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Redoute's Crowned Champion Sire For 3rd Time

Friday, 1st August 2014

Arrowfield Stud's Redoute's Choice has claimed Champion Australian Sire honours for the 2013/2014 season after finishing on top of the general sires table with progeny earnings of $10,287,243. It is a remarkable third Australian Champion Sires Title in ten years for the Arrowfield Stud-based son of Danehill following victories in 2009/10 and 2005/06. Redoute's Choice finished $451,608 clear of his Arrowfield barn-mate, and sire son, Snitzel, who capped an outstanding year for John Messara's Hunter Valley nursery with earnings of $9,835,635. It is the first time in the history of the Australian General Sires' table (first published in 1883/84) that a father and son have finished first and second. Rounding out the top 3 is last year's title holder Exceed And Excel who enjoyed another excellent season finishing with earnings of over $9.4 million (prize-money figures according to arion.co.nz as of 31 July).

  1. Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice) $10,287,243
  2. Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass) $9,835,635
  3. Exceed and Excel (Danehill-Patrona) $9,462,256
  4. Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus) $9,431,086
  5. Mossman (Success Express-Lichen Lady) $8,492,446
  6. Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea) $8,297,115
  7. Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House) $8,063,803
  8. Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection) $7,451,295
  9. O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza) $7,336,096
  10. Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek) $7,138,905
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