Redoute's Choice tops Magic Millions sire averages

Champion sire Redoute’s Choice ended the 2013 Magic Millions Sale on top of the sire averages after his final two yearlings went through the ring on Saturday evening.

Pictured: Leading Sydney trainer John O’Shea, happy buyer of the top-priced Redoute’s Choice yearling at the Magic Millions Sale. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

American agent David Ingordo purchased Lot 602, the colt from Hades (by Encosta de Lago from champion 2YO Hasna) for $460,000 from Newhaven Park. Eighteen lots later Chris Waller paid $400,000 Strawberry Hill Stud‘s colt from dual stakeswinner I Got Chills (by General Nediym).

The top price for a Redoute’s Choice yearling was the $800,000 paid by John O’Shea on Friday for Newgate Farm‘s colt from Group 1 winner Apercu (by Encosta de Lago).

These results took Redoute’s Choice’s sale average to $384,500 for 10 lots sold, with Fastnet Rock in second position with an average of $318,030 for 33 lots sold.

Redoute’s Choice has now headed the Magic Millions sires list by average every year since 2006.

Saturday racing also produced a trio of good city wins for him, with 3YO fillies Royal Descent and Abidewithme winning at Rosehill and Ellerslie and 5YO mare Lucky Angel scoring at Flemington.

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