Sire: Star Turn
Foaled: Oct 07, 2020
Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
Sire: STAR TURN
STAR TURN by STAR WITNESS 3 wins 1 at 2. Star Turn was a Powerhouse Sprinter and the ONLY 3yo colt of his generation who measured up to weight-for-age (WFA) Gr.1 racing in the Autumn.
But he wasn’t just a phenomenal 3yo! In a stellar crop of colts, Star Turn drew first blood as a Spring 2yo in the Pierro Plate at Randwick before a 2nd to Flying Artie in the Blue Diamond Prelude in the Autumn. His only unplaced runs in a 12 start career were 5th and 6th in Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper respectively.
It’s not surprising that he was a pre-Christmas juvenile winner given his precocious pedigree. He is by Gr.1 Blue Diamond-winning Star Witness, who won 3 of his 4 2yo starts and is from 5-time Stakes winning sprinter Golden Delicious.
SKYANN by SMART MISSILE Unraced. This is her first foal.
She hails from a strong pedigree with General Nediym, Pins and Danehill all prominent in her bloodlines.
Trainers: MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT Jnr
Mick Price gained his license in 1991 and while he enjoyed some early success the big move came in 1996 when he moved into stables at Caulfield that Lee Freedman had previously operated from. The move to Caulfield saw Price move from a bit part to a big player in the Victorian training ranks. He is now firmly established in the top echelon of trainers not only in Victoria but Australia.
Mick Price has prepared more than 100 winners a season for the past 10 seasons, a position that puts him in rare company. He has enjoyed abundance of success with 36 Group 1 wins and more than 2000 career wins.
Mick Price has a fantastic record with two-year-olds and has produced a number of stallions including Extreme Choice and Flying Artie which both have started stud duties in the 2017 season.
Notable Group one success SEABROOK – Blueblood Thoroughbreds (Champagne Stakes), SECRET AGENDA – Blueblood Thoroughbreds (Robert Sangster Stakes), LANKAN RUPEE (Lightning Stakes, Manikato Stakes, TJ Smith Stakes, Newmarket Handicap, Oakleigh Plate), TARZINO (Victoria Derby, Rosehill Guineas) GRUNT (Makybe Stakes, Australian Guineas), MIGHTY BOSS (Caulfield Guineas), HIYAAM (Vinery Stud Stakes)and PROFITEER (Capitalist).
NOMINATIONS AND BONUS SCHEMES
Paid up for the lucrative BOBS Silver bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the Inglis race series.