New for 2011, Coolmore Australia are delighted to announce two exceptional sire prospects in Lookin At Lucky and Starspangledbanner who between them won no less than nine Gr.1 races.
Lookin At Lucky has the distinction of being the first colt in the USA in 31 years to be champion at both 2 and 3 years. He was also the first 2-year-old colt in 22 years to win three Gr.1’s at that age in the USA, while his victories as a 3-year-old included the Preakness Stakes and the Haskell Invitational. By a champion sire in Smart Strike, he is a big, strong horse that is sure to impress upon his arrival in Australia.
Starspangledbanner’s achievements are numerous and well documented. A champion sprinter of Australia and Europe, boasting a pedigree synonymous with Gr.1 success in Australasia and an Adonis like physique – he is the commercial breeders ‘dream’ sire.
Coolmore’s Michael Kirwan said: “The reputation of the Australasian thoroughbred continues to soar worldwide and Coolmore has demonstrated our confidence in the domestic market though our acquisition of international sire prospects Starspangledbanner and So You Think who will be racing in Europe for Aidan O’ Brien this year. The foundations for this success have been laid by our own shuttle sires and we continue to introduce horses and bloodlines of the highest international quality into the Australasian market.”