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. Sire (AEI) 3 times. Sire of 1229 rnrs, 942 wnrs, 149 SW, inc. Miss Finland, etc. Sire of the dams of 1026 rnrs, 660 wnrs, 29 GW, inc. SW The Mission, Inference, Pasadena Girl, Stay With Me, Zoustar, Sacred Falls, Frolic, Ektifaa, Kiss and Make Up, Souchez, Arcadia Dream, Wawail, Ms Funovits, Bennetta, Luke's Luck, Chase the Rainbow, Messene, Ego, Broadband, Dreams Aplenty, 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. Blood-sister to Zalika (dam of HUMIDOR), three-quarter-sister to Zasorceress. Dam of six named foals, five to race, three winners, inc:-

AMARYLLIS (f. by Red Ransom). 8 wins to 1300m, NZ$142,888, ARC Darley P., Gr.3, Blandford Lodge Yearling Draft H., BOP RC Pollock & Sons Crane Hire H., Waikato RC Lodge City Rentals 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 in 2016-17, 2d Whangarei RC Polwarth Design H., 3d Whangarei RC Xmas at the Races H., Cookson Plumbing H.

Justice Light. 3 wins at 1200m in 2017, Singapore TC Class 4 H., Kranji D S., 2d Singapore TC War Affair S.

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.

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 Distinction Hamilton Hotel H.

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.

Star Jasmine. Winner at 1200m. Dam of-

Zasorceress (Zabeel). 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m, A$120,260, to 2016-17, 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., Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., 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 The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, York William Hill Sprint Championship S., 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, Macau Autumn Trophy, L, 4YO Prelude, L.

Zalika. 3 wins at 2000m, 2100m, Avondale JC Matua Valley Wines H., Waikato RC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier, 3d Waikato RC Vero Insurance New Zealand H. Dam of-

HUMIDOR (Teofilo). 6 wins at 1600m, 2000m, NZ$149,775, A$1,734,400, to 2017-18, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Makybe Diva S., Gr.1, 2d Hawkes Bay Livamol Classic, Gr.1.

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, Derby Italiano, Gr.1, Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1, Abu Dhabi Championship S., L, 2d Irish Derby, Gr.1.

ILITSHE (Fastnet Rock). 6 wins from 1800m to 2850m, R522,950, to 2016-17, Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup, Gr.3, Derby Trial, L, Scottsville Kay Makan Roadmate H., 3d Turffontein Aquanaut H., L.

Kundooz (Sabrehill). Winner at 2, Doncaster Carling Lager 2YO S., 2d Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, Nad al Sheba Emirates Airline P., 3d Nad al Sheba Melbourne Racing Club Trophy.

 

Race Record:

Unraced.

 

Produce Record: Dam of three foals.

2014 f. by So You Think.

2015 c. by Rip Van Winkle.

2016 f. by Reliable Man.

 

Served by Reliable Man.