Astern

B 2013 16.0½HH (1.63M)
Medaglia d'Oro – Essaouira (Exceed And Excel)
Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
Star Australian speed horse and Medaglia d’Oro’s best son at stud anywhere in the world with a 126 Timeform rating. Brilliant winner of the G1 Golden Rose, Australia’s version of the Allen Jerkens. He’s Medaglia d’Oro’s highest-rated sprinter, too. A magnificent individual from an exceptional family. First-crop sales two-year-olds bring $375,000 and $340,000. His first winner is TDN Rising Star Mainstay by eight lengths on debut at Monmouth!

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Golden Rose S (G1), 1400m, Rosehill, 10 September 2016
Run To The Rose (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, 27 August 2016
Silver Slipper S (G2), 1100m, Rosehill, 20 February 2016
Kindergarten S (G3), 1100m, Randwick, 02 April 2016
Maiden race, 1000m, Randwick, 05 December 2015

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Danger Strykes
Castletown S, 1200m, Wanganui, 05 June 2021
Seradess
Cinderella S, 1050m, Morphettville, 08 March 2021

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Pedigree

ASTERN

MEDAGLIA D'ORO

EL PRADO

SADLER'S WELLS

NORTHERN DANCER

FAIRY BRIDGE

LADY CAPULET

SIR IVOR

CAP AND BELLS

CAPPUCINO BAY

BAILJUMPER

DAMASCUS

COURT CIRCUIT

DUBBED IN

SILENT SCREEN

SOCIETY SINGER

ESSAOUIRA

EXCEED AND EXCEL

DANEHILL

DANZIG

RAZYANA

PATRONA

LOMOND

GLADIOLUS

ALIZES

RORY'S JESTER

CROWN JESTER

RORY'S ROCKET

LA BARAKA

EUCLASE

TRISCAY

By MEDAGLIA D’ORO (1999) Travers S (G1), Whitney H (G1), Donn H (G1), etc. Sire of 2,021 foals aged three and up, including ASTERN, CROWN PROSECUTOR, FLIT, GOLDEN SIXTY, VANCOUVER, BAR OF GOLD, BOLT D’ORO, ENTICED, MSHAWISH, NEW MONEY HONEY, PASSION FOR GOLD, PLUM PRETTY, RACHEL ALEXANDRA, SONGBIRD, TALISMANIC, VIOLENCE, WARRIOR’S REWARD, etc.

1st dam: ESSAOUIRA by Exceed And Excel. Winner (5f) at 2. Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners:

ASTERN (c Medaglia d’Oro) G1 winner, see race record.

ALIZEE (f Sepoy) Champion three-year-old filly in Australia10 wins (5½f-8f), 3 to 5, 2020, Futurity S (G1), Flight S (G1), Queen Of The Turf S (G1), Expressway S (G2), Light Fingers S (G2), Tea Rose S (G2), Missile S (G2), Apollo S (G2), Christmas Classic H, 2nd Silver Shadow S (G2), TAB Expressway S (G2), Magic Night S (G3), 3rd The 1,000 Guineas (G1), Memsie S (G1).

Mogador (g Lonhro) 3 wins (5f-5½f) at 2 to 6, 2nd Queensland Day S, Blue Sapphire S, 3rd W J Healy S (G3).

Tassort (c Brazen Beau) Winner (5½f) at 2, 2nd Silver Slipper S (G2).

MARRAKESH (f Lonhro) 3 wins (5f-5½f) at 3 and 4.

2nd dam: ALIZES by Rory’s Jester. 3 wins (5f-6f) at 2, Magic Night S (G2), 2nd MRC Schillaci S (G2). Dam of 4 winners:

PETERKIN (c Invincible Spirit) 3 wins at 2 and 3.

SAYF SHAMAL (f Elusive Quality) Winner at 3.

3rd dam: LA BARAKA by Euclase. 6 wins at 2 and 3, Galaxy H (G1), Endeavour S (G3), R N Irwin S (G3), National S (G3), Pura Milk S, 2nd Champagne S (G2). Dam of 5 winners:

Flouze (f Zabeel) 3rd Laelia S.

4th dam: TRISCAY by Marscay. Champion three-year-old in Australia, 19 wins, 2 to 4, Australian Guineas (G1), Queensland Oaks (G1), AJC Oaks (G1), Champagne S (G1), Flight S (G1), Queensland Guineas (G2). Dam of 7 winners:

TSUIMAI (c Thunder Gulch) Gloaming S (G2), Gosford Classic, 3rd Spring Champion S (G1), Epsom H (G1). Sire.

SATYRIC (f Danehill) Winner at 3 and 4. Dam of:

AGISTER (g Mossman) Eskimo Prince S.

READYOR (f More Than Ready) Keith Mackay Quality H.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 3 - - -
Three 5 2 2 - -
Total 9 5 2 - -

At 2

1st
Silver Slipper S (G2), 1100m, Rosehill, beating Defcon, Mount Panorama.
1st
Kindergarten S (G3), 1100m, Randwick, dead-heating with El Divino, beating Geneteau, Lionhearted.
1st
Maiden race, 1000m, Randwick, by 2½l, beating Niccolance.

At 3

1st
Golden Rose S (G1), 1400m, Rosehill, by 2¼l, beating Omei Sword, Impending, Divine Prophet, Good Standing, Yankee Rose, El Divino, Mediterranean, Derryn, Oink, Thronum, Nikitas.
1st
Run To The Rose (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, beating Star Turn, Impending, El Divino, Mediterranean, Nikitas, Tessera, Manolo Blahniq, Good Standing, Cellarman, Telperion.
2nd
Coolmore Stud S (G1), 1200m, Flemington, to Flying Artie, beating Star Turn, Russian Revolution, Extreme Choice, Manolo Blahniq, Derryn, Saracino.
2nd
Roman Consul S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, by a head, to Russian Revolution, beating Capitalist, Nikitas, Flash Fibian, Mount Panorama.

Timeform 126

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Astern’s progeny at the races