Star racehorse Golden Slipper winner
Star was foaled at Luskintyre Stud in 1974 and was by Kaoru Star out
of the New Zealand mare Promising (by Idomeneo)
In the 1976 Easter yearling
sales he was passed in for $6500 under the hammer but was later purchased
by trainer Max Lees for $8000 for stable clients and went on to win
He was regarded as a champion
sprinter miler who won races including the Breeders Plate at Randwick,
Slipper Stakes by 4 and a half lengths, the Todman
Slipper Trial and the Golden
Slipper by seven lengths.
He powered away to win the
AJC Sires Produce by 3 lengths and the Champagne Stakes a week later
by 6 lengths.
Venturing north, he won
the QTC Sires Produce and length and nine days later the Marlboro
Stakes by two lengths.
As a three year old he won
the Caulfield Guineas, ran 9th to Family Of Man in the Cox Plate and
went on to win the Expressway Stakes from Always Welcome by one and
a quarter lengths, won the Phar Lap Stakes and ran second to Lefroy
in the in the Tulloch Stakes. Amazingly he then dropped back to 1100
metres to win the Galaxy by three lengths in his last run.
In his career he started
17 times for an amazing 13 wins and 3 seconds and was unplaced just
once. He died aged 28 in 2002.
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