Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice will shuttle to France and stand at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval for the 2013 Northern Hemisphere season. His stud fee will be €70,000.
Redoute's Choice, a 16-year-old son of international champion sire Danehill, has established himself a dominant Australian sire since retiring from racing in 2000 to stand at Arrowfield Stud, where he currently commands a fee of Aus$137,500. Named the country's leading stallion in 2006 and 2010, he has sired 89 stakes winners, including 21 individual group I winners. His top earner is dual Australian champion Miss Finland.
Redoute's Choice, who has career progeny earnings of $70,054,304, is also proving to be a major sire of sires with 10 sons having already produced stakes winners. Six of those sons, including Snitzel, Stratum, and Not A Single Doubt, are group I victors.
Redoute's Choice has additionally been an influential sire at the sales, with his 548 yearlings sold to date averaging $421,974.
On the track, Redoute's Choice won eight of his 10 starts, including the group I Blue Diamond, Manikato, Caulfield Guineas, and C.F. Orr Stakes, all in Australia. Campaigned by owner/breeder M. A. Yaseen, he retired from racing with earnings of $995,264.
Redoute's Choice, who is out of the Canny Lad mare Shantha's Choice, is a full brother to group I winner Platinum Scissors and a half brother to group I victor Manhattan Rain (by Encosta de Lago) and group III winner Sliding Cube (by Rock of Gibraltar).
"We are very excited to have Redoute's Choice on our stallion roster for 2013 and we will be sending at least 15 of our own mares to him," said Georges Rimaud, manager of the Aga Khan Studs, in a release. "In recent years Royal Ascot has proven that the Australian sprinting Thoroughbred is comparable with the best in the world.
"Redoute's Choice is the dominant stallion in Australia and he has already, from limited exposure, sired major winners from mares by European stallions such as Kingmambo, Caerleon, Last Tycoon, Rainbow Quest, and Nureyev," he continued. "This is a wonderful opportunity to send Northern Hemisphere mares to one of the best stallions in the world today, and he will undoubtedly have a strong and lasting impact on the European bloodstock industry."