Tony Morris writes on Redoute’s Choice standing in France

Leading UK bloodstock commentator Tony Morris writes in the latest edition of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder:

But no new arrival in Europe from down under is going to receive a warmer welcome than Danehill’s son Redoute’s Choice, already a champion sire in Australia and about to serve his first season north of the line at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval.

This is a horse with the proven capacity to deliver top-class performers over a range of distances, and he can hardly have been given a more telling vote of confidence by the Aga, who has earmarked him as the prospective mate for 15 of his choicest broodmares.

The list is headed by the brilliant unbeaten Arc winner Zarkava and she is joined by four other Group 1 winners in Shareta (Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille), Sagawara (Prix Saint-Alary), Rosanara (Prix Marcel Boussac) and Daryakana (Hong Kong Vase). Among the others are Shalamantika and Vadaza, already dams of Group 1 winners.

No horse from the southern hemisphere has ever come north with more impressive credentials, and such conspicuously strong support from the world’s most successful private breeder can only encourage other European breeders, private and commercial, to get involved. The leading sire by average at each of the last eight Easter yearling sales, Redoute’s Choice is by far the most commercial horse ever to stand at one of the Aga Khan’s studs.

Read the full article here: The rich history of shuttle stallions .

Pictured: Redoute’s Choice at Arrowfield. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

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