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Starlight Australia

Starlight Racing Down Under

We began this international venture in 2020, and we have had immediate success. From our first horses to hit the track in Australia, we have had three Group 1 winners with In The Congo in the Golden Rose Stakes, Captivant in the Champagne Stakes, and most recently Militarize in both the Sires Produce Stakes & The Champagne Stakes. To top things off we have had a total of 56 wins and boast 45% ITM (In The Money).

Our horses are trained by some of the best trainers, not only in Australia but in the World. This year we have colts trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, and Chris Waller.

The Inception of Starlight Australia

During Newgate Racing’s inaugural four years of acquiring colts in Australia and operating under the esteemed Newgate Colts Syndicate, they accomplished a remarkable feat by developing three outstanding Group 1 winning colts. These remarkable individuals, Russian Revolution, Capitalist, and Invader, transitioned to stud duty as highly sought-after commercial sires, solidifying their legacy in the racing world. Notably, both Capitalist and Invader earned the prestigious title of Champion 2-Year-Old Colts of their generation, exemplifying Newgate’s prowess in identifying and developing exceptional talent.

The resounding success achieved by Newgate serves as a testament to the efficacy of their system, of which Starlight Racing aimed to partner with. At present, Henry Field and the Newgate team continue to spearhead an immensely prosperous race-to-breed program within Australia, leaving no doubt about their ability to consistently excel in this competitive domain.

Why Australia?

The Australian thoroughbred racing industry is a vibrant, main-stream sport. Articles about our horses can be found on the front page of national newspapers and on major news channels. The industry is backed by a strong funding model which leads to exceptional prize money. During the Spring in Sydney there is a $1,000,000 race every weekend. 

This is Starlight’s newest, international endeavor, and it is a truly unique and innovative syndicate experience. We feel fortunate to be at the forefront of it and have enjoyed the start of this new segment. We now partner with Newgate and together develop champion colts and high-level commercial stallion prospects for the international arena.

Learn more about racing and investing in Australia.

When to Join*

Our partner buy-in season for our Australian horses opens from November to December, and closes in January. Please let us know of your interest in joining Starlight or StarLadies any time of year, and join our newsletter to stay updated on share availability, news, and events.

*Buy-ins occur on a yearly basis and are for partnership horses purchased in that year only. This allows us to keep our partner-base intimate while passing on the greatest benefit possible to our partners. Please also see our FAQs page to learn more about pricing and how our model works.