CAMELLIA
Redoute's Choice - LAFLEUR (Zabeel)

An unraced mare by the all-conquering sire Redoute's Choice, she belongs to one of the premier female families in the New Zealand Studbook. Her dam, Lafluer (Zabeel), won the Group 2 Royal Stakes and Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic as a three-year-old. Camellia is full-sister to Listed South Island Breeders Stakes winner Papilio and a half-sister to Group 3 Darley Plate victor Amaryllis (Red Ransom). Her third dam, Habibti (Habitat), won three Group 1 races in Europe and is a half-sister to Eight Carat, one of the most influential broodmares in New Zealand history with 13 Group 1 winners directly descending from her. 

Camellia

 

 CAMELLIA

 

Bay or Brown mareFoaled in 2009

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) RazyanaHis Majesty
1996Shantha's ChoiceCanny LadBletchingly
  Dancing ShowNijinsky
DamZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
LAFLEUR Lady GiselleNureyev
1999Desert LilyGreen DesertDanzig
  HabibtiHabitat

REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) (1996). 5 wins-2 at 2, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Broodmare Sire in 2018-19. Sire of 1435 rnrs, 1088 wnrs, 166 SW, inc. Miss Finland, etc. Sire of the dams of 1518 rnrs, 1008 wnrs, 57 GW, inc. SW Ace High, Levendi, Amphitrite, Arcadia Queen, Extra Brut, D'Argento, Kementari, The Mission, Trekking, Inference, Pasadena Girl, Stay With Me, Zoustar, Sacred Falls, Miss Fabulass, Regal Power, Action, Frolic, Ektifaa, Kiss and Make Up, etc.

 

1st dam

LAFLEUR, by Zabeel. Third top filly on The 2002-03 NZ 3YO Free H. 3 wins at 1600m, 2000m, NZ$191,975, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 2d ARC Queen Elizabeth H., Gr.2, 4th New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Counties Cup, Gr.2, ARC Lindauer Grandeur S., Gr.3, Manawatu Breeders' S., L. Sister to Zygadene (dam of (THE) WILDFLOWER), blood-sister to Zalika (dam of HUMIDOR), three-quarter-sister to Zasorceress. Dam of eight named foals, seven to race, six winners, inc:-

AMARYLLIS (f. by Red Ransom). 8 wins to 1300m, NZ$142,888, ARC Darley P., Gr.3, Blandford Lodge Yearling Draft H., Waikato RC Lodge City Rentals H., BOP RC Pollock & Sons Crane Hire H., 2d ARC Concorde H., Gr.2, Waikato RC Fairdale Stud Fully Fledged H., 4th ARC Newmarket H., L, CJC Canterbury Breeders' S., L. Dam of-

Floating Heart. 2 wins at 1400m, 2d Whangarei RC Polwarth Design H., 3d Whangarei RC Christmas at the Races H., Cookson Plumbing H.

Justice Light. 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m to 2019, Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice, Kranji D S., 2d Singapore TC War Affair S., Titanium S., Class 4 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Benchmark 67 H., Class 4 H.

PAPILIO (f. by Redoute's Choice). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, Hororata RC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L, Hawkes Bay Billy's Bar Hastings H., 2d Matamata RC Richardson Racing Stables H. Dam of-

Irish Butterfly. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2018-19 in Aust.

Palamedes. Winner at 1400m in 2018-19.

Enough (g. by O'Reilly). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Azamour H., 2d ARC New Zealand Herald H., 3d ARC Mainstream Plumbing H., Waikato RC Foster Maintain H., Distinction Hamilton Hotel H., BOP RC Michael Stemmer Law H.

Bonito (g. by O'Reilly). Winner at 1650m in 2018-19, HKJC Tsim Sha Tsui H., 2d HKJC Cornwall H., Briar H.

Flourishing (f. by Makfi). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2018-19.

Poinsettia (f. by Pins). Winner at 1200m in 2018-19.

Cosmo Kirinji (c. by Johar). Placed in Japan.

 

2nd dam

DESERT LILY, by Green Desert. Winner at 2 in Ireland. Sister to Desert Darling (dam of HEART OFTHE DESERT - HOSTWIN DONATELLO (MAC.)), half-sister to Reem Albaraari (dam of MORSHDI, ILITSHE). Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, all winners, inc:-

LAFLEUR (Zabeel). 3 wins. See above.

Zygadene. Winner at 1600m, 2d Taranaki RC Oaks Trial. Dam of-

(THE) WILDFLOWER (Keeper). 4 wins from 1500m to 1950m, NZ$227,175, Rotorua Challenge P., L, ARC Otakiri Reserve H., Manawatu RC Speight's Ale House H., 2d Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S., Gr.1, ARC Avondale Cup, Gr.2, Waikato RC BCD H., 3d Waikato RC Riverlsey Park H., BOP RC Ultimate Motor Group H., 4th ARC City of Auckland Cup, Gr.3, Manawatu Breeders S., Gr.3.

Star Jasmine. Winner at 1200m. Dam of-

Zasorceress (Zabeel). 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m, A$130,060, MVRC Schweppes Lemonade H., 2d VRC Schweppervescence Trophy, Gr.3, 3d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3.

 

3rd dam

HABIBTI, by Habitat. Top of The 1983 European 3YO Classification (1000m-1200m). Top filly on The 1982 Irish 2YO Free H. 9 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, ?259,812, 420,000fr., Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1, Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1, Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.2, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.2, York William Hill Sprint Championship S., Gr.2, Lowther S., Gr.2, Lingfield Leisure S., L, 2d Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.2, 3d York William Hill Sprint Championship S., Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Ascot Diadem S., Gr.3, Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to Loralane (dam of NURYANA), half-sister to KNESSET, Great Klaire (dam of ST. KLAIRE), Eight Carat (dam of OCTAGONAL, DIAMOND LOVER, KAAPSTAD, MARQUISE, MOUAWAD). Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Hameeda. Winner at 1m, 3d Newmarket Poppy 2YO Fillies' S. Producer.

Desert Darling. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

HEART OFTHE DESERT - HOSTWIN DONATELLO (Mac.) (Show a Heart). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Aust. and Macau, Macau Guineas, L.

Zalika. 3 wins at 2000m, 2100m, Avondale JC Matua Valley Wines H. Dam of-

HUMIDOR (Teofilo). 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, NZ$149,775, A$3,827,400, to 2018-19, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Makybe Diva S., Gr.1.

Marechal. Winner at 2, Levin RC Courtesy Ford 2YO H., 4th ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3. Dam of-

CYBER ATTACK (Shamexpress). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m, NZ$92,437, A$3,875, to 2018-19, Hawkes Bay El Roca Trophy, L, 2d ARC Mongolian Khan Trophy, Gr.3.

Reem Albaraari. Placed at 2, 3d Ascot Blue Seal 2YO S. Dam of-

MORSHDI (Slip Anchor). Champion 3YO in Germany & Italy in 2001 (Long). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1650m to 2400m, ?146,630, 765,000,013L., 1,000,000Dm., 90,000Dhs in GB, Italy, Germany and U.A.E, Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1, Derby Italiano, Gr.1, Abu Dhabi Championship S., L, 2d Irish Derby, Gr.1, 3d Newmarket S., L.

ILITSHE (Fastnet Rock). 6 wins from 1800m to 2850m, R574,250, Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup, Gr.3, Derby Trial, L.

Kundooz (Sabrehill). Winner at 2, Doncaster Carling Lager 2YO S., 2d Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L.

 

Race Record:

Unraced.

 

Produce Record: Dam of two named foals, one to race.

2014 f. Sasanqua, by So You Think. Winner at 1300m in 2018-19.

2015 g. by Rip Van Winkle.

2016 f. Sinensis, by Reliable Man. Unraced.

2017 c. by Reliable Man.

2018 foal by Tavistock. Died.

 

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