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Star Kingdom (IRE) – the Australian Champion sire 5 times and Champion sire for 2 year olds 7 times. Leading broodmare sire 3 times.

Star Kingdom Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

His genotype: – ancestress dam, 1-g female family Canterbury Pilgrim, reinforced  2x female distaff + 1x to sire Hyperion.

– Add to the gene-pool 2x Sunstar (by Sundridge, a royally speed aptitude) noting Sunstar 2nd dam, the grand-dam Canterbury Pilgrims’s from dam Pilgrimage ⇔ (therefore, 6x Pilgrimage)

Line-bred thru 10 Generations, 48 x Stockwell & 47 x Pocahontas.

Stardust, the sire of Smokey Eyes and Star Kingdom was a small son of Hyperion. Stardust was rarely supported by commercial breeders. Stardust’s best performed sons were inbred to Sunstar and line-bred to Canterbury Pilgrim.

Star Kingdom at one time… had more than 70 sons and grandsons standing at stud in Australia and New Zealand.

Star Kingdom’s sons of great pedigree influences are: – Biscay, the Australian Horse of the Year Noholm, (Noholm II when sent to US) & Noholm full brother, Todman -(twice Champion sire of 2 year olds) & Kaoru Star.

Further note, the Star Kingdom Grandsons – Luskin Star a champion Sprinter-Miler, Bletchingly 3x Champion sire & champion juvenile sire.

¹ As a foal, due to a compacted bowel, Luskin Star had to fight for his life. As a yearling, he failed to reach his reserve going for a bargain price – $8000.

The speed machine, ‘Comet from the Coalfieds’  made the habit of distancing the field – his challengers only saw rump. He completed the Triple Crown with a slashing six-length win in the AJC Champagne Stakes.

A commanding chestnut over 16.1 hands, very short cannons, powerful hindquarter and strong loins. A huge over stride he won 13 times from 17 starts


Bletchingly – 3x Australian Champion sire & Champion juvenile sire. His sire Biscay was undefeated as a 2 year old.

 the Star Kingdom legacy turns …

our subjects:  Media Award (AUS)  & Captivant (AUS)


A $5k yearling purchase & Winner of 2021 SAJC Australasian Oaks (2000m) – 3 yo filly, Media Award ( Shamus Award – Music Media by More than Ready). Media Award Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

*VIEW her female distaff @5th remove → Luskin Star & Bletchingly.

– Her sire, Shamus Award has 2nd dam grand-sire Luskin Star to Redoubte’s Choice dam sire Canny Lad by Bletchingly. (n.b. Snitzel/Silly Season has f.f.1-g a descendant from Canterbury Pilgrim)


A $550k yearling colt purchase &  2yo Winner of 2021 ATC Champagne Stakes: Captivant (Capitalist – Speedboat by Commands) Captivant Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)

*View his female distaff @ 4th/5th remove →  Marscay/Biscay + Bletchingly .

– Captivants sire,  Capitalist by female distaff 4th dam sire Luskin Star + Marscays daughter Yodells, dam of Iglesia, the grand-sire of Capitalist.

– (plus,  Speedboat’s 2nd dam → → Lunchtime/Silly Season f.f.1-g, descendant from Canterbury Pilgrim.


**Canterbury Pilgrim was responsible for two male lines via her sons Chaucer and Sywnford.

** Star Kingdom (IRE) – Varola’s chef ‘Intermediate’genetic finesse, their presence upgrades the breed. They are tough, talented and consistent and have a speed bias.

Italic Quotes are Credited to: Ken McLean

¹ – Century of Champions by Mark Taylor