“The Redoute’s Choice-Hussonet cross has been absolutely magic, this filly was a glorious foal and she’s grown into a beautiful yearling,” states Caroline Searcy on Bred To Win.
“From a multiple stakes winner and the family of 4-time Group 1 winner Divine Madonna,” she’ by the highly popular The Autumn Sun from the Hussonet mare Angel Of Mercy.
In being sold for $230,000 to Danziel Bloodstock and Moody Racing early on the two-day Australian Easter Yearling Sale at the Inglis Riverside Stables, she was consigned by Arrowfield Stud.
Classed as the best sale in the Southern Hemisphere, its 487 lots have been catalogued to not only aim for racetrack success, but as stallion-makers and champion fillies-turned-broodmares.
“We are genuinely humbled by the support Australasia’s best breeders and vendors have given this sale, it truly is a special catalogue,’’ said Sebastian Hutch, Inglis Bloodstock Chief Executive.
“The results from the Easter Sale speak for themselves – it’s statistically the best yearling sale in the Southern Hemisphere and where you’re most likely to find a top-class horse, year after year.
“The pedigrees catalogued this year are exceptional, as they always are at Easter, and the physicals are there to match, while the top end of the market is always strong at Easter.”
“There is so much value at this auction year in year out as well that buyers can enjoy and there’s something for everyone’s budget at Easter.’’
“In recent years the sale has produced a host of Group 1 winners that could have been bought for $200,000 or less like Exceedance and Funstar and Nettoyer.”
Being ‘a mouth-watering collation of the best yearlings’ there’s relations to 152 Stakes winners, 40 Group 1 winners and progeny of 178 Stakes-winning mares, 37 of them Group 1 winners.
There’s progeny of 60 sires including I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Exceed And Excel, Not A Single Doubt, Lonhro, Pierro, Savabeel, So You Think, Zoustar, Capitalist.
There’s the first season sires Justify, The Autumn Sun, Written By, Trapeze Artist, Harry Angel and US Navy Flag plus Frankel, Kingman, Medaglia d’Oro, Into Mischief, Lope de Vega, Lord Kanaloa and Night Of Thunder.
Since 2018, the Inglis Easter has produced 26 Group 1 winners including Home Affairs, In The Congo, Wild Ruler, The Autumn Sun, Trapeze Artist, Merchant Navy, Russian Revolution, Exceedance, Super Seth, Stronger, Alabama Express.
Also the best race fillies and mares like Estijaab, Personal, Loving Gaby, Funstar, Nettoyer, Aristia, while annually yearlings are also sold to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Macau, Ireland, England, Korea and Singapore.
At this year’s Gold Coast Yearling Sale The Autumn Sun was top First Season Sire with his 28 lots averaging $383,929 for a total of $10.75m, with his Duchess Kate colt selling for $950,000.
With Arrowfield Stud have 12 of his 29 yearlings catalogued for this Inglis Easter Sale its his Believe Yourself colt that the second foal of this Gr2 winning Sebring mare, being an early October foal.
Also selling on Day 1, he’s the family of champion Australian and NZ 2YO filly Good Faith, the dam of Tully Dane and Mygoodgrace, and tracing to the Singapore Champion 4YO in What’s New.
Day 2 is The Autumn Sun colt from the Dubawi US mare Mantra of Life, the family of Machiavellian, Exit To Nowhere, Denebola and Bago , through his Gr3 grandam Loving Kindness.
In being the Australian Champion 3Y0 Colt of 2018-19, The Autumn Sun himself is a graduate of the 2017 Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchased by Hermitage Thoroughbreds for $700,000.