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Posted 2019-04-11 03:57:45  
AUS Top 3 YO The Autumn Sun Retired

Australia's leading three-year-old colt The Autumn Sun has run his last race.

Arrowfield Stud on Thursday morning issued a statement announcing that the son of Redoute's Choice had been retired with immediate effect.

The Autumn Sun raced nine times during his career, winning eight races and finishing third once – he was luckless in his only loss in September's G2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m).

The Autumn Sun's career will be remembered for his five Group 1 wins, registered across three states.

He won the G1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm at the end of his three-start two-year-old season.

The Autumn Sun then ended his three-year-old season with five consecutive victories, four of those at Group 1 level – the Golden Rose (1400m), Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

"The quality of The Autumn Sun's race record also reflects the skill and dedication of trainer Chris Waller and his team, and we're very grateful for their care and management of him," Messara said in a statement.

The Autumn Sun's racetrack retirement comes 352 days after his debut at Randwick on Anzac Day (April 25) last year.

The racetrack career of his sire, Redoute's Choice, lasted just 379 days. He won five of his ten starts with four victories at Group 1 level before becoming a champion stallion for Arrowfield Stud.

Redoute's Choice died at the age of 22 on March 26, just days after The Autumn Sun's most recent start in the G1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Redoute's Choice has won the Australian General Sires' Premierships on three occasions and Arrowfield will no doubt be hopeful The Autumn Sun can replicate his father.

The Autumn Sun will stand his first season at Arrowfield at a fee of $77,000 inc. GST.

A joint venture has been established between Hermitage Thoroughbreds and Arrowfield, both half-share owners of The Autumn Sun, to acquire mares specifically for The Autumn Sun. These mares will be additional to those already committed by Arrowfield for his first book.

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