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PCPC    1,520 posts
Very sad news. A champion on the track and then a champion sire.



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  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,930 posts
    It doesn't sound like it was a sudden passing either-'loss of mobility'. I think that's going to weigh heavily on the decision whether or not to retire The Autumn Sun. I thought it was odd that it was suggested that perhaps last weekend was his last start this prep or maybe for good. I fully anticipated he might be vulnerable in the Rosehill Guineas and that's how it played out, although he got the win regardless.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,236 posts
    edited March 26
    He had a long, wonderful life and 23 was a pretty good age, realise he wasn't a pet, but with animal friends, always say don't give them a life - give them a good life!

    Think certainly had that - some don't. Knowing when their time is up, not easy and challenging.

    Who can forget the clash at Caulfield between him and Testa Rossa. A humdinger.

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  • spinkingspinking    2,232 posts

    Certainly stamped his mark on Australian racing

  • PCPC    1,520 posts
    As a stallion, Redoute's Choice was without peer as he sired 163 Stakes winners of 329 Stakes races across his 19 seasons. That's a win strike rate of 49.5%...Outstanding.
  • jumjum    2,615 posts
    Now this is where the word CHAMPION can be used to describe a horse.
  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    it would be interesting to know how much he made for his connections in stud fees.
    I read somewhere that at one stage of his career he was earning $330k a bonk...
    L-) 
    somebody is sure to know...I could not even hazard a guess...a couple of hundred million??

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  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,032 posts
    He built the farm
  • jumjum    2,615 posts

    He built the farm

    And its an impressive farm Arrowfield. Loved the tour we did

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  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,930 posts
    edited March 27
    thefalcon said:

    it would be interesting to know how much he made for his connections in stud fees.
    I read somewhere that at one stage of his career he was earning $330k a bonk...
    L-) 
    somebody is sure to know...I could not even hazard a guess...a couple of hundred million??
    Remember when Rick Hoare Lacey sold his share(I think it was 50%)? Can't remember the exact number but the horse was quickly worth about 100x that b-(
  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    his stud fee earnings must be somewhere..arrowfield would have them for sure.
  • PCPC    1,520 posts

    Redoute's Choice

    GROUP 1 WINS ON THE TRACK

    Blue Diamond

    Manikato Stakes

    Caulfield Guineas

    Orr Stakes

    PREMIERSHIPS

    Champion Sire of Australia, 2006, 2010 & 2014

    Champion 2YO Sire of Australia, 2005 & 2006

    Champion First Season Sire of Australia, 2004

    TOTAL PROGENY EARNINGS $157.2 million

    STAKESWINNERS 163 (81 colts, 82 fillies)

    2YO STAKESWINNERS 38

    STAKES WINS 329 (261 Australia, 25 NZ, 20 South Africa, 6 France, 5 Dubai, 3

    each UK, HK & Japan, 1 each Macau, Turkey & Germany)

    GROUP WINNERS 106 (50 colts, 56 fillies)

    GROUP 1 WINNERS 34 (16 colts, 18 fillies)

    GROUP 1 WINS 54

    CLASSIC WINNERS 16

    CLASSIC WINS 21 (9 Guineas, 7 Oaks, 5 Derbys)

    2YO G1 WINNERS 9 (6 colts, 3 fillies)

    MILLION-DOLLAR EARNERS 17

    LEADING EARNERS

    MISS FINLAND - $4,632,775

    LANKAN RUPEE - $4,129,510

    THE AUTUMN SUN - $3,489,121

    CHAMPIONS

    LANKAN RUPEE – Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter

    MISS FINLAND – Champion 2YO & Champion 3YO Filly

    SAMANTHA MISS – Champion 3YO Filly

    FASHIONS AFIELD – Champion 2YO

    STRATUM – Champion 2YO Colt

    GOD’S OWN – Joint Champion 3YO

    NADEEM – Joint Champion 2YO Colt

    MAJMU – Champion 2YO Filly (SAF)

    MUSIR – Champion 2YO Colt (SAF); Champion 3YO Miler (UAE)

    MUSTAAQEEM – Champion 2YO Colt (SAF)

    LIFETIME YEARLING SALE AVERAGE $417,000

    MILLION DOLLAR YEARLINGS 79







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