Arrowfield offers final Redoute’s Choice yearling

The last foals by the legendary Redoute's Choice were born in the year of his death and have so far averaged $478,000 in the sale-ring. (PHOTO: Arrowfield Stud)

The very last Redoute’s Choice yearling at Magic Millions opens both Arrowfield’s 19-lot offering and the 2021 National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning.

He is Lot 1401, a robust, quality colt out of the Japanese mare La Fouine Tail (by Sunday Silence’s son Neo Universe), a daughter of Champion 3YO Filly Fabulous La Fouine.

Lot 1401 is bred on the same Redoute’s Choice/Sunday Silence son cross as multiple Group winner and million-dollar earner Rock Magic. (PHOTO: Georgie Lomax)

As it happens, he will be auctioned by David Chester who also sold the first Redoute’s Choice yearling through the ring, Lot 11 at the 2003 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

That was a colt out of Nicety bred & sold by Newhaven Park and bought for $50,000 by Alan Scorse.  Named Private Certifier, he didn’t set the world on fire but he did win 7 races, and Newhaven Park later achieved Group 1 success with a Redoute’s Choice son Wylie Hall, and daughter, Peeping.

Three other members of Redoute’s Choice’s first Magic Millions draft made a bigger impact: his first Group 1 winner Lotteria, South African Group winner Bishops Rock and perhaps most significantly, a brilliant sprinting colt sold by Arrowfield – Not A Single Doubt. 

Redoute’s Choice died in March 2019 but his sons and daughters continue to build his legend, on the track and at stud. So far his exceptional record reads: three General Sire Premierships, two Broodmare Sire titles, 178 stakeswinners, 39 Group 1 winners, 11 Champions, progeny earnings approaching $180 million, 82 million-dollar yearlings, 12 Group 1-siring sons and the dams of 120 stakeswinners.

The best of those sire sons, four-time Champion Sire Snitzel has a colt and a filly in Arrowfield’s National Sale draft, offered alongside 9 lots by the current roster’s young guns Maurice & Shalaa. 

Lot 1794, the Maurice-Guinevere filly is bred on the same cross as two of Maurice’s first-crop Group performers in Japan. (PHOTO: Georgie Lomax)

Maurice posted his 5th Australian first-crop 2YO stakes performer on Saturday when Port Louis finished third in the Sires’ Produce S. G2 at Eagle Farm. Shalaa has made a big splash with his outstanding first-crop 2YO son Shaquero, winner of the Magic Millions Classic and two Group 3 events. 

Arrowfield’s  final live-sale yearling consignment of 2021 is rounded out by 4 colts and a filly by Japanese champion Mikki Isle and a pair of Real Impact fillies from the families of Alinghi and, yes, Redoute’s Choice.

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