Racing silks of Michael Tabor
|Grandsire||Danehill Dancer (IRE)|
|Damsire||Made Of Gold (USA)|
|Foaled||10 September 2006|
|Breeder||Makybe Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd|
|Owner||D Smith, M Tabor, Mrs Magnier, Ms Massey|
|Trainer||Aidan O'Brien (IRE)|
|Caulfield Guineas (2009)
Oakleigh Plate (2010)
Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010)
July Cup (2010)
|European Champion Sprinter (2010)|
|Last updated on 25 June 2015|
Starspangledbanner is an Australian-bred and internationally raced Thoroughbred racehorse who won six of his sixteen group or listed race starts including the group one (G1) Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, G1 July Cup at Newmarket, G1 Oakleigh Plate and the G1 Caulfield Guineas for A$2,198,503 in prize money.
Breeding and background
He was foaled on 10 September 2006, and bred by Tony Santic’s Makybe Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd. Starspangledbanner is by international race winner and successful sire, Choisir, his dam is the race winner, Gold Anthem who has produced five named foals for two other winners, by different sires. He was line bred to Star Kingdom in the fifth and sixth generations (5m x 6f) of his pedigree.
Starspangledbanner commenced racing in 2008. He won a total of five races from twelve starts in Australia and became the first group one winner for his sire Choisir.
In 2009 Starspangledbanner won his biggest race to date in the Caulfield Guineas. In that race he beat one of the strongest three-year -ld fields assembled in Australia in recent years, with the beaten runners including the subsequent Cox Plate quinella in So You Think and Manhattan Rain.
Starspangledbanner won the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield in February 2010, the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Ascot in June 2010, and the July Cup at Newmarket in the following month. He failed to win at his next two starts and in November 2010 was retired from racing. Due to fertility issues, Starspangledbanner returned to training in late 2012. He finished second in the Renaissance Stakes run at the Curragh. He was retired from racing again in May 2013.
|Won||25/10/2008||Inglis Juvenile 2 Open||Moonee Valley||1,000m||55.5||0:59.04||Vlad Duric||No Comment 2nd|
|3rd||08/02/2009||Rowfield B/Diamond Prel.-C&G (G3) CG 2 Open||Caulfield||1,100m||55.5||1:04.69||Vlad Duric||Real Saga 1st|
|9th||21/2/2009||Blue Diamond Stakes (G1) 2 OPEN||Caulfield||1,200m||55.5||1:11.12||Vlad Duric||Reward For Effort 1st|
|2nd||14/3/2009||Festival of Racing Stakes (LR) 2 Open||Flemington||1,000m||57||0:58.20||Nick Ryan||Common Interest 1st|
|Disq.||01/08/2009||VIC. Owners & Breeders Awards 3 open||Caulfield||1,000m||58.5||0:58.88||Damien Oliver||Tariks 1st|
|Won||15/08/2009||R S L Vain Stakes (LR) CG 3 Open||Caulfield||1,100m||56.5||1:04.10||Danny Nikolic||Eclair Fastpass 2nd|
|Won||29/08/2009||H.D.F. Mcneil Stakes (G3) 3 Open||Caulfield||1,200m||58||1:10.25||Danny Nikolic||Tollesprit 2nd|
|4th||19/09/2009||Caulfield Guineas Prel-3yo C&G (G3) CG 3 Open||Caulfield||1,400m||56.5||1:24.80||Danny Nikolic||Demerit 1st|
|Won||10/10/2009||Caulfield Guineas (G1) 3 Open||Caulfield||1,600m||55.5||1:35.69||Danny Nikolic||Carrara 2nd|
|4th||30/01/2010||Lightning Stakes (G1)||Flemington||1,000m||55.0||0:57.12||Danny Nikolic||Nicconi 1st|
|Won||20/02/2010||Oakleigh Plate (G1)||Caulfield||1,100m||52.0||1:03.16||Danny Nikolic||Arinos 2nd|
|3rd||06/03/2010||Newmarket Handicap (G1)||Flemington||1,200m||53.5||1:10.11||Danny Nikolic||Wanted 1st|
|5th||12/05/2010||Duke of York Stakes (G2)||York (UK)||6 fur.||62.5||1:11.19||Johnny Murtagh||Prime Defender 1st|
|Won||16/06/2010||Golden Jubilee Stakes (G1)||Ascot (UK)||6 fur.||59.5||1:12.57||Johnny Murtagh||Society Rock 2nd|
|Won||09/07/2010||July Cup (G1)||Newmarket (UK)||6 fur.||59.5||1:09.81||Johnny Murtagh||Equiano 2nd|
|2nd||20/08/2010||Nunthorpe Stakes (G1)||York (UK)||5 fur.||62.5||0:57.13||Johnny Murtagh||Sole Power 1st|
|5th||04/09/2010||Haydock Sprint Cup (G1)||Haydock Park (UK)||6 fur.||58.5||1:09.40||C O'Donoghue||Markab 1st|
Starspangledbanner was retired to Coolmore Stud in Ireland where his 2011 service fee has been set at €15,000. After his first season at stud, he was deemed to be sub fertile and sired only 63 foals after covering at least 160 mares. His sperm were abnormally formed and had reduced motility.
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- "Starspangledbanner wins July Cup at Newmarket". BBC Sport. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
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- Coolmore Stud: Starspangledbanner Retrieved 2010-12-17
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