Fall birthdays are not so common here in the US, especially for Thoroughbreds who all share the same birthdate, January 1. Spring and early summer are much more common seasons for foaling. Sydney was born in the spring though, just not in this hemisphere. He was born in New Zealand, which experiences the seasons opposite to ours.
I am following the blog, Ride Groom Feed, the journal of a New Zealand rider, and I had to laugh a bit at her welcome spring type of posts. Her photos are beautiful - lush green grass, snow capped peaks ... That's what got me thinking about spring in October and that Sydney actually was a spring baby. It also got me thinking about the life that Sydney has led. Born on the other side of the planet, shipped off to the USA, and now living in Bakersfield, California. I bet his breeder never imagined that!
Happy Birthday, Dude!