By Redoute’s Choice and out of the Last Tycoon mare Delicate Choice, Drumbeats retires to stud the winner of three races that include the the Shannon Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) where he defeated Rangirangdoo (Pentire) and Strat’s Flyer (Strategic) and the Bill Ritchie Handicap (Gr 3, 1400m) where he beat Captain Sonador (Shamardal) and Hilton Stakes (Listed, 1400m).
Drumbeats was placed a further six times in a career that saw him start 18 times from three to five years.Drumbeats also ran competitively in the Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) where he finished fifth and the Doncaster Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) where he finished forth.
Drumbeats was a $350,000 yearling purchase from the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale by Darley. He was trained by Peter Snowden who said he had a great attitude: “He is a very talented horse,” he said – “he puts himself into a race and hasn’t he got a turn of foot!”Drumbeats is one of the six stakewinners and 20 winners from 25 runners bred on the very successful Redoute’s Choice / Last Tycoon cross. He is out of Delicate Choice who is herself a daughter of the good race mare Arborea; winner of the VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m) and Caulfield 1000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) who as a broodmare has produced six winners.
AT 3 : VRC Hilton S., L (1400m beating Arjuna and Gold in Dubai), 2d AJC Roman Consul S., Gr.2 (1200m to Montana Flyer and beating Silent But Deadly), MRC Winning Edge Presentations Cup, L (1400m to Heart of Dreams and beating Caymans)
At 4 : STC Shannon S., Gr.2 (1500m beating Rangirangdoo and Strat’s Flyer),
At 5 : AJC Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3 (1400m beating Kenny’s World and Captain Sonador), 3d MVRC Crystal Mile H., Gr.2 (1600m), STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2 (1400m to More Joyous and Rothesay)
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