Ten Of The Best for the Redoute’s Choice Farewell

Mark Smith - Sunday January 10

When Danehill covered his final book of mares in Australia in 2001 there was much soul searching on how his absence would affect the yearling market.

But that was the year the first crop of foals by his son Redoute’s Choice hit the ground and the passing of the baton was seamless.

Now 20 years later the final crop of yearlings Redoute’s Choice will be on offer.

A giant in the sales ring with 80 lots making a $1million or more, Arrowfield Stud’s breed-shaper will have ten of his final crop of 23 live foals on offer at the Magic Millions.

There might be a stakes-winner or two among them to match the deeds of this roll call of stars.

Lot 25 consigned by Arrowfield Stud, b or br c ex Aljasrah (IRE) by Shirocco

Fourth foal of a lightly raced half-sister to the stakes placed Dramatic Quest and Proceed With Care and to the dam of 4-time Group 1 winner and $7.4million earner Hartnell and the Group 1 Newmarket Fillies' Mile runner-up Roz.

Lot 123 consigned by Coolmore Stud, b f ex Bubbleberry by Statue Of Liberty

Third foal of a winning half-sister to the outstanding sprinter Lucky Bubbles whose eight wins included the Group 1 HKJC Chairman's Sprint Prize.

Lot 182 consigned by Rosemont Stud, br f ex Condesaar by Xaar

Half-sister to Yankee Rose the Champion 2YO Filly & 3YO Filly in Australia in 2015-16 & 2016-17 whose four wins included the Group 1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and was runner-up in the Golden Slipper, and to the dam of the rising star Isotope..

 

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Lot 396 consigned by Baramul Stud, b c ex In Times of War by Street Cry

First foal of a 3-time Sydney winning daughter of Military Rose who was the second top filly on 2009-10 Australasian 2YO Classification. The daughter of General Nediym won the Group II STC Reisling Stakes in addition to the two Gold Coast jewels the Gold Coast 3yo Guineas and Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

 

Lot 402 consigned by Arrowfield Stud, br c ex Inishowen Encosta de Lago

Third foal of a 3-time Melbourne winning mare whose dam id a three-quarter sister to the champion Mahogany whose 19 wins included the AJC Derby, Victoria Derby, VRC Australian Guineas, Lightning Stakes (twice), and VATC Caulfield Guineas.  

 

Lot 576 consigned by Arrowfield Stud, b c ex Mount Zero by Northern Meteor

A three-quarter brother to this seasons smart 2yo Murra Murra, this colt is out of a stakes-placed daughter of the Listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview winner Beauty School a close relation of Tallow, the dam of Golden Slipper winner Farnan.

 

Lot 611 consigned by Strawberry Hill Stud, b c ex Once Were Wild by Johannesburg

A brother to the Group III MRC Summoned Stakes winner Long Time Ago, this colt’s dam was the Top Older Mare of 2010-11 Australasian Classification (Extended).

Her seven wins included the Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks

 

Lot 617 consigned by  Glenlogan Park, b or br f ex Our Sea (USA) by Kingmambo

Third foal of a half-sister to Group 1 Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris and Group 1 Woodbine Canadian International Stakes winner Erupt and the Listed Newmarket Pretty Polly Stakes winner Marie De Medici

 

Lot 763 consigned by Tartan Fields, b f ex Semitone by Dubai Destination

Half-sister to Slightly Sweet, the winner of the Group II ATC James HB Carr Stakes and Group III Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, and the stakes-placed Positive Charge.

 

Lot 880 consigned by Baramul Stud, b c ex The Hamptons by Encosta de Lago

Half-brother to Pearl Green the winner of four stakes races in Macau out of an unraced sister to Group III winner Fifth Avenue and a half-sister to Group 1 MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Mrs Onasis, Group III winner aussies Love sport and the Group III Miss Judgment the dam of the Group III winner and multiple Group 1 placed Missrock.

 

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