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Sire Choisir
Dam Gold Anthem
Grandsire Danehill Dancer
Damsire Made Of Gold
Gender Colt
Foaled 2006
Country Australia
Color Chestnut
Breeder Makybe Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Owner D Smith, M Tabor, Mrs Magnier, Ms Massey
Trainer Aidan O'Brien (Ire)
Record 12:7-1-1
Earnings AU$1,036,075
Starspangledbanner is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Gold Anthem by Choisir. He was born around 2006 in Australia, and was bred by Makybe Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd.
Major wins
Caulfield Guineas (2009)
Oakleigh Plate (2010)
Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010)
July Cup (2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 9, 2010

Starspangledbanner is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who was foaled in 2006 and has been racing its first racing season in 2008. A AU$120,000 purchase at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Starspangledbanner was bred and offered for sale by Tony Santic’s Makybe Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd, the breeder electing to retain a share in the new ownership[1].

Starspangledbanner so far has won a total of five races out of nine starts in Australia and has the honour of becoming the first Group One winner for his sire Choisir.[1]

Starspangledbanner won his biggest race to date in the Caulfield Guineas in 2009. In that race he beat one of the strongest three year old fields assembled in Australia in recent years, with the beaten runners including the subsequent Cox Plate quinella in So You Think and Manhattan Rain.

Race record

2008 Season as a Two Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Distance Weight (kg) Time Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 25/10/2008 Inglis Juvenile 2 Open Moonee Valley 1000m 55.5 0:59.04 Vlad Duric No Comment 2nd
2009 Season as a Three Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Distance Weight (kg) Time Jockey Winner/2nd
3rd 08/02/2009 ROWFIELD B/DIAMOND PREL.-C&G (G3) CG 2 OPEN Caulfield 1100m 55.5 1:04.69 Vlad Duric Real Saga 1st
9th 21/2/2009 BLUE DIAMOND STAKES (G1) 2 OPEN Caulfield 1200m 55.5 1:11.12 Vlad Duric Reward For Effort 1st
2nd 14/3/2009 FESTIVAL OF RACING STAKES (LR) 2 OPEN Flemington 1000m 57 0:58.20 Nick Ryan Common Interest 1st
Won 1/8/2009 VIC. OWNERS & BREEDERS AWARDS 3 OPEN Caulfield 1000m 58.5 0:58.88 Damien Oliver Tariks 2nd
Won 15/8/2009 R S L VAIN STAKES (LR) CG 3 OPEN Caulfield 1100m 56.5 1:04.10 Danny Nikolic Eclair Fastpass 2nd
Won 29/8/2009 H.D.F. MCNEIL STAKES (G3) 3 OPEN Caulfield 1200m 58 1:10.25 Danny Nikolic Tollesprit 2nd
4th 19/9/2009 CAULFIELD GUINEAS PREL-3YO C&G (G3) CG 3 OPEN Caulfield 1400m 56.5 1:24.80 Danny Nikolic Demerit 1st
Won 10/10/2009 THE AGE CAULFIELD GUINEAS (G1) 3 OPEN Caulfield 1600m 55.5 1:35.69 Danny Nikolic Carrara 2nd


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