Starcraft posts 12th stakeswinner

Already a Group 1 sire, Starcraft has steadily extended his record this season with three Australian stakeswinners, and most recently his 12th lifetime stakeswinner, this time from his single northern hemisphere crop.

The 83 foals conceived during Starcraft’s solitary English season at Cheveley Park Stud are now five-year-olds and include five stakes performers, among them the Cheveley-bred colt Baschar who broke through for his first stakes victory in last Sunday’s Preis von Dahlwitz 2000m LR in Germany. It was the entire’s third win in a 12-start career that also features Group 2 and Listed placings at three.

Baschar is the fourth stakeswinner from Belle et Deluree (by The Minstrel), also the grand-dam of the 2010 Champion European 2YO Filly, Hooray.

Pictured: Hallowell Belle running a bold race for third to Master of Design & Rain Affair in the T.J. Smith S. G1 on 14 April. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Starcraft’s Australian daughter 3YO Hallowell Belle continued her sterling work today with a third placing in the ATC James H.B. Carr S. LR – her tenth black type performance in 12 starts this season. Second to Sepoy in last year’s Blue Diamond S. G1, Hallowell Belle notched up her first stakes victory in the ATC Darby Munro S. LR last month, and has been third in all her three starts since then, including the ATC T.J. Smith S. G1.

Her efforts, and those of stakeswinners Celebrity Girl and Perfect Punch have put Starcraft among the season’s top ten Australian 3YO Sires with earnings of almost $1.4 million.

Starcraft’s current 2YOs – there are only 23 of them – have been quietly getting on with business, with three winners from four to race, most recently the filly Stella Lante (ex Villa Lante by Filante), successful at Morphettville on 14 April.

Starcraft stands the 2012 season at a fee of $27,500 inc. GST.

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