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Choistar To Stand At Clear Mountain Fairview
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.