Erupt relative powers home to G3 success | Cape Breeders Club

Erupt relative powers home to G3 success

17th Oct 2018

Talented racemare I Am A Star, whose third dam Salvora is second dam of Maine Chance Farms’ exciting new stallion Erupt, made it three stakes wins in a row when the five-year-old powered home to register a half length win in the G3 Ted Baker Ladies’ Vase over a mile at Caulfield on Wednesday.

I Am A Star

Trained by Shane Nicols, I Am A Star made all the running on Wednesday’s Ladies’ Vase to register the tenth win of her 26 start career, and took her earnings to AUS$1 541 950 in the process. A daughter of I Am Invincible, I Am Star has now eight group wins to her name, with her past victories including the 2016 G1 Myer Classic.

Her conditioner said after the win, “I’d like to (run her in the Emirates) but I don’t know whether I’d be given the tick of approval, all of a sudden, Winx has her Cox Plate and wanders off to the paddock, it would be silly not to.
She’s two-and-a-half weeks into the Myer now but she won the Myer off seven days, so why not (have a go).”

I Am A Star’s dam is the unraced Dixieland Band mare Star Band, a half-sister to G3 Gladness Stakes winner Common World, and to Prix Yacowlef victress Speciale.

This is the family of top class sires Night Shift, Flying Spur, Encosta De Lago and Holy Roman Emperor, with the latter recently responsible for his 79th stakes winner.


A son of world leading sire Dubawi, whose current stars include unbeaten two-year-old stand outs Quorto and Too Darn Hot, Erupt was a top class athlete, who banked more than $1.3 million in stakes.

He emulated such sire standouts as Nearco, Vieux Manoir, Sicambre and Fort Wood by winning the G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and went on to capture the G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine.

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