Speed, power, class, good looks – the best son of Choisir and closely related to multiple Gr.1 winners Haradasun & Elvstroem.
Won the Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1 at Royal Ascot just like his sire Choisir.
Won the July Cup-Gr.1 at Newmarket like leading sire Oasis Dream.
Won the Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 just like the exceptional sire Fastnet Rock.
Won the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 in a faster time than the proven sires Redoute’s Choice & Lonhro.
“the four-time Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter has made a blistering start to his second career”
Made a sensational start with his first crop!
Leading progeny to date include:
The Wow Signal – winner of the G1 Prix Morny & G2 Coventry Stakes
Anthem Alexander – winner of the G2 Queen Mary Stakes & G3 Lacken Stakes
Home Of The Brave – winner of the Jury Stakes-G3, European Free H’cap-L.R. & King Richard III Stakes-L.R.
Spangled – winner of the G3 Sceptre Stakes
Silver Rainbow – winner of the Prix du Cercle-L.R.
Meliora – winner of the Grand Prix de Fontainebleau-L.R.
Moonraker – runner up in the Julia Graves Roses Stakes-L.R.
September 30, 2016
An exciting program at Moonee Valley on Friday night kicked off with a scintillating victory for talented entire Mr Individual… View Article
September 9, 2016
Spangled (4f Starspangledbanner-Zykina, by Pivotal) produced a fine performance to land the G3 Sceptre Stakes for trainer Roger Varian at… View Article
September 2, 2016
Meliora (4f Starspangledbanner-Messelina, by Noverre) provided another big-race success for Starspangledbanner at Fontainebleau in France on Friday. Litex Commerce’s home-bred… View Article
July 30, 2016
The Charlie Hills-trained Silver Rainbow (4f Starspangledbanner-Enchanting Way, by Linamix) brought more stakes glory for Starspangledbanner at Deauville on Saturday.… View Article
July 16, 2016
Returning to his best form with a stylish victory at Caulfield on Saturday was talented colt Mr Individual (3c Starspangledbanner… View Article
July 14, 2016
An array of success stories have emerged from the remarkable crop of stallions that retired to stud in Europe in… View Article
May 28, 2016
Improving four-year-old Home Of The Brave (4c Starspangledbanner-Blissful Beat, by Beat Hollow) looks set to contest some top international G1… View Article
April 24, 2016
It’s next stop the G1 Lockinge Stakes for Home Of The Brave (4c Starspangledbanner-Blissful Beat, by Beat Hollow) after his… View Article
Starspangledbanner showed great versatility, establishing himself as a top-class performer in two continents, while winning Gr.1 races over 5.5, 6 and 8 furlongs. Now he has shown huge potential with his Irish progeny. From only 33 foals in his first crop, he has sired six stakes winners, headed by four Group winners.
Starspangledbanner owes much of his success to sons and grandsons of NORTHERN DANCER. Significantly, two of his fast Group winners are out of mares by middle-distance Gr.1 winners by SADLER’S WELLS, namely HIGH CHAPARRAL and BEAT HOLLOW. His other Group winner, Anthem Alexander, is out of a fast daughter of NIGHT SHIFT. Choisir sired the American Gr.1 winner Obviously from a MONTJEU mare; the top-class Olympic Glory from a daughter of ALZAO (by LYPHARD); the 2,000 Guineas runner-up Glory Awaits from a grand-daughter of DANZIG; and the Gr.2 winner Chandlery from a daughter of MUJADIL (by STORM BIRD).
This suggests that Starspangledbanner could be an ideal medium for injecting speed into daughters of not only HIGH CHAPARRAL but also MONTJEU, GALILEO and IN THE WINGS, and his family produced an Australian Gr.2 winner to BARATHEA.
Starspangledbanner’s pedigree and conformation will allow breeders to experiment with inbreeding to the great DANEHILL, the many-times champion sire in Europe and Australia. His sire Choisir already has an Australian Gr.3 winner and a Hong Kong Derby winner inbred 3×3.
There is also plenty of scope with other branches of the DANZIG line, most notably the GREEN DESERT line. Mares by CAPE CROSS, DESERT PRINCE, DESERT STYLE, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM create only 5×4 to DANZIG.
More mares by NIGHT SHIFT are called for, as they have also enjoyed success with Choisir and several sons of Danehill. MARJU mares are an option, as they have produced Group-placed Listed winners to Choisir and Danehill Dancer.
Choisir has a Gr.2 winner in Australia out of a mare by CATRAIL, a son of STORM CAT. Danehill Dancer sired the Gr.1 winner Miss Beatrix from another CATRAIL mare and the high-class Planteur from a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare.
Starspangledbanner’s pedigree rules out very few European mares. Mares by AHONOORA, INDIAN RIDGE and INCHINOR look a sure-fire means of producing smart juveniles and sprinters.
SHARPEN UP is so far back in Starspangledbanner’s pedigree that there is no obstacle to sending him mares from this male line, which has worked so well with Danehill and his sons.
Starspangledbanner could be an interesting match for mares by several MR PROSPECTOR line stallions, such as MACHIAVELLIAN, WOODMAN and ZAFONIC.
The faster members of the BLUSHING GROOM male line represent another option for this top sprinter. He sired the useful filly Meliora from a NOVERRE mare.
BRILLIANT 4-TIME GR.1 WINNER
1st July Cup-Gr.1, 6f., Newmarket, by a neck from Equiano and Alverta.
1st Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1, 6f., Royal Ascot, by nearly 2 lengths from Society Rock and Kinsale King.
1st Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 1600m, Caulfield, by nearly 3 lengths from Carrara and Manhattan Rain.
1st Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1, 1100m, Caulfield, by a head over Here de Angels and Arinos.
1st H D F McNeil Stakes-Gr.3, 1200m, Caulfield, under top weight from Tollesprit and Eclair Fastpass.
1st Vain Stakes-L.R., 1100m, Caulfield, by 2½ lengths from Eclair Fastpass.
1st Inglis Juvenile, 1000m, Moonee Valley, by a short head from No Comment.
2nd Nunthorpe Stakes-Gr.1, 5f., York, beaten just over a length by Sole Power.
3rd Newmarket H’cap-Gr.1, 1200m, Flemington, beaten just over a length by Wanted and Eagle Falls.
3rd Blue Diamond Prelude-Gr.3, 1100m, Caulfield, to Real Saga and Reward For Effort.
3rd Flemington Festival of Racing Stakes-L.R., 1000m, Flemington beaten 1¼ lengths by Common Interest.
3rd Lightning Stakes-Gr.1, 1000m, Flemington beaten 1½ lengths by Nicconi, Wanted and Shellscrape.
4th Caulfield Guineas Prelude-Gr.3, 1400m, Caulfield beaten a ½ length by Demerit, Trusting and Manhattan Rain.
Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1