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Magic Stays Alive For Redoute's Choice

The 9YO marvel Rock Magic has returned after a 12-month break necessitated by injury to claim his ninth stakes victory at Northam in Western Australia in yet another reminder of the enormity of the loss of his champion Redoute’s Choice.

Magic Stays Alive For Redoute's Choice

The 9YO marvel Rock Magic has returned after a 12-month break necessitated by injury to claim his ninth stakes victory at Northam in Western Australia in yet another reminder of the enormity of the loss of his champion Redoute’s Choice.

It’s only been six weeks since the sudden death of Redoute’s Choice but his global influence will last for years.

Since his death on March 26 his record has increased by three stakeswinners with Dark Choice Horseform winning the G3 WA Oaks in Perth, Danceteria Horseform taking a Listed win in France and the Haras du Mezeray-bred Enbihaar Horseform winning the Listed Daisy Warwick Fillies Stakes at Goodwood in the UK for Sheikh Hamdan.


The run continued when Rock Magic (Redoute’s Choice x Rockabubble) won the G3 Northam Stakes on Sunday.

The Chris Gangemi-trained Rock Magic Horseform was already one of Redoute’s Choice’s 17 million-dollar earners with Sunday’s win taking his earnings close to $1.4 million from 16 wins and 12 placings from 49 starts across 7 seasons.

He was bred by the Arrowfield and Planette Thoroughbreds, the same partnership behind the breeding of Saturday’s Gold Coast 2YO stakeswinner Stronger Horseform.

Rock Magic is the second of three foals left by the New Zealand G1 winner Rockabubble, who is now in retirement as a nanny mare at Arrowfield Stud.

He was passed in at the 2011 Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney and had wore the Arrowfield silks for his first four wins in 2013 when trained by Paul Messara in NSW.

After his first 11 starts Rock Magic was sold as a 4YO to Gangemi Thoroughbreds which races him with a large group of stable clients.

Redoute's Choice
Redoute's Choice Picture:Arrowfield Stud

Redoute’s Choice now has 11 winners of 17 stakes races worldwide for the 2018/19 season, most notably his spectacular 3YO son The Autumn Sun.

The 5-time G1 winner has retired with prizemoney of $3.4 million and joins the Arrowfield roster for the upcoming breeding season alongside Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Scissor Kick and Pariah, sires that ensure Redoute’s Choice continues to figure in stakes-winning pedigrees for many years.

Daughters of Redoute’s Choice have also added eight Group and Listed wins to his record as a dam sire since March 26 and has a strong chance of winning his first Australian Broodmare Sires’ title with 19 stakeswinners and $18.1 million prizemoney giving him the current lead.

A number of Redoute’s Choice mares and progeny from his 2017 and 2018 crops are on offer at the coming NZB Karaka May Sale and the Magic Millions National Weanling & Yearling Sale.

Racing And Sports



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R8 NORTHAM 5 May 2019
Northam Stakes 3U , 1100m
Race Synopsis: Well performed nine-year-old Rock Magic, having his first start for 12 months, showed his class in winning here, his 16th win and his ninth at stakes level. He began well but was caught deep in sixth place before improving at the home turn. He challenged halfway down the straight, hit the front shortly afterwards and then fought back gamely under his top weight (58.5 kg) to win well. Electric Light, the only mare in the field, settled near the tail of the ten-horse field, looked for a run between runners on straightening, got a late split and then finished quickly for second in a smart effort. Durandal, a stablemate of the winner, had a nice trip in third place, challenged at the 200m and then battled strongly for a close-up third.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. ROCK MAGIC (AUS)
9yo Gelding
CHRIS GANGEMI
JARRAD NOSKE
58.5
$2.50
 
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ROCKABUBBLE (AUS)
Gangemi Thoroughbreds (Mgr: M J Gangemi), Mercon Racing (Mgr: D Condidorio), R J Wade, D P Coyne, J Coyne, A B Da Prato, D R McLean, D A Cestrilli, Mrs S M White, L H Scamaton, K F Jones, A G W Strauch, R C Stone, N L Gleeson, C H Yeak & S Fraser
Apr 11, 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, Passed $90,000,
 
2nd  
10. ELECTRIC LIGHT (AUS)
4yo Mare
ADAM DURRANT
WILLIAM PIKE
54.5
$6.50
 
VITAL EQUINE (IRE) - CANDLE SMOKE (AUS)
A J Phelan
3rd  
3. DURENDAL (AUS)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS GANGEMI
SEAN MCGRUDDY
57.5
$12.00
 
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - RAZOR BLADE (AUS)
 Gangemi Thoroughbreds, Good Times Boys, Wembley Lads, Mercon Racing, K Hassan, R J Wade, D B Mapleson, Mrs L M Graham, M Moore, K F Jones, A Skea, A Slade, A B Da Prato, J Lloyd-Woods, T Wallace, L H Scamaton, C H Yeak, Mrs S M White, J Winship & D Noll
4th  8. RIVER DANCE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
A P SCALLY
STEVEN PARNHAM
55.0
$7.50
5th  9. CAPTAIN STIRLING (AUS)
4yo Gelding
ROY ROGERS
ANDREW CASTLE
55.0
$41.00
6th  7. THE CELT (AUS)
5yo Gelding
A M KING
RANDY TAN
55.0
$21.00
7th  6. YEAH DARDY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
J ERKELENS
SHAUN O'DONNELL
56.5
$21.00
8th  2. FIRST AMONG EQUALS (AUS)
7yo Gelding
LINDSEY SMITH
PETER HALL
57.5
$5.50
9th  4. MR MOTOWN (AUS)
7yo Gelding
LINDSEY SMITH
LUCY F WARWICK
56.5
$21.00
10th  5. SUPER MAXI (AUS)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS GANGEMI
PETER KNUCKEY
56.5
$9.00

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