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.
"Denise is unbelievable, she has been the most supportive person you could imagine. She has a great business and she has brought a lot of people to us. She just looks after them like you wouldn't believe." Chris Waller, Royal Randwick, April 2017.
Three year old Rip Van Winkle (IRE) gelding CHATELARD (NZ) made his racecourse debut earlier this month with an impressive last to first win over 1,400 metres at Kembla Grange. He is a typical Kiwi bred stayer and just needed the time to develop and mature. The gelding had the chance to show his potential as a stayer yesterday at Canterbury Park when stepping up to 1,900 metres and once again CHATELARD (NZ) delighted his owners with an eye catching victory under the guidance of Hugh Bowman.
A good looking 2 year old grey colt by So You Think (NZ) stepped out in our purple and white stars at Newcastle on Saturday and D'ARGENTO certainly caught the eye charging home late to score where it mattered, right on the line.
Three year old gelding CHATELARD (NZ) commenced his race career on a good note with a win on debut at Kembla Grange on Saturday. The son of Rip Van Winkle (IRE) was slowly away from the barriers and settled at rear of the field in the 1,400 metres maiden event. He travelled reasonably comfortably in this position up until the hometurn and once they straightened, jockey Mitchell Bell circled the field and CHATELARD (NZ) (NZ) let down well, widest of all in the straight.
Three year old gelding FORTENSKY resumed at Hawkesbury yesterday with a solid win over 1,400 metres, courtesy of a strong ride by Brenton Avdulla. The son of Love Conquers All won on debut so this was his second win in his brief career to date. In the small field, he settled in third position on the rail and once the field turned for home, Brenton eased the gelding into clear running and he was too strong on the line, winning in determined fashion. It now seems likely that he can head to the city and be very competitive at metropolitan level.