First Season Favourites –The Autumn Sun
Tara Madgwick - Friday May 22

The recent Inglis Chairman’s Sale for elite broodmares provided an enticing sample of what’s to come in terms of quality mares in foal to last season’s vintage offering of first crop sires headed by the big three – Trapeze Artist, Justify and The Autumn Sun.

As a five time Group I winner, The Autumn Sun is the best colt by his legendary sire Redoute’s Choice and being from a daughter of another legend in Galileo brings together two of the world’s best sirelines.

The Autumn Sun stands at a fee of $66,000 this spring

A Group I winner at two and three, from 1400m to 2000m, The Autumn Sun was beaten only once in nine starts and retired with the same Timeform rating of 126 as his sire Redoute’s Choice.

The Autumn Sun’s first book of 167 mares included stakes-winners:

G1 winners Aloisia (NZ), Brazilian Pulse (NZ), Egg Tart, Desert Fight (Chi), Lizzie L’amour (NZ), Norzita (NZ), Pinot, Rollout the Carpet, Serious Speed, Tuesday Joy, Valley Girl (NZ)
G2 winners Believe Yourself, Bird of Fire, Cat by the Tale (USA), Floria (NZ), Jeu de Cartes (NZ), Miss Marielle, Pure Energy,  Saavoya (NZ), Se Sauveur, Super Cash, Tsaritsa, Winning Belle (NZ)
G3 winners Angel of Mercy, Duchess Kate (NZ), Euro Angel (NZ), Fifth Avenue Lady, Girl in Flight, Heart Ashley (USA), Our Quivira, Real Stolle, Royal Tithe, Pixilim (Brz), Tallow, Turbo Miss, Vibrant Rouge, Vivacious Spirit
Listed winners Bishop’s Pond (USA), Blueberry Smoothie, Cavaloce, Deja Blue, Flying Ruby, Golden Millennium, Kneeling, Lucky Raquie, Dreamarcher (USA), Iffranesia (Fr),  Nocturnelle, Panipique, Roulettes, Sagaronne, Sunset Rock, Twilight Granita (NZ), Urban Groove

Also the dams of stakes-winners:

G1 winners- Tagaloa, Sizzling, Nettoyer, Fenway, Sweet Idea, Flying Artie, Starspangledbanner, Kenedna, Peeping, Secret Agenda, Divine Prophet, Single Gaze, Hampton Court, Tavago, Global Glamour, Dundeel, Farnan, Costa Viva, Volatile Mix, Plucky Belle
G2 winners Kebede, Splintex, War, Showtime, Gypsy Diamond, Spill the Beans, Keen Array, Etana Dijon Bleu
G3 winners Panzer Division, Fiano Romano, Dracarys, Proisir , Sun City, Pariah, Havana
Listed winners Fundamentalist, Futooh, Khan, Chaiollot, Glenall, Panipique, Nomothaj, Le Val, Sandbar, Diplomatico, Rathlin

The Autumn Sun stands at Arrowfield this year at a fee of $66,000.

Click here for First Season Favourites  - Justify

Click here for First Season Favourites - Trapeze Artist