Swear

Swear

Undefeated 2YO, Group-winning & G1-placed 3YO by Redoute's Choice

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Redoute's Choice – Crossyourheart (NZ), by Show A Heart
2013, Bay - Entered Stud: 2017 | Fee: $5,500 Inc. GST - Eligible for Breed Secure
Nominated to: VOBIS Sires

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By the legendary REDOUTE’S CHOICE, Australia’s preeminent sire of sires.

Won the Ming Dynasty H. [G3] at Randwick in his first start as a 3-year-old, a race won by the great stallion LONHRO.

Debut 2-year-old winner in his only start at two.

Runner-up in the Spring Champion S. [G1] at Randwick by 0.5 length to multiple Group 1-winning filly Yankee Rose, defeating multiple Group 1 winner Prized Icon and three other Group performers.

$725,000 Inglis Easter yearling — the first Spendthrift Australia yearling purchase to become a stakes winner.

Out of dual stakes winner & champion New Zealand 2-year-old filly CROSSYOURHEART, from the family of Hong Kong Sprint G1 winner ALL THRILLS TOO and Group winners ADALINE GOTTA HAVE HEART.

Covered a quality book of 84 mares in his first season and has had consistent support in his second and third seasons at stud.

First yearlings went to market in 2020 with four sold at public auction for up to $80,000 – 14 times his service fee. Yearlings also sold out of the paddock and into the stables of Australia’s leading trainers.

“Our Swear colt is a lovely horse. He’s done everything right. He’s beautifully balanced and has a great attitude – I like him a lot.” — Wayne Hawkes, Hawkes Racing

“I bought a Swear filly as a weanling [Swear By Her]. The filly is being trained by Patrick Payne and has had one preparation. She’s very athletic and has a great attitude. She’s a beautiful mover and has a lovely length of stride. She certainly looks the part at this early stage.” — Joe O’Neill, Prime Thoroughbreds

“We’ve got a two-year-old filly by Swear in our stable. We bought her as a weanling, and we’ve been delighted with how she’s developed. She’s a really nice, athletic filly, and it looks like she’ll get up and rolling as a two-year-old this season.” — Simon Zahra, Ellerton Zahra Racing

Redoute's Choice – Crossyourheart (NZ), by Show A Heart
2013, Bay - Entered Stud: 2017 | Fee: $5,500 Inc. GST - Eligible for Breed Secure
Nominated to: VOBIS Sires

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1st Randwick Ming Dynasty Quality H., G3 (1400m) Hawkesbury Claret S. (1300m)
2nd Randwick Moet & Chandon Spring Champion S., G1 (2000m)
 

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Claret Stakes at Hawkesbury (1300m, 1st career start, defeating Flow, Radcliffe, Alliterate, Angharad, Lubiton, Ajani, Muse, Swift Express)

Won at 3

  •  Ming Dynasty Quality H. (G3) at Randwick (1400m, 2nd career start, defeating High Mist, Skylight Glow, Taj Mahal, Shazee Lee, Bit Dusty)

2nd at 3

  • Spring Champion S. (G1) at Randwick (2000m, to Yankee Rose by 1/2 length, defeating 8 others including Prized Icon)

With his oldest progeny about to turn two and a stack of pedigree credentials behind him, the sky is the limit for young Spendthrift stallion Swear.

His sire is the legendary Redoute’s Choice who has risen to become one of the biggest names in Australian stallion history and whose influence will continue to be felt for decades to come.

His dam, Crossyourheart, was a multiple stakes winner who won six of her 14 starts, four of them as a two-year-old including a dazzling four-length romp in the New Zealand Bloodstock Classique – predecessor to the Karaka Million.

Swear was a $725,000 yearling, and he was an impressive and undefeated two-year-old. As a three-year-old he added the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality, then finished second behind star filly Yankee Rose in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes. Among the eight horses he beat were Prized Icon, the winner of the Victoria Derby two starts later.

Swear boasts an exceptional pedigree, with crosses of Northern Dancer, Nijinsky II, Ribot and Bletchingly, and multiple strains of the prolific Torpenhow, La Troienne, Cinna, Lady Josephine and Marchetta families.

The Australian breeding landscape would look very different without the influence of Swear’s sire Redoute’s Choice, and it is no surprise that he has produced outstanding results when crossed with a number of other sire superstars who made their name in this part of the world.

With the Sir Tristram line (including his sons Zabeel, Marauding and Military Plume), Redoute’s Choice and his descendants have produced a whopping 1579 winners including 115 at stakes level. They include no fewer than 18 individual Group 1 winners – Lankan Rupee, Melito, Streama, Luckygray, Samantha Miss, Lotteria, Super Seth, Kementari, The Mitigator, Secret Agenda, Pasadena Girl, Seasons Bloom, Clearly Innocent, Royal Descent, Adventador, Shootoff, Allez Wonder and Empires Choice.

Long-serving and prolific shuttle stallion More Than Ready has clicked beautifully with Redoute’s Choice blood. There have been 242 winners, 26 of them black-type, headed by Group 1 winners Miracles Of Life and Amphitrite. More Than Ready descends from the great mare La Troienne, who also appears in Swear’s pedigree. You could also consider other La Troienne descendants such as Woodman, Don’t Say Halo and Rhythm.

Redoute’s Choice has crossed with Red Ransom for 266 winners. There have been 23 winners at black-type level over a range of distances, including Group 1 stars Trapeze Artist, Estijaab, Sunlight, Extra Brut and Secret Agenda.

The Redoute’s Choice-Last Tycoon nick has proven to be another gold mine with 546 winners from 825 runners (66.2%). The 47 individual stakes winners include Master of Design, Sacred Falls, Shout the Bar, Luna Rossa, Wandjina, Bonaria and Dariana at the elite level.

Adding extra appeal to that Last Tycoon connection is the fact that Last Tycoon’s ancestress Schiaparelli also appears in the pedigree of Crossyourheart’s sire Show A Heart via her grandson Dogger Bank.

Last Tycoon’s Australian descendants include the current star sire Written Tycoon, whose dam was bred on a Vain/Better Boy cross. This is the opposite to Swear’s second dam sire Centaine (this Written Tycoon/Centaine combo boasts an 88.9% strike rate).

Written Tycoon also has Noholme II (and his close relation Nearula) whilst Swear has his brother Todman. Look for other strains of that champion, as well as his other brothers Faringdon and Shifnal.

Note that Redoute’s Choice’s granddam Dancing Show can be found in the Victorian broodmare population through her sons Umatilla and Hurricane Sky. Further line-breeding opportunities may lie here.

Swear stands at Spendthrift Australia for a service fee of $5,500.

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