A homebred for Belle Meadows Stable and Lael Stable, the six year old has officially retired from racing. He is expected to make the transition to breeding stallion during the next season and is available for inspections and bookings at Mill Ridge Farm immediately.
Beau Choix is a four-time stakes winner – he won at least one stakes race during three seasons in a row from 2010 through 2012.
The stallion’s retirement was announced by managing partner Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm. He finished outside the money during his most recent race July 24 at the Saratoga Race Course.
Beau Choix is out of the multiple graded stakes winner Belle Cherie by Belong to Me. Belle Cherie also produced Last Best place, stakes winner, and stakes-placed Belle Cherie Marie. The mare Belle Cherie is the half sister of two-time grade I winner Octable plus another two stakes winners.
Beau Choix was trained by Barclay Tagg. He won both 2011 and 2012 Rob N Gin Stakes races at Belmont Park, and the 2010 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga, and the James W. Murphy Stakes [presented by Iberia Airline] run at Pimlico Race Course.
Altogether, Beau Choix ran 7-5-6 out of 30 starts with 28 races on the turf. His total race earnings were $425,694.
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