Singapore Stakes Quinella for Star Turn

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 20

Vinery Stud’s promising young sire Star Turn already has a stakes-winner in Hong Kong in Cordyceps Six and now he also has one in Singapore with speedy three year-old Golden Monkey winning the Singapore Sprint Sng G3 (1200m) at Kranji on Saturday beating another Star Turn in Silent is Golden.

Trained by timothy Fitzsimmons, Golden Monkey chimed in with a furlong to run and powered clear to win by more than three lengths taking his overall record to two wins and five placings from nine starts.


Bred by Howard Blight of Bendaree Stud, Golden Monkey was a $54,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Byerley Stud draft and was passed in when re-offered at the Inglis Ready 2Race Sale.

He is the best of two winners from Dixie’s Comet, a half-sister by Northern Meteor to stakes-placed Hong Kong performer Flagship Shine.

Star Turn

Golden Monkey is the fourth stakes-winner for Star Turn, who stands at Vinery Stud this spring at a fee of $27,500.  Star Turn has sired the winners of over $3million in Australia this season.



Race Result - Singapore Sprint Gr3 1200m

Singapore Track: Good Time: 1:08.87
Golden Monkey
T: T Fitzsimmons J: O Chavez 57
3g Star Turn (AUS) x Dixie's Comet (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Silent Is Gold
T: S Gray J: Ron Stewart 57
3g Star Turn (AUS) x Confident (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Gold Ten Sixty-One
T: T Fitzsimmons J: Jake Bayliss 57
3g Dalghar (FR) x La Belle Femme (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
No More Delay
T: K Y Young J: R Woodworth 57
3g Zoustar (AUS) x Tranquil Harmony (AUS) (Dream Ahead (USA))
T: R Le Grange J: K A'isisuhairi 57
3g Orpen (USA) x Water Side (ARG) (Salt Lake (USA))
T: Ms D Logan J: K Hakim 57
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Friday Hussy (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Legacy Reign
T: L Khoo J: R Shafiq 54.5
3g The Gurkha (IRE) x Rohain (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE))
T: S Baertschiger J: S Shafrizal 57
3g Showcasing (GB) x Pinina (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Montana Flash
T: Ms D Logan J: D R Beasley 57
3g Star Turn (AUS) x Dukemore (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
War Commander
T: R Le Grange J: C C Wong 57
3g American Pharoah (USA) x Snitzel's Jewel (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
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