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Grade 2 hero A P Arrow to stud in South Africa

GRADE 2 winner A. P. Arrow has been acquired by Summerhill Stud in South Africa for stud duty. The seven-year-old son of A. P. Indy will stand on behalf of a partnership comprising of Summerhill, Drackenstein Stud and an unnamed European investor.

Campaigned by the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, A. P. Arrow won five of 29 starts and over $1.4m in earnings. While he landed his most notable victory in the Grade 2 Clark Handicap, he was also placed three times at Grade 1 level, including in last season's Donn Handicap.

"We've been waiting for an opportunity like this for several years," said Mike Goss of Summerhill. "Knowing that Barry Irwin, for whom I have the highest regard, had valued him at several million dollars a short while back, when A. P. Arrow came into range, it was a chance we had to take."

Out of the placed Mr Prospector mare Garimpeiro, A. P. Arrow is a half-brother to nine winners including Grade 1 winner Geri, who has spent his stud career alternating between the US, Japan and Italy, and the Listed winner Clure, now a stallion in California.

A. P. Arrow will stand alongside Albarahin, Hobb Alwahtan, Kahal, Malhub, Muhtafal, Mullins Bay, Ravishing, Solskjaer, Stronghold and Way West at Summerhill.




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