Proven Redoute’s Choice sire Al Samer has returned to Victoria and will continue his stud career at Ridgeview Park.
Al Samer was based at Emirates Park in Digger’s Rest before transferring to Queensland. The 13 year-old stallion will stand for a $2,200 (inc gst) service fee at Muskerry East.
“I was talking to Emirates Park’s general manager Bryan Carlson and jumped at the chance when he mentioned the horse was available,” Ridgeview Park owner Phil Sloane said. “He’s still a relatively young horse and settled in straight away after arriving earlier this week.”
Ridgeview Park welcomed Al Samer back to Victoria following the recent deaths of old warrior Bianconi and young Redoute’s Choice sire Dr Doute’s. “Losing two stallions within a month was a body-blow,” Sloane explained. “But you’ve got to get up and keep going.”
Al Samer was a Group 3 winner of the Black Opal Stakes at two and he trained on to claim the LR Darby Munro Stakes as a three year-old. He sired Mr Chard (G3 VRC Carbine Club) & Le Remas (LR MRC John Dillion) in his first crop and followed up with Underestimation (LR VRC Anzac Day).
His early crops also included the Hong Kong trained winners Tour De Force (John Size), Keen Tactics (Almond Lee), Spicy Sam (David Ferraris), Haymaker (Francis Lui) and Eastern Promise (Peter Ng).
“All his stakes horses have won in Melbourne and those overseas winners were bred in Victoria,” Sloane said. “I don’t know why he left here in the first place.”
For further details, please contact Phil Sloane on 0488 525 063.