2019 Service Fee: $13,200 (inc. GST)
Choisir x My Amelia (by Redoute's Choice)
Standing at Canungra, QLD
The outstanding 2YO The Mission is the first Champion 2YO to retire to stud in Queensland in over a decade.
A 2.5L winner of the Group 3 ATC Schweppervescence Handicap, he rounded off his juvenile campaign with a dominant win in the Group One Champagne Stakes.
At 3 he was beaten less than 2L in the Group One All-Aged Stakes at Randwick by Trapeze Artist and Redzel under weight-for-age conditions on a firm track, in a race run in track-record time.
By the emerging sire of sires Choisir, The Mission hails from the same female family as Pompeii Court – sire of the Champion 2YOs Courtza (Group 1 Golden Slipper and Group 1 Blue Diamond winner) and Pompeii Pearl (Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes winner), etc.
The Mission will be the fourth Group 1 winning stallion from the Paul Perry stables, following on from Fastnet Rock, Stratum and The Mission’s own sire Choisir.
A stunning individual with the pedigree and physique to match, The Mission was bred by Edinglassie Stud, whose other leading farm graduates include the successful, proven Group One sire Nadeem and promising young sires Deep Field and Shooting To Win.
- By the emerging sire of sires Choisir – sire of Starspangledbanner, Olympic Glory and Divine Prophet
- A Group 1 winning 2YO who demolished a top-class field in the Champagne Stakes
- “I’ve had Fastnet Rock, Stratum, Choisir and The Mission is as good as them.” – Paul Perry
- Extremely precocious – debuted in the Listed Breeders’ Plate before rounding out his 2YO season with victory in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes
"The Mission was a mature and precocious 2YO who won the Group 3 The Schweppervescence and then went on to win the time-honoured Group 1 Champagne Stakes. He was tough and he was sound, he started his 2YO campaign by being in the first official trials in Sydney and then capped it off with a superb Group 1 win, you can't ask much more of a 2YO. He showed his prowess as a 3YO and has run admirably against the best sprinters in the land like Trapeze Artist and Redzel in Group 1 sprints under WFA conditions on a track rated a Good 3. I look forward to training the stock of The Mission, just as I have with my other graduates in Fastnet Rock, Stratum and The Mission’s sire Choisir."
Paul Perry, Trainer