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Star Appeal

Star Appeal
Sire Appiani II
Dam Sterna
Grandsire Herbager
Damsire Neckar
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1970
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder Gestut Röttgen
Owner Waldemar Zeitelhack
Trainer John Oxx
Anton Pohlkotter
Theo Grieper
Record 39: 11-4-8
Earnings 1,493,413 DM + $5,000 in USA
Star Appeal is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sterna by Appiani II. He was born around 1970 in Ireland, and was bred by Gestut Röttgen.
Major wins
Preis der Stadt Baden-Baden (1973)
Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft (1974, 1975)
Frankfurt Pokal (1974)
Premio Carlo d'Alessio (1974)
Eclipse Stakes (1975)
Gran Premio di Milano (1975)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1975)
European Horse of the Year (1975)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 5, 2010

Star Appeal (1970-1987) was a German Thoroughbred who is the only racehorse from that country to ever win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Bred and initially raced in Ireland, he would be moved to a training base Germany. Star Appeal was a horse who capaigned in major races at home and across Europe. First trained in Ireland by John Oxx, he made his success under third trainer, Theo Grieper. Among Star Appeal's wins were back-to-back editions of the Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft and the Frankfurt Pokal in Germany, Italy's Premio Carlo d'Alessio and Premio Carlo d'Alessio, England's Eclipse Stakes [1], and the most important win of his career at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Ridden by Greville Starkey, he won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at odds of 118:1, defeating a large field which included the great Dahlia and Allez France. [2] For his 1975 performances, Star Appeal was rated the 1975 European Horse of the Year.

Retired from racing following a fifth-place finish to Nobiliary in the Washington, D.C. International Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse in the United States, [3] Star Appeal served stallioin duty at the English National Stud. He sired such good runners as Kamiros II, Madam Gay, and Star Way.

Star Appeal died at age seventeen on Christmas Day, 1987.



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