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.
A Sunday race meeting at Hawkesbury in July will be remembered fondly by our Star Thoroughbred's team and trainer Chris Waller as the day our partnership recorded our first winner when LONG KISS won the final race on the program yesterday. Star Thoroughbreds joined forces with Chris Waller Racing at the beginning of 2014 and all yearlings purchased from this year forward will be trained by Chris. Several of our older Star horses, including LONG KISS, transferred to Chris' stables at their owners' request.
ECHO PRINCE made a winning debut on Sunday when scoring over 1,000 metres at Hawkesbury. The 2 year old colt by Casino Prince, out of Femme Voleur (NZ), was purchased at the 2013 Magic Millions Ready To Run sale. The colt "breezed up" very impressively at the sale and was knocked down to Star for $67,500.
GUITARIST made it back to back wins on Tuesday, when winning at Kembla Grange over 2,400 metres. The 3 year old son of Savabeel had broken his maiden status at his previous start when winning over 2,300 metres at Newcastle. His two recent wins have made it abundantly clear that GUITARIST is definitely an out and out stayer.
QUEENSTOWN showed just what a class staying mare she is, when winning the Listed Grafton Cup over 2,350 metres in scintillating fashion. A $60,000 Magic Millions June sale purchase, QUEENSTOWN has always been one of our favourites here at Star, especially given that she was bred by lifelong family friends, the Whishaw family at Armidale Stud in Tasmania.
Our 3 year old Star gelding GUITARIST, broke his maiden status when winning at Newcastle on Saturday. A 2012 Inglis Easter yearling, by Savabeel, GUITARIST has always indicated that he needed a staying distance to perform at his best and this was certainly clear on Saturday, when he won over 2,300 metres.
Our Wanted - Pieta filly's pedigree page continues to strengthen with black type, courtesy of the recent successes of her half sister ANGEL OF MERCY. The daughter of HUSSONET went through the sales ring at the 2014 Magic Millions Broodmare sale on the Gold Coast, fetching $575,000 and rewarded her new owners with a second in the recent Group 1 Tatt's Tiara at Eagle Farm, beaten only a long head.