Starspangledbanner Offers Online Opportunities

Media Release - Thursday May 21

It takes a hell of a horse to be rated the Champion Sprinter in Europe, Great Britain, Ireland and Australia. But when you’re a superstar on the track that’s what happens!

That horse is Starspangledbanner and these days he is forging quite the record as a sire of great renown with feature big race winners right around the globe.


From less than 200 runners he is the sire of group winners including The Wow Signal, Millisle, Home of the Brave, Anthem Alexander, Of the Brave and Spangled.

His other stakes winners include Meliora, Thrillster, Great Wide Open, Silver Rainbow, Last Gift and Prime Star while his other black typers include Styling City, Lil Grey and Brooklyn Hustle.

Starspangledbanner’s current crop of juveniles include the highly rated Queensland youngster Starosa and the aforementioned stakes winner Prime Star.

On Monday and Tuesday the Rosemont Exclusive Online Sale will present buyers with many top opportunities to join the success story that is Starspangledbanner.

There’s five weanlings by the good looking son of Choisir and a handful of mares in foal to the prominent sire.

His weanlings on offer are:

  • Lot 5 is a bay colt, the first foal from the lightly raced and winning High Chaparral daughter of the group winner Maze. The colt hails from the family of G1 winner Rangipo and others including Reykjavik.
  • Lot 7 is a chestnut half sister to the multiple South African winner Nautic Spirit. Dam Karalli is a half sister to Actress and the dam of Group One winners Desert War and Laser Hawk.
  • Lot 19 is a bay colt from the lightly raced mare Shake That, a half sister to group winners Schilling and Estonian Princess. It’s also the family of Group One winning sire Variety Road.
  • Lot 21 is a colt from an outstanding international family. His unraced dam is by Beat Hollow and is from a stakes winner and is a half sister to Group One winner Promising Lead. The family of Banks Hill, Cacique etc.
  • Lot 27 is from an Octagonal full sister to the Group Three South Pacific Classic winner Star of Octagonal. His is also the family of group winners Seadreamer and Cetacean.

To view the online catalogue for the Rosemont Exclusive Online Sale and to register to bid visit

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