CHOISTAR (AUS)(Choisir-Sveldte, by Star Watch)
Cangon Stud, NSW. Fee: $3,300

Choistar Overview

A winner on debut as a January 2YO, Choistar was then spelled before being sent from Queensland to Sydney where he won the Listed Fernhill Stakes. He had a crack at the Gr1 Champagne before going home to run second in the Doomben Slipper and fourth in the Gr1 TJ Smith Classic. Back as a 3YO, Choistar was set for the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy, and picked up a third in the Gr3 Vo Rogue Plate on the way (to eventual winner Graceful Anna and Gr1 winner Shoot Out). He was badly galloped on in the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy and unfortunately retired.

Choistar’s oldest crop is rising five, and to date he has had only 24 runners – who have collectively won 26 races, including a more than respectable 10 individual winners. It’s a strong early effort for a horse with only small crops. Of Choistar’s progeny, Stellar Knight shows plenty of promise as a city winner of 10 races up to 1300m and $96,825 in earnings. Tacamaa Blue has also won three races, while Collywobble is a 2YO winner. Tobacco Road, a winner off 3 races, is also showing city ability in Brisbane.

Choistar’s dam, Sveldte, won 12 races; something only very tough horses manage to do, and the line up of broodmare sires in this pedigree is top class. Her son Smooth Grove is stakes place, and her daughter has left group placed Open Book.

Choisir’s sire sons are still young, but Starspangledbanner is showing the way with Gr1 winner The Wow Signal, and Australian stakes winner Of The Brave among others. Choisir was inducted into Australia’s Racing Hall of Fame for his deeds as both a trendsetting racehorse and a very good sire.

Choistar is a great opportunity for breeders to tap into that success for a value price.

Choistar Pedigree

CHOISIR (AUS)
ch. 1999
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
b. 1993
DANEHILL
b. 1986
DANZIG
RAZYANA
MIRA ADONDE
dkb/br. 1986
SHARPEN UP
LETTRE D'AMOUR
GREAT SELECTION (AUS)
ch. 1990
LUNCHTIME
ch. 1970
SILLY SEASON
GREAT OCCASION
PENSIVE MOOD
ch. 1983
BISCAY
STAID
SVELDTE (AUS)
br. 1991
STAR WATCH (AUS)
ch. 1985
BLETCHINGLY
br. 1970
BISCAY
COOGEE
LIGHT OF PEACE
ch. 1973
LIGHT WIND
FLAG OF PEACE
FRESCO (GB)
b. 1986
SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
b. 1975
MILL REEF
HARDIEMMA
FREE DANCE
b. 1977
GREEN DANCER
FERAZZA
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Choistar Progeny

CHOISTAR 2 wins at 2, A$158,800, AJC Fernhill H., L, 2d BTC Doomben Slipper, L, QTC Dutton Park Rowing Club 2YO H., 3d BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Norths Devils Leagues Club Gold Edition P., 4th QTC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1. He entered stud in Aust. in 2011. Sire of 25 progeny to race, 10 winners (40.0%), earnings of over $400,000, inc.


Stellar Knight (12g, Kaapstad, Mr Illusion). 10 wins to 1300m to 2017-18, A$98,225, Rockhampton JC Swarv Menswear P., Capricornia Yearling Sale H., 2d BRC Mount Franklin P., 3d SCTC Skyracingau P.

Tobacco Road (13g, Thorn Park, Kendor). 3 wins from 1400m to 2200m in 2017-18, Rockhampton JC JRT/CQ Capra's Family Day P., 2d BRC Shane Scriven H., Ipswich TC Grandview Stud H.

Collywobble (13f, Faltaat, Dahar). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, A$77,525, 2d BRC Macdonald Sheetpiling 2YO H., 3d BRC Gopher Coffee 2YO H.

Two of a Kind (13g, King of Kings, Pre Emptive Strike). 3 wins at 1300m, 1400m to 2017-18, Rockhampton JC Become a Club 150 Member H., SA & MJ Stevens Hay Supplies P., 2d Rockhampton JC DC Motors Mercedes Benz H., Giddy Goat H., Grammar School H.

Tacamaa Blue (12g, Clang, Call Report). 3 wins at 1400m, 1650m, 2d Rockhampton JC Central Park Motel P.

Double Jay Gold (13f, Snippets, Gold and Ivory). 2 wins at 1050m, 1300m in 2017-18, Rockhampton JC Callaghan Park H.

Temujin's Choice (13f, Victory Note, Celestial Dancer). Winner at 1600m.

Big Thunder (13g, Kbenjar, Palace Music). Winner at 1650m.

Magic Square (12f, King of Danes, Shedad). Winner at 2.

Sienna Son (12g, Delago Brom, Luskin Star). Winner at 1650m.

The Fab Three (13g, Rhythm, Schweppeshire Lad). Placed to 2017-18.

Kingfisher Bay (12f, Tycoon Ruler, Orpen). Placed.

Choistar Acceptances

2018-09-22: 15:00, Race 3, Richmond TC Federal Palace H. (1200m) A$7,000; 5yo g Two of a Kind (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire))

Choistar 1-2-3 Results

08/09/2018: Two of a Kind (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire));
2nd Cloncurry DRC Cloncurry Tyres & Batteries P., A$7,000 1400m, earning A$1,400
11/08/2018: Two of a Kind (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire));
3rd Richmond TC Victoria Cross H., A$7,000 1400m, earning A$700
06/07/2018: Collywobble (AUS) 4yo m (Choistar-Liddy Rules (NZ) by Faltaat (USA));
1st Oak Park APRC Collins Family H., A$17,400 1400m, earning A$13,200
16/06/2018: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
1st Rockhampton JC JRT/CQ Capra's Family Day P., A$12,000 1600m, earning A$7,800
19/05/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Burdekin RC Battle of Bush Qualifier H., A$10,100 1180m, earning A$6,600
19/05/2018: Two of a Kind (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire));
2nd Emerald JC King & Company H., A$8,000 1615m, earning A$1,600
05/05/2018: Double Jay Gold (AUS) 4yo m (Choistar-Noble Gold by Snippets);
1st Barcaldine RC Capricorn Plumbing & Building Supplies H., A$9,600 1300m, earning A$6,500
05/05/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
2nd Barcaldine RC Michael Horman Transport H., A$9,600 1000m, earning A$1,750
28/04/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Emerald JC Man From Snowy River H., A$7,000 1300m, earning A$4,550
28/04/2018: Double Jay Gold (AUS) 4yo m (Choistar-Noble Gold by Snippets);
3rd Emerald JC Nogoa Newsagency H., A$7,000 1100m, earning A$700
28/04/2018: The Fab Three (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Without John by Rhythm (USA));
2nd Mt Isa RC Gambling Benefit Fund H., A$7,000 1450m, earning A$1,400
21/04/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Bowen TC Pit Pony Tavern H., A$7,000 1200m, earning A$4,550
14/04/2018: The Fab Three (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Without John by Rhythm (USA));
2nd Julia Creek TC Julia Creek Hotel Maiden P., A$7,000 1200m, earning A$1,400
29/03/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd Townsville TC Turf Club 100 Club H., A$14,000 1300m, earning A$1,400
24/03/2018: Double Jay Gold (AUS) 4yo m (Choistar-Noble Gold by Snippets);
3rd Emerald JC Easter Sunday Races H., A$7,000 1300m, earning A$700
08/02/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Rockhampton JC Swarv Menswear P., A$14,000 1300m, earning A$9,100
08/02/2018: Two of a Kind (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire));
1st Rockhampton JC Become a Club 150 Member H., A$14,000 1300m, earning A$9,100
02/02/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Townsville TC Ville Resort-Casino H., A$14,000 1300m, earning A$9,100
27/01/2018: Two of a Kind (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Five Straight by King of Kings (Ire));
1st Thangool RC XXXX H., A$7,000 1400m, earning A$4,550
18/01/2018: Double Jay Gold (AUS) 4yo m (Choistar-Noble Gold by Snippets);
1st Rockhampton JC Callaghan Park Maiden H., A$12,000 1050m, earning A$7,800
11/01/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Rockhampton JC Capricornia Yearling Sale H., A$12,000 1300m, earning A$7,800
09/01/2018: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
2nd Mackay TC Become a Member H., A$12,000 1200m, earning A$2,400
23/12/2017: Stellar Knight (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Intangible (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Mackay TC Merry Christmas P., A$10,000 1300m, earning A$6,500
26/11/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
1st SCTC CMBM Facility Gladstone, A$16,000 2200m, earning A$10,400
19/11/2017: Tacamaa Blue (AUS) 5yo g (Choistar-Miss Tacama by Clang);
2nd SCTC Our Red & Yellow Heroes P., A$16,000 1600m, earning A$3,200
18/11/2017: Collywobble (AUS) 4yo f (Choistar-Liddy Rules (NZ) by Faltaat (USA));
3rd Clermont RC Garraway Group H., A$8,000 1400m, earning A$800
11/11/2017: Collywobble (AUS) 4yo f (Choistar-Liddy Rules (NZ) by Faltaat (USA));
3rd Cooktown ATC Cooktown Cup, A$13,000 1700m, earning A$1,300
29/10/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
2nd SCTC Toro H., A$16,000 1600m, earning A$3,200
21/10/2017: Collywobble (AUS) 4yo f (Choistar-Liddy Rules (NZ) by Faltaat (USA));
3rd Toowoomba TC Newlands Commercial Construction P., A$12,000 1625m, earning A$1,200
15/10/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
2nd SCTC Novotel Brisbane Airport H., A$16,000 1600m, earning A$3,200
27/09/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
2nd Ipswich TC Grandview Stud H., A$20,000 1666m, earning A$4,000
10/09/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
2nd SCTC ReMax Ultimate H., A$16,000 1600m, earning A$3,200
27/08/2017: Tobacco Road (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Titanius (NZ) by Thorn Park);
1st SCTC Father's Day Luncheon Maiden H., A$14,000 1400m, earning A$9,100
28/07/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
2nd Lockyer RC Cook's TPT Gatton H., A$16,000 2000m, earning A$3,200
22/07/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
3rd Toowoomba TC K&R Plumbing Supplies H., A$12,000 1625m, earning A$1,200
08/07/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
1st Toowoomba TC Diversified Resource Management Maiden P., A$12,000 1650m, earning A$7,800
24/06/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
2nd Toowoomba TC Potters Boutique Hotel Maiden H., A$12,000 1625m, earning A$2,400
22/06/2017: Tacamaa Blue (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Miss Tacama by Clang);
2nd Rockhampton JC Central Park Motel P., A$15,000 1600m, earning A$3,000
10/06/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
3rd Toowoomba TC Toowoomba Portable Toilets Maiden H., A$28,850 1300m, earning A$1,200
03/06/2017: The Fab Three (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Without John by Rhythm (USA));
3rd Toowoomba TC K&R Plumbing Supplies Maiden P., A$12,000 1100m, earning A$1,200
28/05/2017: Tacamaa Blue (AUS) 4yo g (Choistar-Miss Tacama by Clang);
2nd SCTC Scott McMahon Electrical H., A$14,000 1800m, earning A$2,800
27/05/2017: Big Thunder (AUS) 3yo g (Choistar-Thick as Thieves by Kbenjar);
2nd Toowoomba TC Sheids Pork & Co Maiden H., A$12,000 1300m, earning A$2,400

Choistar News

  • Cangon Stud Announces 2-For-1 Breeding Offer

    Fri, 5 Aug 2016

    Set to commence their second season at Cangon Stud Farm, dual Gr1 winner Ad Valorem (USA) (Danzig-Classy Women, by Relaunch) and Gr2 winner Dubleo (USA) (Southern Halo-Secret Red, by Secretariat) will both stand at a fee of $4,400 (inc GST), while barn mate Choistar (Choisir – Sveldte, by Star Watch), a stakes-winning juvenile, will command a fee of $3,300 (inc GST). Ahead of the 2016 season Cangon Stud Farm’s Jock Mackay has realised the benefits of presenting breeders with opportunities to capitalise on his three well-bred stallions, deciding to introduce a 2-for-1 deal. By sending a mare to any of the stallions this season, the mare owner will then be able to send another mare to any of the stallions for free. With the progeny of all three stallions performing well on the track during the 2015-16 season, highlighted by the exciting Gr2-winning mare Two Blue (Dubleo (USA)), Cangon Stud Farm’s 2016 roster of stallions will afford breeders access at extremely competitive prices.

  • Choistar Joins 2013 Cangon Roster

    Tue, 16 Apr 2013

    In an exciting addition to the Hunter-based Cangon Stud Farm of Jaime and Jennifer Mackay, it has been announced that Choistar (Choisir - Sveldte, by Star Watch) will join the farm's stallion roster for the 2013 breeding season. A decisive 5-length winner of the Listed AJC Fernhill Hcp (1600m) as a 2YO, Choistar notched two wins and two seconds from only seven starts during his juvenile campaign. In the same season he was runner-up to eventual Gr2 Bill Stutt Stakes winner and Gr1 Caulfield Guineas runner-up Carrara in the Listed BTC Doomben Slipper (1350m), as well as taking fourth in the Gr1 QTC TJ Smith Classic (1600m). As a 3YO he returned for two runs, highlighted by a thirds in the Gr3 BRC Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) and BTC Gold Edition Hcp (1200m). Unfortunately, Choistar's promising career was cut short at his third start as a 3YO after being galloped on in the Listed $1M Magic Millions 3YO Trophy. During his abbreviated racing career, Choistar defeated subsequent Gr1-winners Shoot Out and Captain Sonador, and raced against top performers Onemorenomore, Tickets, Manhattan Rain and Graceful Anna at Gr1 level, including fifth in the Gr1 AJC Champagne Stakes. Choistar's dam Sveldte is by Star Watch, a sire-son of multiple Champion sire Bletchingly, by the breed shaping Star Kingdom. She was a 12-time winner over distances ranging from 1200m up to 2050m and has produced four winners including stakes-placed 2YO Smooth Groove (by Fasliyev) and 6-time winning, stakes-performed She's A Rockstar (by Rock of Gibraltar). His oldest progeny are yearlings of 2013-14. Choistar will debut at Cangon Stud Farm in 2013 for a fee of $6,600, joining stable mates Nothin' Leica Dane ($4,500), Recapitalize ($3,300) & Sea Battle ($5,000).

  • Choistar To Stand At Clear Mountain Fairview

    Thu, 19 May 2011

    Stakes-winning 2YO Choistar (Choisir-Sveldte, by Star Watch) will join the stallion roster at Clear Mountain Fairview as a freshman sire for the 2011 breeding season. The only son of multiple Gr1-winning shuttler & former star Australian sprinter Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection, by Lunchtime) to stand in Queensland, Choistar won the Listed AJC Fernhill Handicap by 5-lengths. The subject of a substantial offer from Hong Kong as a 2YO which was rejected, Choistar was 2nd favourite for the Gr1 TJ Smith Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm & finished runner-up in the Listed Doomben Slipper (1350m). “Choistar competed with the best juveniles of his era and was always right in the finish,” Clear Mountain Fairview stud manager Mick Frappell said. “A big strong attractive stallion, we believe he is ready-made for Queensland mare owners who want to breed early maturing progeny & have a crack at the QTIS prize-money.” Choistar (a $67,500 yearling at the 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale & subsequently passed-in when he failed to reach his $175,000 reserve at the Magic Millions National Horses-In-Training Sale) had his career cut short after being galloped on in the 2010 $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Trophy. He retires with 2 wins & 4 placings from 10 starts for $158,800 earnings. Choistar will stand at $4,400 in his freshman year at stud.

  • ANZ Classifications: 3YO Colts & Geldings

    Fri, 6 Aug 2010
    • 122: So You Think
    • 121: Starspangledbanner
    • 117: Shootout, Wanted
    • 116: Manhattan Rain, Monaco Consul
    • 115: Denman, Descarado, Phelan Ready, Rock Classic, Zabrasive
    • 114: Onemorenomore, Shellscrape
    • 113: Extra Zero, King pulse, Latin News
    • 112: Doubtful Jack, God Has Spoken
    • 111: Captain Sonador, Carrara, Linton, Military Move, Tickets, Viking Legend
    • 110: Chartreux, Demerit, Kidnapped, Monton, Shoot Out, Trusting
    • 109: Corporal Jones, Gathering, Handsome Zulu, Hanks, More Than Great, Red Colossus, Shamoline Warrior, Stryker
    • 108: Bridgestone, Delago Bolt, Kutchinsky, Sea Galleon, Southern Skye, Spacecraft, Thorn Dancer, Time Keeper
    • 107: Billson, Home On A Wing, Keyora, Neeson, Porsched, Rockferry, Rothesay, Tenzing, Waratah’s Secret
    • 106: Brightnight, Brothermak, Count Encosta, Hus Der Lieftan, Rarefied, Reward For Effort, The Corporation
    • 105: Love Conquers All, Sir Hallowell
    • 104: Al Dhafra, Clapton, Euphemism, Kid Choisir, Landlord, Morant, Most Immediate, The Hombre, The Mikado, Tierqualo, Token Of Honour, Tollespirit
    • 103: Common Intrest, Corsaire, Eclaire Fastpass, Green Supreme, Nicastro, Silver Spur, Turf Express, Viking Hero, Zentrate
    • 102: Broken, Choistar, Cosmocrat, Definite Choice, Dino Mak, Fifteen Carat, Guru Bob, Joey Massino, King Of The Mountains, King's Ransom, Kwassa Kwassa, Lochiel, Martial Art, Prince Of Wales, Sherpa Tenzing, Sniplaz, Star Of Octagonal, Storm Brewing, Take The Rap, Tee Emar, Thromso, Yabigorse
    • 101: At The Heads, Bombay Sling, Dissolved, Encosta Belief, Gathering, Kaaptan, Lentini, Mighty Rossa, Offhanded, Rocket To Rio, Rundle, Saint Encosta
    • 100: Brave The Way, Dampier Dayz, El Sonador, Governance, King Raedwald, Launay, Redhage, Riomoral, Sanderson, Shamardashing, Smart Twister, Temple of Boom, Tierqualo, Tribunal, Ture Persuasion, War Ends
  • Shoot Out Favourite For Gr1 TJ Smith Plate

    Fri, 5 Jun 2009

    Undefeated juvenile Shoot Out is the $3.30 favourite with Betchoice.com.au for tomorrow's Gr1 TJ Smith Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Second elect at $4.80 is Choistar with Impulsive Dream quoted an $8 chance. (To view the latest market click on the link for updated betting on the TJ Smith Plate).

  • Carrara Wins Doomben Slipper

    Mon, 25 May 2009

    Blue Gum Farm's 5-time Gr1-winning stallion & 1st-crop sire Elvstroem (Danehill-Circles Of Gold, by Marscay) notched his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile colt Carrara (Elvstroem-Crystal Sprite, by Hurricane Sky) scored a half-length victory in the $100,000 Listed Doomben Slipper (1350m) for 2YOs at Doomben. Carrara (ridden by Nash Rawiller for trainer Tony Vasil) defeated fellow colt Choistar (Choisir-Sveldte, by Star Watch) & the gelding Taffy (Ihtiram-Heaven's Reply, by Staroka). Carrara (a $200,000 yearling consigned by Little Plains Stud at the 2008 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne) now has 2 wins & a placing (in last start's Listed Blue Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield on May 2) from 3 starts for $88,225 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

  • HK Offer For 2YO Colt Choistar

    Fri, 24 Apr 2009

    Hong Kong connections "have made an offer for quality colt Choistar, but its owners are waiting until tomorrow's run at Randwick before deciding," reported The Courier-Mail. Toowoomba part-owner & trainer Michael Flanigan confirmed "a substantial offer had already been rejected, but a good performance in the $400,000 Gr1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick in Sydney might increase his value". Flanigan told the newspaper: "Everything is for sale if the price is right." At his last start on April 13, Choistar (a $67,500 yearling at the 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale & subsequently passed-in when he failed to reach his $175,000 reserve at the Magic Millions National Horses-In-Training Sale) raced away for a 5-lengths victory in the Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) at Randwick & overall has 2 wins & a runner-up from 4 starts for $83,800 earnings.

  • Manhattan Rain Favourite For Gr1 Champagne Stakes

    Fri, 24 Apr 2009

    Last start Gr1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes winner Manhattan Rain is the $2.20 favourite with Betchoice to win tomorrow's Gr1 AJC Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick in Sydney. Second in the betting is Tickets at $2.50, followed by Choistar at $6.50. (To view the latest market click on the link for updated betting on the Champagne Stakes).