Astern

$11,000 B 2013 16.0½HH (1.63M)
Medaglia d'Oro – Essaouira (Exceed And Excel)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW

The highest-rated sprinter by Medaglia d’Oro and from Champion broodmare Essaouira.

From his first two crops, he’s sired 11 Stakes performers to date including Seradess, Brigantine, Arnaqueur and Danger Strykes.

His yearlings have sold for up to $725,000 with returning buyers including Denise Martin, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott and Ciaron Maher Racing. James Cummings has 10 two-year-olds by Astern in the stable, including city winner and G3 performer Va Via.

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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
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

MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) (Bay or Brown 1999-Stud 2005. 8 wins from 6f to 1¼m, US$4,554,720,
4,416,000Dhs, Saratoga Travers S., G1, Whitney H., G1, Gulfstream Park Donn H., G1, Saratoga
Jim Dandy S., G2, Santa Anita Strub S., G2, San Felipe S., G2, Oaklawn H., G2, 2d Belmont
Belmont S., G1, Breeders' Cup Classic, G1-twice, Nad al Sheba Dubai World Cup, G1, Del Mar
Pacific Classic S., G1, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., G1. Sire of 1,636 rnrs, 1,080 wnrs, 164 SW,
66.0% winners, 10.1% Stakes winners, inc. Astern, Songbird, Rachel Alexandra, Talismanic,
Vancouver, Golden Sixty, Passion for Gold, Marketing Mix, Mshawish, Elate, Cambier Parc,
New Money Honey, Plum Pretty, Bolt d'Oro, Champagne d'Oro, Gabby's Golden Gal, 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:-

  ALIZEE (f by Sepoy) Leading Older Female on the 2019 WTR (Sprint). Champion 3YO Filly in
         Australia in 2017-18. Champion Female Sprinter in Australia in 2018-19.
10 wins from 1100m
         to 1600m, A$3,179,800, ATC Queen of the Turf S.,
G1, Flight S., G1, MRC Futurity S., G1,
         ATC Apollo S.,
G2, Light Fingers S., G2, Tea Rose S., G2, Expressway S., G2, Missile S.,
         
G2, Christmas Classic H., L,, 2d ATC Expressway S., G2, Silver Shadow S., G2, Magic Night
         S.,
G3, 3d MRC Memsie S., G1, Thousand Guineas, G1, VRC All-Star Mile, 4th ATC Vinery
         Stud S.,
G1, VRC Sprint Classic, G1, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., G2.

  ASTERN (c by Medaglia d'Oro) 5 wins. G1 winner. See race record.
  Tassort (c by Brazen Beau) Winner at 2, ATC Golden Gift, 2d ATC Silver Slipper S., G2.
  Mogador (g by Lonhro) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$323,450, ATC TAB Multi P., Pro-Ride
         H., 2d MRC Blue Sapphire S.,
L, BRC Queensland Day P., L, 3d Qld Tatt's WJ Healy S., G3.

  Marrakesh (f by Lonhro) 3 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$80,820, 2d MRC William Hill H., MVRC ACJC
         Happy New Year H., MRC (Mornington) Melbourne Truck Centre 2YO H. Dam of-

    Mamounia (Medaglia d'Oro) Winner at 2000m in 2021-22, 3d ATC Adrian Knox S., G3.

2nd dam:
ALIZES, by Rory's Jester. 3 wins at 2, A$226,250, STC Magic Night S., G2, VRC Waltzing Lily H.,
      
L, MRC Shame 2YO H., 2d MRC Schillaci S., G2, Debutante S., L. Half-sister to Flouze,
      Tabasco Kitten (dam of
CUBA). Dam of 11 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

  Lascars (Sepoy) Placed at 2 in 2021-22, 2d VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L.
  Peterkin. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, Chester LDF H., Crabbie's Strawberry & Lime H., 3d Ascot SIS
         Live H.

  Essaouira. Winner. See above.
  Time Check. Winner at 6f in GB. Dam of-
    Willinga Beast (Snitzel) Winner at 2, A$223,250, in 2021-22, ATC First Justify Yearlings 2YO
           H., 2d ATC Percy Sykes S.,
G2.

3rd dam:
LA BARAKA, by Euclase. Joint second top filly on The 1997-98 Australasian 3YO Classification.
      
6 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$641,780, AJC Galaxy H., G1, Endeavour S., G3, SAJC
      RN Irwin S.,
G3, National S., G3, VRC Moomba P., L, VATC HDF McNeil S., L, 2d MVRC
      Champagne S.,
G2. Half-sister to TSUIMAI, Robrick, Satyric (dam of AGISTER, READYOR).
      Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race,
5 winners, inc:-

  ALIZES (Rory's Jester) 3 wins. See above.
  Flouze (Zabeel) Winner at 1200m, 3d SAJC Laelia S., L, Hop Skip Dump H., Marsh H. Producer.
  Tabasco Kitten. Winner at 1000m, 2d ATC Sharp H. Dam of-
     CUBA (All Too Hard) 8 wins to 1500m, A$527,115, to 2020-21, Canberra RC National Sprint H.,
            
L, ATC Filante H., Schweppes H., Australian Turf Club H.-twice, 2d ATC Bill Ritchie H., G3.

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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