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REDOUTE’S CHOICE (AUS)
Danehill (USA) - Shantha’s Choice (AUS)
The Aga Khan Studs announced yesterday that twice Australian Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) will shuttle to Haras de Bonneval in France for the 2013 Northern Hemisphere season and will stand for a fee of €70,000.
Aged 16, Redoute’s Choice has stood at Arrowfield since his retirement to stud in 2000 where his fee this season is AUS$137,500.
Georges Rimaud, manager of the Aga Khan Studs in France said, “We are very excited to have Redoute’s Choice on our stallion roster for 2013 and we will be sending at least 15 of our own mares to him. In recent years Royal Ascot has proven that the Australian sprinting thoroughbred is comparable with the best in the world. Redoute’s Choice is the dominant stallion in Australia and he has already, from limited exposure, sired major winners from mares by European stallions such as Kingmambo, Caerleon, Last Tycoon, Rainbow Quest and Nureyev. This is a wonderful opportunity to send Northern Hemisphere mares to one of the best stallions in the world today, and he will undoubtedly have a strong and lasting impact on the European bloodstock industry.”
Arrowfield’s John Messara, (who is a part owner of Way West here at Summerhill), stated, “We are particularly delighted with this arrangement not only because His Highness the Aga Khan and some of the world’s most influential breeders will support Redoute’s Choice, but also because we already have the comfort of a strong working relationship with the Aga Khan Studs through our mare ventures.”
Redoute’s Choice’s best international performer to date has been his globetrotting Group One winning juvenile son Musir, who has won at Group One level in South Africa, Group Two level in Turkey and Dubai and finished third to Excelebration (Exceed And Excel) in the Hungerford Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Newbury last year. Redoute’s Choice will join Sea The Stars (Cape Cross), Dalakhani (Darshaan), Azamour (Night Shift), Sinndar (Grand Lodge) and Siyouni (Pivotal) on the 2013 Aga Khan Studs stallion roster.
Extract from ANZ Bloodstock News