Dundeel colt wins in South Africa

Champions Day at Turffontein in South Africa supplied Dundeel’s third winner when 2YO colt Atyaab ran away from his rivals in Saturday’s The Citizen Juvenile Plate.

Trained by Mike de Kock for Sheikh Hamdan, Atyaab was third on debut five weeks ago and clearly relished the 1600-metre task he was given this time as Callan Murray drove him through on the rail to score comfortably from Senor Lizard and last-start winner Cyber Special. 

Atyaab was bred and offered by Arrowfield at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale where Shadwell Stud’s Racing Manager Angus Gold purchased him for $260,000.  He is out of the excellent dual Group 2 winner Sylvaner (by Danehill’s son Danasinga), also the dam of Listed winner Vesper, Sydney winner Schedule and two other winners. 

Sylvaner has a yearling full sister to Atyaab and is again in foal to the six-time Group 1 winner. 

Dundeel has now recorded winners from his first 10 runners in three countries: Group 3 winner Irukandji (out of a General Nediym mare) in Australia, Cutadeel (out of a Dylan Thomas mare) in New Zealand and Atyaab in South Africa. 

The 15 Dundeel yearlings sold at Magic Millions Gold Coast and Inglis Easter in 2018 averaged 7 times his fee, with a top price of $500,000 paid by Carmel Size Racing for the Inglis Easter colt out of Joy Ride (by Redoute’s Choice).

Flemington stakes double for Snitzel

Eleven stakeswinners in the first 62 days of the season was impressive enough but, yet again, Snitzel has excelled himself.

The superstar son of Redoute’s Choice now claims 13 stakeswinners in 68 days after a black type double on Turnbull Stakes day – make that Winx day – at Flemington. 

First up was the Hayes & Dabernig-trained 2YO filly Nomothaj whose tenacity got her home just ahead of the Godolphin colt Rainier and eight other debutants in the $120,000 VRC Maribyrnong Trial S. 1000m LR. Nomothaj is Snitzel’s 28th juvenile stakeswinner.

Watch Nomothaj win the VRC Maribyrong Trial S. LR.

Bred by Love Racing, Nomothaj was a $420,000 buy for Shadwell Stud from the Newgate Farm draft at this year’s Magic Millions Sale. She’s the second foal and first winner out of 2011 VRC Maribyrnong Plate G3 winner Real Stolle (by Elusive Quality), who delivered another Snitzel filly on 28 August.

The Snitzel/Elusive Quality cross has also produced Arrowfield graduate Dracarys, successful in the ATC Up and Coming S. G3 on 19 August.

No sooner were Snitzel’s statistics updated than 3YO colt Snitzepeg chimed in with his maiden stakes win in the $120,000 VRC Poseidon S. 1400m LR.

Watch Snitzepeg win the VRC Poseidon S. LR.

Bred in Victoria by Jeff Allis from the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Pegasus Queen, Snitzepeg was purchased for $260,000 by Darren Weir and John Foote. He was offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. 

Pegasus Queen has a 2YO Not A Single Doubt filly named Killer Queen in training with Anthony Freedman, and a yearling colt by Deep Field. 

Snitzel’s lifetime tally of stakeswinners now stands at 72, but it’s probably more significant that the 13 Australian black type winners he’s compiled since 1 August are exactly half of his final total in 2016/17. And he’s done it in little more than two months of the new season.

Snitzel currently leads the Australian Sires’ premiership with $4.2 million prizemoney and has powerhouse sprinter Redzel representing him in next Saturday’s $10 million The Everest.

A Group 1 weekend for Arrowfield graduates

Arrowfield has had many Group 1 weekends in its 32-year history, but few better than 6-7 May 2017 when four sale graduates by three different stallions won elite races in three countries.

Heading the quartet were Mustaaqeem & Rafeef who achieved a rare sibling Group 1 double in the SA Nursery and Computaform Sprint on Turffontein’s Champions Day. The sons of champion sire Redoute’s Choice & South African Horse of the Year National Colour were both purchased from the Inglis Easter Sale by Shadwell Stud’s master buyer Angus Gold and are trained in South Africa by Mike de Kock.

Rafeef and Mustaqeem, bred by Arrowfield in partnership with leading South African farm Klawervlei Stud, are the latest of Shadwell’s four Group 1-winning Inglis Easter graduates by Redoute’s Choice. Champion South African filly Majmu, also trained by de Kock, was a $300,000 buy from Arrowfield in 2013, and the David Hayes-trained Blue Diamond winner Nadeem was bought for $700,000 from Edinglassie’s 2005 draft.

With a new lifetime tally of 32 individual Group 1 winners, Redoute’s Choice has edged past the great US sire Giant’s Causeway (31 G1 winners) on the global Group 1 sires’ list. It’s a figure now bested only by Galileo (64 G1 winners) among active international sires.
 
Arrowfield’s third success on Saturday came in Adelaide when Blueblood Thoroughbreds’ $120,000 Magic Millions purchase Secret Agenda  overcame a wide draw to win the Robert Sangster S. G1. She is Not A Single Doubt’s sixth Group 1 winner and his third this season after Extreme Choice (MVRC A.J. Moir S. G1) and Scales of Justice (WATC Railway S. G1).

Secret Agenda was bred by the long-standing partnership of Arrowfield, John Leaver & Alan Jones, also successful at Group 1 level with Miss Finland and her daughter Stay With Me. Arrowfield has a record that includes all five Group 1 2YO races and six Australian Guineas winners.

Not A Single Doubt is on track to match or better his career-high 2015/16 performance, with 12 winners of 18 Group & Listed Races – just three black type wins short of his total last season.|

Three new Group 1 winners were enough to make the weekend memorable, but Contentment made it spectacular with a dramatic victory in the The Champions Mile G1 at Sha Tin on Sunday evening.

Contentment was described in post-race interviews as “quirky” by his jockey Brett Prebble, but it’s not a word that matches his quality record of 10 wins, six placings and more than $6 million from 29 starts, 21 of them in Hong Kong Group company.

His breeders Paul Favretto, Tony Hodgson, Paul Rowe and David & Peter Sinn are certainly proud of the 6YO son of Hussonet and their mare Jemison, who has yearling & weanling fillies by Animal Kingdom & Dundeel, and is again in foal to Dundeel.

A $65,000 purchase by John Foote from Arrowfield at the 2012, Contentment is trained by John Size for Benson Lo Tak Wing and, with a new figure of 126, is a top five performer in Hong Kong this season.

Rounding out the weekend’s graduate results were a couple of meritorious Group 1 placings, by Kenedna (Not A Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell), runner-up in the Australasian Oaks G1, and  Heavenly Blue (Snitzel-Simply Carina), third in the South African Derby G1, and a New Zealand Listed stakes win by 2YO Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice-Miss Argyle).

Historic Group 1 double for Redoute's Choice

Before Saturday, Redoute’s Choice already had a same-track, same-day Group 1 double on his extraordinary record. That was achieved more than a decade ago, when Nadeem & Snitzel won the Blue Diamond and the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on 25 February 2006.

But a Group 1 double at the same meeting by two full brothers, bought from the same vendor & breeders by the same owner and prepared by the same trainer? Surely that’s beyond even this bar-raising, mould-breaking, three-time Champion sire?

Here’s the news: it isn’t. On Champions Day at Turffontein in South Africa Sheikh Hamdan’s colts Mustaaqeem and Rafeef, both by Redoute’s Choice out of South African Horse of the Year National Colour and both Arrowfield Inglis Easter graduates, won Group 1 races within three hours of each other.

With only a (very impressive) debut win behind him, 2YO Mustaaqeem started favourite in the R1 million South African Nursery 1160m G1 and stalked the early leaders until Callan Murray set him alight 400 metres from home. The colt sprinted smoothly away from his rivals to score by 4 lengths from his stablemate Naafer in 1:05.80. 

Watch Mustaaqeem win the Turffontein SA Nursery G1.
 
Speaking from Newmarket, UK after the victory, Angus recalled inspecting Mustaaqeem at the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale.

“I thought he was outstanding, with a very classy look. He was really well-balanced with a lovely head, and a ready-made stallion if he could run. And I got him on my very last bid, thank god!”

That bid was $1.75 million, the third highest price of the Sale and more than twice the $800,000 Shadwell Stud paid for Rafeef at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale.

Rafeef, with a larger frame to grow into, required more time to develop but has found top sprinting form this season, winning four of his six starts including the Hawaii S. G2 and now the R1 million Computaform Sprint 1000m G1.

Watch Rafeef win the Turffontein Computaform Sprint G1.

Like his brother, Rafeef was bred by Arrowfield in partnership with Klawervlei Stud and is prepared for Sheikh Hamdan by champion trainer Mike de Kock. National Colour, herself a three-time Group 1 winner, has a yearling filly by Snitzel (bought by Arrowfield for $675,000 at Inglis Easter), a weanling colt by Redoute’s Choice and is again in foal to him.

The brothers take Redoute’s Choice’s tally of Group 1 winners to 32, among 146 lifetime stakeswinners. Mustaqeem is the supersire’s eighth Group 1 juvenile winner and joins Ardrossan, successful earlier on Saturday in New Zealand, on his list of 36 2YO stakeswinners.

They are two of the half-dozen stakeswinners that have already emerged from Arrowfield’s Yearling Class of 2016 after Invader (ATC Sires’ Produce S. G1), Gunnison (ATC Todman S. G2), Pariah (ATC Canonbury S. G3) and Azazel (MVRC Inglis Banner (R) LR).

That’s not the end of the database updates required after racing on 6 May. Robert Sangster S. G1 winner Secret Agenda, Rafeef and Mustaqeem boost the number of Arrowfield Group 1 graduates to sixty-four, a figure that Not A Single Doubt’s daughter Kenedna (2nd, Australasian Oaks G1) and Snitzel’s son Heavenly Blue (3rd, South African Derby G1) came close to increasing.

On the Australian General Sires’ premiership, Snitzel has quietly slipped past Street Cry this week to claim the top spot with $12.8 million and Not A Single Doubt is fifth with $9.4 million. Even with six offshore performers among his 15 stakeswinners this term, Redoute’s Choice has enough domestic firepower to sit just outside the top 10 with prizemoney of $5.8 million.

Rafeef makes 140 for Redoute's Choice

Snitzel’s four new stakeswinners and eight other stakes performers took centre stage last weekend, but don’t assume his champion sire Redoute’s Choice was quietly waiting his turn in the wings.

Late on Saturday evening Sydney time, he recorded his 140th stakeswinner when Sheikh Hamdan’s 4YO colt Rafeef toughed it out in good style to defeat the season Group performer New Predator in the Turffontein Hawaii S. 1400m G2.

Mathew de Kock, representing his father, champion trainer Mike de Kock, said, “Rafeef took a big step up but he’s a top horse and we expected a good run. 

“It’s bye-bye to his low merit rating now, but we have some options with him, like the Group 1 Horse Chestnut on Classic Day and a few features later in the KZN Champions Season. He will remain competitive because he’s lightly raced and still improving.”

He added: “This win secured Rafeef a place at stud and he’s got the looks to go with it. Everyone in the stable loves him!”

Rafeef was bred by Arrowfield in partnership with South Africa’s Klawervlei Stud and bought for $800,000 by Shadwell Australasia at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale. He’s the second foal of South African Horse of the Year National Colour, whose yearling filly by Snitzel will be offered as Lot 256 by Arrowfield at Newmarket Stables next month.

Redoute’s Choice has an exceptional 26 per cent Group Winners/Runners strike rate in South Africa and Rafeef is his 7th stakeswinner there, after Group 1 winners Musir, Wylie Hall & Majmu (also an Arrowfield Inglis graduate bought by Angus Gold for Sheikh Hamdan, and trained by Mike de Kock) and Bishops Rock, Honorine & Table Bay.

The Shadwell team’s record of success with Redoute’s Choice progeny in Australia is equally impressive. Nadeem (MRC Blue Diamond S. G1), El Daana, Shaaheq, Rawnaq & Zamzam have all carried Sheikh Hamdan’s celebrated Royal Blue & White Epaulettes with distinction.

The weekend produced three other stakes performers by Redoute’s Choice: 3YOs Glenall and Super Maxi, who filled the placings behind Snitzel filly Samantha in the ATC Fireball S. LR, and 5YO mare Zestful, 3rd in the ATC Wenona Girl S. G3.

Let’s not forget 3YO Redoute’s Choice gelding Caerless Choice who scored a dramatic, last-stride victory for Arrowfield and the Paul Messara team in Sunday’s Hunter & North West Country Championships Qualifier, earning a place in the $400,000 Final at Randwick on 1 April.

Add Group 3 winner & Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah, seven other stakeswinners this season, a quartet of progressive 3YO winners in Europe and the joint Magic Millions sale-topper and it’s clear there is always room on stage for Redoute’s Choice.

Thirty-four yearlings by Redoute’s Choice will be offered at next month’s Inglis Easter Sale, including four colts and seven fillies under the Arrowfield banner.

View the 2017 Arrowfield Inglis Easter draft here.

Zamzam wins Valley Pearl for Shadwell

Shadwell Stud’s splendid record with the progeny of Redoute’s Choice was extended on Friday evening when 2YO filly Zamzam won the $120,000 MVRC Valley Pearl 1200m LR.

It was a strong performance by Zamzam, three weeks after her Blue Diamond G1 third, because she had to chase hard on a Soft7 track to catch and overhaul Legless Veuve by a half-neck with Gloriette third, more than 3 lengths away. 

Watch Zamzam win the MVRC Valley Pearl (St Albans S.) LR.

Zamzam is the third 2YO, following Honesty Prevails & Thyme For Roses, among her champion sire’s 11 worldwide stakeswinners this season, and his 32nd lifetime juvenile stakeswinner.  She also takes his lifetime tally of stakeswinners to 129.

Bred by S F Bloodstock, Zamzam was purchased for $920,000 by Shadwell from the Newgate Farm draft at the 2015 Inglis Easter Sale. Her dam Fleur De’Here (by Dehere) is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Tully Thunder, from the family of international Group 1 winners Roman Emperor (Australia), Glorious Days (Hong Kong) & Black Mamba (United States). Fleur De’Here has a weanling filly by Fastnet Rock and is in foal to Snitzel.

Shadwell, Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager & buyer Angus Gold, and trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig have all made a significant contribution to the career of Redoute’s Choice. Other Shadwell stars include Group 1 winners Majmu and Nadeem, Group winners El Daana & Shaaheq and Group 1 performers Rawnaq & Reemah – all of them, except the Mike de Kock-trained Majmu, prepared by Lindsay Park Racing.

Seven fillies and 17 colts by Redoute’s Choice are catalogued for next month’s Inglis Easter Sale, including two fillies and six colts in the Arrowfield draft.

Majmu's milestone win for Redoute's Choice

Sheikh Hamdan’s sensational filly Majmu became the eighth multiple Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice when she won the Turffontein Empress Club S. 1600m G1 on Saturday.

She also brought up two significant milestones for her champion sire: the 250th stakes win, and the 150th Group win by his progeny. Turffontein was also the scene of Redoute’s Choice’s 149th Group win when Wylie Hall won the Colorado King S.  G2 on 4 April.

Described by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Majmu was having her first start 18 weeks after her first Group 1 success, in the Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas on 6 December.

Sent out favourite at Turffontein, Majmu’s task was made easier when one of her leading rivals, Same Jurisdiction, was declared a nonrunner following a starting gate malfunction.

Jockey Anthony Delpech settled Majmu back midfield, as her fellow Australian-bred Tamaanee took the lead from Smart Call and Banbury,  until the 400-metre mark when Delpech asked Majmu to quicken. The grey filly quickly left the field behind her, to win by three lengths from  Trophy Wife & Tamaanee in a time of 1:37.50, and fill out a hat-trick for Sheikh Hamdan, the de Kock stable and Delpech on the day.

Mike de Kock said, “If she pulls up well she will definitely run again here in a fortnight’s time. She is in the SA Oaks but I would be leaning towards the President’s Champions Challenge (against older horses) over ten furlongs.

“She hasn’t run over her right distance yet. We believe 2,000 to 2,400 metres will not be an issue for her and her temperament and courage are a lot to do with that.”

The stable has since accepted Majmu for the R2 million President’s Champions Challenge G1 on 25 April.

Bred by Arrowfield Stud from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), Majmu was named South Africa’s Champion 2YO filly last season following an unbeaten three-race campaign that ended with an 8.75 length romp in the SA Fillies Nursery G2 on 26 April.

She opened her 3YO season with a Group 2 fourth at Turffontein in October, and has won her three subsequent starts, taking her earnings to R1.8 million.

Majmu was bought from the Arrowfield draft for $300,000 by Angus Gold for Shadwell Australia at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Sadly, Arrowfield lost her dam a few months before selling the Not A Single Doubt-Spontaneous colt for $380,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. 

Angus Gold says of Majmu, “She can be very tough in the box and has a mind of her own, but when she gets out on to the track, either in the morning or the afternoon, she is a thorough professional and a pleasure to work with and seems to be blessed with a  very good temperament which obviously helps her fulfil her potential.

He adds, “With regard to her best distance, I personally have always felt she would be a mile and a quarter filly at least, though she hasn’t yet had the opportunity to prove that either way.

“I very much hope that if all goes well with her in the meantime that Sheikh Hamdan will agree to bring her over to Europe to race at some stage, though it looks as if that won’t be for our upcoming season as she won’t get here in time to race this year.”

The prospect of an international campaign will not faze her champion trainer who is currently supervising the long journey UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij must make to compete in next month’s Kentucky Derby.

Majmu is one of 27 Group 1 winners by Redoute’s Choice who has been represented by 13 winners of 19 Group & Listed Races in Australia, South Africa & New Zealand so far this season.

Majmu is one of three Group performers from only five named foals so far bred on the Redoute’s Choice/Hussonet cross. The other two are Group 3-winning 3YO colt Panzer Division and 2YO filly Regatta Rebel, so impressively 2nd on debut in the ATC Kindergarten S. G3 on the first day of The Championships.

New Group 1 winner for Redoute's Choice & Arrowfield

Sheikh Hamdan’s spectacular filly Majmu became the 27th Group 1 winner by champion sire Redoute’s Choice when she romped to a 2.5 length victory in Saturday’s R1 million Cape Fillies Guineas G1 at Kenilworth in South Africa.
Watch the race here.

Majmu is the fourth Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice this season, after Hampton Court, Lankan Rupee (MVRC Manikato S.) and Bonaria (VRC Myer Classic).  Her success is the 40th Group 1 win on the champion sire’s stud record.

Majmu is also the fourth Group 1 winner by Redoute’s Choice to be bred and sold by Arrowfield, after Fashions Afield, Miss Finland and Master of Design, and she extends Arrowfield’s record of Group 1-winning farm graduates to forty-six. 

Her trainer Mike de Kock was quick to confirm his assessment of the filly’s class.

“I thought she won in facile fashion. The J & B Met here at the end of next month is definitely in our thinking.

“It might be her last race in South Africa. We will definitely export her because I think she is well capable of winning a Group 1 overseas.”

Bred by Arrowfield from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), Majmu was purchased for $300,000 by Shadwell Australia from Arrowfield’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Her progress from stakes-winning juvenile debutante to 3YO Group 1 winner has been relentless: she has now won five of her 6 starts, all in Group & Listed stakes company, and was named South Africa’s Champion 2YO Filly last season.

Sadly, Spontaneous produced only one more foal before her death in September 2013. That foal, a stunning colt by Not A Single Doubt, was knocked down to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for $380,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Majmu is the third of Redoute’s Choice’s progeny to succeed at Group 1 level in South Africa after Musir (2009 Greyville Golden Horseshoe S.)  and Wylie Hall (2013 South African Derby).

She is the second Group 1 winner, and the fourth Group winner from the 2011 crop by the three-time champion sire, following Hampton Court (ATC Spring Champion S. G1), Scissor Kick (ATC Up and Coming S. G3) and Panzer Division (ATC Ming Dynasty H. G3).

Majmu is the ninth Group 1 winner from a mare by former Arrowfield sire Hussonet, now standing at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia.

Twenty yearlings by Redoute’s Choice are catalogued for the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. They include five fillies to be offered by Arrowfield, two of them like Majmu, out of Hussonet mares, Flavoured and Line Honours.

Fourth stakes win for Arrowfield graduate Majmu

An easy win in Saturday’s Turffontein Starling S. 1400m G3 suggests that Group 1 success is not far away for last season’s South African Champion 2YO Filly Majmu.

The grey daughter of Redoute’s Choice started favourite from gate 10 and settled comfortably, but well behind the leaders, during the early running until jockey Anthony Delpech set her alight at the 300-metre mark. Majmu responded instantly and drew away to win by almost two lengths in the outstanding time of 1:22.90 from Siren’s Call and Smart Call.

It’s a performance which supports the de Kock stable’s prediction that “Majmu is a rare talent likely to go all the way to the top in this country and that her global potential will unfold within the next few months.”

It was Majmu’s fourth black-type win from five starts in Group & Listed company for owner Sheikh Hamdan and trainer Mike de Kock. The filly had opened her 3YO campaign with an unlucky fourth at Turffontein on 4 October.

Majmu is the second of only three foals produced for Arrowfield by South American Group 1 juvenile winner Spontaneous before her death in September 2013. Her last foal, a colt by Not A Single Doubt, was purchased for $380,000 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Bought by Shadwell Australia for $300,000 from Arrowfield at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale, Majmu is one of five South African Group winners by Redoute’s Choice. The others are Wylie Hall (Turffontein South African Derby G1), Musir (Greyville Golden Horseshoe S. G1) and Group 2 winners Honorine and Bishops Rock. Mike de Kock also trains Honorine and Wylie Hall.

Majmu completed an international Group race double on Saturday for Redoute’s Choice, after his 6YO daughter Bonaria won the VRC Myer Classic G1 on the Derby Day card at Flemington.

International Group double by Redoute's Choice fillies

Champion sire Redoute’s Choice today posted his fourth Group race double since 1 February when his daughters Tango’s Daughter & Majmu scored in Australia and South Africa.

3YO Tango’s Daughter continued the tremendous run of success this season for owner-breeder Teeley Assets when she prevailed in a straight-long duel with the tenacious 5YO mare Floria in the $175,000 SAJC Queen of the South S. 1600m G2 at Morphettville.

The Mick Price-trained daughter of Tango Fire (by Anabaa) won her first stakes race, the SAJC H.C. Nitschke S. LR, only two weeks ago, and has now won five of her 9 starts for prizemoney of more than $250,000. She was offered for sale by Arrowfield at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale but was passed in after failing to meet her reserve price of $180,000.

Tango Fire, in foal to Manhattan Rain, will be offered for sale as part of the Teeley Dispersal at the Magic Millions National Sale which begins on 25 May.

Sheikh Hamdan’s 2YO filly Majmu gave her rivals no chance to threaten her unbeaten status in the Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery 1160m G2. She simply streeted them by almost 9 lengths and has now won a Listed Race, a Group 3 event and a Group 2 race in her first three starts.

Arrowfield bred Majmu from the Chilean Group 1 winner Spontaneous (by Hussonet), and offered her at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Sale where she was purchased for $300,000 by Shadwell Australia.

As reported by South Africa’s Sporting Post, Sheikh Hamdan’s representative Angus Gold said that he had always felt that she was an Oaks filly when seen at the sales and that she was winning on class, as she would go further in time to come.

Later in the Turffontein programme, Banaadeer (More Than Ready-Provence by Redoute’s Choice) finished second in the South African Colts Nursery G2, and last year’s South African Derby G1 winner Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice-Beauty Belle) was fourth in the President’s Champions Challenge G1.

The other three Group race doubles (in fact, one was a treble) achieved by Redoute’s Choice’s progeny since 1 February are:
8 February – Lankan Rupee (MRC Rubiton S. G2) & A Time For Julia (MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S. G3)
22 February – Lankan Rupee (MRC Oakleigh Plate G1), Bonaria (MRC Mannerism S. G3) & Lilliburlero (ATC Triscay S. G3)
8 March – Lankan Rupee (VRC Newmarket H. G1) & Bonaria (VRC Matron S. G3).

In all, runners by Redoute’s Choice have notched up a remarkable 12 Group wins and two Listed Race successes in Australia and South Africa over the past 12 weeks.

Already a two-time winner of the Australian General Sires’ title, Redoute’s Choice leads the current list, where his prizemoney has just topped $9 million. His nearest rival is his son Snitzel, who also enjoyed a Group race double today, with Hot Snitzel & Estonian Princess in Sydney.

Redoute’s Choice will stand the 2014 season at a fee of $110,000 inc. GST.