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Star Sparks
Star Sparks
Star Sparks
Star Sparks
Star Sparks

Lot 11 - Star Sparks

This colt has an abundance of presence & was bought very well.




Bay colt       Foaled 21st August 2017 

MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) El PradoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Lady CapuletSir Ivor
Cappucino BayBailjumperDamascus
Dubbed InSilent Screen
SnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Snippets' LassSnippets
CalviniaVarick (USA)Mr. Prospector
Karroo (GB)Blakeney

MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) (Bay or Brown 1999-Stud 2005). 8 wins to 1¼m, Gulfstream Donn H., Gr.1. Sire of 1268 rnrs, 813 wnrs, 126 SW, inc. Songbird (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Gr.1), Rachel Alexandra, Talismanic, Vancouver, Passion for Gold, Marketing Mix, Mshawish, New Money Honey, Plum Pretty, Bolt d'Oro, Elate, Champagne d'Oro, Gabby's Golden Gal, Astern, Coffee Clique, Dickinson, Lochte, Crown Prosecutor, Violence, C.S. Silk, Bar Of Gold, etc.


1st dam

FIREWORKS, by Snitzel. Winner at 2, A$152,000, ATC Widden S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, Hyland Race Colours 2YO P., 4th ATC Stan Fox S., Gr.2. Three-quarter-sister to  Stellar Vinia (dam of EKTIFAA), half-sister to CALVEEN, KOSI BAY, STRIKER (dam of FIRST IMPRESSIONS),  Acacia Bay (dam of OKAHU BAY). This is her first foal.


2nd dam

CALVINIA, by Varick (USA). Winner at 1400m in NZ. Half-sister to ENGLISH WONDER (dam of DR GRACE, ASIA), Hunka's Tribe. Dam of 13 named foals, 8 to race, all winners, inc:-

CALVEEN (f Canny Lad) Champion Sprinter, Miler & Older Female Miler in NZ in 2004-05. 10 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$404,015, A$146,750, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.2, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.3, Avondale JC H., Waikato RC Waikato Stud H., 2d VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, MRC Victoria H., Gr.3, 3d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, ARC Rich Hill Mile, Gr.2, Cambridge JC Veterinary Services H., 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Mudgway Partsworld S., Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of 4 winners-

Miss Delveen (f Encosta de Lago) 5 wins from 1200m to 2100m, ARC Stella Artois H., Waikato RC H., 2d ARC Specsavers H., Waikato RC Mini & Maxi Marquees H., Centrepoint Apartments Caloundra H., 3d WRC Trentham S., Gr.3, ARC Norm Holland-Legend H.

KOSI BAY (f Spinning World) 4 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$336,075, AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, STC Epona S., L, AJC Campbell's Cash & Carry H., 2d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, Omnicorp H., STC Spring Racing H., 3d VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, STC Canterbury S., Gr.2, AJC Japan Racing Association P., L, STC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., Stowe Australia H., Nivea Visage H., 4th MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3. Producer.

FIREWORKS (f Snitzel) Winner. See above.

STRIKER (f Van Nistelrooy) 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$156,403, WRC Anniversary H., L, Waikato RC Venture Thoroughbreds H., 2d WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Waikato RC Cal Isuzu S., Gr.2, Kowhai Farm H., Manawatu RC Ashhurst Business Houses H., 3d ARC Rich Hill Mile, Gr.2, Waikato RC Raffles Farm H. Dam of 2 winners-

FIRST IMPRESSIONS (f Rip Van Winkle) 3 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$192,325, Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3, 3d WATC Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L.

 Acacia Bay. 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, STC Wests Leagues Campbelltown H., 2d AJC Chifley H., STC TMP Adcomms H., 3d STC Data Global Technologies H. Dam of 2 winners-

OKAHU BAY (f Flying Spur) 3 wins from 1500m to 2500m, A$132,165, SAJC South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, 3d Murray Bridge Gold Cup, L.

Harada Bay (g Haradasun) 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1650m, A$442,480, BRC Hog's Slow Cooked Steaks H., ATC Chiko H., BRC Tom Hourigan's 30th Birthday H., Hervey Bay Hotel P., AAMI Stradbroke Raceday P., GCTC Everything Gold Coast H., 2d Sale Cup, L.

 Stolen Girlfriend. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

ONE FOR ONE - HINYUEN SWIFTNESS (H.K.) (g Duke of Marmalade) 5 wins to 1500m, A$128,600, HK$2,100,200, to 2018-19, VRC Poseidon S., L, SAJC Quayclean H., Projection Graphics P., HKJC Shantou H., 3d SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L.

 Stellar Vinia. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

EKTIFAA (f More Than Ready) 4 wins to 1450m, R565,000, Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, Spectracare H.

 Spanish Lake. Unraced. Dam of-

Maracaibo (f Redoute's Choice) 3 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$149,190, in 2018-19, SAJC TAB H., 3d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Oaks, Gr.1.

 Devil's Thumbprint. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

Triple Six (f Dehere) 2 wins at 1300m, 1550m, A$122,260, ATC Canterbury BMW H., TAB Millions H., 2d ATC Rotary International H., Members Terrace P., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, ATC Turf Club H., 4th ATC Keith F Nolan Classic, Gr.3. Producer.

Data Provided by Arion Pedigrees

This beautiful colt is by the sire of our very own Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, Medaglia D'Oro. Medaglia D'Oro has cemented himself as a reliable source of stakes winners in both hemispheres over the years. After 10 consecutive seasons, Medaglia D'Oro did not return to Darley last breeding season but he has certainly left a fine legacy at stud with Champion two-year-old Vancouver and Golden Rose winner Astern. Medaglia D'Oro is having an extraordinary season so far in the southern hemisphere delivering stakes horses over all distances and of all ages from a Group 1 classic winning three-year-old to multiple stakes winning two-year-olds, including smart two-year-old fillies Tenley and Flit.

This colt is the first foal out of the Group 3 winning mare Fireworks. Fireworks was an extremely precocious two-year-old winning the Group 3 Widden Stakes and placing in 3 further races during her campaign including the Group 2 Reisling Stakes. Beautifully bred, this Snitzel mare is a half-sister to three stakes horses including Champion Sprinter and Group 1 winner Calveen in New Zealand and Group 2 winner Kosi Bay.

An early foal out of a talented juvenile Group winning mare by a proven sire of two-year-olds with the looks to match, this colt has it all!

Medaglia D'oro (USA)
2 yo
Aug 21, 2017
Sale Info:
Purchase Price:
$280,000  (Price is exclusive of GST and does not include current costs)

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