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Starspangledbanner Stud Fee "On Hold"
A review of the $33,000 fee set for Australian-bred 3YO Starspangledbanner (Choisir-Gold Anthem, by Made Of Gold) "during his 1st season at Coolmore's Hunter Valley base in Australia will be put on hold until the colt makes his next appearance in the Gr1 July Cup (July 9) at Newmarket," reported racingpost.com overnight. Starspangledbanner ("emphatic winner" of last Saturday's Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot) is due to join his sire Choisir on Coolmore's Australian roster for the southern hemisphere season later this year. A "decision as to whether Starspangledbanner or Choisir will shuttle to Ireland next year will also be made at a later date". Choisir stood 6 seasons in Ireland but remained in Australia this year.