Redesdale, kin to Danehill, to Hidden Lake Farm at Questroyal North

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Breeders will have the rare opportunity to tap into the stallion-making family of Danehill with the addition of Redesdale to Hidden Lake Farm at Questroyal North in New York.

Redesdale, a son of Speightstown, will stand for a fee of $5,000 stands and nurses, and a limited number of lifetime breeding rights are available. The horse retires to stud as the property of Hidden Lake Farm, Schumer Bloodstock, and 3C Stable.

Campaigned by Chad Schumer and Brendan Walsh, Redesdale was the dominating winner of his first three starts over six furlongs. He was the sharp winner of a Churchill Downs maiden special weight on debut and later captured a pair of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots allowance races—on the second occasion, he scored by four lengths for a 95 Beyer. He met defeat just once when he was injured during the Commonwealth Stakes (G3) at Keeneland.

Making Redesdale an exciting addition to the New York breeding program is the fact he is a member of one of the most powerful stallion families in the world and from arguably the greatest sire line in the world.

Redesdale is out of grade 3 winner Harpia, a Danzig full sister to the breed-shaping stallion Danehill. Danehill sired 347 stakes winners during his illustrious stud career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest influences in the stud book—this year alone, his sire line has accounted for the winners of 75 grade 1 races worldwide.

Not only that, Harpia is a great-granddaughter of Natalma, dam of the ultimate breed shaper Northern Dancer.

This is the same family of the great sire Halo and Machiavellian, as well as Proud Citizen—a multiple graded stakes sire of two Kentucky Oaks (G1) winners.

“Redesdale offers every element for what I look for in a stallion,” said Chris Bernhard of Hidden Lake Farm. “Speed, looks, and pedigree. His family is second to none. How often can you get Danehill under the second dam? Danehill is arguably the most important sire/sire of sires in Europe and Australia, and Northern Dancer is, in my opinion, the most important sire line period.”

“Our partnership group is very excited about developing Redesdale into the next big horse, and we will support him heavily,” Chad Schumer said. “I don’t think you can find a more powerful stallion family worldwide than that belonging to Razyana and Natalma, and for a competitive fee, Redesdale offers the breeders the chance to tap into just that.

“His race record offers a snapshot of the abundant talent that we know this horse possessed. We are in no doubt that he would have had the speed to be competitive with the best around had injury not intervened, and we are looking forward to supporting him strongly at stud.”



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