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Star Over The Bay

Star Over The Bay
Sire Cozzene
Dam Lituva Bay
Grandsire Caro
Damsire Empery
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1998
Country United States
Color Gray
Breeder Four Horsemen's Ranch
Owner G. Racing
Trainer Mike R. Mitchell
Record 42: 10-4-3
Earnings US$917,353
Star Over The Bay is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lituva Bay by Cozzene. He was born around 1998 in the United States, and was bred by Four Horsemen's Ranch.
Major wins
Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (2004)
Del Mar Handicap (2004)
Sunset Handicap (2004)
Sunshine Millions Turf (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 01:25, Tuesday October 25 2016 (UTC)

Star Over The Bay (foaled February 5, 1998 in Florida - died in Singapore on May 15, 2005) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who rose from the claimer ranks for $80,000. Once he began winning his races, he earned more than $700,000. Before that, he was raced over and over in claiming races, often in the money, but never in a stakes event.

The light gray's career did not really get going until he was claimed at Hollywood Park in early 2004 as a five-year-old. At that point, he began to be trained by Mike Mitchell. Mitchell found the speed and the talent in what had seemed an ordinary horse out of the claiming ranks. He quickly won three consecutive graded turf races for Mitchell. He wired the field in the 2004 Grade II Sunset Handicap.

Star Over The Bay's biggest win was the January, 2005 run of the Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita Park under the Eclipse Award winning jockey, Tyler Baze.

Star Over The Bay, at seven, seemed on his way to an important late-blooming successful career when he fractured his right foreleg (sesamoid). On May 15, 2005, he was near the front of the field at the half mile pole in the Grade I US$1.8 million (SGD $3 million) Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji Racecourse. To avoid causing him more pain, he was humanely euthanized on the track.

Mitchell said: ""I saw Tyler pulling him up and didn't realize how bad it was until he came back crying. If I could have just brought him back and retired him, I would feel so much better." (Cal Racing, 12-7-07)



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