Stakes Quinella for Star Turn

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 1

Vinery Stud’s Star Turn has more than made his mark this season in a stellar grouping of first season sires and featured at Eagle Farm on Saturday when his talented fillies Miss Hipstar and Stellar Magic filled the quinella in the Listed BRC Dalrello Stakes (1000m).


Trained by Kelly Schweida, Miss Hipstar was the first winner for Star Turn when she scored on debut at Doomben last November and now she is his first stakes-winner after taking out this Black Type contest.

Sent to the paddock after finishing midfield in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Miss Hipstar won a recent trial and was ready for this assignment, albeit she’ll take improvement from the run.

Ridden by regular partner Larry Cassidy, she was strong on the line beating Stellar Magic by half a length with I Am Invincible filly Ashema a close third.

“She dug really deep which is good,” said Kelly Schweida.

“Larry (Cassidy) has ridden a lot of good horses and he’s excited about her.

“She’s a sweetheart of a horse. She settled well today so we think she can get further.”

Purchased by her trainer for $150,000 out of the Vinery Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Miss Hipstar has won three of five starts earning over $170,000 in prizemoney.

Miss Hipstar as a yearling.
Bred by Steve McCann’s Encompass International and foaled and raised at Vinery, Miss Hipstar is a half-sister to the Group II ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes runner-up Still Single out of the Not a Single Doubt’s smart juvenile stakes-winner Single Style.

Single Style has a yearling filly by More Than Ready (USA) that was sold by Vinery at the 2021 Magic Millions for $425,000 to Kelly Schweida Racing.

Single Style has a weanling filly by Zoustar and is in foal to Vinery’s exciting young sire Exceedance.

Miss Hipstar is the best of eight winners for Star Turn, who has four stakes horses to his credit and stands this spring at a fee of $16,500.



Race Result - Dalrello Stakes LR 1000m

Eagle Farm Track: Soft(5) Time: 0:59.96
Miss Hipstar
T: K M Schweida J: L V Cassidy 55
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Single Style (NZ) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Kelly Schweida Racing
Stellar Magic
T: S O'Dea & M Hoysted J: Ben Thompson 55
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Al's Magic Miss (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Proven Thoroughbreds / Steve O'Dea Racing
T: Annabel Neasham J: Ms S Thornton 55
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Omniscient (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
I Am Invincible
Berdini's Girl
T: Chris Munce J: Justin Huxtable 55
2f Odyssey Moon (AUS) x Berdini (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Munce Racing / A Hoyeau
Fierce Warrior
T: S W Kendrick J: Baylee Nothdurft 57
2c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Laura Magne (AUS) (King Charlemagne (USA))
Military Gambler
T: Chris Munce J: G Boss 57
2c Rommel (AUS) x Call To Ransom (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Oaklands Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Munce Racing
The Stifmeister
T: S W Kendrick J: James Orman 57
2g Lonhro (AUS) x Hot Mama (AUS) (Duke Of Marmalade (IRE))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $47,500
V:Rosari Farm, Warwick, Qld
B: Krew Racing
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 57
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Ella Listo (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $380,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Gollan Racing/John Foote Bloodstock
Most Dazzling
T: Tony & Maddysen Sears J: Ms G Cartwright 57
2c Red Dazzler (AUS) x More Than Sharp (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $42,500
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Tony Sears Racing
T: S J Morrisey J: S Cormack 57
2g Dundeel (NZ) x Ice Cream Lady (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Henley Park, Cambridge, NZ
B: John Morrisey
MM National Weanling Sale $165,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Devcich Bloodstock Ltd
More Reading...
Mongolian Falcon Boosts Hawke's Bay Stallion Ranks
Well-known equestrian Vicki Wilson is leading the resurgence of thoroughbred breeding in Hawke’s Bay with the addition of Mongolian Falcon to the region’s stallion ranks.
Sad Passing of Reset
Darley celebrate the life of Northwood Park’s trailblazer Reset who passed at age 20.
Auret captures stakes double at Riccarton
Marton trainer Fraser Auret made it a red-letter day for the Auret family on Saturday when he captured both feature races at Riccarton.
Turn The Ace takes out Te Rapa feature
Rugged two-year-old Turn The Ace provided a second milestone for his sire Turn Me Loose in the space of seven days when he took out the feature event at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m).
Double Danehill – It’s Here to Stay
Whatever your thoughts on the positives and negatives of ‘double Danehill’, the reality is that we’ve now had two Golden Slipper winners in a row bred this way so a blanket dismissal is obviously a mistake.
Marboosha Reaps Her Reward in Gold Coast Guineas
Off the board in just one of her nine starts to date, Emirates Park Stud’s Dream ahead (USA) filly Marboosha was rewarded for her consistency in Saturday’s Group III Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).
Fastnet Rock Stayer Wins Wagga Wagga Cup
Despite winning at Caulfield two starts ago, Irish bred stayer Inverloch (IRE) was seen as long shot in the Listed Wagga Wagga Cup (2000m) on Friday, but led all the way for Matthew Cahill to score a tenacious win.
Explosive Jack the King of the Derbies
Tough-as-teak three-year-old Explosive Jack captured a third Derby in Saturday's $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby at Morphettville, and he might not be finished yet.
Capitalist Earns his Fee Increase
Newgate Farm’s Golden Slipper winning sire Capitalist has achieved great things so far this season and a Group I winner last Saturday in Captivant put the icing on the cake to justify a fee increase from $44,000 to $99,000.
One to Watch - Wagga
This three year-old filly by Pride of Dubai made it three wins on the trot at Wagga on Friday catching our eye with her dominant victory