Westbury Stud has purchased Group 1 winning High Chaparral stayer Redwood to join its stallion roster for 2012.
A Juddmonte Farm homebred, Redwood was trained throughout his career by Barry and Charlie Hills to win four races and over US$2.33 million.
Redwood showed ability from Day 1 winning his only start as a juvenile over 1600m at Newmarket in October 2008. He returned the following year to claim the LR Feilden Stakes over 1800m at Newmarket in a three year-old campaign that only lasted two starts.
Finding a real purple patch of form for Prince Khalid Abdulla at four, Redwood won the G1 Northern Dancer Stakes (2400m) at Woodbine and the G3 Glorious Stakes (2400m) at Goodwood. He was also runner-up in the G1 Hong Kong Vase, G2 Grand Prix de Deauville and G2 Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket.
Redwood (6h High Chaparral – Arum Lily by Woodman) started 2011 with seconds to Rewilding in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic (2410m) and G2 Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket before finishing his career with unplaced efforts at Goodwood, Woodbine and Sha Tin.
His sire High Chaparral has sired 33 stakes winners topped by dual Cox Plate winner So You Think. His dam Arum Lily hails from one the very best Juddmonte families being out of a sister to European champion Dancing Brave.
Redwood will be based in New Zealand permanently. Since Gerry Harvey purchased Westbury Stud in 2008, five new stallions have been added to the stud’s stallion roster – Makfi, Red Giant, Swiss Ace, Cecconi and now Redwood.
It continues Harvey’s promise to invest in the New Zealand breeding scene and building Westbury Stud’s stallion strength. His arrival will help fill the void left by the departure of High Chaparral to Australia.