel) has been retired to John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud to begin his stud career, it was announced Monday. The attractive bay will be known by his New Zealand registered name of Dundeel (NZ) and will stand for a fee of A$27,500.
“Dundeel was a racehorse of the highest class, effective at Group 1 level from 1600 to 2400 meters, with immense natural athleticism, a high cruising speed and a devastating turn of foot,” said Messara. “These attributes, combined with his undaunted toughness and courage, make him this year’s most exciting stallion prospect. We are delighted to offer him to Australian and New Zealand breeders.” added Messara.
Dundeel raced from ages two to four and collected six victories at the highest level in addition to the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes while carrying Arrowfield silks, including the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, Group 1 Randwick Guineas, Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, Group 1 Australian Derby as a 3-year-old and the G1 MRC Underwood Stakes last spring. Dundeel tallied 10 wins in 19 starts and over A$5.3 million in earnings.
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News