Established by Denise Martin in 1994, premier Australasian syndication company Star Thoroughbreds offers high quality horses sought from the leading yearling sales, to race in share partnerships. Over 20 years of racetrack success has been the hallmark to the longevity of the now famous Star Thoroughbreds purple and white stars racing colours.
"Denise is unbelievable, she has been the most supportive person you could imagine. She has a great business and she has brought a lot of people to us. She just looks after them like you wouldn't believe." Chris Waller, Royal Randwick, April 2017.
We knew that it had been a successful racing year just past for Star however when we received advice that Ray and Helen Aurisch were co-recipients of the award for the "Highest Strike Rate Owner at ATC Courses in 2017 / 2018" then we realised it had in fact been a tremendous year. With 165 city runners throughout the year Ray and Helen won 39 metropolitan races at a strike rate of 23.63%. This is a fantastic result by any measure. Amongst their winners this year was the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas winner D'Argento.
It was another impressive riding display by young New Zealand apprentice Sam Weatherley on Wednesday at Canterbury Park, when winning over 1,900 metres on 5 year old TRAFALGAR. The gelding returned to racing recently following a long time away from the track and it was an excellent training performance by Chris Waller and his team to have the gelding back in the winner's circle third up over a distance preferred by TRAFALGAR.