A consistently top-class stallion
His leading performers include Champion sprinter Starspangledbanner (now an exciting young sire), Gr.1 Hong Kong Derby winner Luger, dual Gr.1 winning mare Sacred Choice, 4-time Gr.1 winner Olympic Glory, Gr.1 Derby winner Kushadasi, top-class Gr.1 winning miler Obviously, Gr.1 winning 2yo Choice Bro, Gr.1 winning 2yo The Last Lion and dual New Zealand Gr.1 winner Historian
Amongst his current stars are millionaire sprinting filly Eloping, classy older sprinter Big Money, Gr.1 winner Japonisme, Gr.1 winner Divine Prophet, exciting 2yo Champ Elect and progressive Gr.2 winner Secret Weapon
One of only 5 stallions to rank in the top-15 sires in Australia for each of the last 6 completed seasons and a sire of group winners from each of his first 8 southern hemisphere crops of racing age
January 12, 2017
Perennial favourite Choisir made a splash at the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Thursday with a colt from Sacred… View Article
December 17, 2016
Former champion jockey Chris Munce is the trainer of talented filly Champ Elect (2f Choisir – Champalou, by Encosta de Lago)… View Article
November 20, 2016
Nash Rawiller fired Secret Weapon (6g Choisir-Just Devine, by Montjeu) to an explosive victory that scuttled the big guns in… View Article
November 6, 2016
Coolmore’s magnificent stalwart sire Choisir continues to break new ground for the Australian thoroughbred siring high class gelding Obviously (8g… View Article
October 8, 2016
Third in the 2002 MRC Caulfield Guineas won by Helenus, outstanding stallion Choisir sired Starspangledbanner to win the time honoured… View Article
September 24, 2016
The fabulous The Last Lion (2c Choisir-Mala Mala, by Brief Truce) proved himself better than ever when taking a classy renewal… View Article
September 24, 2016
Astute trainer Les Bridge has enjoyed much past success with high class Group II winners Miss Zoe and Utzon and… View Article
September 3, 2016
The Last Lion (2c Choisir-Mala Mala, by Brief Truce) could make a quick reappearance next week after running out a… View Article
Incumbent, Choisir’s Group 2 winning son, is out of a RUBITON mare. He is also the damsire of SP Love’s Great. Rubiton is a brother to EUCLASE and, like CENTAINE, is by CENTURY.
Daughters of OCTAGONAL and KAAPSTAD create desirable line breeding for Choisir, as Pieces of Eight, who is prominent in Octagonal and Kaapstad, is a member of the BLACK DUCHESS family. This family is seen through Caro and Avalanche and multiple lines to Blandford in Choisir. Stakes placed Ming Hoi Treasure is by Ocatagonal. Other members to look for in mares include LANDAU, BATTLE-WAGGON, SILVER HORDE and GRAND SLAM.
CATRAIL, damsire of Group 2 winner Hurried Choice, is from Danehill’s female family. Other members of this line include MACHIAVELLIAN, EL MOXIE and HALO. HALO line broodmares are great candidates for mating with Choisir. A close relation to Northern Dancer as well as Danehill, he can be sourced via DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, IRGUN and SUNDAY SILENCE.
MR PROSPECTOR line mares are particularly appealing, with Choisir’s grandsire Danehill having produced Group 1 winners such as Flying Spur, Rumplestiltskin, Regal Rose, Laisserfaire, Scintillation and Miss Danehill from Mr. Prospector line mares. Australasian broodmare sires such as RHYTHM, WOODMAN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, GEIGER COUNTER, BELLOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS are good candidates.
KRIS, DIESIS and KEEN are sons of Sharpen Up, who appears through a daughter in Choisir’s pedigree. Sex balancing Sharpen Up should have good speed implications.
Danehill Dancer is also the sire of Champion Mare, Private Steer. She is out of a mare by SEMIPALATINSK.
Sons of BISCAY will create a sex balanced duplication of this influential ancestor, who works so well with the Danehill line. MARSCAY, ACECAY, BLUE AND GOLD, CHRISTMAS TREE, UBETIDO and BLETCHINGLY are examples. SP Maxisun is out of a Marscay mare.
Danehill’s sire Danzig is from the family of Rockefella, who is also in Chosir via Danehill Dancer. Adding Star Kingdom’s grandson, BLETCHINGLY, who is another relation of these two, provides great support for this pattern. SP Arrival is out of a mare by KENNY’S BEST PAL, whose sire is Bletchingly while SP Anatomica has Canny Lad, another son of Bletchingly, as her second damsire.
Other damsire to produce stakes performers by Choisir to-date include ALZAO, NIGHT SHIFT, ROYAL ACADEMY, LAST TYCOON, RORY’S JESTER, ANABAA and BARATHEA.
In the U.K., Danehill Dancer is the sire of Group One winner Where Or When. He is out of a mare from the immediate family of BLUSHING GROOM. The duplication of Tom Fool in Choisir will also appreciate Blushing Groom, as they share a Menow / Bull Dog cross.
At 2 Years
CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN 2YO COLT
1st1st Skyline Stakes-Gr.3, 1200m., Canterbury by 1½ lengths from Emerging Star
1stBreeders’ Plate-L.R., 1000m., Warwick Farm by ½ length from Obsession and Snowland.
1stInglis Classic, 1200m., Warwick Farm, by 2¾ lengths from Pillaging and Mukareena.
2ndSires Produce-Gr.1, 1400m., Randwick, beaten 2¼ lengths by Victory Vein with Planchet back in third.
2ndPago Pago Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m., Rosehill, beaten a head by Planchet with Strictly Smart back in third.
3rdGolden Slipper-Gr.1, 1200m., Rosehill, beaten a length by Calaway Gal and Victory Vein.
3rdChampagne Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Randwick, beaten a length by Victory Vein and Half Hennessy.
At 3 Years
EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL SPRINTER & CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN 3YO COLT
1stGolden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1, 6f., Royal Ascot, by ½ length from Champion English 2yo filly Airwave and Baron’s Pit.
1stLightning Stakes-Gr.1, 1000m., Flemington, by ¾ length from Spinning Hill and Azevedo.
1stKing’s Stand Stakes-Gr.2, 5f., Royal Ascot, by 1 length from Acclamation and European Champion 2yo Oasis Dream.
1stEmirates Classic-Gr.2, 1200m., Flemington, by ½ length from Falvelon and Belle Du Jour.
2ndJuly Cup-Gr.1, 6f., Newmarket, beaten 1½ lengths by Oasis Dream with Airwave third.
3rdOakleigh Plate-Gr.1, 1100m., Caulfield, beaten ½ length by River Dove and North Boy.
3rdCaulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 1600m., Caulfield, beaten 1¾ lengths by Helenus and Bel Esprit.
3rdStan Fox Stakes-Gr.2, 1400m., Randwick, beaten a length by Rare Insight and Magic Marvo.
3rdL’Oreal Plate-Gr.3, 1200m., Flemington, beaten 1¾ lengths by Planchet and Blur.
Rated 126 by Timeform