Star Fortress (Ire)

History Astride As Pegasus Card Promises Once Again To Slay Graded Weekend

Named for the owner, an immigrant from Scotland who realized a Carnegie-kind of American Dream, it began as a 12-furlong turf race. Five years later in 1964 it was cut back to nine and moved to the dirt. The roll call of Donn H. winners through 2016 at Gulfstream Park reflects a roster of unique equine and human personalities, which is peppered with some magnificent performances that shouldn't be forgotten. Hall of Fame jockey Braulio Baeza won his first of three victories in 1969 aboard Funny Fellow and took home...

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Making Waves: A Castle In The Sky

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Star Fortress in the Cardinal S. beneath the Twin Spires on Thanksgiving.   Graded Glory For Star Fortress    John Gunther and Eurowest Bloodstock Services' Star Fortress (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) won the GIII Cardinal S. on Thanksgiving at Churchill Downs (video). The daughter of G3 Sirenia S. third Lady Aquitaine (El Prado {Ire}), who was a 130,000gns Tattersalls December foal buy...

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