Not A Single Doubt progeny have won five of the past 17 Group 1 races run in Australia, putting the Arrowfield Stud stallion in rare air as the new breeding season begins.

nasdAs Not A Single Doubt began duties in his 15th season at Arrowfield Stud on Sunday, it is fair to say, the son of the late great Redoute's Choice is at the peak of his powers.

His progeny have delivered him a remarkable start to the new racing season, with Samadoubt's upset success in the G1 Winx S. last week followed up with Scales Of Justice's win in the G1 Memsie S. at Caulfield on Saturday.

It’s the continuation of a run that began with Kenedna's triumph in the G1 Queen of the Turf back in April, a success she followed up with a win in the G1 Doomben Cup in May just after Qafila's victory the G1 South Australian Derby.

All told, it means that the progeny of Not A Single Doubt have won five of the past 17 Group 1 races in Australia, a record which would be the envy of any stallion.

Not A Single Doubt | Standing at Arrowfield Stud

Not A Single Doubt Dominates the Early Group Ones as Scales Of Justice takes the Memsie Stakes

Two Group 1 races down for the new season and both have fallen to sons of Not A Single Doubt, the latest being the resurgent Scales Of Justice in Saturday's $1 million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Last week Samadoubt scored a shock win in the Winx Stakes. It was less of a surprise on Saturday as Scales Of Justice added the Memsie Stakes to his Group 1 win in the 2016 Railway Stakes.

Given a sweet ride by Dean Yendall, Scales Of Justice had the run of the race just off the speed as several of his more high profile opponents were well back in the field.

So Si Bon (So You Think) backed up his win in the Aurie's Star with a fighting second, three-quarters of a length behind the winner, with Alizee (Sepoy) coming from the tail of the field to be a nose back in second with stablemate Hartnell in fourth. (images Grant Courtney)

Not A Single Doubt's Samadoubt Surprises in First Group 1 of the Season

samadoubt-winx hartThe first Group 1 race of the season was run at Randwick on Saturday and by season's end it's likely to have provided the most unlikeliest of winners.

The well-exposed 6yo gelding Samadoubt had won nothing grander than the Listed Canberra Cup in 34 previous starts but under a front-running masterpiece by Tim Clark the son of Not A Single Doubt held on to defeat the triple Group 1 winner and near $7 million earner Happy Clapper (Teofilo) by half a length with a further neck back to Invincible Gem (I Am Invincible) who edged out the favourite Avilius for third. (image Steve Hart)

The team at Arrowfield has had plenty of cause for celebration in the last week, thanks to the dynasty founded by the late, great Redoute’s Choice (Danehill {USA})

Three-time champion stallion Redoute's Choice claimed his first broodmare sires’ premiership in the 2018-19 Australian season, while his exceptional son Snitzel won a third consecutive sires’ premiership title.

the-autumn-sun-atkinsMeanwhile, the first foal for young Redoute’s Choice stallion Pariah arrived this week, and multiple Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun is joining the Arrowfield roster for 2019 at a fee of $77,000.

“It’s been very exciting,” Arrowfield’s bloodstock manager Jon Freyer said.

“Redoute’s Choice broke the all-time record for earnings in a season as a broodmare sire, while Snitzel’s third premiership title was an extremely rare feat. It’s not completely unprecedented, but only a handful of truly great sires have done it. It was a wonderful result for father and son.”

A hat trick for Snitzel

Snitzel’s third premiership title came with a staggering $24.2 million in prize-money – almost $7 million more than runner-up I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit {IRE}). He had 180 winners from 346 runners during the 2018-19 Australian season, with 12 stakes winners.

First European Bred Group I Winner Redoute’s Choice

Much missed champion sire Redoute's Choice posted his first Northern Hemisphere bred Group I winner in Germany on Sunday with four year-old gelding Danceteria won the Group I Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich for owners that include Australian Bloodstock in whose colours he runs.

Redoute's Choice

Conceived in France during the second of two shuttle seasons for Redoute's Choice to the Northern Hemisphere, Danceteria scored a length and a quarter win in the 1m2f contest taking his overall record to seven wins from 16 starts.

Trained by David Menuisier, Danceteria ihas been in top form this year winning the Group III La Coupe Stakes at Longchamp two starts ago and coming into this race off a brave fourth to Enable in the Group I Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

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