National horseracing museum collection

Starluck

Starluck

Name: Starluck

Age: 13

Owner: Andrew Wates

Trainer: David Arbuthnot

A popular racehorse who won on the flat, over hurdles and steeplechasing. His best form was not always when winning as he was placed in a string of Grade 1 events. He came second in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and the Christmas Hurdle as well as third in the Matalan Anniversary 4-year-old Novice Hurdle and the Christmas Hurdle. He also finished fourth in the Triumph Hurdle and the Maghull Novice Chase and fifth in the Champion Hurdle.

Starluck has great paces and shows a rewarding enthusiasm for working in the arena. National Hunt horses are trained to jump flat, fast and through the fences; the challenge will be to see if Starluck can change his jumping style to enable him to compete effectively over show jumps.

Bred by former Irish & Lions Rugby International Tony O’Reilly and his wife Chryss Goulandris, Starluck is a full brother to two good horses on the flat in Right Key & Wrong Key.  

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