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Star Runner Wins Argentina Gr1 Republica

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011

In South America, 3YO colt Star Runner (Southern Halo-Star Brown, by Luhuk) scored a 2.5-lengths victory over his older rivals in Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio Republica Argentina (2000m) at Hipodromo de Palermo in Buenos Aires. Star Runner (ridden by Jose Mendez for trainer Ernesto Romero) defeated 6YO entire Aristocity (City West-La Aristocrata, by Equalize) & 5YO entire Mad Speed (Mad Champ-Speed Wells, by Poliglote). Star Runner took his record to 4 wins (also including 2010's Gr2 Clasico Polla De Potrillos over 1600m at La Plata) & 5 placings (including 2010's Gr1 Gran Premio Nacional over 2500m at Palermo, Gr1 Gran Premio Poll De Potrillos over 1600m at Palermo, Gr2 Clasico Coronel Miguel Martinez over 1800m at Palermo & Gr3 Clasico Old Man over 1400m at Palermo) from 12 starts.

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