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Star Exhibit A Monument For His Sire

Veteran stayer Star Exhibit, a son of the recently pensioned sire Statue Of Liberty, joined elite company with his second Perth Cup win at Ascot on Saturday.

Star Exhibit A Monument For His Sire

Veteran stayer Star Exhibit, a son of the recently pensioned sire Statue Of Liberty, joined elite company with his second Perth Cup win at Ascot on Saturday.

Star Exhibit
Star Exhibit Picture:Racing and Sports

The Adam Durrant-trained 7YO gelding, who won his first G2 Perth Cup in 2016, joined the great Kiwi stayer Magistrate (1981-82), Fait Accompli (1970-72), Fairetha (1958-59), Cueeson (1933-35), Artesian(1911-13), Scarpia (1893-94 and Wandering Willie (1890-92) as dual winners of the historic race first run in 1887.

Star Exhibit Horseform has won $1,258,025 from his 10 wins and six placings at 29 starts.


His imported Statue Of Liberty (Storm Cat) was pensioned at the start of this season by Victoria’s Sun Stud.

Star Exhibit’s dam Star Encounter made a big contribution to this year’s Perth Cup as she was represented by three of her foals.

Her other progeny Royal Star Horseform (Redoute’s Choice) finished 11th and her full sister Perfect Jewel Horseform was 14th.

All three are raced by leading owner Bob Peters, who has now won a record eight Perth Cups.

Star Exhibit (Statue Of Liberty x Star Encounter by Jeune) was trained by Geoff Durrant and John Miller before Adam Durrant took over training him this campaign following the gelding’s stint in Victoria with Darren Weir.

He is one of three winners from Star Encounter, who won the Listed Pinjarra Cup and comes from a prolific family nurtured by Peters.

She is a sister to Galaxy Queen, the dam of this season’s G1 Railway Stakes winner Galaxy Star (Redoute’s Choice), and a half-sister to the stakes-placed Favourite Star (More Than Ready).

Favourite Star is the dam of the Peter-owned and bred Enticing Star (Testa Rossa), who was runner-up in the G1 Winterbottom Stakes last month.

Star Encounter has an unnamed two-year-old brother and yearling sister to Star Exhibit and was covered in October by Dundeel.

Racing And Sports



147504
R8 ASCOT 5 January 2019
Tabtouch-Perth Cup 3U , 2400m
Race Synopsis: Winner of this race in 2016, Star Exhibit scored a surprise $31 victory. Having his sixth run this preparation and one of five runners for leading owner Bob Peters, he settled in near last on the rails from his wide barrier (15). He improved, between runners, from the 800m, got a split on straightening and finished too well to score a good win in a solid staying performance. It was also a good ride by Peter Hall. The favourite Action, another of Peters' runners, enjoyed a good trip in fifth place (between runners). William Pike steered him into clear running rounding the home turn, looked the winner when he hit the front at the 200m but he could not hold off the late-closing winner for a good second. Prize Catch raced eighth place (between runners), tracked through nearing the home turn and kept running nicely to take third. The Bob Peters-raced mare Mississippi Delta raced in fifth place, but caught three wide, was third rounding the home turn and battled on well for (3.5 lengths) fourth after racing deep most of the way while Gatting made late ground from 11th at the 800m for (4 lengths) fifth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. STAR EXHIBIT (AUS)
7yo Gelding
ADAM DURRANT
PETER HALL
55.0
$31.00
 
STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) - STAR ENCOUNTER (AUS)
Peters Investments Pty Ltd Syndicate (Mgr: R J & Mrs S L Peters)
2nd  
3. ACTION (AUS)
4yo Gelding
G & A WILLIAMS
WILLIAM PIKE
53.0
$3.25
 
PIERRO (AUS) - BROADWAY BELLE (AUS)
Peters Investments Pty Ltd Syndicate(Mgr: R J & Mrs S L Peters)
3rd  
12. PRIZE CATCH (AUS)
5yo Gelding
LINDSEY SMITH
PETER KNUCKEY
53.0
$21.00
 
ZOFFANY (IRE) - ABALONE (AUS)
 R W Ditchburn, N P Ditchburn, T R Ditchburn, G J Taylor, G R Mc Phail, B Jordinson, D J Palermo, T Carew-Reid, D Carew-Reid, K G Crosby, D J Leo, M L Norrish, D R Parke, S I Parke, S Davy, Bluehawk Syndicate(Mgr: S Ody), A Kur, Ms S Francis, P R Grey, D Brown
4th  10. MISSISSIPPI DELTA (AUS)
5yo Mare
G & A WILLIAMS
CHRIS PARNHAM
53.0
$5.50
5th  1. GATTING (AUS)
5yo Gelding
DARREN MCAULIFFE
DAMIAN LANE
59.0
$6.00
6th  6. ELEGANT BLAST (AUS)
5yo Mare
JUSTIN WARWICK
LUCY F WARWICK
53.0
$41.00
7th  4. CAPPO D'ORO (AUS)
6yo Gelding
FRED KERSLEY
J AZZOPARDI
53.0
$17.00
8th  18. BROTHER'S KEEPER (AUS)
5yo Gelding
TIARNNA ROBERTSON
TROY TURNER
53.0
$151.00
9th  5. DARK MUSKET (AUS)
7yo Gelding
G C BALLANTYNE
SHAUN O'DONNELL
53.0
$81.00
10th  15. ROYAL STAR (AUS)
5yo Mare
ADAM DURRANT
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
53.0
$67.00
11th  13. PRYING TOM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
SHARON MILLER
RANDY TAN
53.0
$26.00
12th  14. QUEEN BEY (AUS)
5yo Mare
G & A WILLIAMS
BEN PATERSON
53.0
$101.00
13th  9. LIKE A BUTTERFLY (AUS)
4yo Mare
LOU & DION LUCIANI
JASON WHITING
53.0
$81.00
14th  11. PERFECT JEWEL (AUS)
4yo Mare
G & A WILLIAMS
PATRICK CARBERY
53.0
$8.00
15th  7. IHTSAHYMN (AUS)
8yo Gelding
FRED KERSLEY
STEVEN PARNHAM
53.0
$101.00
16th  8. KHARTOUM (AUS)
5yo Gelding
P G CAREY
DANIEL STAECK
53.0
$9.00

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