Arrowfield’s pride and joy Miss Finland has foaled a bay/brown filly to Street Cry.
The filly is Miss Finland’s fourth foal following Miss Helsinki (Hussonet) a 3YO filly in training with Paul Messara, Woodbine (Hussonet) a 2YO colt with Gai Waterhouse and a yearling filly by Street Cry.
Coincidentally, Woodbine had his first trial at Warwick Farm last week finishing third and Miss Helsinki is due to trial in the next fortnight. “We’re very excited – she’s perfect,” Arrowfield owner John Messara said of the newcomer. “Miss Finland doing a marvellous job at stud.”
Miss Finland was the Champion 2YO and Champion 3YO Filly of her generation with 11 wins from 26 starts topped by G1 victories in the Golden Slipper, VRC Oaks G1, VRC Australian Guineas, MRC Thousand Guineas and STC Storm Queen Stakes.
By Redoute’s Choice from the US-bred mare Forest Pearl (Woodman), Miss Finland was bred by the partnership of Gainsborough Stud Australia with Arrowfield, and raced by Arrowfield in partnership with long-time friends and clients Alan Jones and John Leaver.
Daughters of Redoute’s Choice have already left 11 stakes winners, most recently the promising New Zealand 3YO colt Sacred Falls (O’Reilly). Perhaps not surprisingly, all 11 stakes winners are by stallions from lines with which Redoute’s Choice himself has enjoyed success: Mr Prospector, Last Tycoon, Sir Tristram, Snippets, Encosta de Lago, Biscay and Storm Cat.