Quality Road has had an exceptionally strong year, highlighted by eight graded stakes winners that include Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Abel Tasman and Caledonia Road, who won the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (G1). The stud fee for the Lane's End sire has been increased to $70,000 for the 2018 season.
Arpista is out of graded stakes winner and black-type producer Harpia, who won the Shirley Jones Handicap (G3) and finished second in four grade 2 stakes, including the Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup (G2). She won or placed 10 times out of 13 starts. By Danzig, Harpia is a full sister to influential international sire Danehill, as well as Arlington Classic Stakes (G2T) winner Eagle Eyed and grade 3 winner Shibboleth.
Harpia is also the dam of stakes-placed winner First Word, who earned more than $281,000.
Bred in Kentucky by Juddmonte Farms, Arpista is owned by Roger Pozzo, who raced him.