Established by Denise Martin in 1994, premier Australasian syndication company Star Thoroughbreds offers high quality horses sought from the leading yearling sales, to race in share partnerships. Over 20 years of racetrack success has been the hallmark to the longevity of the now famous Star Thoroughbreds purple and white stars racing colours. Star Thoroughbreds exclusively offers shares in horses to be trained by Australia's premier trainer, Chris Waller.
Denise Martin is confident Al Maher iron-horse Pheidon can hand Star Thoroughbreds their first winner in the west when he tackles this weekend's $507,000 Group 1 WATC Kingston Town Stakes (1800m) at Ascot. Martin and Stars' only previous runner in Western Australia was their former ace sprinter/miler Bank Robber who turned in a brave 1.4-lens fifth in the 2008 Railway Stakes.
Star Magic Millions purchase RELIGIFY made it back to back metropolitan wins for Chris Waller and Tommy Berry when winning at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. His two and a half lengths victory suggests that the gelding has a very bright future.
EISENHOWER made it two wins from as many starts when he followed up his debut win at Newcastle, with a Saturday metropolitan win on the Kensington track last weekend. The three year old son of Arrowfield Stud's Group 1 Emirates Stakes winner All American, is proving to be a very progressive type and it is now in his 3 year old year that he is showing what he is capable of on the racetrack.
RELIGIFY was a Star Thoroughbreds 2012 Magic Millions purchase from the draft of Coolmore Stud, and a yearling prepared for the sale for our very own Emma Cully. By Choisir, and closely related to the world class sprinter Silent Witness, we were very keen to purchase the striking chestnut that year and he was secured by Star for $135,000.
With much of the racing focus on Melbourne for the Carnival, we were thrilled to watch our 3 year old gelding, EISENHOWER salute on debut at Newcastle last Saturday. The son of All American jumped well and was urged forward by jockey Paul King to take up the lead.
On Cox Plate eve this year 4 year old Al Maher gelding PHEIDON, one of our most talented Star horses, returned to Moonee Valley in an endeavour to win the same $100,000 handicap over 2,040 metres, which our quality mare QUEENSTOWN, won 12 months ago exactly to the day.