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Waikato Stud secures top mare

  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018
  • NZ Racing Desk
High-class Canterbury galloper Starvoia has been retired to Waikato Stud.

High-class Canterbury galloper Starvoia has been retired to Waikato Stud.

The stakes winner and multiple stakes placegetter Starvoia has been retired from racing and purchased by Waikato Stud.

Prepared at Balcairn by John and Karen Parsons, Starvoia won six of her 16 starts and placed in another six.

A winner of the Listed Hazlett Stakes on Boxing Day, Starvoia was also stakes-placed on five occasions. 

The curtain came down on her racing career when she finished seventh with a slipped saddle at Wingatui last month.

“She was a top mare and we didn’t get to see the best of her,” Karen Parsons said. “She was unlucky a lot of the time.”

Starvoia is a daughter of Starcraft and out of a half-sister to Gr. 1 South Australian Oaks winner Dowry.

The four-year-old mare retires to Waikato Stud, which coincidentally bred her five-time Group One winning sire Starcraft.