A rare yearling by hot sire Starspangledbanner was the top seller at the opening session of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' premier yearling sale Aug. 26.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Jockey||Joseph Patrick O'Brien|
|Owner||Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, Smith, Derrick and Mithen, A. P.|
|Breeder||Emily Krstina (Aust) Pty Ltd|
|Starspangledbanner (AUS) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Choisir (AUS)||Danehill Dancer (IRE)|
|Great Selection (AUS)|
|Gold Anthem (AUS)||Made of Gold|
|National Song (AUS)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Newmarc Bloodstock & Grange Partnership||Makybe||$112,764|
|Stallion||William Inglis, agent||Rosemont Stud||$19,534|
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Starspangledbanner, the 2010 champion sprinter in Australia, will return to stud duty after having been retired for the second time.
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Having cleared quarantine, Aidan O'Brien's powerful string of Breeders' Cup contenders took to the oval with the other Europeans at Santa Anita Park for the first time to stretch their legs the morning of Nov. 1.
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Australian import Starspangledbanner took the lead at the start and never looked back, rocketing home to win the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot by 1 3/4 lengths over Society Rock. Kinsale King finished third.