The first-crop colt by Vinery freshman Star Turn from Dukemore (Encosta de Lago) was the centre of spirited competition before Team Hawkes won out with a final bid of $550,000 on Day 1 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes trained Star Turn and agreed his colt from Dukemore was the one they really wanted. “We were lucky enough to get him but, gee whiz, we had to chase hard,” Wayne Hawkes said. “He’s absolutely Star Turn all over.”
Glenlogan Park offered the striking chestnut colt and are thrilled with the way he’s developed into such a strong, athletic colt like his sire. His dam, Dukemore, is a half-sister to Widden Stakes LR winner Superfly and their dam Allez France (Hennessy) was also a juvenile black-type winner at Randwick in the Keith Mackay Hcp LR.
“Dad saw him first and said ‘Wow’. Star Turn was a great racehorse and we would love to make one of his sons into a great racehorse, too.”
The Star Turn – Fast ‘n’ Witty colt on account of Edinglassie Thoroughbreds (as agent) sold for $300,000 to James Harron Bloodstock on Day 2. His dam is a Fastnet Rock mare related to Golden Slipper Stakes Gr.1 winner Crystal Lily.
Edinglassie manager Mick Talty is a Star Turn fan and described his colt as a beautiful mover built in the mould of his sire. “I like Star Turn. He was a superb athlete and I have a cracking colt by him on the ground at home.”