Not A Single Doubt had been retired from stud for the past two and a half years after continuing lung issues had caused a decline in his health. It would be the same issues that would lead the champion stallion to be euthanised after a serious downturn in his condition the past few days.
He was only a two time listed winner on the race track but left a huge legacy in the breeding barn.
The big chesnut was a son of Redoute’s Choice and sired 16 Group 1 winners during his tenure at stud. Even recently we have seen the likes of Extreme Choice and Farnan (Golden Slipper) winning at Group 1 level flying the flag for Not A Single Doubt.
Not A Single Doubt also sired Group One winners like Kenedna, Miracles Of Life, Scales Of Justice, Secret Agenda, Single Gaze, Shout The Bar and Samadoubt.
“Not A Single Doubt was a very special friend to everyone at Arrowfield, and a wonderful flag-bearer for us and for his sire Redoute’s Choice,” Arrowfield chairman John Messara announced in a statement.
“He carved out an exceptional stud career on sheer merit and we are incredibly proud of him, and everything he has contributed to the Australian thoroughbred industry.
“I’m grateful to Ron Finemore who led his original ownership group and always believed in Not A Single Doubt, to all the breeders who supported him, and to the buyers, owners and trainers who backed his progeny, especially in those critical early years.
“And thank you to our stallion and veterinary staff for their devoted care of Not A Single Doubt, particularly since his retirement.”
Not A Single Doubt was retired to stud in 2005 for a relatively low fee of just $12,600 and went on to sire 79 black type winners.
He was the nation’s leading stallion by worldwide earnings in 2015/16, topping the 3YO Sires’ table, finishing second on the overall premiership and third on the 2YO Sires’ list.