Champion sire Redoute’s Choice and his son Snitzel reached new milestones on Day 1 of the Inglis Easter yearling sale.
An hour after the Redoute’s Choice half-brother to Black Caviar sold for $5 million, Snitzel posted his first million-dollar yearling.
The large crowd witnessed the Redoute’s Choice – Helsinge colt break the Australasian record at Newmarket. He became the 61st seven-figure yearling by Redoute’s Choice since 2004 and, overall, the Arrowfield Stud champion averaged $995,000 for 8 lots on Day 1.
Arrowfield sold the striking Snitzel – La Bamba (Last Tycoon) colt that made $1 million to James Harron who was acting on behalf of owner Edmund Bateman. La Bamba has already foaled the stakes winners Lucky Unicorn and Provence and the dam of Group 1 winner Inspiration.
Snitzel’s average for 6 lots on Day 1 was $351,667. The Arrowfield resident has been on a roll in the last month with stakes winners Hot Snitzel (G3 Sebring Stakes), Sweet Idea (G2 Silver Slipper Stakes), Aliyana Tilde (G3 Epona Stakes), Snitzerland (G2 Challenge Stakes) and Flying Snitzel (G2 VRC Kewney Stakes).
Redoute’s Choice sired his 103rd stakes winner on Saturday when Wylie Hall (ex Beauty Belle by Ideal Planet) captured the LR Derby Trial (2000m) at Turffontein.
And on Sunday, Arrowfield announced Born Gold (Blushing Groom) had returned a PPT to Redoute’s Choice who is covering his first northern hemisphere mares at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in Normandy.
Born Gold is owned by the Wertheimer brothers and she is the dam of 2010 European Horse of the Year Goldikova (Anabaa).