Redoute's Choice posts 85th stakeswinner

New Zealand breeders Peter & Philip Vela supplied champion sire Redoute’s Choice with a second new stakeswinner this season when 4YO mare Papilio carried their famous blue and white colours to success in today’s South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ S. LR.

Pictured: Of the 47 runners bred on the Redoute’s Choice/Zabeel cross, ten are stakes performers, most notably this glorious filly, Samantha Miss, seen here winning the 2008 VRC Oaks G1. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

She is the 85th lifetime stakeswinner for Redoute’s Choice and his 13th worldwide this season. Stakeswinner No. 80 was the Vela-bred 3YO colt Burgundy, who recorded his second black type win earlier this month.

Like Burgundy and yesterday’s 2YO debut winner Pure Eelegance , Papilio is from a Zabeel mare.

Her dam Lafleur was a two-time Group 2 winnner in New Zealand and has previously left G3 winner Amaryllis to Red Ransom. Papilio’s third dam is the great European sprinter Habibti, whose half-sister Eight Carat established the antipodean dynasty famous for Octagonal, Kaapstad, Diamond Lover, Tristalove, Danewin & Commands among a host of major performers, successful sires and wonderful broodmares.

Of the 43 Redoute’s Choice yearlings catalogued for the 2012 Inglis Easter Sale, only two are from Zabeel mares, and both are sure to be kept busy in pre-sale inspections. They are Willow Park‘s colts from Millyet and her sister Pravda, making them the brother and what used to be called the brother-in-blood to champion filly Samantha Miss.

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