Choisir

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Choisir
Sire Danehill Dancer (IRE)
Grandsire Danehill (USA)
Dam Great Selection (AUS)
Damsire Lunchtime (GB)
Sex Stallion
Foaled 18 September 1999
Country Australia
Colour Chestnut
Breeder R.M. Daisley, NSW
Owner Terry Wallace & Partners
Trainer Paul Perry
Record 23: 7-5-6
Earnings $2,258,545
Major wins
2003 Ascot Golden Jubilee Stakes
2003 VRC Lightning Stakes
2003 King's Stand Stakes
Awards
2001-02 Champion 2yo colt in Australia
2003 Champion older sprinter in Europe
Last updated on 28 August 2011

Choisir is an Australian-bred dual hemisphere-winning Thoroughbred racehorse. He became the first Australian-trained winner of the Group Two King's Stand Stakes.[1] The same year, Choisir also won the Golden Jubilee Stakes and was second in the July Cup.[2]

Breeding[edit]

He was sired by the Group one (G1) winner Danehill Dancer (sire of over 500 individual starters for nine G1 winners); his dam Great Selection was by Lunchtime (GB). Choisir was a full brother to Danny Dancer, who won five races in Australia, and a half-brother to Supermarket (by Zephyr Zip ((NZ)), won eight races in Australia and dam of three winners) and Great Chic (by Prince of Birds ((USA)), dam of three winners).

Racing career[edit]

Choisir was trained by Paul Perry who was based at Broadmeadow, New South Wales.

At two years[edit]

At two Choisir won the Group 3 STC Skyline Stakes over 1,200 metres, the listed AJC Breeders' Plate over 1,000 m., Inglis 2 YO Classic (1,200 m.) and was second in the Group one (G1) AJC Sires Produce Stakes, G2 STC Pago Pago Stakes, 2 YO Conditions Handicap, along with third placings in the G1 STC Golden Slipper Stakes and AJC Champagne Stakes.

At three years[edit]

Choisir won the G1 VRC Lightning Stakes, Linlithgow Stakes, had third placings in the G1 MRC Oakleigh Plate, G1 2002 Caulfield Guineas,[3] G2 AJC Stan Fox Stakes, G3 VRC L'Oreal Paris Plate.

At four years[edit]

At four Choisir won the G1 Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee Stakes (6 f.) and the G2 King's Stand Stakes (5 f.) as well as placing second in the G1 Newmarket July Cup.

When Choisir's career was over, Perry hoped that Fastnet Rock would repeat Choisir's successful English campaign, however Fastnet Rock suffered from travel sickness and was unable to race in the United Kingdom.

Stud record[edit]

Coolmore Stud Australia purchased Choisir to begin a new career as a shuttle stallion just two days after Choisir had finished second in the July Cup.

He is the sire of over 710 starters for over 400 winners including 33 stakeswinners that have earned over A$33 million including:

  • Starspangledbanner, 7 wins, MRC Oakleigh Plate, Caulfield Guineas, Ascot Golden Jubilee S. etc. for $2,260,600.
  • Sacred Choice, 9 wins, VRC Empire Rose S., AJC Doncaster H. etc. for $2,049,390.
  • Hurried Choice, 5 wins, $593,550.
  • Stimulation (IRE), 2005, 3 wins, $511,810.
  • Gold Water, 5 wins, $774,250.
  • Historian, 5 wins, $716,175. NZD Thorndon Mile, Zabeel Classic, 2nd New Zealand Derby

Choisir is standing at a service fee of $33,000 (including GST) at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley in 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wray Vamplew; Joyce Kay (2003). Encyclopedia of British Horseracing. Routledge. p. 38. ISBN 0-7146-5356-X. 
  2. ^ "The spectator". The Spectator. F.C. Westley: 46. 2003. 
  3. ^ Michael Lynch (10 November 2009). "Shooting Star". WAtoday. 
  4. ^ "Choisir". Coolmore Stud. Retrieved 28 August 2011.