May'Haab - Stallion
Redoute’s Choice, an Australian sire sensation since his retirement to Arrowfield stud, in 2000, is to begin a branch on the North Coast, with his son May'Haab, beginning his stud duties at Ruttley's Run, Taree.
May'Haab, bred by Emirates Park, was a $950,000 graduate at the 2007 William Inglis and Son's Australian Easter Yearling Sale which obviously matched his type, pedigree and temperament.
Unraced due to injury, May'Haab is a full-brother to exciting young sire prospect Al Samer who had his first years crop, a filly fetch the second top price of $130,000 at this year's William Inglis and Son's Classic Yearling Sale.
A brilliant two-year-old, Al Samer broke his maiden when successful in the ACT Black Opal Stakes-G3, was second in Wyong's Strawberry Hill Slipper and was third in the AJC Breeders Plate-LR, and Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic at the Gold Coast. He went on to win the STC Darby Munro Stakes-LR (1200 metres) as a three-year-old, and ran third in the AJC South Pacific Classic-G3 at Randwick.
He (and Al Samer) were produced from US bred My Lady's Key, a daughter of You're My Lady, who is a half-sister to the dam of the mighty now deceased stallion Danehill, sire of Redoute's Choice.
My Lady's Key is by Key To The Mint, who is by Graustark, a brother to His Majesty, who is the broodmare sire of Danehill. This makes My Lady's Key a genetic relative to Razyana, the dam of Danehill.
As a result, May'Haab carries a four x three pedigree cross to outstanding broodmare Spring Adieu, who is the dam of Razyana and You're My Lady. Also You're My Lady was produced from a half-sister to Northern Dancer (a most iconic sire of last century).
Redoute's Choice has proved his worth as a sire when crossing him with a number of sirelines via his broodmares that have produced stakes winners.
For example Redoute's Choice has five stakes winners produced from Sir Tristram line mares, including Group One winner Lotteria, while his Golden Slipper winner Stratum was produced from a mare by Luskin Star, who represents the Star Kingdom sireline on his maternal side.
Redoute's Choice is inbred to Northern Dancer through Danzig and Nijinsky, but May'Haab's dam is free of that strain, although he does have another daughter strain of Northern Dancer's dam, Natalma.
May'Haab should suit a wide range of broodmares and is exceptional value standing this season at a low fee of only $2000.
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