Saturday, July 31, 2010
Arrowfield's Redoute's Choice is the Champion Sire of Australia for the second time with 2009/10 prizemoney of more than $9 million.
Redoute's Choice added two new winners to his season's record on the final day's racing for 2009-10, when three-year-old Sikka won handsomely at Rosehill, and four-year-old Stalingrad won in Darwin. Their efforts took Redoute's Choice's season stakes tally to $9,032,392 - $320,039 ahead of runner-up Encosta de Lago, who was represented by 50 more runners than Redoute's Choice. (Source: Arion Pedigrees, after today's racing).
The major earner for Redoute's Choice was the magnificent three-year-old filly Melito whose second Group One win, in the Qld Tatt's RC Winter S. G1 on 26 June, took Redoute's Choice to the head of the Sires' table. She started 14 times during the season, nine times at Group One level, for three wins (two G1), nine placings (five G1), and $1,314,700 prizemoney.
Melito was one of three new Group One winners Redoute's Choice added to his record this season:
4m ex Luna Tudor, by Military Plume
Bred by Trelawney Stud & Cherry Taylor, NZ
1st MRC Toorak H. 1600m G1
3f ex Beldarian by Last Tycoon
Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds, NSW
1st BRC Queensland Derby 2400m G1
3f ex Cloister by Marauding
Bred by Reavill Farm Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, NSW
1st AJC T.J. Smith S. 1200m G1
1st Qld Tatt's RC Winter S. 1400m G1
Redoute's Choice is also the season's leading sire of Stakes winners (14) and 3yo Winners (57).
63 Stakes Winners
18 Group One winners
Champion Sire of Australia, 2006 & 2010
Champion Australian Sire of 2YOs, 2005 & 2006
Champion Australian First Season Sire, 2004
Redoute's Choice stands at Arrowfield in 2010 at a fee of $176,000 (inc. GST).