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Redoute's Choice Colt Makes $1.4M At Arqana
The first European yearlings by Redoute's Choice made a big impact on the opening two days of the Arqana August Sale, averaging almost $600,000 and including the 66th seven-figure yearling of his stellar sale-ring career. Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock adviser John Ferguson bought three colts by the champion Arrowfield sire including the son of Gr1 winner Vadawina (by Unfuwain), offered by Haras d'Etreham and knocked down for €950,000 (A$1.4 million). That makes him the top-priced Redoute's Choice yearling sold worldwide in 2015. Ferguson struck early on the first day, bidding €450,000 (A$670,000) for the colt from Copernica presented by Richard Powell's Haras du Lieu des Champs. He said after that purchase: "Redoute's Choice has been a superb stallion in Australia, and there's no reason why he won't repeat his success in the Northern Hemisphere." He added: "This is a Redoute's Choice out of a Galileo mare going back to a great family, including High Chaparral, and he was a very athletic horse and we're delighted to have him." Click here to read the full story.