Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute’s Choice reclaimed the title as Champion Sire of Australia on Saturday with earnings of $9,032,392 for 2009-10. He was previously champion sire in 2005-06.
Redoute’s Choice added two new winners to his season’s record on the final day’s racing for the season with Sikka (Rosehill) and Stalingrad (Darwin). He finished $320,039 ahead of runner-up Encosta de Lago who was aiming for a hat-trick of premierships. The Coolmore resident had 50 more runners than Redoute’s Choice in 2009-10.
The major earner for Redoute’s Choice was the magnificent three-year-old Melito. The Gerald Ryan filly scored Group 1 victories in the AJC T.J. Smith Stakes and Qld Tatt’s Winter Stakes. Melito started 14 times during the season for $1.31 in prizemoney.
Redoute’s Choice is also the season’s leading sire of stakes winners (14) and 3yo Winners (57). His lifetime record now stands at 18 Group 1 winners among 63 stakes winners. He stands at Arrowfield fee of $176,000 (inc. gst).