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 highest-rated 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. Five first-crop Black Type horses - the same number as his sire at the same stage of his career - including G2 Miss Grillo winner Sail By and G3 Schuylerville runner-up Mainstay. His 16% Black Type performers from runners in 2021 was best among all Kentucky freshman sires.

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Watch him go: see him at his best

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

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Seradess
Scarborough Stakes (G3), 1200m, Moonee Valley, 24 September 2021
Brigantine
Cleanaway Handicap, 1300m, Randwick, 04 September 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 2,144 foals aged three and up, including ASTERN, ENTICED, BAR OF GOLD, BOLT D’ORO, CAMBIER PARC, ELATE, GABBY’S GOLDEN GAL, GOLDEN SIXTY, HIGHER POWER, MSHAWISH, NEW MONEY HONEY, PLUM PRETTY, RACHEL ALEXANDRA, SONGBIRD, TALISMANIC, VANCOUVER, VIOLENCE, WARRIOR’S REWARD, etc.

1st dam: 

ESSAOUIRA, by Exceed and Excel. Winner at 2, MVRC Valleyevents.net.au 2YO P. Half-sister to Lascars. Dam of nine named foals, eight to race, seven winners, inc:-

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, 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).

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

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

MARRAKESH (f Lonhro) 3 wins (5f-5½f) at 3 and 4. Dam of: MAMOUNIA (f Medaglia d'Oro) Galilee Series Final H, 3rd Adrian Knox S (G3).

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 Earnings
Two 4 3 - - A$301,750
Three 5 2 2 - A$877,800
Total 9 5 2 - A$1,179,550

At 2

1st
Silver Slipper S (G2), 1,100m at Rosehill, beating Defcon, Mount Panorama.
1st
Kindergarten S (G3), 1,100m at Randwick, dead-heating with El Divino, beating Geneteau, Lionhearted.
1st
Maiden race, 1,000m at Randwick, by 2½l, beating Niccolance.

At 3

1st
Golden Rose S (G1), 1,400m at 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), 1,200m at Rosehill, beating Star Turn, Impending, El Divino, Mediterranean, Nikitas, Tessera, Manolo Blahniq, Good Standing, Cellarman, Telperion.
2nd
Coolmore Stud S (G1), 1,200m at Flemington, to Flying Artie, beating Star Turn, Russian Revolution, Extreme Choice, Manolo Blahniq, Derryn, Saracino.
2nd
Roman Consul S (G2), 1,200m at Randwick, by a head, to Russian Revolution, beating Capitalist, Nikitas, Flash Fibian, Mount Panorama.

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Astern’s progeny at the races