July 30, 2016Sixth Win for The Iliad
July 30 – Scoring his first win for new trainers John and Chris Meagher at Doomben on Saturday was blue-blooded Redoute’s Choice gelding The Iliad, a $460,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newhaven Park draft.
He scored by more than a length over 1615 metres and has now won six of 22 starts earning nearly $130,000 in prizemoney.
Bred and offered for sale by Newhaven Park, The Iliad is the first foal of royally bred Encosta de Lago mare Hades, a winning daughter of Champion 2YO Hasna.
The second foal from Hades, another colt by Redoute’s Choice, topped the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale when selling for $1million to US based investor Jon Kelly and Gai Waterhouse.
Hades has a yearling filly Redoute’s Choice that sold for $460,000 at Magic Millions this year and will foal to Exceed and Excel this spring.