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Perfect Dawn

An impeccably bred colt purchased from Arrowfield Stud by Champion 3YO The Autumn Sun from the Group 2-producing mare, Dawned. He presented as an exceptional athlete and with Chris Anderson set to train him, he’s undoubtedly poised for success.

Trained by Chris Anderson, Eagle Farm.

Duncan and entrusted DGR trainer Chris Anderson joined forces at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure an impeccably bred colt by The Autumn Sun, from the Group-producing One Cool Cat mare, Dawned (NZ).

Purchased for $200,000 from one of Australia’s most successful nurseries in Arrowfield Stud, this colt was incredible value in a booming market.

Crowned Champion 3YO Colt in Australia, The Autumn Sun won five Group 1 races during his two and three-year-old seasons. His oldest crop are just two and are very much in the make and shape of their highly-rated sire.

Bred for success, this colt is from a Group-producing One Cool Cat mare. A winner over 1200 metres herself, she is the dam of G2 ATC Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) winner Dawn Dawn, plus sprint winners Kooled and Enjoy Elsie.

This is a family that Duncan knows well, having purchased G2 AJC Emancipation winner and G1 Coolmore Classic runner-up Beat The Fade who is a half-sister to this colt’s dam.

G3 Rough Habit Plate and Listed Doomben Mile winner/$740,000 earner Ballistic Boy and multiple Stakes placegetter/$476,000 earner Profit are just two of the horses in the mix of many talents that Chris has trained for DGR.

Pedigree Booster

Arrowfield Stud’s first-season sire The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first stakes winner when the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Autumn Ballet (2 f ex Grisi by Street Cry) yesterday became the first horse in history to win the Black Opal Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) on debut.

The filly showed glimpses of her talent when winning a 900-metre trial at Rosehill on February 27 and yesterday she was able to shrug off some more experienced rivals, when scooting clear inside the final stages to beat her stablemate The Years (Time Test) by just over two lengths. Make A Call (Extreme Choice) was a further length and a quarter away in third.

Bred by Arrowfield (like this colt), the filly was sold by the operation to her trainers and Bruce Slade’s Kestrel Thoroughbreds for $340,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale last year. One of six starters for The Autumn Sun, Autumn Ballet becomes the stallion’s second winner. The Autumn Sun stood for a fee of $66,000 in 2022 (Source: ANZ Bloodstock News).

Get in touch with Duncan to find out more about how you can become involved in the ownership of this colt.

Duncan's Comments

“As a purchaser/owner of an The Autumn Sun 2yo colt and an industry observer, we have inside knowledge that he is going to be a sire more sought after in years to come. To acquire a colt at this level in his “softer priced” second crop, with a type and pedigree such as his, we feel we are ahead of the curve. We also know the family well, having purchased Gr.1/Gr.2 performer Beat The Fade (by Maroof). ”


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