About Nadeem



The first Group 1 winning son of Champion sire Redoute’s Choice to stand in New Zealand. Nadeem was a A$700,000 Sydney Easter Sale purchase rewarding his owners Shadwell Stud with a Group 3 win in the Maribyrnong Plate at only his second start. He then put up a stunning performance to beat Miss Finland and Wonderful World in Victoria’s showpiece, the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Nadeem's oldest progeny are 5 year olds with nine individual stakes winners. This includes Sterling City in the Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at the Dubai World Cup 2014, Stering Sity's prizemoney currently total's over $10,500,000. Tajmeel who won the Clairwood Gold Circle Oaks G2 and Mujaarib,winner of the Gr.2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile owned by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Happy Galaxy from the Hawkes Stable won the Gr.2 ATC Expressway Stakes. Sharnee Rose won the Gr3 Golden Pendant & Gr3 Angst Stakes along with a strong third in the Gr.1 One Thousand Guineas and fourth in the Gr.1 Australian Oaks. She has retired with over A$500,000 in prizemoney.


Nadeem’s dam Candide was twice a Group 1 winner and was by the Champion Stallion Sound Reason. Candides pedigree also contains the familiar names of Oncidium and Agricola. With only a single duplication of Northern Dancer, Nadeem offers breeders any number of pedigree options. The owners of O’Reilly and Towkay mares in particular can be excited about replicating the very successful Redoutes Choice/Last Tycoon Cross. Sons of Sir Tristram crossing with the son of Redoubts Choice will also be a sought after one and bringing in Centaine which is a very good cross with Sound Reason as a broodmare sire.


  • Top Colt on the 2005-06 Australasian Classification

  • Son of Champion Sire Redoutes Choice

  • Dam, Candide, was Top Australasian 3YO Filly & 87/88 Dual G1 Winner

  • A$700,000 Yearling Inglis Sydney Easter

  • Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner & Group 3 Maribyrong Plate winner

  • Sire of 9 Stakes Winners

  • Karaka 2013 Average $102,500

  • Already proven on the track !

  • Incredible value


Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice-Candide by Sound Reason)

For such a young stallion it’s encouraging to see some distinct pedigree traits already developing with the Group 1 winning son of Redoute’s Choice.

Remarkably six out of Nadeem’s nine stakeswinners to date hail from Never Bend line mares, including International Group 1 winning sprinter Sterling City. The key to the success of this cross looks to be duplication of the half brothers Bold Reason (sire of Sound Reason) and Never Bend.

Sterling City’s dam is by a son of Never Bend’s champion French stallion Riverman as is Nadeem’s Group 2 winner Mujaarib, while his other South African Group 2 winner Tajmeel carries two female lines of Riverman. Nadeem’s Australian group winners Happy Galaxy and Sharnee Rose are both descendants of Never Bend’s Champion son Mill Reef.

New Zealand has a wealth of Never Bend blood. Mares by some of the better performed sires such as High Chaparral, O’Reilly, Pentire, Thorn Park, Towkay and Volksraad would make ideal cohorts for breeders looking to capitalize on this proven nick with Nadeem.

Nadeem has a promising galloper in Australia at the moment in Nadacheva  who is out of a Sadlers Wells mare, from a Slip Anchor mare. Slip Anchor is a son of Shirley Heights and a grandson of Mill Reef. Sending a High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare to Nadeem would give you a similar genetic profile as the former Windsor Park shuttler is from a granddaughter of Shirley Heights.


As a son of Redoute’s Choice Nadeem offers breeders the opportunity to capitalise on the Best In Show cross which has proven so successful with his own sire, particularly with mares by Last Tycoon. Last Tycoon mares, have produced forty live named foals crossed with Redoubte’s Choice, for thirty four runners, thirty winners, and ten Stakes winners! That is a runner to Stakes winner ratio of 29%! Mares by sons of Last Tycoon such as O’Reilly and Towkay fit the bill perfectly, duplicating Last In Show and picking up a line of Never Bend through Mill Reef. Mares by Helmsman, Kingmaker and Thorn Park.

Sound Reason, the dam sire of Nadeem, was a sound, tough and classy sprinting son of Never Bend’s half brother Bold Reason, who passed on all of those traits in becoming an outstandingly versatile stallion. His 12 group 1 winners as a broodmare stallion were achieved across a wide selection of bloodlines. He had a lot of success with the stallions Centaine and O’Reilly.

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