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Mid-day Sun

Foaled: 1934    Died: 1954
Sire: Solario    Dam: Bridge of Allan
Dam Sire: Phalaris    Sex: Horse
Colour: Bay   

Breeder(s):

William Thomas Sears

Trainer(s):

Frederick Stanley Butters

Owner(s):

Lettice Mary Miller
Mid-day Sun with jockey (probably Michael Beary) up
Mid-day Sun with jockey (probably Michael Beary) up
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1937  Michael Beary
Other major race(s)
(featuring people in this database)
1937  Hardwicke Stakes, Royal Ascot   Michael Beary

Description:

In 1937 Mid-day Sun became the first winner of the Derby on the Epsom course to score in the colours of a woman (Gainsborough's win was a war-time substitute at Newmarket). In all, the colt was successful six times.

As a two year old he was sluggish and only won once in eight outings. It was thought that he would be no more than a good staying handicapper. He came on by leaps and bounds during the winter and as a three year old his Derby, a win at Royal Ascot and places in the 2000 Guineas and the St Leger stamped him as one of the best of his generation.

After failing to come up to scratch as a stallion in this country, partly due to the war which restricted the number of mares available to him, Mid-day Sun was exported to New Zealand in 1950, where he died in 1954.
 

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