Champion sires shine in the second generation

They have 166 stakeswinners and three Australian General Sires’ titles between them, but Redoute’s Choice and Flying Spur are not in the business of laurel-resting.

In their own right, the champion pair have notched up a total of 15 stakeswinners worldwide so far this season, while their sons and daughters ensure they are also making regular second-generation appearances in stakes-winning pedigrees.

Pictured: 3YO Hot Snitzel, left, shows courage and class to defeat Manawanui in today’s ATC Royal Sovereign S. G2. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Their second-generation records received a turbo boost today when Melbourne & Sydney racing supplied each stallion with black type success through a sire son and a broodmare daughter.

Flying Spur is already well-established as a broodmare sire and the $100,000 ATC Canonbury S. 1100m LR winner Raceway (by More Than Ready from Claws) is his 24th stakeswinner in that role.

Redoute’s Choice added his 7th stakeswinner as a damsire when That’s The One (by Snippetson from Chosen) took out the $150,000 VRC C.S. Hayes S. 1410m G3.

Flying Spur’s first season sire sons Casino Prince, Magnus and Shaft are raising his profile as a sire of sires and today Casino Prince posted his first stakeswinner when All Too Hard won the $100,000 VRC Talindert S. 1100m LR. That performance opened a stellar day for his dam Helsinge whose champion daughter Black Caviar later scored her 19th straight victory in the VRC Lightning S. G1.

Not to be out-done, Redoute’s Choice was also represented as a paternal grand-sire when Bellerive Stud graduate Hot Snitzel (by Snitzel from Flames of Paris) downed Group 1 winner Manawanui in the $175,000 ATC Royal Sovereign S. 1200m G2. It was Hot Snitzel’s fifth win from 12 starts and took his earnings to $631,100 – more than ten times his yearling sale price.

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