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Beautifully bred filly by Group 1 winner ASTERN & 1/2 sister to Stakes Placed LAURE ME IN


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Astern (AUS) 2013
Laurelling (USA) 2003
21 October 2019
New Zealand
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Koo Wee Rup 3981 VIC, Australia

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Trainer: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace
Location: Caulfield 3162 VIC View map »


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Beautifully bred filly by the royally bred Group 1 winner ASTERN, half-sister to 6x winner plus recent Stakes Placed LAURE ME IN and close descendent from “the best female family in the USA”. Secured from the NZ Karaka Yearling Sale in partnership with Leading trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

Sire Update: Astern sires his first Stakes winner with SERADESS bolting in by 5 lengths in the recent Listed Cinderella Stakes!


A beautiful filly with a beautiful pedigree! She presents as a lovely Spring 3yo Classic prospect and has the quality, athleticism and scope we love to see in a young filly!

** An elegant physical type with her very athletic frame, excellent scope with great length of leg and rein, correct conformation and the attractive head all high-quality fillies possess.

** By the Group 1 Golden Rose winner in ASTERN and Leading trainers Ciaron & David are very bullish on the sire, having a sharp 2YO in the stable named Own The Night (debuted as a pre-Xmas Stakes 2yo and Metro placed at his 2nd start), and that gave us extra confidence to be strong on this filly that we adored on type.

** Oh, and in Paul Willetts words, "she descends from the best female family in the USA!" Plus... she's a half-sister to 4 winners including 6 x Winner and recent Stakes Place-getter Laure Me In #catalogueupgrade She sure did lure us in!


Sire – ASTERN (by Medaglia D’Oro)

** The highest rated son of superstar stallion Medaglia D’Oro (who stands for $250k US), Astern was a pre-Christmas 2yo debut winner by 6 lengths, Group 2 & Group 3 winner as a 2yo plus winner of the Group 1 Golden Rose at 3yo and runner-up in the stallion making Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes beating Star Turn, Russian Revolution, Extreme Choice! From only 9 career starts, he won 5 (4 at Group level) as a 2yo & 3yo and placed twice at Group 1 & 2 level

** Plus he’s royally bred being the half-brother to Champion 3yo filly and 3 x Group 1 winner ALIZEE making him a descend of another Champion in TRISCAY!

** He's on the board with his first crop are with impressive Stakes Winner and undefeated SERADESS, Sydney City placed filly DIVINA and City Placed and Stakes performed on debut OWN THE NIGHT

Dam – Laurelling (by Highest Honour)

** Not often do you get an opportunity to secure a filly that closely descends to a family touted as “the best female family in the USA” by FLR’s own Paul Willetts! A deep international pedigree with Dam Laurelling being the full sister to Group 1 winner MEDAALY and multiple Group 2 winner CHARNWOOD FOREST. It’s the family of further Group 1 winners FALL ASPEN, NORTHERN ASPEN, HAMAS & TIMBER COUNTRY

** Laurelling herself is doing the job at stud herself with 5 foals to race for FOUR WINNERS including the 6 x winner and recently Stakes Placed LAURE ME IN

TRAINER: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

2020 Victorian Premiership winning trainers who struck at an impressive 17% winners:runners strike rate, and Victoria’s current Leading Trainers for 2021, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are a force to be reckoned with and FLR have enjoyed a fruitful association over the years with this dynamic duo!

In partnership, they have won the Group 1 Cox Plate, Magic Millions 2yo Classic, Manikato Stakes, Coolmore Stud Stakes, Caulfield Cup, VRC Oaks, 1000 Guineas, QLD Derby, Emirates Stakes…. There’s not much Ciaron & David can’t do!

Individual Winners for #TeamFIRST are highlighted by Multiple City Winner, Country Cup winner and multiple Stakes Placed BLACK SAIL, multiple winner & Stakes Placed KACHING, plus further city winners MANDEE & BOLD ARIAL .

Ciaron and David lead a very progressive, innovative and exciting young team in the heart of Melbourne and we are delighted to have the star Caulfield trainers as part of the stable!


$5,415 inclusive of purchase price, purchase costs, International freight, NZ Stud Book clearance fee, bloodstock & compliance costs, insurance coverage to 31 January 2022 and GST.

Ongoing expenses estimated at an average of $220-250 per month per 5% share over a 12-month period.

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Brown filly       Foaled 21st October 2019 

ASTERN Medaglia d'Oro (USA)El PradoSadler's Wells
Cappucino BayBailjumper
EssaouiraExceed and ExcelDanehill (USA)
Alizes (NZ)Rory's Jester
Highest HonorKenmareKalamoun
High RiverRiverman
Dance of LeavesSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Fall AspenPretense

ASTERN (AUS) (Bay 2013-Stud Aust. 2017, U.S.A. 2018). 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). Sire of SW Seradess (SAJC Cinderella S., L) and of Arnaqueur, Do as You're Told, Zadig and of the placegetters Asherla, Danger Strykes, Divina, Own the Night, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

LAURELLING (USA), by Highest Honor. Placed at 3 in France. Sister to MEDAALY, three-quarter-sister to POET LAUREATE, half-sister to CHARNWOOD FOREST, Danse d'Ecole, Dubai Fall,  Autumn Melody (dam of GIOVANNI),  Desired (dam of DESIDERATUM),  Gulf Breeze (dam of FRESNAYE). This is her eighth living foal. Her seventh foal is a 2YO. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Laure Me In (g by Ad Valorem (USA)) 6 wins from 1400m to 1850m, A$438,400, to 2020-21, VRC Bitalli H., ATC Cleanaway H., SAJC Heineken 3 H., Newcastle JC Senpos Point of Sale H., Pakenham RC Hanson H., 2d ATC Cup, L, ATC Edney Ryan Group H., Schweppes H., VRC Head Wind H., MVRC 1300 Australia H., MRC Big Screen Company H., SAJC Schweppes H., David Loy H., 90th Anniversary of Legacy in SA H., Hawkesbury RC Kokoda H., 4th ATC Summer Cup, Gr.3, January Cup, L.

 Vysotsky (g by Teofilo (Ire)) 5 wins from 2000m to 3200m, A$118,339, 3d ATC More Than Ready at Vinery H.

 Saquon (g by No Nay Never (USA)) 3 wins at 1100m, 1350m, A$76,030, in 2020-21 in Aust.

 Laureole (f by Exceed and Excel) Winner at 1200m in Aust.

 Chaplet (f by Street Cry (Ire)) Placed at 3 in Aust.

 Aspen Leaves (f by Nadeem) Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Nepenthes. 3 wins from 1100m to 1600m in 2020-21 in Aust.

 Lord Harry. Winner at 2200m in 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

DANCE OF LEAVES, by Sadler's Wells. Unraced. Sister to FORT WOOD, three-quarter-sister to NORTHERN ASPEN (dam of CYPRIATA), Agenda (dam of AGNES), half-sister to HAMAS, TIMBER COUNTRY, BIANCONI, COLORADO DANCER (dam of DUBAI MILLENNIUM), ELLE SEULE (dam of ELNADIM, MEHTHAAF, KHULOOD, ASHRAAKAT), MAZZACANO, PRINCE OF THIEVES, Native Aspen,  Sheroog (dam of KABOOL, SHARAF KABEER). Dam of 15 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

MEDAALY (c Highest Honor) 3 wins at 2, £106,904, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, Sandown Charterhouse 2YO S., Doncaster Silverdale 2YO S. Sire.

CHARNWOOD FOREST (c Warning) 4 wins at 7f, 1m, £248,072, Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.2, York Manchester-Singapore S., Newmarket Granby S., 2d Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, 4th Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1. Sire.

Danse d'Ecole (f Daylami) 3 wins from 2350m to 2500m, 2d Nantes Derby de l'Ouest, L. Producer.

Dubai Fall (f Mr. Prospector) Winner at 8½f, 2d Monmouth Serena's Song S., L.

 Autumn Melody. Unplaced. Dam of 9 winners-

GIOVANNI (c Admire Moon) 6 wins from 1400m to 1900m, 92,938,000¥, Tokyo Shimotsuki S., L, Hanshin Auckland Racing Club Trophy, Kokura Kitakyushu Shisei 50th Anniversary, Kyoto Gojozaka Tokubetsu, 3d Kyoto Ritto S., L.

 Gulf Breeze. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

FRESNAYE (f Western Winter) 6 wins from 1200m to 2200m, R967,900, Kenilworth Victress S., Gr.3, Stormsvlei Mile, L, Winter Oaks, L, Greyville Post Health S., Kenilworth Tab Telebet H., 2d Kenilworth Final Fling S., Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Paddock S., Gr.1, Fairview Jockey Club S., L.

 Desired. Unraced. Dam of 9 winners-

DESIDERATUM (c Darshaan) 4 wins at 2000m, 2400m, €215,300, Longchamp Prix du Lys, Gr.3, Prix de l'Avre, L, Prix des Marronniers, Prix de Gravelle, 2d Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix de Villebon, 4th Longchamp Prix Noailles, Gr.2. Sire.

POET LAUREATE (g Highest Honor) 2 wins at 2000m, 2500m, €84,300, Deauville Prix de Reux, L, 2d Grand Prix de Deauville, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de Belleville.

 Heart's Content. 2 wins at 2400m in France. Dam of 2 winners-

HEARTILY (f Dubawi) 3 wins at 2200m, 2400m in France and Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis Jungheinrich Gabelstapler, L, 2d Baden-Baden T von Zastrow Stutenpreis, Gr.3, 3d Toulouse Prix Fille de l'Air, Gr.3, Vichy Prix Frederic de Lagrange, L.