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.

But 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. 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

He is passing this strength and precocity onto his progeny and Vinery repeatedly got reports from stud masters branding a Star Turn as their best foal of 2018. Only a small number of his first crop weanlings hit the sale rings in 2019, selling to $90,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

I am very pleased with our Star Turn foals. They are very much like him – strong and forward with a lot of presence. We will be using him again this season for sure.” – Wayne Alchin, co-owner of Carramar Park

The first precocious yearlings by Star Turn sold in 2020. There was a lot of excitement surrounding them thanks to their strength, precocity and forward types. Star Turn was represented by 15 youngsters at the Magic Millions in January, where they sold up to $550,000 and averaged over 10x covering fee in Book 1.

This great momentum carried over to the Inglis Classic Sale where he was the second most represented first season sire with 27 yearlings selected for the sale. Three sold for $140,000 and another 10 sold for $60,000 or over – that’s an extremely exciting return for breeders who paid a $22,000 service fee.

Across 2020 Star Turn ended up having 15 yearlings sell for six figures and ending up in the stables of Chris Waller, Peter & Paul Snowden, Hawkes Racing, Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Mick Price & Mick Kent Jr, Kris Lees, Kelly Schweida, Simon Ellerton & Matthew Zahra… and many more greats of the industry.

His first 2y0’s hit the official trials in September 2020 and immediately turned heads. His first to the trials was Astrologer (2c x Fast ‘N’ Witty) who lapped the field in the straight and won his trial at Kensington on the 21st of September. A week later his colt Montana Flash (x Dukemore) displayed an exciting turn of foot to win his trial at Rosehill.

In 2021 Star Turn was 2nd by winners on the first season sires premiership and has already sired eight Stakes performers, headed by 4x winner and Listed Dalrello Stakes winner MISS HIPSTAR and Gold Edition Plate winner ME ME LAGARDE.

Star Turn’s Group 3 NZ filly La Bella Beals is also booked for a flight to Brisbane with trainer Stephen Marsh weighing up the options following her brilliant first-up victory at Tauranga last month.

His Hong Kong expat Cordyceps Six is ready for a rise into black-type company on the back of a 50% winning strike-rate in 10 starts. “I think he’s one of the best three-year-olds we’ve seen in several years,” trainer Richard Gibson claimed. “He shows a lot of class and has a very good future.”

Star Turn had the highest 2YO winning strike-rate of all Australian sires in 2020-21 at better than 46%. That was 11% higher than Snitzel and 17% higher than I Am Invincible!

“His first-season figures were amazing and he’s backing it up this season,” 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)

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).

Ch. 2007
GW 4 wins
f:836 r:695 w:430 SW:21
Ch. 2000
GW 11 wins
f:756 r:590 w:345 SW:20
Soviet Star
B. 1984
GW 8 wins
f:1102 r:905 w:522 SW:37
NureyevNorthern Dancer2
Marie d'Anjou9
Flying Floozie
Ch. 1993
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
Pure of HeartGodswalk2
Audrey Joan10
B. 1994
Wnr 1 win
f:16 r:13 w:11 SW:4
Last TycoonTry My Best8
Mill Princess8
Etoile d'OrDiplomatic Star22
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
B. 1974
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). 4 wins at 1200m, A$39,250, HK$4,655,150, to 2021-22, HKJC Chevalier Property Dev 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, to 2020-21, 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 in 2020-21, 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$45,224, SAJC 2YO H., 2d Bendigo JC 2YO Gold Rush, SAJC Magic Millions Supports National Jockeys Trust H., Singapore TC Class 4 H.-3 times, 3d MVRC Ranvet H., Singapore TC Class 4 H., 4th Singapore TC Stewards' Cup, L.

Quadcopter. 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$259,027, 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 Class 4 H.-3 times.

Braeburn - Miracle (Sing.) (g. by Stratum). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2021 in Aust. and Singapore, Singapore TC Top Knight S., Class 5 H., 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 91 progeny to race, 50 winners (54.0%), earnings of over $5.8 million, 2 stakes winners, 6 stakes placegetters, inc.

MISS HIPSTAR (18f, Not a Single Doubt, Spartacus). 4 wins at 2 in 2020-21, A$297,976, BRC Dalrello S., L, Mirvac Tulloch House 2YO H., SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers Classic 2YO H., 2d BRC Mick Dittman P., L, 3d BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Mode P., L, 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.

Startantes (18f, Easy Rocking, Just Awesome). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m to 2021-22, A$452,750, 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.

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.

Astrologer (18g, Fastnet Rock, Distorted Humor). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$74,525, HK$2,229,400, ATC Darley 2021 Roster 2YO H., HKJC Kokura H., Cleveland H., 2d ATC Darley 2021 Roster 2YO H., HKJC Breezy H., 3d ATC Breeders' P., Gr.3, 4th BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3.

Stellar Magic (18f, Magic Albert, Bianconi). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m to 2021-22, A$187,825, 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$80,300, SAJC Spring Carnival H., 3d SAJC Hill Smith S., L, Junction H., 4th SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L.

Pegasi (18g, Charge Forward, Danehill Dancer). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$222,735, 2d SAJC Pike & Joyce H., 3d ATC Inglis 2YO Millennium, RL.

Beads (18g, Exceed and Excel, Canny Lad). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m to 2021-22, A$148,740, WATC Crown Perth 2YO P., 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.

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

Sonnet Star (18f, Poet's Voice, King's Best). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$183,500, Wellington Boot, 2d ATC Charlotte Inglis 2YO H., Harry Angel at Darley H., 4th VRC Red Roses S., Gr.3.

Cordyceps Six (18g, Hinchinbrook, Shovhog). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, HK$6,476,050, HKJC 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.

Prairie Flower (19f, Darci Brahma, High Chaparral). 2 wins at 2 in 2021-22, SAJC Adelaide Racing Carnival 2YO H.

Avolonte (18f, Testa Rossa, Encosta de Lago). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, BRC TAB Venue Mode H., 2d BRC 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation H., 3d BRC Hellbent First Crop 2YO P., Ipswich TC TAB H.

Starsongari (18f, Show a Heart, Flying Spur). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in 2021-22, SAJC Junction H., 4th SAJC Clare Lindop S., L.

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.

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

Alsephina (18f, Street Cry, Green Line Express). Winner at 1100m in 2021-22, WATC Heineken 3 P.

Star Espresso (18f, Anabaa, Sir Tristram). 2 wins at 1100m in 2021-22, A$89,025, 3d SAJC White Claw 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.

Golden Monkey (18g, Northern Meteor, Dixie Union). Winner at 1200m in 2022, 2d MRC Ladbrokes Same Race Multi H.

All About Eve (18f, Blackfriars, Bletchley Park). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$94,450, 2d MRC Happy 50th Leanne Napper 2YO H.

Eagle Hawk Star (18g, Dubleo, Success Express). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, 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.

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

Mensa Maestro (18g, Swiss Ace, Danzero). 2 wins at 1200m in 2021-22.

Rebel County (18g, Fastnet Rock, Success Express). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2021-22.

Impact Star (18g, No Excuse Needed, Centaine). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m to 2021-22.

Wilkshire (18g, General Nediym, Marauding). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m to 2021-22.

Imatruestar (18g, War Pass, Danehill). 2 wins at 1000m in 2021-22.

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