(Red Ransom – Savannah Success, by Success Express)

2017 Fee: $6,600 (inc. GST)


Arlington is a Gr1-performed half-brother to a Cox Plate-winning Champion Sire. Breeders who can’t afford Savabeel’s much deserved lofty fee can access Arlington for a fraction of the price. This is real value, right here.

Arlington was a $1.55 million yearling thanks to his exemplary pedigree and stunning looks. His half-brother, Savabeel, won a Cox Plate as a 3YO, and his dam, Savannah Success, was a dual Gr1-winning Oaks filly. His own sire, Red Ransom, is one of our best in recent times. Arlington’s already impressive pedigree had a massive upgrade recently when Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars) won the Gr1 Goodwood Stakes and finished a close second in the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap despite carrying top-weight. Black Heart Bart is a son of Savannah Success’s city winning half-sister Sister Theresa (At Talaq). The success of Black Heart Bart, and Savabeel’s stud career highlight how well this family crosses with sons of Danehill.

Arlington was precocious as a juvenile, first racing as an October 2YO, and was stakes-placed at just his second start. As a 3YO, Arlington ran third in the Gr1 Randwick Guineas to Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler and eventual Gr1 Doncaster Handicap winner Triple Honour


As an older horse, Arlington picked up group placings in the Gr2 Japan-New Zealand International Trophy and Gr3 Tauranga Stakes (behind multiple Gr1 winner Sir Slick). He also has three Listed placings to his credit (two of those in his 2YO season). Arlington proved on the track that he was tough, and talented, having 54 starts over six seasons for five wins.

Like his illustrious brother, Arlington’s pedigree and race record suggests his progeny are going to furnish into exceptional 3YOs over journeys at a mile and plus.



Arlington Pedigree Download catalogue-style pedigree page here

Race Record

At 2 : 2d AJC Fernhill H., L (1600m to Stone Canyon and beating My Sweet Cookie), 3d AJC Canonbury S., L (1100m to Danehill Smile and Keiki)
At 3 : STC Nivea Visage Maiden P. (1100m), 3d AJC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m to Weekend Hussler and Triple Honour), STC Darby Munro H., L (1200m to Royal Discretion and Malambo)
At 4 : AJC Thakral Holdings H. (1800m), Hula Chief H. (1800m)
At 5 : WRC Douro Cup (1600m), BOP RC Downer Edi Works H. (1400m), 2d BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2 (1600m to Casabella Lane and beating Vonusti)
At 6 : 3d BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.3 (1600m to Salvatore and Sir Slick)
Total: Starts: 54 1st: 5 2nd: 6 3rd: 12 A$347,614


Broodmare Compatibility Report

Arlington is a son of world class sire, Red Ransom. In addition to creating some dynamic patterns with Arlington’s full pedigree, we can also take some tips from the broodmare sire lines that Red Ransom has worked well with. Names in bold (below) are individuals to seek in mares’ pedigrees.

Overall, Red Ransom and his sire-sons have had great success with Northern Dancer line mares. High achievers have been NIJINSKY II and his 3/4 brother THE MINSTREL. His local Group 1 winner ALL AMERICAN is out of a mare from the Nijinsky II line. Mares by ROYAL ACADEMY, YEATS, WHISKEY ROAD, SERHEED, CAERLEON, WESTERN SYMPHONY, PALACE MUSIC, MASTERCLASS, PETERHOF and NATURALISM will provide these individuals.

Nijinsky II (mentioned above) in Success Express’ pedigree, is from the TORPENHOW family. This is also the family of REDOUTE’S CHOICE, EL GRAN SENOR, GIELGUD, XAAR, MASTERCLASS, THE MINSTREL, TRY MY BEST (sire of LAST TYCOON), HURRICANE SKY and UMATILLA. Red Ransom’s Group 1 winners TYPHOON TRACY and ONEMORENOMORE are out of daughters of LAST TYCOON. REDOUTE’S CHOICE mares also carry Nijinsky II through a daughter, sex balancing the son (Dancing Champ) in Arlington.

Arlington is out of a daughter of Success Express. Using mares by (or carrying) sons of SUCCESS EXPRESS will create a desirable, sex balanced speed pattern. Mares by MOSSMAN, AL AKBAR and KEY BUSINESS create this pattern.

There is a well known nick between US ancestors Bold Ruler, Prince John, War Admiral And Eight Thirty. Arlington carries two of these, Prince John and Eight Thirty, via Success Express while he also has two lines to War Admiral further back on his 8th remove. Mares carrying BOLD RULER and more WAR ADMIRAL would be desirable. They are present in such broodmare sires as SALIERI (damsire of MAGIC ALBERT) who is particularly desirable as he offers Bold Ruler and also sex balances Speak John and Damascus for Arlington. ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, ROYAL ACADEMY, DEHERE, BITE THE BULLET and RANCHER mares also carry Bold Ruler. HUSSONET is out of a RAJA BABA (by Bold Ruler) mare – he is also a half brother to Red Ransom’s Group 1 winning son, EKRAAR.

Red Ransom traces on tail female line to DEMOCRATIE. This is also the family of SHOWDOWN, who can be sourced through ZEDITAVE (and his sons STRATEGIC and MAGIC ALBERT).

Mares by BLETCHINGLY and his sons such as CANNY LAD, BEST WESTERN, COSSACK WARRIOR and KENNY’S BEST PAL will create the same cross as Red Ransom’s Group One winner CHARGE FORWARD.

Noholme II and Todman in Arlington’s dam’s pedigree would no doubt be keen to meet up with their full brother SHIFNAL in mares’ pedigrees.

Arlington is a half brother to top class racehorse and sire, SAVABEEL. Crossing Arlington over mares by Savabeel’s sire ZABEEL will result in similarly bred offspring. Other descendants of Zabeel whose daughters and granddaughters may suit Arlington include OCTAGONAL, RESET, LONHRO, DON EDUARDO and DENMAN.

Red Ransom’s triple Group 1 winner ELECTROCUTIONIST is out of an ARAZI mare. Arazi is a son of BLUSHING GROOM, who is also available via QUEST FOR FAME, SPECTRUM, REDDING, NOVERRE, NASSIPOUR and FANTASTIC LIGHT mares.

With only one line to Northern Dancer on his sixth remove to represent the prolific ALMAHMOUD family, Arlington should fit very well with mares carrying other descendants such as DANEHILL, HALO (sire of FUJI KISEKI, SUNDAY SILENCE and grandsire of MORE THAN READY), ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of MEDAGLIA D’ORO, STREET CRY, VETTORI and NO EXCUSE NEEDED), EXIT TO NOWHERE, CANNONADE, CATRAIL, EL MOXIE, YOUTHFUL LEGS, L’EMIGRANT and ARCTIC TERN. Red Ransom’s dual Group 1 winner RUMYA is out of a FUJI KISEKI mare who is out of a DANEHILL mare, while his Group 1 winner RED DAZZLER is out of a DANEHILL mare.

Broodmare Compatibility Report courtesy of Pedigree Dynamics


Progeny Record

Arlington entered stud in Australia in 2012.

Sire of 33 progeny to race including;

Fast Arli (13f, Anabaa, Bletchingly). 2 wins at 1200m, 1500m in 2016-17, 2d ATC Schweppes H.

Fort Myer (13g, Arena, Rivotious). 2 wins at 1200m in 2016-17, 3d ATC TAB More Than Just Winning 2YO H.

Little Arli (13g, Kenfair, Grosvenor). 3 wins to 1400m in 2016-17.

Arlington’s Pick (13f, Over, Canny Lad). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in 2016-17.

Hurricane Harbour (13g, Pure Theatre, Scenic). Winner at 1450m in 2016-17.

Magic Arli (13f, Magic Albert, Luskin Star). Winner at 1200m in 2016-17.

The Lion (13g, Lion Heart, Mighty Avalanche). Winner at 1000m in 2016-17.

Cut the Mustard (13f, Danehill Dancer, Covetous). Winner at 1600m in 2016-17.

Escort Arli (13f, Secret Savings, Marscay). Winner at 1000m in 2016-17.

Caisson Platoon (13g, Anabaa, Kenmare). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Kingston (13g, Fasliyev, Dehere). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Another Weapon (13g, Al Maher, Marauding). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.

Arlington Heights (13g, Lion Hunter, Our Maizcay). Placed at 3 in 2016-17.


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*All pedigree, race record and progeny data courtesy of Arion Pedigrees