StarLadies Racing Overview

StarLadies Racing is a relatively new partnership opportunity for female racing enthusiasts only, and consists of a small but diverse group of fillies.

Launched in 2013, StarLadies was formed out of the passion and fondness that Laurie Wolf and some supporting partners have for Thoroughbred racing. Laurie is also a founding partner in Starlight Racing and they thought it would be fun (and hopefully, rewarding!) to have a small partnership comprised of a few fillies and a few great women so that they could enjoy their enthusiasm for racing with other like-minded women.

The StarLadies Racing partnerships consist of 8-12 partners and around 5 fillies. These small groups offer an intimate partnership and allows each woman the chance to be involved with the sport at, hopefully, a fairly high level, while minimizing individual risk. Barbara and Laurie serve as managing partners with Donna Barton Brothers facilitating communication between partners. 

As with Starlight Racing’s core partnership, all horses are selected from the 3 premier yearling sales (July Fasig-Tipton; August Saratoga Select; September Keeneland) and all of the StarLadies fillies are purchased by the Starlight Racing team of Jack and Laurie Wolf, Donnie and Barbara Lucarelli and bloodstock agent, Frank Brothers. 

StarLadies’ first fillies are now five years old and these lovely lassies, including the multiple graded stakes winner Eskenformoney (Rampart Stakes, GIII; Turnback the Alarm Handicap, GIII), continue to make an impact on the racetrack along with rising stars such as stakes winning juvenile Orbolution and the graded stakes placed Stainless. Click here to view photos and profiles of our StarLadies horses! Be sure to check out a feature on the StarLadies in the Thoroughbred Daily News.

For more information on becoming a partner in StarLadies Racing, please contact Donna Barton Brothers at or 502-645-2232.

The StarLadies celebrate in style at the Kentucky Oaks in 2015