The Aga Khan Studs announced today that the champion sire Redoute’s Choice will shuttle to France and stand at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval for the 2013 Northern Hemisphere season.
Redoute’s Choice is the leading sire son of international champion sire Danehill and has established himself as the dominant Australian sire since retiring to Arrowfield Stud in 2000. He has twice been the Champion Sire of Australia, as well as the Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds and the Champion First Season Sire, with a total of 89 Stakes winners to date (11% of his runners), including 21 individual Group 1 winners.
Last season, 17 individual stakes winners worldwide represented Redoute’s Choice, including three in Europe from just 12 runners with total earnings in excess of $A12 million.
His progeny’s earnings exceed $A82million. He is also proving to be a major sire of sires with 10 sons having already produced stakes winners. Six of those stakes-producing sons, including Snitzel, Stratum and Not A Single Doubt, have left Group 1 winners.
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.
“Furthermore, he will be a very significant addition to the stallion ranks in France which will give an enormous boost to the French breeding industry.”
Arrowfield’s John Messara 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.
“We think this expanded alliance will give Redoute’s Choice the opportunity to create a truly global legacy.” Redoute’s Choice joins Sea The Stars, Dalakhani, Azamour, Sinndar and juvenile Group 1 winner Siyouni on the Aga Khan Studs stallion roster for 2013. Redoute’s Choice will stand at a fee of €70,000 on 1st October conditions. Applications for the 2013 breeding season to Redoute’s Choice should be sent to: