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.
CONFEDERATE looks to be a 3 year old gelding with considerable upside. By Charge Forward, he did exactly that when jumping from the barrier in the 1,150 metres event on the Kensington track on Wednesday. Leading all the way, under the guidance of top apprentice Winona Costin, the gelding held off challengers to record his first metropolitan win from just three career starts.
Talented three year old filly MUSCOVADO, by Big Brown (USA), continues to race very well as she displayed again on Saturday at Royal Randwick with an excellent win over the famous Randwick Mile, courtesy of a terrific ride by in form apprentice, Winona Costin. The filly jumped quickly, settling in front and maintained a strong tempo throughout.
EXCELEINE resumed on the Kensington track on the Labour Day Monday holiday with a determined win over 1,100 metres. The 4 year old daughter of Exceed and Excel jumped quickly and took up the running alongside stable mate, Sugar Rush. Travelling comfortably throughout for in form apprentice Winona Costin, EXCELEINE sprinted well in the home straight, letting down strongly to score by just under a length.
Three year old Magic Albert filly ZINDZELA placed her recent trial performances on show, when winning on debut at Kembla Grange on Saturday. The filly was a touch slowly away from her inside barrier, but jockey Adam Hyeronimus allowed the filly to gather momentum to take up a forward position in the running. Although a little wayward in the straight, ZINDZELA fought on well to the line, keeping challengers at bay to win by a long neck.
The alarm will go off at 3am as usual on Saturday but there will be an extra spring in his step. It's not every morning you wake up with the realisation that later that day you could train a Group 1 treble at Royal Randwick. But this is the rare opportunity that awaits Chris Waller at the Epsom Handicap meeting, Sydney's biggest raceday of the spring carnival. Waller will saddle up the favourites in two of the majors, the Epsom and Flight Stakes, and has multiple runners in The Metropolitan.
A well bred colt by Big Brown topped a successful Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale today. Presented at the auction by Washpool Lodge, the colt is a half brother to the outstanding Macau galloper Good Master as well as former Gold Coast prepared stakes filly Merryanna. The colt attracted strong interest and after a fierce battle he sold for $230,000 to Magic Millions, acting as agent for a leading Singapore trainer. Rosehill's Gary Moore was the under bidder.....