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Sire: Astern

Colour: Bay

Dam: Key Bar Nights

Sex: Filly

Age: 1

Foaled: Aug 15, 2018

Price:2.5% - $3,619 | 5% - $7,238

Country: Australia

Trainer: Kris Lees



This filly was purchased at the Inglis Yearling Sale and in our opinion was not only in the top 10% of horses in the sale on pedigree but has all the right angles and shape you want to see in an Athletic filly.
Astern x Key Bar nights owner update – 24/03/2020


Obviously with that type of pedigree she is a no brainer as they all have good talent from the mare and run early. She also has residual value being from that family (one of the top 5 families in the Stud Book) .

However her story is about how she presents physically. She has the backend of an American 100m sprinter with huge strength and power and the body of Elle McPherson.

Interestingly all of KEY BAR NIGHTS’s progeny have either raced or trialled as 2yr olds and this filly is bred and shaped to run early also.

This filly will have good residual value with a number of close relatives running for her in the coming years. And with a number of the fillies in the family being bred to commercial pedigrees it’s a family that could develop even further and deeper.

We think the Medaglia d’Oro sire line will work exceptionally well with the Anabaa sire line mares and we loved this filly as she has the good traits of both her dam and sire.

We were very happy to purchase her as ASTERN was a Genuine Group 1 horse unlike some first season sires. She is an early foal and represents good upside with both racing and breeding opportunities.

She will be paid up for the Inglis Millenium and everything about this horse both pedigree and physique screams 2yr old so we think she represents a great chance to be in the race next year.

Sire – ASTERN (Medaglia d’Oro x Essaouira)


The highest-rated son of Medaglia d’Oro and out of Essaouria (Exceed And Excel), a 2.5 length debut winner at two. A pre-Christmas debut winner at two, plus added two Group wins. Returned at three to win the G2 Run To The Rose first-up, followed that with a victory in the G1 Golden Rose. ASTERN’S first yearlings have made up to $725,000.

Dam – KEY BAR NIGHTS (Anabaa x Huntington Girl)


Key Bar Nights was a filly we rated extremely highly. She only had 13 starts but was a high class 2yr old winning a Listed Race at just her 4th start with the start before being beaten in a close finish in the Group 2 Champagne Classic!

She is already the producer of 7 foals to race for 5 winners with one of the non-winners being Kylix who only started once and got hurt so was retired to stud. Her latest foal, Live Music, was recently narrowly beaten at Warwick.


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Share Price

2.5% – $3,619 | 5% – $7,238


Ongoing costs2.5% share per month5% share per month
Horse is spelling (approx.)$30$60
Horse in training (approx.) $110$220
Management fee$22$22


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Foaled 15th August 2018

SireMedaglia d'OroEl PradoSadler's Wells
ASTERN (AUS) Cappucino BayBailjumper
2013EssaouiraExceed and ExcelDanehill
  AlizesRory's Jester
DamAnabaaDanzigNorthern Dancer
KEY BAR NIGHTS (AUS) BalbonellaGay Mecene
2004Huntington GirlBlack ZephyrZephyr Bay
  Gentle MarchesaPurple Patch

ASTERN (AUS) (Bay 2013-Stud 2017). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1400m, A$1,179,550, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, Kindergarten S., Gr.3, Surf Meets Turf 2YO P., 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2. Half-brother to SW Alizee (ATC Flight S., Gr.1) and SP Mogador (3d Qld Tatt’s RC WJ Healy S., Gr.3). Grandson of SW Alizes (STC Magic Night S., Gr.2). His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

KEY BAR NIGHTS, by Anabaa. 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$155,600, QTC Sir Douglas Wadley P., L, BTC The Mask H., 2d BTC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, Home Buyers' Doomben Horseshoe 2YO H., 3d Toowoomba TC XXXX Trophy Quality H. Half-sister to DYNAMIC LOVE, Arimathea, Grouse Lane (dam of PRINCESS MARGARET), Nero Cavallo (dam of TOP KNIGHT). This is her eighth foal. Dam of seven foals to race, five winners, inc:-

BARBED (g. by Canny Lad). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1250m, A$320,690, ATC Heritage S., L, Canterbury Classic, L, 2YO H., 2d ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, Clarence River JC Ramornie H., L, Scone RC Ortensia S., L, ATC APN Outdoor H., 3d Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3, ATC Lee Curtis & Chris Waller Racing 4tracks4kids Welter H., 4th ATC Maurice McCarten S., Gr.3, Star Kingdom S., Gr.3, Lightning H., L, Brian Crowley S., L.

Tiki Bar (f. by Sepoy). Winner at 1300m, ATC Hawkesbury Race Club Motel P., 2d ATC 2YO H., Pegasus Supply Solutions H.

Soiree (f. by Lonhro). Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Ransack (f. by Lonhro). Winner at 950m in Aust.

Calvados (f. by Medaglia d'Oro). Winner at 2 in Aust.

Live Music (g. by Shooting to Win). Placed at 3 in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

Huntington Girl, by Black Zephyr. 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m, A$101,250, QTC Seeker's Gold Welter H., BATC Youngsters Cons H., Tingo Tango H., Bengalla Lad H., QTC Pacific Prince H., 2d BATC Doomben Mini Nugget S., Noholme H., Flying H., 3d AJC Analie H., L, STC Birthday Card H., L, BATC Prince Ruling H., QTC First Settlers Flying H., 4th BATC Stakes H., L. Dam of 15 named foals, all raced, 14 winners, inc:-

DYNAMIC LOVE (Brave Warrior). 7 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, A$754,595, AJC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, STC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, AJC Brian Crowley S., L, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Classic, GCTC 2YO Fillies Superbowl Final, Toowoomba TC Fitton Insurance Hopeful 2YO P., Super Bowl 2000 Quality 2YO H., 2d AJC San Domenico S., Gr.2, Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.3, 3d VATC Sandown S., Gr.3, How Now S., L. Dam of-

Excellent Dancer - Shaolin Soldier (Sing.) (Exceed and Excel). 11 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$10,815, 144,192Rgt., S$452,375 in Aust., Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Shin Min Cup, Mount Street H., Kranji C S., 2d Perak Gold Vase, L, Selangor TC Kenilworth Cup, 4th Selangor TC Sports Toto Supreme Challenge Trophy, L.

KEY BAR NIGHTS (Anabaa). 3 wins. See above.

Arimathea (Zoffany). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m, A$441,400, GCTC Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions WFA S., QTC Zephyr Zip H., 2d Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, BTC Bernborough H., L, 3d BTC Courier-Mail Classic S., Gr.3, Doomben S., L.

Grouse Lane (Sea Road). 9 wins to 1350m, A$136,495, QTC Global Television Quality H., Golden Garter H., BTC Kennards Hire H., Rengain Con H., 2d BTC The Arena Mega Musical Flying H., 3d BTC Glenlogan Park S., L. Dam of-

PRINCESS MARGARET (Spectrum). 9 wins to 1300m, A$255,550, GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Country Cup, 2d QTC Members H., 3d QTC Outdoor Furniture Specialist H., Petrol Boutiques H. Dam of-

Show a Prince (Show a Heart). 2 wins at 2, A$186,700, BRC Mittys 2YO H., Fifi & Jules 2YO H., 3d BRC Gold Edition P., L.

Show a Princess. Unraced. Dam of-

Over Exposure (Rothesay). 3 wins to 1250m, A$223,900, SAJC Darley in Victoria H., 2d SAJC RA Lee S., Gr.3, Adelaide Guineas, L.

Courtyard Circle. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1000m, 2d QTC Become a GCTC Member Today H. Dam of-

Bold Circle (Bernardini). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$224,925, ATC Men of League 2YO P., Men of League Corporate Members H., 3d ATC Breeders' P., L.

Top of the Rock. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$158,050, BRC Racing Retro H., Inghams H., 3d BRC Timeform QTIS 3YO H., 4th BRC Nudgee H., L. Producer.

Ready to Rev. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, Ipswich TC Magic Millions Minibowl Quality 2YO H., 2d Toowoomba TC Fitton Insurance Hopeful 2YO P.H.

Nero Cavallo. 2 wins at 1150m, 1200m, AJC Abbeville H. Dam of-

TOP KNIGHT (Zoustar). 7 wins at 1400m, 1600m, S$954,585, to 2019, Singapore 3YO Classic, L, Singapore TC Singapore Guineas, L, Tuxedo Moon S., In Fact S., Stepitup S., Kranji S., 2d Singapore TC Singapore 3YO Sprint, L.

Bethany. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Saraji (Hidden Dragon). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, A$276,400, BRC Club Super H., Winning Edge Supports Queensland Racing 2YO H., Homestead Tavern H., Racing Retro H., 3d BRC Mode P., L, Mick Dittman P., L.

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