Starspangledbanner ex Via Lattea Colt
Shares Available - 15%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Mar 2020:
15% share available @ £12,300 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st April 2020
10% share available @ £8,200 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st April 2020
5% share available @ £4,100 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st April 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,050 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st April 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 videos of him in the gallery, (he is cantering in front.)
Pedigree Update (November 2019): 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."
Training Update (28th March): Hugo conducted a stable tour with the Racing Post the other day. He was asked to give three 2 year old's to follow for the season and we are delighted to say that our colt is one of them!
Hugo is very pleased with what he is showing him at this stage. At this time of the year the 2 year olds have been asked no serious questions at all, they are just being taught to use themselves, but Hugo describes him as having a lovely, powerful action and seems like the kind of horse that when we ask him to change gears, he will have plenty to go to. He's got a lovely attitude and the most lovely stride on him; floating up Warren Hill. 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 training regime and he remains a high-class prospect for 2020 and 2021.
Here he is talking about him in a 'virtual stable tour:'