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Arboreta (AUS) 2007
2 November 2016
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Rosehill 2142 NSW, Australia

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Trainer: Hawkes Racing
Location: Rosehill 2142 NSW View map »

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Star Witness filly offers the complete package of pedigree, performance and physical type.

She is a robust tough type and has a bit of attitude. Lots of physical strength and is forward and bold. The filly has all the attributes to be a sharp and a precocious 2YO. This filly looks tough, is exceptionally fast and agile.

Powerful hind-quarter and a chest that will constitute phenomenal SPEED. A great mover and very light on her feet. Great muscle tone and bone for such a young horse.

John Hawkes comments in relation to this filly. “The filly looks very athletic and she may possibly do something as a 2yo. She is a nice balanced filly who seems to have a good attitude”.

The Star Witness filly has completed being broken in at Evergreen Stud by Gordon Pratt.

Gordon Pratt’s comments in relation to the education of the filly. “I was really happy with her. She is an athletic forward type. Good thinker. Seems as she may race early. Showing some very good signs”.

She is currently at Cavallo Park spelling and is looking great. She has come on since being at the breakers. A lovely relaxed filly. The filly will go into pre training after her short spell before heading into Hawkes Racing stables at Rosehill where she will have her first full preparation”.

The Hawkes stable is targeting the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

She has been scoped, x-rayed and clinically examined.

This filly is the direct descendant to 5 individual Group One winners:

ZEDITAVE. 14 wins-9 at 2, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, QTC Castlemaine S.H., Gr.1, VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, QTC Prestige Litho H., L, BATC Strawberry Road S., MVRC Gisborne H., VATC Caulfield Quality S.H.

MELITO. 5 wins-1 at 2, AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.1, AJC Furious S., Gr.2, ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, 2d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, AJC All Aged S., Gr.1, ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, 3d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1.

GREYS INN. 6 wins, South African Derby, Gr.1, South African Classic, Gr.1, Greyville Durban July H., Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai City of Gold S., Gr.3, 2d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Al Rashidiya S., L, 3d Greyville Daily News Two Thousand S., Gr.1, 4th Nad al Sheba Dubai Sheema Classic S., Gr.1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Al Fahidi Fort S., L.

SMART CALL. 7 wins, Greyville Woolavington 2000 S., € Gr.1, Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Paddock S., Gr.1, Turffontein Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Racing Association P., Racing It's a Rush P., 2d Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3, 3d Turffontein Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, York Middleton S., Gr.2, Turffontein Starling S., L, 4th Deauville Prix Jean Romanet, Gr.1.


STAR WITNESS is by champion racehorse STARCRAFT Champion 3YO in Australia in 2003-04. Champion Older Sprinter in NZ in 2004-05. Champion Older Male Miler in France & GB in 2005 a 11 wins from 1400m to 2400m. Starcraft was a five time Group one winner.

STAR WITNESS is out of LEONE CHIARA a 7 time winner including a Group 3 and multiple stakes place getter.

Star Witness appears a sure thing to continue his rise-up the Australian Stallion ranks judging on his ability to sire arguably Australia’s best two 3yo’s of either sex.

STAR WITNESS has emerged this season as one of Australia’s most exciting young sires with stakes winner this season from 1100m – 2400m. STAR WITNESS is the sire of this season’s champion 3yo filly elect, dual Group 1 winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR and multiple Group 1 sprinting performing colt STAR TURN.

STARW WITNESS sire of 12 stakes winners and 11 stakes placegetters.

STAR WITNESS Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2010-11. 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Talindert S., L, MVRC Tatts Group 2YO P., 2d Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1, VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1, 3d Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee S., Gr.1, MRC Vain S., L, Manfred S., L, 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2.


ARBORETA by Exceed and Excel was a 2 time winning mare. She was good enough to run in town where she finished 2nd as a 2YO. She is the daughter of a Group one performer ARBORETUM.

ARBORETA is the Grandam of MARITON

Broodmare sire EXCEED AND EXCEL, has produced 24 stakes winners, 3 at Group One level with earnings of over $23 million. ALIZEE, AJC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, ATC Flight S., Gr.1, ASTERN, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, BOUNDING, ARC Railway S., Gr.1. Also our own syndicated horse SHE’S SO HIGH Group winner and Group one performer.

ARBORETUM. 2 wins at 1500m, 1600m, AJC Lawn H., 3d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Tamarama H.

MARITON. 9 wins-4 at 2-from 1100m to 1800m, AJC Bourke & Wills H., Centennial Park H., NSW Tatt's RC Welter H., STC Nijinsky H., AJC Riding For the Disabled H., Smirnoff Vodka 2YO H., STC Commonwealth Games Competitors 2YO H., Hong Kong 2YO H., 2d AJC Keith Mackay H., L, Reginald Allen H., L, STC Forstaff Personnel H., Rotary Youth Awards H., 3d AJC Flight S., Gr.1., 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, VATC Norman Robinson S., L.


John Hawkes is now acknowledged as one of the all-time great racehorse trainers with a record remarkable for its longevity and sheer consistency. He has won 10 national trainers' premierships, nine Sydney premierships, a six-time leading Group 1 trainer and nine-time leading stakes-winning trainer.

He has prepared a string of champions over the past two decades including two, Horse of the Year winners, Octagonal and Lonhro and has led in more than 5000 race winners, including 98 Group 1 successes and was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2004.

A study of his training record also underlines his versatility. Hawkes has proven his ability to train sprinters, middle distance gallopers and stayers, two and three-year-olds, classic winners and weight-for-age performers.

There have been numerous top class racehorses to emerge from the Hawkes stables including, Octagonal, Lonhro, Unworldly, Accomplice, Arena, Over, Guineas, Shame, Viscount, Freemason, Niello, Railings, Mnemosyne, Forensics, Camarilla, Paratroopers, Fiumicino, Mentality, Real Saga and rising star, Love Conquers All.

Hawkes is renowned as a workaholic who has devoted his life to the thoroughbred. His days start at 4am and he is usually the last to leave the stables each day, sometimes as late as 8pm.

"Climbing the mountain and getting to the top is difficult but staying there is much harder," Hawkes once said. "Racing is so competitive these days, there are a lot of good trainers, and it takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to stay there and not start sliding down the other side."

Meticulous by nature, Hawkes sets high standards for himself and his stable staff. He seems to live by the maxim "the harder you work, the luckier you get".

Wayne Hawkes
For as long as he can remember, Wayne always imagined a career in racing. He never considered any other vocation.

He would spend many hours at his father's Adelaide stables before and after school, learning about and admiring the thoroughbred. When he completed his schooling, his real "education" began in horse racing, learning as much as he could about all facets of the racing industry. He first went to work at the late Colin Hayes' famous Lindsay Park stables in the Barossa Valley before he had stints working for a farrier, equine dentist, veterinarian, float operator, saddle maker and yearling sales company just to learn the ropes.

"It was more like a continuation of school than work," Wayne said. "But it was inevitable I would eventually work with my father. I never really thought about doing anything else."

By the mid 1990s, Wayne had worked his way up to manage his father's Flemington operation for the Inghams' all-powerful Crown Lodge stables. He remains the family's representative at Flemington to this day.

Although the Team Hawkes training partnership was officially sanctioned in 2008, Wayne said the successful training systems that were first put in place 15 years earlier at Crown Lodge remain the blueprint for the stable's continued success.

Wayne also admits working with family has some advantages and disadvantages. "Sometimes it is not easy working with family, but in tough times you can’t beat family support and strength!"

Michael Hawkes
As a young man, Michael began working after school and at weekends with his father at Epsom. "I had been going down to dad's stables for as long as I can remember, doing some work after school. When it's in your blood ... I just love working with the horses."

His education continued in Sydney when his father took up the role of head trainer for the Ingham’s at Warwick Farm. "On the job experience with Dad, being one of the best ever trainers, is a huge advantage".

When the position of foreman at the satellite stable in Brisbane became vacant, the 21 year old Michael leapt at the chance. In nine full seasons Michael proved his maturity and love of working with horses by taking out two premierships. He was runner up five times, with a third and a fifth place to round it off. Michael found it a natural way of life.

Some of Michael's best remembered wins in Brisbane include a quinella in the Stradbroke Cup (1. Crawl and 2. Hire), two derby winners in Freemason and Toulouse Latrec, Sires Produce winner Ambulance, and Freemason in the TJ Smith Classic.

When the family established a training partnership in 2008, Michael returned to Sydney to take charge of Rosehill Gardens, working alongside his father.
"I suppose you could say dad is the brains and Wayne and I are the youth. I think it is a pretty good partnership. We are lucky we have each other”.

Hawkes Team Group one success include ESTIJAB (Longlines Golden Slipper), CHAUTAUQUA (TJ Smith Stakes - twice, HKJC Chairman's Sprint Prize, Black Caviar Lightning, Manikato Stakes), DIVINE PROPHET (Caulfield Guineas), INFERENCE (Randwick Guineas), MOSSFUN (Toohey New Golden Slipper), ALL TOO HARD (All Aged Stakes, Futurity Stakes, C.F Orr Stakes, Caulfield Guineas), NIWOT (Sydney Cup)

Eligible for the BOBS and BOBS Extra Schemes, $8 million Inglis Race Series, 3.5 million Golden Slipper, 1.5 million Blue Diamond, Golden Rose and Blue Sapphire.

Share Price Includes – Purchase Price, Training, Pre-training, Agistment, Breaking in, Insurance – 12 months, Vetting, Transport and all other associated costs up to the 1st August, 2018.

Ongoing costs at around $24.50 per week per 2.5%.

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Chestnut filly       Foaled 2nd November 2016 

STAR WITNESS Starcraft (NZ)Soviet Star (USA)Nureyev
Flying FlooziePompeii Court (USA)
Leone ChiaraLion HunterDanehill (USA)
ChiaraLast Tycoon (Ire)
Exceed and ExcelDanehill (USA)Danzig
Patrona (USA)Lomond
ArboretumWoodman (USA)Mr. Prospector

STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Chestnut 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-3 at 2, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1. Sire of 317 rnrs, 178 wnrs, 13 SW, inc. Global Glamour (ATC Flight S., Gr.1), Star Turn, Mella Maria, Fuhryk, Crown Witness, Stellar Collision, Our Crown Mistress, Lord Balmoral, Lycurgus, Magic Alibi, Pearl Star, The Barrister - High Volatility (H.K.), Well Sprung, SP Kimberley Star, Serenade, Berkshire Lady, She's Our Star, Alta Stella, Rare Occurrence, etc.


1st dam

ARBORETA, by Exceed and Excel. 2 wins at 1400m, 2d MRC Chortle 2YO H. This is her second live foal. Dam of 1 foal to race.


2nd dam

Arboretum, by Woodman (USA). 2 wins at 1500m, 1600m, AJC Lawn H., 3d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Tamarama H. Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Power to Surprise. 5 wins from 1600m to 2500m, A$143,745, AJC Randwick Betting Auditorium H., ATC Berant Builders H., STC Bacardi Breezer H., 2d AJC Convention Centre H., Lonhro H., Danglissa H., 3d AJC Voyager Point H., ATC Randwick on Facebook H.

 Percy Possum. 3 wins at 1400m, 2d Amberley RC Happy 70th Birthday Corin Murfitt H., CJC Airport Birches Motel H.

 Arboreta. 2 wins. See above.

 Rocky Garden. 4 wins from 1600m to 1900m, Singapore TC Initiation P., Class 5 H.-3 times, 2d Singapore TC Class 5 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Penang Turf Club Trophy Novice H., Initiation P., Class 5 H.-twice, Beau Brummel H.

 Lady Nikolay. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

Shalmaneser (g Teofilo) 5 wins from 1100m to 2000m, A$243,055, ATC Harvey Norman H., 2d ATC Australia Day Cup, L, TAB Place Multi H., Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC Summer Cup, Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Tattersalls Club Cup, L, ATC HQ Insurance H., Cellarbrations H.

 Reddot Rising. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Singapore TC Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.


3rd dam

Mariton, by Marscay. 9 wins-4 at 2-from 1100m to 1800m, A$227,320, AJC Bourke & Wills H., Centennial Park H., NSW Tatt's RC Welter H., STC Nijinsky H., AJC Riding For the Disabled H., Smirnoff Vodka 2YO H., STC Commonwealth Games Competitors 2YO H., Hong Kong 2YO H., 2d AJC Keith Mackay H., L, Reginald Allen H., L, STC Forstaff Personnel H., Rotary Youth Awards H., 3d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, Wiggle Quality H., STC Buckpasser H., Dahlia H., 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, VATC Norman Robinson S., L. Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Arboretum (f Woodman) 2 wins. See above.

 Faslyma. 2 wins at 1400m, 1750m, 2d STC Bradley Photographers 2YO H., 3d AJC AHA (NSW) H. Dam of-

 Nobody. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2017-18 in Aust.

 Grenouille. 7 wins to 1400m in Aust.

 Poco. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust.

 Humarit. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

 Tibidabo. 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m to 2016-17, 2d ATC C McAlpine Tribute Highway H.

 Topmiss. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

 Pasture. Winner at 1300m in Aust. Producer.


4th dam

HABITON, by Century. Unplaced. Half-sister to Fair Habit, Royal Acclaim, Booth. Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

Mariton (f Marscay) 9 wins. See above.

 Written Habit. 10 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$140,290, SAJC Pope H., Malaysia Airlines H., 2d MRC Biscadale 2YO H., MVRC Essendon Home at The Dome 2YO H., My Room H.

 Grooves. 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m, STC Wenona Girl 2YO H., Peter's Empire H., 2d STC Itchy Feet H., Impulsive H., 3d AJC Red Jester H., STC Bed of Roses Series H. Dam of 8 winners-

Loftily (f Shovhog) 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$281,040, AJC Scotty Gale's MND Memorial H., Adam Lindsay Gordon Welter H., STC Fitzpatrick & Partners H., 2d Hawkesbury Guineas, L, AJC Toy Show H., L, 3d STC Triscay S., L. Producer.

 Gosetgo. Winner at 2, AJC Randwick Betting Auditorium 2YO H., 2d AJC Panorama Terraces 2YO H., Embasadora 2YO H. Dam of 2 winners-

Condor Heroes (c Not a Single Doubt) Winner at 2, A$102,150, in 2016-17, ATC TAB 2YO P., 2d ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, Breeders' P., L.

 Cobbley. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

Get That Jive (g Street Sense) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1400m, NZ$105,550, to 2016-17, Hawkes Bay Bay Ford NZ Punter of the Year H., 2d ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., Gr.3, ARC Great Northern Foal S., L, 3d Waikato Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Avondale Guineas, Gr.2.