Legendary Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, sire of Cape stallions Time Thief and Wylie Hall, has really made his mark in South Africa.
Danehill’s champion son (also responsible for leading sires Snitzel, sadly deceased Stratum and Beneteau, and Not A Single Doubt) has an impressive strike rate in this country, with his top offspring including the Equus Champions Majmu and Musir, as well as the above mentioned, multiple G1 winner and first past the post in the G1 Vodacom Durban July, Wylie Hall.
Other notable performers to represent Redoute’s Choice in South Africa include G2 Colorado King Stakes winner Bishop’s Rock, G1 SA Nursery runner up Shaama, G1 placed 2yo Solid Choice, last season’s G3 Langerman hero Table Bay and G2 Camellia Stakes winner Honorine.
Redoute’s Choice sons Nadeem and Not A Single Doubt have sired South African graded winners Tajmeel and Mujaarib (Nadeem) and Castlethorpe (Not A Single Doubt), while Snitzel is responsible for Unannounced –who won his first six outings in a row.
The Redoute’s Choice effect shows no sign of lessening –with the Arrowfield Stud resident having supplied a pair of impressive debut winners this week.
Both winners are three-year-olds, and both hail from the yard of Mike de Kock. First Redoute’s Choice son to score was Al Fahad, who won first time out for owner-breeder Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The colt made a winning debut when running on to win cosily over 1200m at the Vaal on Tuesday and looks progressive.
Second Redoute’s Choice first timer to score was Springhills, who won narrowly on debut at the Vaal on Thursday. This impeccably bred colt (owned by Arrowfield) was a $300 000 buy from the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is out of former G1 Goodwood Handicap winner Velocitea (by Volksraad).
To date, Redoute’s Choice is the sire of 136 stakes winners and his offspring have earned over AUS$127 million in prize money!