First Hong Kong Winner for Star Turn

Tara Madgwick - Sunday May 2

Fresh from siring his first stakes-winner on Saturday in Miss Hipstar, Vinery Stud’s Star Turn posted his first Hong Kong winner on Sunday when Cordyceps Six saluted at Sha Tin bringing a timely pedigree update for his half-sister selling at Inglis HTBA May today.

Trained by Richard Gibson, Cordyceps Six was having his second start in the 1000m griffin plate and forged clear at the finish to win by the best part of a length.


A $140,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Sledmere Stud draft for N Lee, Cordyceps Six was a successful pinhook having been bought for just $25,000 out of the Newgate draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

Cordyceps Six is the first foal from unraced Hinchinbrook mare Sandcastles, a daughter of stakes-placed June Bug from the family of Group I winner Heat of the Moment.

Vinery Stud will offer the second foal from Sancastles, a filly by Real Impact (Jpn) at Inglis HTBA May as Lot 326.

Lot 326, click to see her page.
Cordyceps Six is the ninth first crop winner for Star Turn, who stands at Vinery this spring at a fee of $16,500.



Race Result - The Argonaut Griffin Plate 1000m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 0:57.06
Cordyceps Six
T: Richard Gibson J: T Piccone 55
2g Star Turn (AUS) x Sandcastles (AUS) (Hinchinbrook (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: N Lee
MM National Weanling Sale $25,000
V:Newgate Consignment Aberdeen NSW
B: Sledmere Stud
Turbo Power
T: K W Lui J: C Y Ho 60.5
3c Mizzen Mast (USA) x Head For Home (CAN) (Whiskey Wisdom (CAN))
Smart Idea
T: F C Lor J: J Moreira 55
2g Swiss Ace (AUS) x Eleanor Coup (NZ) (Daggers Drawn (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $17,000
B: Mr HN Auret
Cheval Valiant
T: D Whyte J: B Shinn 55
2g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Folies Bergere (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Super Kingdom
T: A T Millard J: K Teetan 55
2c Street Boss (USA) x Renaka (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $120,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Mark Richards As Agent
Miracle Victory
T: D A Hayes J: C Schofield 55
2c Astern (AUS) x Delaluna (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Andy Pang/Legends Bloodstock/McKeever Bloodstock
Hk Dragon
T: D Whyte J: Jerry Chau 54
3g Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x Sweet Lady (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Hang's Choice
T: W Y So J: M L Yeung 57
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Tingleo (GB) (Galileo (IRE))
Chiu Chow Warrior
T: K W Lui J: A Badel 57
3c Pioneerof The Nile (USA) x Mildly Offensive (USA) (Sharp Humor (USA))
Go Sing
T: C S Shum J: R Maia 57
3g Lawman (FR) x Jillnextdoor (IRE) (Henrythenavigator (USA))
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