he annual Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) awards were held earlier this month, where Too Darn Hot was recognised for his outstanding achievements in the Southern Hemisphere, topping the Champion First Season Sire category.

Too Darn Hot sired nine winners of twelve races, spear-headed by Broadsiding who landed the G1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick and the Listed Fernhill Mile during the Sydney Carnival.

Darley Australia Head of Stallions Alastair Pulford said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Godolphin and for Lord and Lady Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

“He (Too Darn Hot) finished his first Northern hemisphere season with four individual Group winners, no European stallion has ever sired more, and (he) is well on his way to similar success here.” Pulford added, “Too Darn Hot is the leader in what looks to be a top-class group of first-season stallions.”

Too Darn Hot will return to Australia in late July to stand at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley this season for a service fee of $110,000, GST inclusive.

In Australia, the Tony and Calvin McEvoy trained filled Arabian Summer added herself to Too Darn Hot’s extensive weekend winners list on Saturday, by securing the Magic Millions National 2yo Classic, a race worth over $1,000,000. The filly looked tough and genuine in the closing stages and looks to have plenty to look forward to as a three-year-old.

Trainer, Ed Walker, began the UK Bank Holiday weekend with a bang for Too Darn Hot, sending his smart two-year-old colt Red Sand to Goodwood to land the EBF Novice stakes on just his second career start. The colt is owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, was bred by Godolphin and is out of Red Dune (Red Ransom).

Fouroneohfever (Too Darn Hot) extended his perfect three-year-old form in comfortable style, to make it three from three on Saturday, securing a near two length victory at Chester for trainer George Boughey.

The Bank Holiday domination continued Sunday in the Northern hemisphere, where Too Darn Hot Fillies Darnation and Fallen Angel provided an emphatic Classic-winning double, landing the German and Irish 1,000 Guineas respectively.

Darnation became Too Darn Hot’s first Classic winner on Sunday when kicking clear of her rivals in the German 1,000 Guineas for a two-length victory. The filly is now winner of three Black Type races including the G3 May Hill Stakes at Doncaster and G3 Prestige Stages at Goodwood.

Darnation, owned and bred by Newtown Anner Stud, is the first foal out of Monday Monday (Galileo). This family are no strangers to success at the highest level, with the mare a half-sister to Classic-winning filly Blue Bunting.

Fallen Angel added a second G1 to her already impressive CV by landing the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Providing her trainer, Karl Burke and sire Too Darn Hot, with two Classic wins within the hour.

The attractive three-year-old filly was bred by Branton Court Stud LLP and is the fourth foal out of the G2 winning and G1 placed mare, Agnes Stewart (Lawman).

Photo: Fallen Angel Credit: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)