Chairman, Arrowfield Group
John Messara, AM is the Chairman and owner of Arrowfield Stud. He has an international reputation as a maker of stallions, among them the great Danehill, and his son, champion sire Redoute’s Choice who currently heads the Stud’s roster. Arrowfield is also a leading owner and yearling vendor, and has close relationships with several of the world’s leading breeders. John began his professional life as a stock-broker, established the Arrowfield Group in 1985 and has played a key role in the Australian breeding industry’s significant growth over the past three decades as a past Chairman of Aushorse Marketing (2001-08) & Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (2007-08) and Member of the Australian Pattern Committee (2006-16). He has also led Australian racing through a dynamic period of reform as Chairman of Racing New South Wales (2011-16) & Racing Australia (2013-16), and contributed at an international level as Vice-Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (2014-16).