Guineas double for Redoute’s Choice as damsire

Redoute's Choice grand-daughter Flit fought hard between Missile Mantra & Southbank and got the nod for the Thousand Guineas G1. (PHOTO: Darren Tindale)

Redoute’s Choice has regularly figured in Group 1 Classic results since his son God’s Own won the 2005 Caulfield Guineas, and his sire record includes 21 Guineas, Oaks & Derby victories – so far.

His sire sons have followed suit with horses like Shamus Award & Wandjina (Australian Guineas), Mighty Boss (Caulfield Guineas), Streama (Australian Oaks), Lasqueti Spirit (VRC Oaks), Shootoff (Queensland Derby) and Qafila (South Australian Derby).

Now, in the wake of the three-time Champion Sire’s death in March and his first Broodmare Sires’ title, Redoute’s Choice is building a new record of dominance as a damsire.

Champion Sire, dominant Sire of sires, Champion Broodmare Sire and all-round legend Redoute’s Choice. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

That record received a significant boost at Caulfield on Saturday when the Godolphin filly Flit (Medaglia d’Oro-Glissade) won the $1 million Thousand Guineas G1 and Arrowfield graduate Super Seth (Dundeel-Salutations) won the $2 million Caulfield Guineas G1.

Flit’s 5YO stablemate Trekking (Street Cry-Outdoor), already a Group 1 winner, chimed in by winning the Schillaci S. G2 and the Melbourne Racing Club’s slot in next Saturday’s $14 million The Everest at Randwick. Redoute’s Choice is also represented as a damsire in the field by Bob & Sandra Peters’ home-bred mare Arcadia Queen (by Pierro). 

These results have returned Redoute’s Choice to the top of the current Australian Broodmare Sires’ list with just over $6 million prizemoney, ahead of his old rival Encosta de Lago, More Than Ready, Danehill and Flying Spur.

Super Seth, Flit, Arcadia Queen & Trekking are among the 96 stakeswinners (including 16 Group 1 winners) left by Redoute’s Choice mares. Given the number and quality of those mares held by breeders such as Godolphin, Gerry Harvey, Bob & Sandra Peters and Arrowfield, these figures are set to increase steadily over the next few years.

Redoute’s Choice is not about to disappear from the radar as a sire anytime soon either, and he has one of the most interesting runners in the $5 million Cox Plate G1 on 26 October. That’s German Group 1 winner Danceteria, from the second of Redoute’s Choice’s two Northern Hemisphere crops conceived at Haras de Bonneval in France. 

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