Redoute’s Choice has died aged 22, with Arrowfield Stud paying tribute to the champion stallion.
Áfter losing mobility, Redoute’s Choice was humanely euthanised despite the efforts of Arrowfield’s specialists to treat him via intensive care.
“Redoute’s Choice is such a big part of all our lives, and right now it’s hard to imagine Arrowfield without him,” said Arrowfield Stud Chairman John Messara.
“He has given us so much, Arrowfield has been built on his back and he’s allowed all of us and many, many other people to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
“I thank Muzaffar Yaseen for allowing us to buy into Redoute’s Choice almost two decades ago. Our partnership has always been amicable and it has achieved all that we could hope for, and more.
“I’m grateful to all my team, past and present, who are part of his story, especially those who have cared for and worked with Redoute’s Choice every day, and have ensured that he’s had the long and wonderful life he deserved. There are many tears being shed at Arrowfield today.
“I also thank everyone who helped us launch his stud career, his shareholders, and those who bred to him, and bought, raced, trained and rode his progeny. He has blessed us all.”
Redoute’s Choice sons Rafeef, Wylie Hall, Time Thief and Redoute’s Promise are at stud in South Africa.
A winner of the Gr1 Blue Diamond S. at two and the Gr1 Manikato S., Gr1 Caulfield Guineas and Gr1 C. F. Orr S. at three, the Rick Hore-Lacy trainee was named the Australian highweight from 7-9 1/2 furlongs during the 1999/2000 season, before going off to stud at Arrowfield in the fall of 2000. His first champion sire title was earned in 2005/2006, with another following in 2009/10 and the third 2013/14.
A remarkable sire of sires and broodmare sire, he is currently credited with 163 black-type winners, 106 group winners and 34 Gr1 winners. The Autumn Sun (Aus) is his current standout performer this season and Redoute’s choice has also sired three A$1-million colts at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale alone.