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Hampton Court To Stand At Spendthrift Australia
Hampton Court, Redoute's Choice's track record-breaking winner of the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at the new Spendthrift Australia in Victoria. Hampton Court becomes the first colonial horse announced to stand at Spendthrift Australia, and the regally-bred three-year-old colt will participate in the farm's renowned Share The Upside Program at a fee of $11,000 Inc GST. He will also be offered at $8,800 Inc GST on a standard live foal contract in 2015. "We are thrilled to be able to stand Hampton Court at Spendthrift Australia in our inaugural season," said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Australia. "It was important for us to bring in a colonial horse that will be exciting for breeders. He's a record-breaking, G1-winning son of sire of sires Redoute's Choice, and we're looking forward to sharing him with the Australian breeders through our Share The Upside Program." A $500,000 Australia Easter yearling purchase by International Bloodstock agent John Warren, Hampton Court placed on debut behind future multiple Gr1 and Gr2 winner Brazen Beau, before becoming a winner as a two-year-old. This season at three, Hampton Court won the Dulcify Handicap, defeating stakes horses Bachman, Scratch Me Lucky and Thunder Lady. Just one week later, he went on to score his biggest career triumph in the form of a 2.3-length win in the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes, setting a new track record at Royal Randwick and defeating Gr1 winner First Seal, along with Group winners Valentia, Panzer Division, and Sweynesse. By Redoute's Choice, Hampton Court is out of the stakes-winning Broken Vow (US) mare Roses 'n' Wine (CAN), and hails from the female family of champion race mare Makybe Diva. Trained by Gai Waterhouse, Hampton Court retires sound with earnings of $398,230.