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    James Doyle reunites with UK import HUMBOLT CURRENT (GB) and they prove a winning combination again

    Visiting UK based jockey James Doyle has very recently been in Australia specifically to ride a number of the Godolphin horses through the spring racing features in Melbourne. A free day last Saturday....

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    CELLARMAN returns to his best with a great win in the Listed Ladies Day Cup

    CELLARMAN returned to winning form in the Listed Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury on Thursday when again he showed his great determination after some time away from the Winners Circle. It was ma....

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    Almost a mirror image as our STAR greys run the quinella at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday

    It was an exciting day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday with the inaugural running of the Golden Eagle. Race 3 was most exciting for Star as our two greys stormed down the outside of the field to ....

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    MANGIONE continues to show his staying potential

    This time of year is the pinnacle of racing in Australia with the first Tuesday in November not far away and it was timely to see our "purple and white stars" on the board at the Gosford met....

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    OLYMPIC begins his "medal haul"

    Naming a horse OLYMPIC can be a great idea, but the weight of expectation about whether he or she will be a gold medallist or in fact no medallist at all, can often be a topic of conversatio....

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    The odyssey is just beginning for KUBRICK

    Last Saturday Royal Randwick hosted the inaugural running of the $1 million Bondi Stakes run over 1,600 metres for 3 year olds. Our talented colt KUBRICK made sure that his name remains in t....

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    DEALMAKER becomes a part of the history making day for Chris Waller Racing

    Sydney’s biggest day of racing in the spring has long been considered to be Epsom Day at Royal Randwick and this year it became a celebration of the phenomenal skill of Star’s trainer....

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    A Star quinella at Doomben on Saturday

    The ever consistent FORTENSKY and his stablemate THE AVENGER ran the quinella in the 1,350 metres Open Handicap at Doomben on Saturday turning the tables on the last time they had ....

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    SOMERVELL enjoys a change of scenery

    Three year old gelding SOMERVELL raced 3 times for a third in Sydney, before recently transferring to Chris' Gold Coast stable for a change of scene. Chris believes that a trip away....

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    Two states two wins in a month for THE AVENGER

    The benefit of Chris having a very successful Gold Coast stable was highlighted again on Saturday, when two of our well travelled metropolitan winning horses featured in the finish of the open 1,400 m....

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    Celtic Jewel silks to the fore with Seaway

    The runners of Star Thoroughbreds usually race in purple and white star silks but Seaway (NZ) carries the colours of Kathryn Wood’s Paramount Racing and on Saturday the white with Celtic green j....

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    Three Winners Across Three States

    Our strike rate on Saturday was 100% in the purple and white stars as all 3 runners carrying our Star silks won across three states. Thank you to Chris and his team at his Rosehill stable, in Melbourn....

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    INVINCIBELLA wins the Group 1 Tattersall's Tiara

    INVINCIBELLA has been a wonderful racemare for her owners throughout her career to date...4 Group 2 wins and back to back Magic Millions Fillies and Mares victories...but Saturday ....

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    Martin's faith in Vinny filly rewarded

    Denise Martin's first I Am Invincible filly is now the Yarraman Park star sire's eighth Group 1 winner. Star Thoroughbreds' Denise Martin admits it took a bit of a leap of faith t....

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    A remarkable win by SELES at Warwick Farm

    Few race watchers at Warwick Farm yesterday would have predicted that the eventual winner of the final race on the card would be the filly at the rear of the field as they turned into the home straigh....

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    Our purple and white stars shine across two states

    Saturday was a good day for our Star stable as we recorded two winners in the space of 20 minutes in two states before midday. CATWALK won her maiden at Royal Randwick quickly followed by INVINCI....

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    Waller’s mares ready to challenge for Tiara

    Chris Waller’s stable is sure to be a force to be reckoned with in the G1 Tatt’s Tiara in a fortnight’s time following excellent dress rehearsals from a trio of his mares at Eagle Fa....

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    ASTERIUS leads home a Star quinella at Rosehill Gardens

    The 1,500 metres handicap at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday was led home by our purple and white stars in a quinella with the eye catching grey ASTERIUSwinning the event and GRESHAM runni....

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    Two from two for smart colt KUBRICK as he wins at Rosehill Gardens

    KUBRICK made his debut over 1,000 metres at Cranbourne a winning one and two weeks later on Saturday, he relished the extra 200 metres at Rosehill Gardens to record back to back wins on his 2 yea....

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    A strong ride sees COLLECTIVELY win nicely at Kembla Grange

    Our "all ladies syndicate" were delighted with their filly COLLECTIVELY on Saturday when she won over 1,400 metres at Kembla Grange. Jockey Lee Magorrian got the 3 year old daughte....

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    Debut win for smart 2 year old colt KUBRICK

    First starters are sometimes an “unknown quantity” but our 2 year old Shooting To Win colt KUBRICK displayed his considerable potential when winning on debut at Cranbou....

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    MANGIONE books his ticket to Queensland

    The Wednesday metropolitan meeting this week was held at Gosford and it was satisfying for the owners of 3 year old colt MANGIONE to watch the son of Fiorente win again in dominant fashion over 1,900 ....

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    BURBANK circles the field to win in dominant fashion at Wyong

    Three year old BURBANK was an easy winner on Saturday at Wyong over 1,350 metres courtesy of a very good ride by Lee Magorrian. The Sizzling gelding settled to the rear of the field in the early part ....

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    Cheers were the order of the day at our Annual Yearling Parade as CORMAC won on the Sunshine Coast

    Some of the owners of CORMAC were in attendance at our Annual Yearling Parade on Sunday and maybe their cheering could even be heard on the Sunshine Coast as jockey Robbie Fradd ensured that the geldi....

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    Star's 2019 Annual Yearling Parade

    We presented our Annual Yearling Parade at the Riverside Inglis complex, Warwick Farm on Sunday and the day was very enjoyable for the large group who attended. We were fortunate to have beautiful aut....

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    Back to back wins for SEAWAY (NZ) at Rosehill Gardens

    SEAWAY (NZ) resumed with a win at Rosehill Gardens on 2nd February and with a "maintenance trial" in between, the son of Ocean Park (NZ) recorded his second win from as many r....

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    Vale Sebring, 'the horse of a lifetime'

    John Berry celebrates the career of Widden Stud stallion Sebring, who died on Saturday aged 13. The son of More Than Ready was an exceptional racehorse and a proven outcross sire, and his loss will be....

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    Sebring's life-changing impact

    For a horse whose racing career spanned just six race starts over four fabulous months, Sebring's impact was extraordinary whether it be for his first-time owners, his young jockey and eventually ....

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    FIESTA keeps the party going for her owners

    Our purple and white stars were certainly well represented on Saturday with 3 year old filly APERITIF running 3rd and securing that all important black type in the Group 3 MRC Kevin Hayes St....

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    Fiesta after more gold in autumn

    Fiesta (I Am Invincible) was already the pin-up girl of the Inglis Gold Riband section of the Classic Sale but the game filly gave the opening night session another boost with a stirring win in the $1....

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    Millennium money should count to Slipper: Martin

    Star Thoroughbreds syndicator Denise Martin has suggested that counting restricted races like the $2million L. Inglis Millennium should count as "Saturday level" prizemoney when it comes for....

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    KASHIWA and SEAWAY (NZ) start February off on a winning note

    KASHIWA relished his first trip around Moonee Valley on Friday night and broke through for his maiden win compliments of an exceptional ride by Damien Oliver. The 3 year old son of Fighting ....

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    Chris Waller: From obscurity to dominance

    20 years ago very few people had heard the name Chis Waller. In 1998 the young Kiwi lad from Foxton took a more on a journey to success at Wyong; the rest. as they say, is history. These days, Chri....

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    ACCESSION looks to be a star on the rise

    After a dominant win in the 2 year old race at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, our exciting colt ACCESSION looks to be a leading contender for the $2 million Inglis Millennium on 9th February ....

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    Back to back wins in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares

    Magic Millions sale week is always one we eagerly look forward to each year and of course the Saturday race day held at the Gold Coast Turf Club is a major highlight. INVINCIBELLA returned t....

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    APERITIF wins first up at Canterbury Park

    APERITIF resumed with a win on Wednesday at Canterbury Park. The filly began well from the barriers for the 1,200 metres event and jockey James McDonald settled her to get a lovely run just in behind ....

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    GRESHAM wins on the Kensington track

    GRESHAM continued our great start to the year with a nail biting win in the Kensington Handicap on Saturday over 1,500 metres. The 4 year old son of Sebringbounced back to winning form in go....

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    SELES gives her owners a great start to 2019

    Our purple and white stars saluted on New Year's Day as SELES and Corey Brown carried them to victory at the Kensington meeting to start the new year in fine style. The lightly raced 3 y....

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    LITZEN gifts his owners an early Christmas present

    At Newcastle on Saturday, our three year old gelding LITZEN ensured that Christmas came early for his owners as he made a late surge down the outside to win the mile maiden handicap. The son....

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    A star-studded record

    The ‘purple, white stars and cap’ of Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds have become part and parcel of the racing scene in Sydney. John Berry takes a look at the record of one of Aus....

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    A 2 year old STAR on the rise and 3 winners in 24 hours

    If the expression "some days are diamonds" is correct, the 24 hours ending at Randwick on Saturday afternoon, provided some of our owners with a very successful day of racing.   First....

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    CATEGORIC wins in eye catching fashion at Newcastle

    It looked at one stage that it would be close to a Star quinella on Saturday at Newcastle when 3 year olds CATEGORIC and VERVE started to wind up on straightening in the 1,400 metr....

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    BELLA SUCCESS wins in testing conditions at Warwick Farm

    A heavy track at Warwick Farm on a day when Sydney received a huge amount of rain in 12 hours, did not deter James McDonald who had a great day at the races with 3 winners for Chris' stable on a s....

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    John Tapp Racing Podcast - Episode 47 Denise Martin

    As a kid in Tasmania, Denise Martin often went to the races with her dad. The magic of racing was on her mind, throughout the years she spent in the hospitality industry. Some years later she decided ....

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    Two days, 3 winners on 3 different racetracks

    The first to greet the winning post was 4 year old gelding CEDARWOOD on Friday at Ipswich. Jockey Michael McNab elected to have him go forward in the 1,690 metres Class 3 and for the bulk of....

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    MANGIONE strikes a chord to win well at Canterbury Park

    Our fine staying prospect MANGIONE came from well back in the field to win at Canterbury Park on Friday night. The son of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente was noticeably very unlucky ....

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    A good result at the end of the day

    The patient owners of 3 year old gelding BURBANK needed to wait until the last race on the Kembla Grange program on Saturday over 1,400 metres to get the result they wanted. After jumping sh....

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    Star's mid-week double continues our stellar "purple patch"

    It's said in racing circles that we should all enjoy the good days and success, because the less than great days require any amount of "character building" to get through. Yesterday at W....

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    "Bella" storms to victory in the Blazer Stakes at Flemington

    Our quality in form mare INVINCIBELLA returned to the winner's circle in the 1,400 metres Group 2 Blazer Stakes at Flemington on Saturday after being desperately unlucky at her previous ....