Florida Stallion Beau Choix Dies At Age 13

Beau Choix, a Grade 1-placed multiple stakes winner and veteran Florida stallion died Wednesday due to complications from colic surgery, per the social media channels of Pleasant Acres Farm.

The 13-year-old son of Elusive Quality stood at Pleasant Acres in Morriston, Fla., where he entered stud for the 2014 breeding season. He has sired five winners from 14 starters, led by stakes-placed Spicy Nelly, who has earned $136,847.

Raced as a homebred for Belle Meadows Farm and Lael Stable, Beau Choix raced 30 times over the course of five seasons, winning seven starts for earnings of $425,694.

Racing up and down the East Coast, with the occasional jaunt into Kentucky, Beau Choix won the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga, and two editions of the Rob N Gin Stakes at Belmont Park. He also racked up a runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Appleton Stakes and finished third in the G1 Jamaica Handicap, G2 Fourstardave Handicap, and G3 Canadian Turf Stakes.

Beau Choix’s mother, the Grade 2-winning Belong to Me mare Belle Cherie, was also a homebred for Belle Meadows Farm and Lael Stable, and she was a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Octave.

 

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We are saddened today with the passing of our beloved stallion, Beau Choix, due to complications from colic surgery. Beau Choix entered into stud in 2014 and has been with us at Pleasant Acres Stallions since the beginning of his stallion career. Best known as a multiple stakes-winning, G1 Placed son of Elusive Quality, Beau Choix won seven stakes with victories at Saratoga, Belmont Park, Keeneland, Gulfstream Park, and Pimlico. Beau Choix’s progeny includes What a Beaut (2016) who sold for $155,000 and Black Type Placed Spicy Nelly (2015). We would like to send our appreciation and condolences to all of Beau Choix’s connections and we would like to thank all the mare owners who have bred to him. Rest in peace beautiful Beau Choix. We will miss you.

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