This family comes from a long line of quality horses which were very successful in the show ring. VALTO produced SUNNY by Bobbed Steel whose dam GOOIA was Champion Hack at Sydney Royal. SUNNY produced SUNTAN by Gemborough by Emborough (imp) the sire of the great Bernborough. Gemborough also sired horses of the calibre of PRUDENCE-many times Champion Hack and one of Australia’s top dressage horses ridden by Judy Mackay; BAMBALINA-most successful galloway ever at Sydney Royal being Champion four times ridden by Jill Haydon; JOY-successful hack at Brisbane Royal and the sire GEMBACOLLIE.
SUNTAN was a mare that was hard to fault and was highly successful in thoroughbred and Champion Hack classes including Sydney Royal. SUNTAN’S foals include the sire SUNNY SOUVENIR by Souvenir and SUNSHOWER.
She has had many good foals including;
TITIAN (Goldie) (211875) by Souverleen was purchased by Ellerston and played by the English Polo Captain Howard Hipwood in the 1988 Test Match, her daughter SOUFFLÊ bred at Ellerston by Longboat was taken to England in 1997 for ten goaler Gonzalo Pieres for the high goal and her full brother HORNE in 2003 was played by both James Packer & Gonzalito Pieres at Ellerston. He went on to play for many years for Ellerston White, being rated right up there with their best ever. Her Ajuna gelding SCRATCH played many seasons at Ellerston for Dirk Gould. Titian (Goldie) was purchased from Ellerston by Wickford Pastoral Co, Tasmania where she bred FLIRT who was BPP at Ellerston in 2011 played by Ruki Baillieu.
INCA SUN by Never Doubt shown successfully in led classes and played polo by Angus Scott including at the Ellerston high goal;
SUNRISE by Never Doubt also shown successfully including second at the State Championship at Dubbo and dam of SUN GLOW;
SUN GUN by Musket (123044) sold as a sire to B. Webb, Qld winning at his first showing in 1991 beating a field that included Brisbane winners, his full-brothers RAINGUN; and SUNBEAM (118741) who was retained by the Stud. His first foal was SUN GEM out of Tiara purchased by the Walker family. His daughter NIGHT BEAM was Champion Yearling at the 1997 Scone ASH Show and went on to be top priced yearling filly at the 1997 National Championship Yearling Sale at Grafton, purchased by Maxine Brooks. Another daughter SUN FLOWER was shown and purchased as a yearling by Warren Brittle.
SUN DIAL (123044) by Bush Glow played good polo and was sold to R. Grant. Proving a good broodmare producing TURQUIRI a many times winner.
SUNBURST by Bush Glow purchased by Barry Svenson, who has found her to be a “great walker, a very soft and athletic young mare”.
EASY SUN (135398) her last foal born in 1996 by Easy Gun was used as a stallion having 54 registered progeny.
SUN DRAW by Drawn sold as a yearling.
MIST by Drawn sold at the National Yearling Sale to Wickford Pastoral Co, Tasmania proving successful at polocrosse.
SCUD by Drawn played high goal in England by Glen Gilmore and in 2010 played in the final of the Gold Cup by Sapo Caset 9 goals.
PUDDLES by Drawn started polo in 2003
TRICKLE by Drawn sold as yearling,
SHOWER by Victory started polo in 2005, showing very good potential as a polo mare.
GULLY RAKER by Dancer sold as a yearling
RAINDROP by Nightwatch 2007 (186259) a good type and showing great potential at polo.
WICKFORD SUNSHOWER by Nightwatch 2008 (188348) registered by Wickford Pastoral Co, Tasmania who purchased Rainstorm in foal in 2008 to acquire more of this successful family.
Please refer to the Studbook for the latest listings.