Redoute’s Choice claims second Australian title

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).