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Cartier Champion Sprint Award for Starman

Starman, who is new to Tally-Ho Stud for 2022, has been crowned the Cartier Champion Sprinter for 2021.

In an admirably consistent season, Starman captured the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket, with the likes of Dragon Symbol, Oxted and Creative Force in behind, and Group 2 Duke Of York Stakes at York for owner/breeder David Ward and trainer Ed Walker. He was also second by only a rapidly diminishing short head in the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup and third in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.

"It's a real privilege to be here and pick up an award," said Ed Walker. "Some great names, some great horses, have won it, and to have one of them is a real honour.

"He's a very special horse. He always promised to be one of the best and he was magnificent at Newmarket when he won the July Cup - he had some phenomenal horses in behind him.

"He's got a great chance of making a very good stallion. It's been a great journey and we're very proud of him."

In all, Starman won five races and almost £500,000 during his career.

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