Yearly Archive: 2014

Group One target for The Wow Signal

The Wow Signal (Starspangledbanner-Muravka, by High Chaparral) looks like stepping up to Gr1 level for the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh on 10 August. The son of fertility challenged Australian sire Starspangledbanner created a big impression when winning the Gr2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last month and his trainer John Quinn is excited...
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Starspangledbanner returning to Coolmore

Subfertile first-season sire Starspangledbanner, who pulled off a remarkable Royal Ascot double when his son The Wow Signal won the Coventry Stakes and his daughter Anthem Alexander landed the Queen Mary Stakes, will rejoin the Coolmore roster in Ireland next year after completing his second season covering a small, carefully managed book at Rosemont Stud...
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Brilliant juvenile winner for Starcraft

Former Hunter Valley based sire Starcraft will be a new addition to the Victorian sire ranks this spring when he joins the roster at Rosemont Stud, his potential highlighted by a runaway juvenile winner at Bendigo on Wednesday in Club Star. Prepared by Peter Moody and ridden by Luke Nolen, Club Star gave his rivals...
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Second time’s a charm for Starspangledbanner

In early June 2010, Aidan O’Brien was staring at the Ballydoyle stopwatch. Actually, he was staring at the GPS, but it’s all the same really. A powerful, stretchy chestnut had just rocketed past him at the end of a fetching five furlongs. Nine-and-a-half seconds to the furlong. “We’ve never seen a horse do that,” O’Brien...
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Starcraft to stand at Rosemont Stud

A joint venture between Arrowfield and Rosemont Studs will position Champion miler and Group 1 sire Starcraft in Victoria this Spring at a fee of $11,000 inc. GST. The handsome son of Soviet Star has been based at Arrowfield Stud since 2006 and is the sire of 15 stakeswinners and 11 other stakes performers. They...
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Starspangledbanner now favourite

Sub-fertile Australian bred sire Starspangledbanner has been promoted to favourite for the title of Leading European First Season Sire by earnings in the wake of his Royal Ascot success where he posted a pair of Group II winners in The Wow Signal and Anthem Alexandra. RaceBets spokesperson Joseph Burke said on Friday: “There has been...
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Book full sign goes up for Starspangledbanner with Makybe Diva booked in

The “book full” sign has gone up at Rosemont Stud for the scintillating Starspangledbanner, but not before canny breeder Tony Santic booked in his wonder mare Makybe Diva. Santic decided the mating commerciality and the romance of the pairing was too irresistible to pass up. Santic of course famously bred Makybe Diva, the winner of...
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Rosemont Stud’s Great Southern Sale

With the 2014 Inglis Great Southern Sale over for another year, it has been a jam packed week for all at Rosemont Stud. Firstly the week started with the news that The Wow Signal and Anthem Alexander, both from the first European crop of resident stallion Starspangledbanner created headlines at Royal Ascot, both winning Group...
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Banner flying high

Some birthdays you’ll always remember and for popular Victorian studmaster, Anthony Mithen, Tuesday’s milestone will go down as “unforgettable”. Mithen’s Rosemont Stud is home to two of the best chestnuts to race in Australia in recent years, namely Toorak Toff and the famously sub-fertile Starspangledbanner. The latter has a select number of progeny in the...
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Wow – what a start to his stud career

Having proven his worth on the world stage, highlighted by his 2010 victory in the Group One Golden Jubilee (replay below) during the Royal Ascot carnival, Starspangledbanner’s first crop of European youngsters have hit the ground running with four individual winners from only six runners. Remaining unbeaten, the John Quinn-trained, Al Shaqab Racing-owned The Wow...
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Alboran Sea aims for second Group One

Unbeaten after two career starts, two-year-old Rock Of Gibraltar filly Alboran Sea looks to head to the Group One Golden Slipper over 1400m on July 5, at the famed Durban July meeting. Bred and sold by Rosemont Stud, Alboran Sea is a daughter of Lady’s Light (USA), making her a half-sister to the stakes placed...
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Fourth winner for Starspangledbanner

Starspangledbanner added a fourth first crop winner to his tally overnight in Ireland with two year-old filly Anthem Alexander bolting in to win at Tipperary. Sixth on debut at The Curragh last month on very heavy ground, the Edward Lynam trained filly improved sharply at her second run on a good surface over five furlongs...
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