We recently negotiated the private purchase of the broodmare Starr Gate, who will be added to the growing broodmare band for our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables.
A daughter of Horse of the Year Mineshaft, Starr Gate is out of Stellar, a $700,000 2-year-old in-training purchase by Demi O’Byrne for Coolmore, who went on to be a debut winner at 2, finish 2nd in the G2 Adirondack Stakes next time out, and at 3 win the Very Subtle Handicap for trainer Patrick Biancone. She is a half-sister to the Ned Evans-bred Grade 1 winner Gygistar, out of Starr County, by Ogygian. Starr County, in turn, is out of the G2-placed winner Ellie Milove, by Dr. Fager — a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1 winner and Champion Eillo.
Starr Gate herself won twice as a 3-year-old, at 6 furlongs and 6-1/2 furlongs, as part of her lifetime record of (7) 2-2-2, $55,680.
Her first foal is a 4-year-old of 2019, who is placed so far in her racing career, while her 3-year-old has yet to start. She also has a 2-year-old and a yearling in the pipeline, but was not bred for 2019.