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"Big Sires - Some Magic Milestones"

Redoute's Promise at Bush Hill Stud. His first crop are 2yo's. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Article first published on Bush Hill Stud stand three sons of the following stallions below.

150 Up For Redoute’s Choice
(Sire of Redoute's Promise)

Australia’s triple champion sire, Redoute’s Choice, whose runners have made such a notable impact on the South African racetrack, was represented by his 150th individual stakes winner when his daughter, Perfect Jewel, won the Listed Belgravia Stakes in Perth in October.

Perfect Jewel is one of 14 black type winners this year for her sire, whose 30 plus Gr1 winners include champions Lankan Rupee, Samantha Miss, Miss Finland and Musir. Redoute’s Choice’s sons, Mustaaqeem and Rafeef, won the Gr1 SA Nursery and Gr1 Computaform Sprint respectively on the same day earlier this year.

The Irish bred son of Redoute’s Choice, Buffalo Bill Cody, recently made a winning debut in South Africa and he is also sire of reigning Australian champion sire, Snitzel, whose son, Redzel, won the inaugural $10 000 000 The Everest and Saturday’s Gr1 Darley Classic.

Danehill’s four time Gr1 winning son is well represented in South Africa, where his sire sons include Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief and multiple Gr1 winner, Wylie Hall.

Galileo Reaches 250
(Sire of Flying The Flag)

The world’s premier sire, and increasingly successful sire of sires, Galileo, was represented by his 250th stakes winner this year.

The former Epsom Derby winner reached this landmark when his daughter, To Eternity, won the Listed EBF Chalice Stakes at Newmarket in August. It has been another outstanding year for Galileo, who has had no fewer than 12 Gr1 winners in 2017. Among the major races won by his progeny were both the English and the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, the Juddmonte International, the Irish Champion Stakes, the Cheveley Park Stakes, the Coronation Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse.

His sons, Frankel, Nathaniel and Teofilo, were all represented by Gr1 winners, while Galileo’s dual Derby winning son, Australia, set the sales rings alight, with his first yearlings fetching up to €610 000.

It surely is a matter of time before Galileo – who has 265 black type winners to his name- overtakes Danehill – the latter’s tally of stakes winners being 347 – and becomes the world’s leading sire of individual stakes winners in history.

30 Gr1 Winners For Fastnet Rock
(Sire of Curved Ball)

Coolmore’s remarkably successful stallion, Fastnet Rock, was another world class sire to achieve his 30th Gr1 winner in 2017. The son of Danehill reached this milestone when his son, Merchant Navy, won the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington and Shoals became her sire’s 31st Gr1 winner on the very same day, when she won the Myer Classic.

Fastnet Rock, whose notable offspring include Oaks winner Qualify, Champion Stakes winning sire, Fascinating Rock and champion Australian filly, Atlantic Jewel, has 124 stakes winners to his name. Notably, he has a remarkable record with daughters of Galileo, with the Fastnet Rock/Galileo cross having already produced five Gr1 winners.

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