Trainer Paul Messara will take the position of manager at Arrowfield Stud in Scone, New South Wales, Australia beginning Aug. 1, it was announced July 25.
Paul Messara is the son of Arrowfield chairman John Messara.
The younger Messara's experience in the Thoroughbred business includes the Irish National Stud Course and a season at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan before he began training horses in 2006. As a trainer, Messara has more than 300 wins, including 21 stakes victories, to his credit, most notably four group I wins with Ortensia (in England, Australia, and Dubai) and Alverta (2010 STC Coolmore Classic).
"I'm looking forward to returning to the stud business and am very grateful for the support of outstanding stable staff and wonderful owners over the past eight years,” Paul Messara said.
As part of a restructure of operations at Arrowfield, the adjoining Bellerive Stud, which is the base for clients' broodmares and young stock, has been fully integrated into Arrowfield Stud and is now known as the Arrowfield broodmare farm. All of the stud's yearlings will be sold under the Arrowfield banner.
In addition, the Arrowfield training center, also adjoining the stud, will be converted into the Arrowfield sales center.