Redoute’s Choice returns from Haras de Bonneval

Arrowfield champion Redoute’s Choice has just completed a successful first northern season at The Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France with 87 mares in foal.

The mares Redoute’s Choice served in France were sent to him by many of Europe’s leading breeders.  Confirmed in foal are Horse Of The Year and Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava and Group 1 winners Almerita, Alpine Rose, Rosanara, Sagawara, Shareta and Vadawina.

Also in foal to Redoute’s Choice are Born Gold, dam of Champion Goldikova;  Lonhro’s sister O’Giselle;  Virtuous, dam of Group 1 winner Virtual;  So Squally, sister to Group 1 winner Shirocco;  Lumiere Rouge, dam of Group 1 winner Desert Blanc;  and Group 1 producer Vadaza.

“We could not be happier with the season’s results for Redoute’s Choice and we’re grateful to Georges Rimaud and his staff for their first-class care and work with him,” Arrowfield’s bloodstock manager Jon Freyer said.

“We also acknowledge the dedication of our own senior groom Pierre-Hugues Henry who has travelled with Redoute’s Choice and remained with him for the entire season.”

Redoute’s Choice reached a milestone century of stakes winners while in February and he also topped the Easter Sale sire averages for the 9th consecutive year.

The Arrowfield champion is closing out the 2012-13 season with 20 stakes winners worldwide and three of his sons – Snitzel, Stratum and Not A Single Doubt – stand alongside him at the top end of the Australian sires’ premiership.

Redoute’s Choice is now completing quarantine requirements in England and is booked to return to Australia in time for the Arrowfield Stallion Open House from August 22 to 25.