FreemanStallions have announced that that they have secured the syndication and management of Michael Leaf’s star son of Redoute’s Choice. Wylie Hall will stand at Vaughan Koster’s Cheveley Stud Farm in Ceres after the 2015 renewal of the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July
Having won the Gr1 SA Derby in fine style, Wylie Hall grabbed international attention in the Durban July last year and then lowered the top performing Grade 1 filly Majmu’s (Redoute’s Choice) flag in the star studded Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge.
He won three Gr1 races with career earnings of over R3.6m – with six wins from 1400m to 2450m and 9 places. He earned a cheque in 10 black type races – 6 of them at Gr1 level.
He is being aimed at the July again this year and will then retire.
Wylie Hall was the Racing Association’s Champion 3yo Of The Feature Season in 2013 and he was Horse Of The Season, Champion Middle Distance Horse and Champion Older Horse in 2015.
Wylie Hall’s owner Michael Leaf was recognised by the Racing Association and Gold Circle as Owner Of The Month in May this year.
He grew up in a family that loved racing and now, with a string of over 40 horses, he is well known as a gentleman of the game – successful racehorse owner and breeder with a growing broodmare band. We are delighted to work with him and Vaughan on building WYLIE HALL’S career as a stallion.
WYLIE HALL’S SIRE:
Redoute’s Choice is an Australian legend – a 3x Champion Sire.
According to Arrowfield’s website he is “the world’s best sire son of Danehill” – no less than 15 of his sire sons have produced stakes winners incl Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Beneteau, Stratum etc (eight of them have Gr1 winners).
He has himself produced 123 stakes winners and over $115m including 27 Gr1 winners and a very impressive list of champions – Arion report attached. Having accounted for no less than 65 yearlings that have sold for over $1m, with a top price of $5m.
Arion pedigree’s show that Redoute’s Choice’s top stakes winners are spread over the age groups and sexes and from 1000m to 2500m. Report of Redoute’s Choice’s best progeny include WYLIE HALL amongst the top 10 and shows that his progeny, like Wylie Hall , get the blue riband trip.
WYLIE HALL’S DAM:
Wylie Hall is a half-brother to Champion Sprinter Absolute Champion who broke the Sha Tin 1200m track record winning the Gr1 Cathay Pacific Sprint. Wylie Hall is a three parts brother to Gr1 Australian Oaks winner Anamato (3rd highest rated filly of her year) and he is closely related to graded stakes winner Meara.
Wylie Hall’s pedigree has an incredibly high strike rate of high grade stakes winners in all of his first three dams.
1st dam: won 5 and produced eight runners, 7 winners incl a champion sprinter..
2nd dam: produced 10 runners – 100% winners incl a stakes winner, the dams of 3 stakes winners (one Gr1 winner) and the grandam of Grand Armee – Champion (winner of 7 Gr1 races).
WYLIE HALL’S BROODMARE SIRE:
Ideal Planet won 9 races for Tommy Smith incl the 1350m Gr1 Doomben 10,000 – at stud he produced 71% winners; mostly sprinters including Rouslan 7 wins 1000m to 1400m incl Gr1 Stradbrooke H., From The Planet 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m incl Gr1 Epsom H., Let’s Planet 12 wins SW from 1200m to 1400m, Roanoake Boy 13 wins SW from 1000m to 1350m etc
Wylie Hall will stand for a fee of R20 000.