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A star-studded record via Tdn Australia 2018-12-18
The 'purple, white stars and cap' of Denise Martin's Star Thoroughbreds have become part and parcel of the racing scene in Sydney. John Berry takes a look at the record of one of Australia's most successful syndicators.

A 2 year old STAR on the rise and 3 winners in 24 hours 2018-12-17
If the expression "some days are diamonds" is correct, the 24 hours ending at Randwick on Saturday afternoon, provided some of our owners with a very successful day of racing.

CATEGORIC wins in eye catching fashion at Newcastle 2018-12-10
It looked at one stage that it would be close to a Star quinella on Saturday at Newcastle when 3 year olds CATEGORIC and VERVE started to wind up on straightening in the 1,400 metres maiden. In the end it was the Zoustar gelding CATEGORIC who raced away to win by just under 2 lengths in an eye catching performance and a nicely judged ride by Kathy O'Hara.

BELLA SUCCESS wins in testing conditions at Warwick Farm 2018-11-29
A heavy track at Warwick Farm on a day when Sydney received a huge amount of rain in 12 hours, did not deter James McDonald who had a great day at the races with 3 winners for Chris' stable on a seven race program including a top class ride to win on our 4 year old I Am Invincible mare BELLA SUCCESS, first up over 1,200 metres.

John Tapp Racing Podcast - Episode 47 Denise Martin 2018-11-22
As a kid in Tasmania, Denise Martin often went to the races with her dad. The magic of racing was on her mind, throughout the years she spent in the hospitality industry. Some years later she decided to become a racehorse syndicator, and Star Thoroughbreds was born in 1992. Denise has brought much joy to many people, and has been responsible for some outstanding racehorses. She talks about her exciting twenty six years in the business.

Two days, 3 winners on 3 different racetracks 2018-11-06
The first to greet the winning post was 4 year old gelding CEDARWOOD on Friday at Ipswich. Jockey Michael McNab elected to have him go forward in the 1,690 metres Class 3 and for the bulk of the race CEDARWOOD travelled easily, several lengths behind the leader who had put a margin on the field after a couple of?hundred metres.

MANGIONE strikes a chord to win well at Canterbury Park 2018-10-29
Our fine staying prospect MANGIONE came from well back in the field to win at Canterbury Park on Friday night. The son of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente was noticeably very unlucky not to break his maiden status at Newcastle at his previous start, so the step up to 1,900 metres this time was just what he was looking for with MANGIONE now a metropolitan winner at his 3rd race start.

Whats it like almost beating Winx from within Waller's walls 2018-10-26
The Sydney Morning Herald - Adam Pengilly - 25 October 2018

A good result at the end of the day 2018-10-15
The patient owners of 3 year old gelding BURBANK needed to wait until the last race on the Kembla Grange program on Saturday over 1,400 metres to get the result they wanted. After jumping sharply from the barrier, BURBANK took up a forward position to settle fourth on the rail until the corner of the home turn, when an opening appeared immediately outside the leader.

Star's mid-week double continues our stellar "purple patch" 2018-10-11
It's said in racing circles that we should all enjoy the good days and success, because the less than great days require any amount of "character building" to get through. Yesterday at Warwick Farm was a terrific day for some of our Star owners with the 2 horses racing that afternoon, both winning.

"Bella" storms to victory in the Blazer Stakes at Flemington 2018-10-08
Our quality in form mare INVINCIBELLA returned to the winner's circle in the 1,400 metres Group 2 Blazer Stakes at Flemington on Saturday after being desperately unlucky at her previous start in the Group 2 Golden Pendant in Sydney. After beginning well INVINCIBELLA quickly got into a lovely rhythm with Hugh Bowman allowing the mare to travel very comfortably several horses off the rail just worse than midfield.

FIESTA wins the Darley Stallions 2018 Princess Series Crown 2018-10-03
Although it was a dramatic finish to the ATC Group 1 Flight Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday, our high quality filly FIESTA fought right to the line to run 2nd beaten a nose and in doing so, secured the title of the Darley Stallions 2018 Princess Series winner. It was the third time our Star Thoroughbreds' fillies have won this prestigious award with Danglissa and very recently our top class filly Foxplay also securing the title. FIESTA will now contest the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on 13th October.

NOIRE wins the Group 2 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill Gardens 2018-09-24
In what looked to be a race run in almost a repeat fashion to the Sheraco Stakes at the same track a fortnight ago, Star's classy 5 year old mare NOIRE scored her maiden Stakes win on Saturday when coming from last at the point of the home turn in the Group 2 Shannon Stakes, to overpower the other runners and win in very slashing style.

VOILA leads all the way at Warwick Farm 2018-09-20
STRONG>VOILA was a 2017 Inglis Easter Star Thoroughbred's yearling purchase from the draft of Riversdale Farm. She is beautifully bred; by the world renowned Choisir and out of the Stakes performed Zabeel mare Milzeel (NZ), a daughter of Champion Older Mare In Australia and New Zealand Miltak. The filly most certainly has the looks to match her star studded pedigree page.

Star's Saturday To Remember 2018-09-10
Saturday was a memorable day's racing for many of our Star owners with the purple and white stars figuring prominently all through the afternoon.

Back to back wins for CORMAC  2018-09-06
A fortnight ago CORMAC recorded a strong win at Warwick Farm over 2,200 metres in such a manner that indicated the four year old gelding might very well develop into a more than "handy" stayer. He confirmed that thought yesterday when again pairing up with Kerrin McEvoy to win at the Kensington meeting at Randwick; this time over 2,400 metres.

APERITIF wins first up this preparation at Canterbury Park 2018-08-30
APERITIF started her spring preparation off on a winning note with victory over 1,100 metres at Canterbury Park yesterday. The filly jumped sharply from her good barrier so jockey Jay Ford allowed APERITIF to go forward as she was racing keenly for the first part of the race.

CORMAC and Kerrin McEvoy relish 2,200 metres at Warwick Farm 2018-08-23
Four year old gelding CORMAC won well yesterday over 2,200 metres at Warwick Farm with Kerrin McEvoy aboard. The pair had already been placed over the trip this preparation at "the farm" so it was pleasing for all involved to cheer them home first past the post this time.

FIESTA wins the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes 2018-08-20
Winner of the Group 3 Widden Stakes as a 2 year old in the autumn, FIESTA returned to racing at Royal Randwick on Saturday with a brilliant win in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes over 1,200 metres.

A Strike Rate To Dream About 2018-08-02
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.

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