68th stakeswinner for Redoute's Choice

68th stakeswinner for Redoute's Choice

68th stakeswinner for Redoute's Choice

Champion sire Redoute’s Choice posted his 68th individual stakeswinner today when Grand Jardin (ex Liberty Rose by Royal Academy) won the $80,000 WATC R.S. Crawford S. 1000m LR.

Pictured right: Grand Jardin as a 2YO at Caulfield, March 2008.

It was the 5YO gelding’s fifth win from 17 starts for his owners, who include Keith Biggs, Rod Russell, John Jones and Elio Galante.

Bred by John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds, Grand Jardin was sold for $1.5 million at the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and was originally trained by Lee Freedman in Melbourne, before transferring in 2009 to the Bruce Watkins stable in Perth.

Grand Jardin is the 6th stakeswinner by Redoute’s Choice this season, following G1 King’s Rose, G2 Rekindled Interest, G3 Drumbeats, SW Milestone and SW Kittens. He is also the 15th stakeswinner from Redoute’s Choice’s 2005 crop, which is headed by Group 1 winners Samantha Miss, Gallica and Allez Wonder.

Grand Jardin is a brother to the talented 3YO filly Pontiana, winner of two races from three starts this season. Their stakes-winning, Group-placed dam foaled a colt by Redoute’s Choice in August.

Seventeen yearlings by Redoute’s Choice are catalogued for the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and five of them will be offered in the Arrowfield draft.