About Nadeem



The first Gr.1 winning son of Champion sire Redoute’s Choice to stand in New Zealand, Nadeem was a A$700,000 Sydney Easter Sale purchase who rewarded his owners Shadwell Stud with a Gr.3 win in the Maribyrnong Plate at only his second start in November of his 2YO year. He then put up a stunning performance to beat Miss Finland and Wonderful World in Victoria’s juvenile showpiece, the Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes. 

Nadeem's oldest progeny are seven but he already has an impressive 13 individual stakes winners. Nadeem’s stakeswinners to runners ratio of 5.9% compares favourably with a couple of other leading sire sons of Redoute’s Choice; marginally behind Snitzel at 6.7% and ahead of Stratum at 5.4%. As you can see he keeps the best of company and unbeatable value when you consider his 2016 service fee of $6,500 plus GST.

A multiple stakeswinner in Hong Kong, Sterling City defeated a high class field of international sprinters to land the Gr.1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at the Dubai World Cup meeting in 2014.Sterling City's prizemoney currently total's over $10,500,000. Other international stakeswinners by Nadeem include the South African Group 2 winners Tajmeel, and Mujaarib, owned by Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, winner of the Gr.2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile. Happy Galaxy from the Hawkes Stable won the 1200m Gr.2 ATC Expressway Stakes, while the wonderfully consistent black-type mare Sharnee Rose won the Group 3 Golden Pendant & Angst Stakes having placed third in the Gr.1 One Thousand Guineas and fourth in the Gr.1 Australian Oaks. She retired with over Aus$500,000 in prizemoney.

Target In Sight has won twice in stakes company defeating some quality Sydney and Melbourne sprinters, while the 3YO Spanish Bay won the 2015 Gr.2 1400m Singapore Classic, a race won by the likes of Better Than Ever, Super Easy and War Affair, and then came out and ran third in the Gr.1 1600m Singapore Guineas.

Already in 2016 Nadeem has two Australian Gr.3 winners, with Ammirata taking out the 1400m Belle of the Turf Stakes and Savoureux, already a stakeswinner in 2015, annexing the 1200m Wenona Girl Quality at Randwick, while over in the West, Regal Commander looks a black-type performer in waiting having won three of his last four starts, all in Perth.

Nadeem’s oldest New Zealand conceived progeny are two and have made a very encouraging start. His second runner to the races Heisenberg won at Otaki on 10 March, while his filly Karavali backed up the following Saturday after winning at Tauherenikau to run a close 4th in the Gr.1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes.

Respected judges certainly showed their appreciation of Nadeem at the 2016 Karaka Select sale with the likes of Paul Moroney, Donna Logan and Michel Stedman purchasing progeny. Nadeem finished inside the Top 10 Sires on Average with eight yearlings sold, with a highest price of $200,000.


Nadeem’s dam Candide was a dual Gr.1 winner by the Champion Sire and Broodmare Sire Sound Reason, with the high class classic influences Oncidium and Agricola also featuring in her pedigree. A full sister to the multiple stakes producing mare Sound Lover, Candide’s daughter Aulide is the dam of the Gr.1 winner Marju Snip and the Gr.2 winners Do Ra Mi and Unique Jewellery, while a grand-daughter left last season’s AJC Derby place getter Kingdoms.


  • Top Colt on the 2005-06 Australasian Classification
  • Son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires Redoutes Choice
  • Dam Candide, was Top Australasian 3YO Filly 87/88 & Dual G1 Winner
  • A$700,000 Yearling Inglis Sydney Easter
  • Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner & Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate winner
  • Sire of 20 Individual Stakes Performers, 13 Stakes Winners (12/7/16)
  • Runner to Winner Ratio 67%
  • Runer to Stakeswinners Ratio of 5.9%
  • Runner to Stakes Performer Ratio 9% 
  • 2015 RTR progeny sold up to $86k
  • 2016 Karaka Colts sold up to $200k
  • Incredible value

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

With just a single duplication of Northern Dancer, Nadeem offers breeders a range of pedigree options. O’Reilly and Towkay mares replicate the highly successful Redoutes Choice/Last Tycoon cross which on its own accord has a stakeswinners to foals ratio approaching a staggering 30%. Snitzel’s (Redoute’s Choice) Gr.1 winning son Wandjinna is from a Last Tyccon mare. Sir Tristram line mares have produced great results when bred to the Redoutes Choice sireline while Centaine line mares capitalise on the successful nick with Sound Reason.

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

Nine of Nadeem’s 13 individual stakeswinners 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 Gr.2 winner Mujaarib, while his other South African Gr.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 the likes of High Chaparral, O’Reilly, Pentire, Thorn Park, Towkay and Volksraad make ideal cohorts for breeders looking to capitalize on this proven nick with Nadeem.

As a son of Redoute’s Choice, Nadeem offers breeders the opportunity to line breed to Best In Show. Nadeem’s dual stakeswinning son Target In Sight is line bred to the hugely influential mare through his damsire Xaar, whose dam in turn is a daughter of Best In Show. Mares by sons of Last Tycoon such as O’Reilly and Towkay give breeders a ‘double whammy’, duplicating Last In Show and picking up a line of Never Bend through Mill Reef. Mares by Helmsman, Kingmaker and Thorn Park also feature Best In Show.

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 Gr.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.

NADEEM 2016 Service Fee: $6,500 + gst LFG