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It was with a sense of nominative determinism that The Autumn Sun’s racetrack career emerged late in the autumn of 2018, and six years and two days later, with similar remarkable timing, his stallion career hit new heights on Saturday.

The Autumn Sun
The Autumn Sun's European-influenced damside is starting to showcase his progeny as Classic horses. (Photo: Arrowfield)

Vibrant Sun’s victory in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville gave the Arrowfield resident his second Group 1 winner, but the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr-trained filly also led home a trifecta for her sire.

It was the first time a stallion had done that in an Australian Group 1 race since Zoustar in the 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

That’s interesting when you consider that The Autumn Sun and Zoustar were both trained by Chris Waller, and both followed almost identical paths through the early parts of their racing careers, which occurred five years apart.

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