Jack and Laurie Wolf, both long-time racing fans, first ventured into horse ownership in 2000 under the stable name Starlight Stables. In 2002, they began accepting partners and changed their banner to Starlight Racing. Then, after more than a decade of race horse ownership, multiple graded stakes champions, and the understanding it takes to establish an all-women’s partnership catering to the specific needs of women involved in racing, Laurie founded StarLadies Racing.
Where does Starlight West fit in? Starlight West is our west coast based division for our Starlight Racing partnership. It’s an innovative segment that represents one of our newest offerings, and you can read more about this division on our Starlight West Division page.
In 2019, Starlight Racing and StarLadies Racing both kicked off international ventures with Starlight Australia, StarLadies Australia, and StarLadies France divisions. This foray into the international arena is our most recent and substantial endeavor. With Starlight Australia, our horses will be working with acclaimed trainer, Peter Snowden. StarLadies France has teamed up with top trainer, Nicolas Clemente, and StarLadies Australia horses train with the well known Australian trainer, Anthony Freedman.
Whether you buy into Starlight Racing or StarLadies Racing, we offer our members the rare opportunity to participate at the highest levels of the sport, while gaining exclusive access to racing’s biggest events.
In addition to the major national and international races that Starlight and StarLadies horses run in, we also offer several opportunities a year for our partners to socialize. Whether it’s to cheer on one of our champions in a major stakes race, attending the yearling sales at North America’s most prestigious auctions, or to gather in Ocala, Florida in February to watch Starlight and StarLadies babies go through their first works, Starlight has an exclusive and exciting event planned for you!
Overview of our two partnerships
To our partners and potential partners, we offer two distinct partnerships that you may buy into: Starlight Racing and StarLadies Racing:
We do not sell shares of individual horses because we offer the same level of service and performance to all of our partners. We want all of our partners to be involved with all of the horses, and to share in all of their successes. In order to accommodate this unique and successful model, we choose to sell units of an overall crop, instead. Learn more about joining our partnership on our FAQs page.
This is our founding partnership. Starlight Racing contains horses owned 100% by Starlight, as well as a percentage of all of the Starlight West horses. Starlight Australia is a spinoff syndicate that we own in partnership with industry peers.
Starlight Main has campaigned such notables as Harlan’s Holiday, our multiple Grade 1 winning colt with $3.8M in earnings; Ashado, our two-time Eclipse Award winning mare and Hall of Fame inductee with earnings of $3.9M; and Shanghai Bobby, our Eclipse Award winning, undefeated 2 year old champion with earnings of $1.8M.
Our Starlight West division is also a part of this partnership. These are horses owned in conjuntion with some of our favorite industry peers. Starlight West includes such champions as Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, and Audible, our NYTB 2018 Champion Three Year Old Male.
Visit our division pages to read more about these exciting new segments of Starlight Racing.
We think of our standalone StarLadies Racing division as possibly our most exciting and fun filled segment. We created StarLadies just for the ladies and they just race fillies! This division has owned such notables as our champion Eskenformoney ($757K in earnings), and Firsthand Report ($351K in earnings).
With this ladies-only partnership continuing to thrive since its 2013 inception (StarLadies has a 23.4% win and a 62% in-the-money lifetime average), we created two international spin-off divisions in 2019 for our StarLadies partners. Our StarLadies France and StarLadies Australia horses are owned in partnership with industry peers and afford our partners the exciting opportunity to travel overseas with an amazing group of women.
Visit our StarLadies division page to read more about this exciting, women-only segment.
Starlight Racing Silks and StarLadies Racing Silks
We are so proud of all that our partnerships have to offer. Please take a look at our history and awards to learn more about us. Buy-ins happen 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. Read more about Starlight Racing, Starlight West, Starlight Australia, and our standalone, ladies-only partnership, StarLadies Racing on their individual pages.
Please also see our FAQs page to learn more about pricing and how our model works.
If you are ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime participating in racing at the highest levels, please contact us to make a commitment.