Group 3-winning sprinter Ardrossan, a son of champion stallion Redoute’s Choice, has been retired and will stand at Waikato Stud in New Zealand for a fee of $8000 (plus GST) this year.
A winner of four of his nine starts and placed at Group 1 level, Ardrossan suffered a career-ending injury when third in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) on an unsuitably wet track.
“We never got to see the best of him and he reminds me in some ways of O’Reilly at the start of his stud career,” Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick said.
“He had a very limited racing career, but we also got to see his brilliance before he retired. He will get really good support at stud and with this ownership group we will be making sure in the future that a fair few of his progeny end up in Australia.”