Star Appeal

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Star Appeal
Sire Appiani II
Grandsire Herbager
Dam Sterna
Damsire Neckar
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1970
Country Ireland
Colour 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
Major wins
Preis der Stadt Baden-Baden (1973)
G. P. der Badischen 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)
Last updated on January 5, 2010

Star Appeal (1970-1987) was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred who became the first German-trained racehorse ever to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Racing career[edit]

Star Appeal was initially raced in Ireland, where his first trainer was John Oxx. He then moved to Germany where he achieved success with his third trainer, Theo Grieper.

Star Appeal was a horse who campaigned in major races at home and across Europe. Among Star Appeal's wins were back-to-back editions of the Grosser Preis der Badischen 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.

Stud record[edit]

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 stallion 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.