The Chosen One will join the rejuvenated stallion roster at The Oaks Stud this breeding season.
The Chosen One joins Champion European Two-year-old and Champion Sprinter U S Navy Flag and proven Classic sire Roc de Cambes at the Cambridge farm, with stalwart Darci Brahma retired from stud duties last month.
“We’re really excited to be standing The Chosen One this season,” The Oaks Stud General Manager Rick Williams said.
“He has all the credentials to be a success at stud, he’s a Group One winner over a mile and multiple group race winner on both sides of the Tasman and he’s very well bred.”
With a Timeform rating of 118 at his peak, The Chosen One is the best performed son of supreme stallion Savabeel to stand at stud.
Under the tutelage of Champion trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, The Chosen One proved to be a tenacious, versatile, and sound racehorse.
A winner of seven races, including the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m), The Chosen One was a perennial Group One performer on both sides of the Tasman.
In addition to winning the Gr.2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield and a Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick, The Chosen One finished a game third in a vintage Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) behind Verry Elleegant and Anthony Van Dyke.
Placed at Group One level on 10 occasions, The Chosen One retired with over $2.7 million in stakes and three Champion New Zealand Stayer titles.
Bred by the Dennis Brothers, The Chosen One is out of the stakes performed Flying Spur mare The Glitzy One, from a family they have cultivated for generations that includes Champion Filly The Jewel and Group One winners La Diosa and The Perfect Pink.
The Chosen One will stand for $4,000 +GST this season, with breeding rights also available at $10,000 +GST. The breeding rights include two nominations for the next three years and one every year thereafter.