Cheveley Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion Wylie Hall has made a superb start to his stud career.
The son of Redoute’s Choice, who has been very well received, has taken to his new life at stud really well.
Wylie Hall has already gotten six mares in foal, and is proving a natural in the breeding shed. Vaughan Koster describes his new stallion as, “He has taken to covering very well and covers like a real gentleman. He’s got a wonderful nature and makes my job in managing him very easy.”
A handsome individual, who bears striking resemblance to his legendary sire Redoute’s Choice, Wylie Hall was a top class and classic winning horse who earned over R3.6 million in stakes.
A winner from 1400m to 2450, Wylie Hall’s six wins included the G1 SA Derby (beating subsequent Equus Champion Wild One), G1 President’s Champion Challenge (beating champion Majmu, July hero Heavy Metal and Triple Crown winner Louis The King), G2 Colorado King Stakes and the Listed Derby Trial.
He also finished first past the post in the 2014 G1 Vodacom Durban July but was later disqualified and demoted to second place. On that occasion, Wylie Hall finished in front of such outstanding G1 winners as subsequent Horse Of The Year Futura, champions Capetown Noir, Cherry On The Top and In The Fast Lane, as well as the G1 winning Captain America, King Of Pain and Louis The King.
The handsome bay also scored a notable win in a pinnacle stakes over 1400m, where among the beaten horses were R1.8 million earner and 1400m star Whiteline Fever and Triple Tiara heroine Cherry On The Top.
Wylie Hall’s sire Redoute’s Choice, a triple champion sire in Australia, has more than made his mark in South Africa. From just a handful of runners, he has been represented by a pair of Equus Champions in Majmu and Musir, multiple G1 winner Wylie Hall, G2 Astrapak 1900 winner Bishops Rock and last season’s G1 SA Nursery runner up Shaama.
Redoute’s Choice has 27 individual G1 winners to his credit including Wylie Hall’s three parts sister Anamato, Absolutely, Miss Finland, Royal Descent, Snitzel, Samantha Miss, Stratum, Undoubtedly, and former Horse Of The Year Lankan Rupee.
Wylie Hall, who is standing for a first year fee of R20 000, also comes from an outstanding female line. A half brother to ill-fated sprint champion Absolute Champion (who earned over HK$21 million in stakes), he is a three parts brother in blood to G1 Australasian Oaks winner Anamato (also by Redoute’s Choice).
This is also the family of G1 winners Dealer Principal, Drum, and champion and AUS$5 million plus earner Grand Armee.