08/30/2013 10:53AM

Beau Choix, multiple stakes winner, retired to Mill Ridge


Multiple stakes winner Beau Choix has been retired and will enter stud in 2014 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, Ky.

The 6-year-old son of Elusive Quality, who raced as a homebred for Belle Meadows Farm and Lael Stable, captured seven of 30 career starts, earning $425,694. Trained by Barclay Tagg, Beau Choix won two editions of the Rob N Gin Stakes at Belmont, along with the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga and the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico. He placed in six additional stakes events, including a third-place effort in the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap.

Beau Choix, who is out of the Grade 2-winning Belong to Me mare Belle Cherie, is a half-brother to stakes winner Last Best Place and stakes-placed Belle Cherie Mary. Belle Cherie, who was produced by the stakes-winning Dr. Carter mare Belle Nuit, is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and $1.6-million earner Octave, as well as to stakes winners Unbridled Behavior and Be Mine Tonight. Belle Nuit is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Ms. Eloise.

Beau Choix is available for inspection at Mill Ridge.