Grade II winner A. P. Arrow has been purchased for stallion duty by Summerhill Stud, Drakenstein Stud, and a European investor. Both Summerhill and Drakenstein are located in South Africa.
A 7-year-old Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, A. P. Arrow won or placed in 16 races while racing for the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust. In 2007, he captured the Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs and the Skip Away Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. He also placed in the 2006 Clark when it was a grade I event.
A. P. Arrow’s resume also includes consecutive placings in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream and the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II).
A. P. Arrow, who was bred by the trust and made his last start for Michael and Lenora Paulson, made a career total of 29 starts and earned $1,463,887.
"We’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this for several years,” said Summerhill owner Mick Goss in a farm release. “Knowing (North American horseman) 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. It was only the current mortgage crunch in the U.S. that made him reachable, and while we still had to ‘mortgage the farm’ to get him, we wouldn’t have fired so much as a shot for a horse of his class in normal times.”
A. P. Arrow, out of the Mr. Prospector mare Garimpeiro, is a half-brother to grade I winner Geri and to stakes winners Almonsoon and Clure.