CARTIER CHAMPION SPRINTER
Starman was a sprinter of the highest order.
Trained by Ed Walker for breeder David Ward, Starman broke the track record at Doncaster on his second run followed by a victory in the Listed Garrowby Stakes at York.
Starman returned the following year with an impressive win in the Group 2 Duke Of York Stakes at York before breaking through at top level with a clear-cut success in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket.
He also ran third in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, and was then beaten just a short head in Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock on what turned out to be his final run.
As the winner of five races and earnings of over £476,000 in prize money Starman retires as the top-rated sprinter in Europe.
Accordingly, he was crowned the CARTIER CHAMPION SPRINTER OF 2021.
Starman was extremely popular in his first season at stud with a full book of mares - mares in foal to him sold for up to 125,000gns at Tattersalls in December 2022.
"He’s certainly the best I’ve ever trained.” - Ed Walker
2017 b h Dutch Art - Northern Star
To stud 2022
2023 fee: €15,000
''He's going to Tally-Ho and I know them well. My first horse was by Kodiac and I feel he's going to the right place. I feel proud and blessed to have bred him and hopefully it's just the next chapter for him."
David Ward, owner and breeder of Starman