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Haradasun - Royal Ascot - 17.06.08

Haradasun: the son of Fusaichi Pegasus is a half-brother to Elvstroem

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Haradasun off the mark with first winner

HARADASUN, winner of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2008, became the latest Australian first-season sire to break his duck when his daughter Hot Fever landed a near three-length victory in a 5.5f maiden at Ballarat on her debut on Thursday.

Trained by Kevin Newby, Hot Fever travelled strongly and showed a good turn of foot to cruise into contention and then stretch clear of her rivals.

She is out of the Bluebird mare Campbell Fever, from the family of Group 1 winners Strodame and Rock Classic. BC3 Thoroughbreds bought her for A$145,000 at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.

Haradasun was Australia's champion three-year-old of 2007 after winning the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Handicap.

Coolmore subsequently bought a stake in him and he was transferred to be trained by Aidan O'Brien, for whom he won the Queen Anne Stakes, demoting star fillies Darjina and Finsceal Beo to the places.

The Fusaichi Pegasus half-brother to five-time Group 1 winner Elvstroem stands under the Coolmore banner in Australia.





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