Encosta De Lago x Shantha's Choice by Canny Lad

Bay | 2006 | 16.1 hh

A Group 1 Winner & Group 1 Sire


Manhattan Rain is a half-brother to the great Australian racehorse and multiple Champion Sire Redoute's Choice. They are from the freakish Canny Lad mare Shantha's Choice who is the dam of no less than five individual stakes winners. This is arguably the most commercial family in the Australian Stud Book.

Well known Australia wide as an outstanding individual, Manhattan Rain was a high class 2YO who won the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes and placed in both the Golden Slipper and Champagne Stakes. As a 3YO he ran second to So You Think in the WS Cox Plate as well as placing in the Caulfield Guineas. 

Manhattan Rain has proven a success at stud siring the Golden Slipper winning Champion Australian 2YO She Will Reign, the South African Group 1 winner Whisky Baron and a total of 32 stakes performers to date.

Manhattan Rain commenced his stud duties at Arrowfield Stud in 2010 and relocated to Blue Gum Farm in 2017. Blue Gum principal Philip Campbell described Manhattan Rain as an absolute pleasure to work with in the breeding shed. "He is very professional with a terrific libido and wonderful fertility" Campbell remarked. 

Manhattan Rain's yearlings have sold consistently in sales throughout the East coast and have averaged $65,000 at sales this year. 


Race Record

At 2 Years

1st - Gr.1 AJC Sires Produce S (1400m beating Tickets and Rostova)

1st - Gr.3 Turnpoint Skyline S (1200m beating The Mikado and Romanus)

2nd - AJC Canonbury Stakes. L (1100m to Tickets and beating Wanted)

3rd - Gr.1 STC Golden Slipper S (1200m to Phelan Ready and Headway)

3rd - Gr.1 AJC Champagne S (1600m to Onemorenomore and Tickets)


At 3 Years

2nd - Gr.1 MVRC WS Cox Plate (2050m to So You Think and beating Zipping)

3rd - Gr.1 MRC Caulfield Guineas (1600m to Starspangledbanner and Carrara)

3rd - Gr.3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m to Demerit and Trusting)

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2009).


Standing Fee $8,250 (including GST)

Transferable free return

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Standing Fee $8,250 (including GST)

Transferable free return