The Mission (Aus) (Choisir {Aus}–My Amelia {Aus}, by Redoute’s Choice {Aus}), winner of the G1 Champagne S. at Randwick in 2017, has been retired to Aquis Farm in Queensland where he will stand for A$ 13,200 (inc. GST) in 2018. Also successful in the G3 Schweppervescence T. L. Baillieu H., the Paul Perry trainee goes to stud with two wins in 19 stars and $ 390,832 in earnings. Bred by Mr. R. Pegum in New South Wales and a A$ 32,500 graduate of the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the rising 4-year-old is out of a winning daughter of 2005 G1 Champagne S. heroine Carry On Cutie (More Than Ready).

As an added incentive to breeders, Aquis has launched the A$ 1-million Breeder Bonus Challenge, a scheme where breeders are rewarded a bonus–90% of A$ 1-million–if a 2018 foal they bred by The Mission wins a Australian Group 1 race as a juvenile, the A$ 2-million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at Aquis Farm or the A$ 2-million Inglis 2YO Millennium at Warwick Farm. The Bonus Challenge also offers monetary rewards for juvenile Group 2 (A$ 500,000), Group 3 (A$ 300,000) or listed (A$ 250,000) victories among others from The Mission’s 2018 conceived crop. The other 10% of each bonus will be donated to Australian Thoroughbred or farming charities nominated by Aquis.

“At Aquis we are grateful to be part of a thriving industry that is in a position to give generously to those in need, whether that

be improving services within our local community, supporting our farmers in times of drought, helping to improve support networks for stud and stable staff, or ensuring that our much-loved racehorses are given the opportunity to be re-trained and re-homed once they retire from racing,” said Aquis CEO Shane McGrath, who raced the colt as part of an ownership group.

For more information on The Mission or the A$ 1-million Breeder Bonus Challenge, go to www.aquisfarm.com.

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