Speed, power, class, good looks – the best son of leading sire Choisir and closely related to the multiple Gr.1 winners Haradasun and Elvstroem.
He won the Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 just like the exceptional young sire Fastnet Rock.
He won the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 in a faster time than the proven sires Redoute’s Choice and Lonhro.
He won the Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1 at Royal Ascot just like his sire Choisir.
He won the July Cup-Gr.1 at Newmarket like leading UK sire Oasis Dream.
“the four-time Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter has made a blistering start to his second career”
Made a sensational start with his first European crop!
The Wow Signal – winner of the G1 Prix Morny & G2 Coventry Stakes
Anthem Alexander – winner of the G2 Queen Mary Stakes
Home Of The Brave – winner of the Jury Stakes-G3, European Free H’cap-L.R. & King Richard III Stakes-L.R.
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 is inbred 5×6 to STAR KINGDOM through Biscay and Noholme respectively. However, the addition of further strands of the influential sire through the likes of TODMAN, KAROU STAR, STAR AFFAIR and their many descendants would be of particular interest, particularly bearing in mind that Starspangledbanner’s sire Choisir has bred Group 2 winner Incumbent, himself inbred 5x6x6 to STAR KINGDOM.
Choisir is the sire of the first stakes winner worldwide to be inbred to DANEHILL in the shape of Psychologist, who is from a mare by DANZERO. With the abundance of Danehill blood in Australasia, this is certainly an approach worth trying with Starspangledbanner. The likes of REDOUTE’S CHOICE, DANZERO and FLYING SPUR have all sired Group 1 winners from mares carrying VAIN, so their daughters will be particularly interesting when mated with Starspangledbanner who carries VAIN as the sire of his grandam.
Daughters of RORY’S JESTER have bred the likes of SW Battlefield and the SP’s Jesse’s Girl and Silent But Deadly by Choisir while other Danehill line stallions have bred Group 1 winners The Heckler and Reward For Effort from RORY’S JESTER mares.
Mares carrying the influence of Halo have always enjoyed a significant degree of success with Danehill line stallions. Group 1 winners Scintillation, Alverta, Al Maher, Portland Singa, Rena’s Lady, Undoubtedly and Arapaho Miss have been bred along this cross. The most common sources of HALO in Australasia are through SUNDAY SILENCE, DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY and IRGUN. Also carrying Halo and are perhaps most interesting mated with Danehill mares are the female descendants of MACHIAVELLIAN, EXIT TO NOWHERE and ORPEN all of whom are from the family of Danehill himself. Starspangledbanner’s grandsire Danehill Dancer has bred GSW’s Arapaho Miss and Callwood Dancer from mares carrying Halo while Choisir has bred the multiple GSW Gold Water from a granddaughter of Halo.
Danehill Dancer himself has also displayed a strong preference for mares carrying NIJINSKY having sired Group 1 winners Private Steer, Again, Speciosa and Lillie Langtry along that cross. The most obvious sources of Nijinsky in Australasia are through the female descendants of such as ROYAL ACADEMY, CAERLEON, GREEN DANCER, SKY CLASSIC, SERHEED, SEATTLE DANCER, TIGHTS, YEATS etc. Choisir has bred GSW’s Dreamscape and Gold Water from mares with a strong NIJINSKY influence in their pedigree.
Choisir, as is the case with Danehill and many of his male descendants to have entered stud, has bred a number of quality performers from SIR TRISTRAM line mares, most notably GSW’s Sacred Choice and Champagne Harmony, while his GSW daughter Hurried Choice features Sir Tristram as the sire of her grandam. Mares carrying this influence through for example ZABEEL, DR GRACE, MARAUDING, GROSVENOR, KAAPSTAD, SOVEREIGN RED and EL QAHIRA are likely to be well mated with Starspangledbanner.
BRILLIANT 4-TIME GR.1 WINNER
1st July Cup-Gr.1, 1200m., Newmarket, by a neck from Equiano and Alverta.
1st Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1, 1200m., 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, 1000m., 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