Sunset Eagle

Sunset Eagle

Sire: Dawn Approach

Dam: Big Birdie

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 5 year old

Foaled: Aug 21st, 2016

Country: Australia


Admin 3, Admin 4, Warrick Chambers, Aaron Chambers, Dr Ben Clark, Sue Coglin, Vince Del Nigro, Admin 2 Eden Racing, Dave Gray, Greg Hallinan, Glenn Heffernan, Craig Leggo, David Legudi, Elias Mantinaos, Adam Palmer, Andrew Panasewyc, Nunkeeri Park Syndicate (Mgr: Nunkeeri Park), Charlie Pintaudi, Andrew Ringin, Mark Wells & Sybilla Lighezzolo, David & Lee Tapsall, Princess Park Throughbred Farm, Troy Tranter, Keith Turner, Tanya Turner, Peter Walker, David Watson.

Horse Description:

A hulking filly that turned heads at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale - Shea was not going home without her!

By a former champion European racehorse that is leaving a mark at stud, from a mare that hails from a strong family, this filly has the temperament and physique to make an impact on the track.





Foaled 21st August 2016

SireNew ApproachGalileoSadler's Wells
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) Park ExpressAhonoora
2010Hymn of the DawnPhone TrickClever Trick
  Colonial DebutPleasant Colony
DamExceed and ExcelDanehillDanzig
BIG BIRDIE (AUS) PatronaLomond
2006One UnderVolksraadGreen Desert
  Reg's LadySir Tristram

DAWN APPROACH (IRE) (Chestnut 2010-Stud Ire. 2014, Aust. 2014). 8 wins-6 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Brother to SW Herald the Dawn. Sire of SP Dawn Delivers, Fast Approach, Haddaf, Mary Tudor and of Biz Honor, Court House, Fajjaj, Musis Amica, Perfect Thought, Shrewd Approach, Al Modajal, Moghamarah, Morning Has Broken, Nomorecalls, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc SP Gongs and of Condemned and of the placegetters Daily at Dawn, Skagerrak, Winning Partner, etc.


1st dam

BIG BIRDIE, by Exceed and Excel. Placed at 2 & 3, 2d STC Furniture One Show 2YO H. This is her fourth foal. Dam of three foals to race-

Hoywedge (f. by Choisir). 4 wins to 1300m to 2016-17 in Aust.

Sizzling Ace (f. by Sizzling). Placed at 2 in 2017-18, 2d SCTC Coastline BMW 3 Series 2YO P., 4th BRC Calaway Gal S., L.

Eight Over (g. by Lonhro). Placed to 2017-18, 3d ATC Book Spring Hospitality H.


2nd dam

ONE UNDER, by Volksraad. Champion 2YO in NZ & 2YO Filly in Australia in 1998-99. Head of The 1998-99 NZ 2YO Free H. Top filly on The 1998-99 Australasian 2YO Classification. 6 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$195,425, A$19,050, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Windsor Park Sprint H., L, ARC Ellerslie Function Centre 3YO H., 3d VATC Tranquil Star S., L, AJC Ocean & Earth H., ARC JRA Trophy, 4th Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3, VRC Yallambee Stud S., Gr.3, WRC Wellesley S., L. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 4 winners-

Domain. 4 wins to 1500m in Aust.

Illude. 3 wins to 1350m in Aust.

Portmarnock. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Pascalino. Winner at 1050m in Aust.

Big Birdie. See above.

Lisa Anne. Unplaced. Dam of-

Top Bonus. 2 wins at 1200m, HK$2,761,375, HKJC Edinburgh H., Sheung Hei H., 2d HKJC On Ting H., Police Cup, Suffolk H., Lantau Peak H., Lugard H., Wong Cup, 3d HKJC Lai Chi Chong H., HKU Foundation H., Silver Grecian H.


3rd dam

REG'S LADY, by Sir Tristram. Unplaced. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

ONE UNDER (Volksraad). 6 wins. See above.

Phillipa Glass. 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m, ARC Edwards Lighting H., 2d Avondale JC NZI Insurance H. Dam of-

I'll'ava'alf. 10 wins from 1950m to 3900m, NZ$80,100, A$227,045, to 2017-18, MRC Crisp S/chase, Hawkes Bay Stella Artois H., Te Whangai Romneys Easter H., 2d ARC Swiss Deli Cornwall H., Warrnambool RC Thackeray S/chase, ARC Broderick Print H., MVRC 1print Tour of Victoria H., Waikato RC Media Works Radio Waikato H., Dunstan Feeds Championship, 3d Warrnambool RC Grand Annual S/chase, Waikato RC H., Dunstan Feeds Championionship Qualifier.

Kensworth Kid. Winner at 1800m, HKJC Yue Yee H., 2d HKJC Bellflower H., Fa Hui H., 3d HKJC Lusitano Challenge Cup, ATV the 100 Celebrities H., Hankow H.

I'llav Bubbles. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d Waikato RC Fairview Motors H., ARC Kitchen Design H., CJC Heatstore H., 3d CJC Majestic Horse Floats H., Hawkes Bay Neil Common-PGGW Livestock H.

Mr Bojangles. 6 wins from 1400m to 4200m, 2d ARC Laura Fergusson Trust H.

Crocodile Hero. 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m in Malaysia, 3d Penang TC President Cup, Clear Mountain Fairview Trophy.

Walkin on Sunshine. Winner at 1300m, 2d Waikato RC The Original Thai Restaurant H. Producer.


4th dam

NENA, by Trictrac. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, Waikato RC Lady Norrie S., L, Waipa H., 3d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Waikato RC Lady Norrie S., Gr.3. Sister to Tricky Lady (dam of GUILE), half-sister to ROUGH 'N' TOUGH, FREDERIK. Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Queensbridge. 8 wins to 1400m, ARC Victoria Racing Club Sprint H., Rotorua RC Okareka P.H., 2d ARC Tecoma H., Matamata RC Panelworks Novice H., Waikato RC Leigh Dunbar World Travel H., CF McCarthy H., Service Foods H., 3d Matamata RC Sky Chase Novice H., McSweeney & Neill Chemists Novice H., NRM Favouritte H.

Leader. 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix de Fresnay, Evry Prix de Casgnes-sur-Mer.


5th dam

MARTIAN LADY, by Red Mars. Unraced. Half-sister to Alsarita (dam of ONLY EDITION), Dorette (dam of BISETTE). Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

ROUGH 'N' TOUGH (Battle-Waggon). 4 wins from 1600m to 2800m, VRC St Leger, Gr.2.

FREDERIK (Better Honey). 15 wins from 1600m to 5500m in France, NZ and Aust, WRC Parliamentary H., L, Wellington S/chase, L, 2d Wellington H., L, 3d Wellington H., L.

NENA (Trictrac). 5 wins. See above.

Tricky Lady. Unraced. Dam of-

GUILE (Otehi Bay). 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$180,338, STC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, 3d AJC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3.