Starspangledbanner ex Via Lattea Colt
Shares Available - 82.5%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 29 Feb 2020:
25% share available @ £20,000 upfront and £729 per month from 1st March 2020
15% share available @ £12,000 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st March 2020
10% share available @ £8,000 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st March 2020
5% share available @ £4,000 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st March 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,000 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st March 2020
From the Arqana sale in France, this colt is by the Coolmore Stallion STARSPANGLEDBANNER: https://coolmore.com/stallions/starspangledbanner. He is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified. The post sale report read: "Lot 204, an athletic, flashy individual by Starspangledbanner will go into training with Classic-winning trainer, Hugo Palmer. This cracking individual is out of a winning half-sister to G3-placed What Style and is from the family of G1 winners SHOLOKHOV, INTENSE FOCUS and SKITTER SCATTER. Hugo has had a lot of success with progeny of Starspangledbanner including Criterion Stakes (G3) winner HOME OF THE BRAVE."
Hugo Palmer has very quickly established himself alongside Newmarket’s elite trainers, having being catapulted there, by horses such as the Classic winning GALILEO GOLD, GIFTED MASTER, KOROPICK, MOOTASADIR, NEVER BACK DOWN, ESCOBAR and of course, the Group 1 placed HOME OF THE BRAVE.
Home Of The Brave, the 116 rated, winner of £494,000 in prize money, is, of course, by the super sire STARSPANGLEDBANNER and ever since his successes, Hugo has been looking for a replacement for him, by the same sire. In Hugo’s words, “I’ve desperately been trying to buy another Starspangledbanner, but I’ve never been able to get near one, on my budget.” So you can imagine Hugo’s delight in being able to secure, from the Boutique Arqana August Sale, where only the very best of French bred yearlings are presented for sale, this gorgeous chestnut son of STARSPANGLEDBANNER (Home Of The Brave was himself a chestnut colt).
He hails from a fabulous family, laden with quality individuals and he’s a half brother to a winner who is rated 97 no less. You only have to take a brief look at this colt’s photos and videos, to see he oozes quality and he has quite exceptional looks and moves like a dream.
This colt represents both exceptional value, and a real opportunity to race at the highest level, à la Home Of The Brave, should the genes and trainer, click together, once again!
Please see his walk video in the gallery.
Training Update (21st October): He looked fabulous at the weekend, at our yearling parade. Described by one or two there, as the standout horse of the day (we presented 30 yearlings in total). He looks a very classy horse indeed and his flaxen mane and tail, afford him looks to die for. He’s showing a fantastic attitude to his pre-training regime and he remains a high-class prospect for 2020 and 2021.
Pedigree Update (4th November): The Racing Post reported: "Starspangledbanner, sire of another crack juvenile in Cheveley Park Stakes winner Millisle, has had his stallion fee promoted to €22,500."