STAR TURN (AUS)

Sire: Star Witness
Dam: Golden Delicious
Dam Sire: Made Of Gold
Born: 2013
Colour: Chestnut
Size: 16½HH
Commenced Stud Duties: 2017
2022 Service Fee: $27,500 inc. GST. Payment on live foal.

Star Turn was a Powerhouse Sprinter and the ONLY 3yo colt of his generation who measured up to weight-for-age (WFA) Gr.1 racing in the Autumn and he is passing his strength and precocity into his progeny.

He wasn’t just a phenomenal 3yo! In a stellar crop of colts, Star Turn drew first blood as a Spring 2yo in the Pierro Plate at Randwick before a 2nd to Flying Artie in the Blue Diamond Prelude in the Autumn. His only unplaced runs in a 12 start career were 5th and 6th in Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper respectively.

It’s not surprising that he was a pre-Christmas juvenile winner given his precocious pedigree and sharp looks being a $400,000 yearling. He is by Gr.1 Blue Diamond-winning Star Witness, who won 3 of his 4 2yo starts and is from 5-time Stakes winning sprinter Golden Delicious.

As a 3yo Star Turn returned for a Spring campaign with a dominant victory over Golden Slipper winner Capitalist in the San Domenico Stakes Gr.3 and was then sent to Melbourne, where he produced another brilliant burst of acceleration to win the WFA Gr.2 Schillaci Stakes against older horses (Malaguerra, Fell Swoop).

Star Turn retired in 2017 following a three start Autumn campaign highlighted by Group 1 WFA placings in some of Australia’s premier sprints; the Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Hcp, and William Reid Stakes.

“Star Turn is a magnificent looking stallion” – Kelly Schweida

In one of the most impressive groups of freshman sires, Star Turn holds his own and is a consistent top 5 stallion on the Australian second-season winners, wins, and prizemoney table. Competing with the likes of Extreme Choice (2022 fee $275,000), Capitalist (2022 fee $99,000), and Maurice (2022 fee $82,500), Star Turn represents great value for breeders at the 2022 fee of $27,000 inc GST.

He also boasts no shortage of black-type gallopers with five first crop Stakes winners including fillies Me Me LagardeMiss Hipstar and Group 1 winner Startantes. Meanwhile his sons have found great success in the Asian jurisdictions with Cordyceps Six winning the Group 3 Sha Tin Vase as the only 3YO in the race, he defeated a star-studded field including two Group One winners in Sky Field and Hot King Prawn. Two other exported sons of Star Turn produced a Stakes quinella for their sire when Golden Monkey won and Silent is Gold was runner up in the Listed Singapore 3YO Sprint.

“You have got to remember his three-year-olds – I think this is one of the best three-year-olds we’ve seen in several years. It’s very rare to win five races already as a three-year-old… He‘s got a very good future in front of him.” – Richard Gibson, Trainer, on Group winner Cordyceps Six.

Star Turn had the highest 2-year-old winning strike rate of all sires in 2020-21 at better than 46%.  That’s 11% higher than Snitzel! As well as precocious 2-year old’s, this season Star Turn proved his ability to sire talented three-year old’s.

His progeny was well received at the sales this season providing breeders with a great return on investment.

“His first-season figures were amazing and he’s backing it up this season,” Vinery’s Adam White said.  “His clearance rate at the major sales this year was 94% and they averaged over six-times his current service fee.

Star Turn is an excellent outcross option and has received phenomenal support from breeders, with full books in his first three seasons at stud.

(in Australia)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
25111A$240,300
37214A$637,000
Totals:12325A$877,300
At 2 : ATC (Randwick) Pierro 2YO P. (1100m), 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3 (1100m to Flying Artie and beating China Dream)
At 3 : MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2 (1100m beating Malaguerra and Fell Swoop), ATC (Rosehill) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Tango Rain and Kentucky Miss), 2d ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m to Astern and beating Impending), 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1 (1200m to Flying Artie and Astern), Lightning S., Gr.1 (1000m to Terravista and Spieth), Newmarket H., Gr.1 (1200m to Redkirk Warrior and Voodoo Lad), MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1 (1200m to Silent Sedition and Hellbent)

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 118 (in 2016), 116 (in 2017).

STAR WITNESS (AUS)
Ch. 2007
GW 4 wins
f:854 r:710 w:451 SW:21
Starcraft
Ch. 2000
GW 11 wins
f:770 r:600 w:347 SW:20
Soviet Star
B. 1984
GW 8 wins
f:1102 r:905 w:522 SW:37
NureyevNorthern Dancer2
Special5
VeruschkaVenture7
Marie d'Anjou9
Flying Floozie
Ch. 1993
Pld
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:2
Pompeii CourtTell2
Port Damascus1
Lucky HeiressBattle-Waggon3
Entrancing Bell4
Leone Chiara
Ch. 1999
GW 7 wins
f:11 r:10 w:8 SW:3
Lion Hunter
Gr. 1992
SP 3 wins
f:606 r:529 w:380 SW:17
DanehillDanzig7
Razyana2
Pure of HeartGodswalk2
Audrey Joan10
Chiara
B. 1994
Wnr 1 win
f:16 r:13 w:11 SW:4
Last TycoonTry My Best8
Mill Princess8
Etoile d'OrDiplomatic Star22
Marchwill13
GOLDEN DELICIOUS (AUS)
Ch. 1998
GW 13 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:1
Made of Gold
Ch. 1989
GW 5 wins
f:487 r:436 w:300 SW:17
Green Forest
Ch. 1979
GW 5 wins
f:564 r:332 w:240 SW:29
Shecky GreeneNoholme1
Lester's Pride13
Tell Meno LiesThe Axe1
Filatonga8
Vindaria
B. 1974
NR
f:10 r:6 w:2 SW:2
Roi DagobertSicambre7
Dame d'Atour8
Heavenly BodyDark Star3
Dangerous Dame21
Barossa Gourmet
Ch. 1988
Wnr 6 wins
f:8 r:6 w:4 SW:1
Pre Emptive Strike
Ch. 1982
SW 7 wins
f:123 r:102 w:74 SW:8
Blushing GroomRed God8
Runaway Bride22
Queen MaudNearctic14
Vent Neurf1
Marry Me Maria
Ch. 1975
Wnr 7 wins
f:5 r:5 w:3
My HeartPrincely Gift13
Alice Delysia21
Regal WatersAbove Water1
Queen of Egypt1

MADE OF GOLD 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, £105,178, 200,000fr., US$81,140, Ascot Royal Lodge S., Gr.2, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Newmarket July S., Gr.3. Sire of winners of over $22 million - 17 stakes winners, inc. OPEN CUT, MAITLAND GOLD, SMYTZER'S RIVALRY, GILDED ANGEL, GOLDEN DELICIOUS, GOLD CRYSTAL, MINT OF GOLD, COSMIC STRIKE, VIMA, MY GOLDEN BRACELET, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $27 million - 10 stakes winners, inc. STARSPANGLEDBANNER, STAR TURN, MERYL, GIVEN VISION, MISS CONDITION, SUPER GOLD, RIVER'S LANE, SHE GOES TO RIO, MISSION TYCOON, UNTAMED DIAMOND.


 

1st Dam

GOLDEN DELICIOUS, by Made of Gold. 13 wins-4 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$497,290, WATC Prince of Wales S., Gr.3, Colonel Reeves S., L, HG Bolton Sprint H., L-twice, MVRC William Crockett S., L, WATC O'Grady Lefroy H., Budget Just Rewards H., Fernville Stud H., Jungle Patrol 2YO H., Carbine Club Welter H., Readersmart 2YO H., Full on Aces 2YO H., Bayswater 2YO H., 2d WATC Belmont Newmarket H., L, SAJC Pink Diamond Trophy H., MRC Queen Elizabeth II Classic, WATC Cadenas Welter H., Perth Ice Works Trophy H., Queen of Pop H., Sorrento 3YO H., 3d WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.2, Roma Cup, Gr.3, Colonel Reeves S., L, MRC Sir John Monash S., L, 4th VRC Gilgai S., Gr.3, WATC Beaufine S., L. Dam of six foals, all winners-

STAR TURN (c. by Star Witness). Subject horse.

Straight Gold (g. by Stratum). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1100m, A$136,450, HK$5,344,000, HKJC Singapore Turf Club Trophy H., STC Lynch Flowers H., HKJC Ho Chung H., 2d HKJC Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup, L, Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L, Cranbourne TC Apache Cat Classic, HKJC Victoria Racing Club H., Swiftlet H., Lucky Owners H., 3d ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, VRC Dilmah Earl Grey S., L, HKJC Happy Valley Trophy H., Bailey H., 4th ATC Todman S., Gr.2, HKJC Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L.

Hilton Head (f. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 2, BRC Austin Pool Services 2YO P. Dam of-

Eden Roc - Sunny Boy (H.K.) (Star Witness). 5 wins at 1200m, A$39,250, HK$5,605,000, to 2021-22, HKJC Chevalier Property Dev H., Nam Long Shan H., Tai Tam Bay H., Victoria Harbour H., Purves Quaich H., 2d ATC Australian Fire Hose 2YO P., HKJC Alnwick H., Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge H., 3d ATC Lonhro P., L, HKJC Po Yan H., 4th ATC Skyline S., Gr.2.

Cordilla. 5 wins to 1450m, A$234,335, VRC Rivette Series Final, MRC Catanach's Jewellers H., 2d MRC Ive Print H., 3d MRC Ladbrokes Switch H.

Hammoon Star. 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m in 2021-22 in Aust.

Jerry's Witness. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Tillotson. Winner at 1100m in 2021-22, ATC Piccolo Me H.

Shufoog (f. by Star Witness). Winner at 1150m, 2d Kenilworth Need for Speed Sprint.

Pinova (f. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1100m, 2d ATC Gallipoli H. Dam of-

Luiselli. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, MRC Tile Importer H., 3d MRC Remembering Ray Huxley H.

The Executioner - Fortune Changer (Sing.). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$201,542, S$50,962, SAJC Mypunter.com 2YO H., 2d Bendigo JC 2YO Gold Rush, SAJC Magic Millions Supports National Jockeys Trust H., Singapore TC Class 4 H.-4 times, 3d MVRC Ranvet H., Singapore TC Class 4 H., 4th Singapore TC Stewards' Cup, L.

Quadcopter. 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$264,315, Singapore TC Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Risky Business H., Class 4 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Novice P.-twice, Class 4 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Clint H., Class 4 H.-3 times.

Braeburn - Miracle (Sing.) (g. by Stratum). 4 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2022 in Aust. and Singapore, Singapore TC Top Knight S., Class 5 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC War Affair S., Aramaayo S.

 

2nd Dam

BAROSSA GOURMET, by Pre Emptive Strike. 6 wins to 1200m, Oakbank RC Nescafe Cappuccino H. Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

GOLDEN DELICIOUS (Made of Gold). 13 wins. See above.

 

3rd Dam

MARRY ME MARIA, by My Heart. 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m in Aust. Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

Just for Maria. 7 wins to 1400m, Oakbank RC Colour Courts H., 2d VATC St. Clair H., SAJC Lord Dudley H., 3d SAJC Heritage Week Graduation S. Producer.

Barossa Gourmet. 6 wins. See above.

Vintage Delight. Unplaced. Dam of-

Cash Exchange (Real Cash). 5 wins from 1050m to 1650m, SAJC Nakayama H., 2d SAJC Legacy Tony's Tuna International H., 3d SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, Marsh H., KPMG Assurance & Advisory H.

 

4th Dam

REGAL WATERS, by Above Water. Unraced. Half-sister to Blue Nile, Royal Biscay, Bedrock (dam of SON O'BISCAY). Dam of 3 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Marry Me Maria. 7 wins. See above.

STAR TURN 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, A$877,300, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, Pierro 2YO P., 2d ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, ATC Antler Luggage Kirkham 2YO P.. He entered stud in Aust. in 2017. Sire of 105 progeny to race, 57 winners (54.0%), earnings of over $8.0 million, 5 stakes winners, 7 stakes placegetters, inc.




STARTANTES (18f, Easy Rocking, Just Awesome). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m to 2021-22, A$916,500, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, BRC Emery, Mears & Jeffs P., TAB H., TAB Venue Mode 2YO H., Stradbroke Season on Sale 2YO P., Souths Sports Club H., 2d ATC Surround S., Gr.1, 3d ATC Flight S., Gr.1, BRC TAB Venue Mode 2YO H., SCTC BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe H., 4th BRC Victory S., Gr.2.

CORDYCEPS SIX (18g, Hinchinbrook, Shovhog). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, HK$9,085,050, HKJC Sha Tin Vase, Gr.3, Lek Yuen H., Suisse Programme H., Good Fortune H., Hwamei H., Argonaut Griffin P., 2d HKJC Silent Witness H., Equestrian H., Tung Wan Griffin P., 3d HKJC Opal H.

GOLDEN MONKEY (18g, Northern Meteor, Dixie Union). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2022, Singapore 3YO Classic, L, Singapore 3YO Sprint, L, 2d MRC Ladbrokes Same Race Multi H., Singapore TC Better Life Novice S.

MISS HIPSTAR (18f, Not a Single Doubt, Spartacus). 4 wins at 2, A$329,576, BRC Dalrello S., L, Mirvac Tulloch House 2YO H., SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers Classic 2YO H., 2d BRC Mick Dittman P., L, Ipswich TC Ray White Ipswich H., 3d BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Mode P., L, Impressu Darby McCarthy P., GCTC Gold Pearl 2YO H.

ME ME LAGARDE (18f, Flying Spur, At Talaq). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$543,700, BRC Gold Edition P., L, Country Final Raceday H., 2d GCTC Magic Millions Guineas, RL, 4th BRC Bill Carter S., L.

Astrologer (18g, Fastnet Rock, Distorted Humor). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$74,525, HK$3,124,300, ATC Darley 2021 Roster 2YO H., HKJC Kokura H., Cleveland H., Kam Tin River H., 2d ATC Darley 2021 Roster 2YO H., HKJC Breezy H., 3d ATC Breeders' P., Gr.3, 4th BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3.

La Bella Beals (18f, Savabeel, Masterclass). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2021-22, Manawatu RC BMW 3YO S., BOP RC Matamata Veterinary Services S., 2d Rotorua RC TW Moore S., 3d Matamata RC Bonecrusher S., Gr.3, Kilgravin Lodge S., 4th Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Trevor & Corallie Eagle Memorial S., L.

Stellar Magic (18f, Magic Albert, Bianconi). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m to 2021-22, A$194,575, BRC Harvey Norman Queensland H., Sky Racing 2YO H., 2d BRC Dalrello S., L, TAB Venue Mode 2YO H., Create Your Calendar 2YO P., All Stone Specialists H., 4th BRC Mode P., L, Mick Dittman P., L.

Max Fire (18g, Unfuwain, Shirley Heights). 3 wins at 1400m, 1550m in 2021-22, A$87,725, SAJC Spring Carnival H., 3d SAJC Hill Smith S., L, Junction H., 4th SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L.

Prairie Flower (19f, Darci Brahma, High Chaparral). 2 wins at 2 in 2021-22, SAJC Adelaide Racing Carnival 2YO H., 3d SAJC Without Fear S., L, 4th SAJC David Coles AM S., Gr.3.

Silent is Gold (18g, Not a Single Doubt, Narita Brian). 2 wins at 1200m in 2022, Singapore TC Better Life Novice S., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore 3YO Sprint, L, 4th Singapore 3YO Classic, L.

Pegasi (18g, Charge Forward, Danehill Dancer). Winner at 2, A$223,360, 2d SAJC Pike & Joyce H., 3d ATC Inglis 2YO Millennium, RL.

Beads (18g, Exceed and Excel, Canny Lad). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m to 2021-22, A$209,780, WATC Crown Perth 2YO P., Tabtouch-Better Your Bet H., Glenroy Chaff H., 2d WATC Breast Cancer Research Centre 2YO P., Tourism WA Trophy, Seacorp P., Seppelt "The Drives" P., Amelia Park P., Amelia Park 2YO P., 3d WATC Crown Perth H.-twice.

Sonnet Star (18f, Poet's Voice, King's Best). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$216,715, Wellington Boot, 2d ATC Charlotte Inglis 2YO H., Harry Angel at Darley H., 3d BRC Mekka Races on Sale Now H., 4th VRC Red Roses S., Gr.3.

Pomade (19g, Pluck, Mossman). Winner at 2 in 2021-22, BRC Gallopers Sports Club 2YO H.

Avolonte (18f, Testa Rossa, Encosta de Lago). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m to 2021-22, A$102,200, BRC Mullins Lawyers H.-twice, TAB Venue Mode H., 2d BRC 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation H., GCTC Independent Liquor Group H., 3d BRC Hellbent First Crop 2YO P., Ipswich TC TAB H.

Star Espresso (18f, Anabaa, Sir Tristram). 3 wins at 1100m, 1250m in 2021-22, A$146,550, SAJC Thomas Farms H., 3d SAJC Junction H., White Claw H.

Galaxy Cat (18f, One Cool Cat, Zabeel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, WATC Morley Growers Marke 2YO P., 2d WATC Crown Perth 2YO P., 3d Pinjarra RC Bunbury Apartment Motel H.

Starsongari (18f, Show a Heart, Flying Spur). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in 2021-22, A$81,655, SAJC Junction H., 2d SAJC Frano Pleic Memorial H., Dominant H., 4th SAJC Clare Lindop S., L.

Alsephina (18f, Street Cry, Green Line Express). 2 wins at 1100m in 2021-22, WATC Schweppes H., Heineken 3 P., 3d WATC Amelia Park H.

Derry Grove (18g, Elusive Quality, Lion Hunter). Winner at 1000m in 2021-22, ATC XXXX H.

Sugar Sugar (18g, Keeper, At Talaq). Winner at 1200m in 2021-22, HKJC Sung Tak H., 2d HKJC Dandelion H.

All About Eve (18f, Blackfriars, Bletchley Park). Winner at 2, A$95,450, 2d MRC Happy 50th Leanne Napper 2YO H.

Eagle Hawk Star (18g, Dubleo, Success Express). Winner at 2, 2d SAJC Mark Naley Tribute H.

Glamour and Glory (18f, Gonski, King Cugat). Winner at 1000m in 2021-22, 3d MRC Ladbrokes 2YO H., VRC Yum Sing House Sprint H.

Stars the Limit (18g, Testa Rossa, Ideal Planet). Winner at 900m in 2021-22, 3d SAJC Quayclean 2YO P., Murray Bridge RC TAB P.

Vranyo (18f, Hussonet, Danehill). Winner at 1200m in 2021-22, 2d WATC Tabtouch Better Your Bet H., Morley Growers Marke 2YO P., 3d WATC Glenroy Chaff 2YO P., Amelia Park 2YO P.

Montana Flash (18g, Encosta de Lago, Hennessy). Winner at 1400m in 2022, 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H., 3d MRC Ladbrokes Switch 2YO H., 4th ATC Canonbury S., Gr.3.

Turning (18g, Fastnet Rock, Century). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m to 2021-22.

Rebel County (18g, Fastnet Rock, Success Express). 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m in 2021-22.

Star Turn started his stud career in 2017. His first foals arrived in 2108 and hit the racetrack in 2020-21.

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