The Triple Crown Project
Career History
~~~ Complete ~~~
DARK STAR
(br.c. 1950, Royal Gem II -- Isolde x Bull Dog )
Classic participant in: 1953

Notes: Sent to France at age 17. Sire of 24 stakes winners.

IMPORTANT VICTORIES & PLACINGS: ~~~ Complete ~~~

Finish Race Name
1stKENTUCKY DERBY
1stDerby Trial S. (Churchill Downs)
1stHialeah Juvenile S.
3rdFuturity S.
3rdJuvenile S.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
BETTY'S PRIDEb.f., 1964 DARK STAR -- Fernley x Court MartialSandown Derby H.
BLINKING STARbr.c., 1961 DARK STAR -- Peccadillo x NasrullahFlintstone S.
BORBONICA (FR)b.f., 1970 DARK STAR -- Brigitte (FR) x Zimone (FR)In Italy: Premio Alberto Zanoletti De Rozzano
DARK SECRETb.c., 1964 DARK STAR -- Naughty Flirt x One HitterEdmonton Journal H., Spangled Jimmy H., Calgary Maturity, Stampede H.
EFF-DEE-ARbr.c., 1963 DARK STAR -- Rakahanga x POLYNESIANSwaps H.
FLY BY VENUSb.f., 1961 DARK STAR -- Fly Bye Babe x MR. TROUBLEAk-Sar-Ben Governors' H., Ak-Sar-Ben King's Plate H., Sunland Maturity, Dona Ana H., State Fair Derby
GAZALA IIf., 1964 DARK STAR -- Belle Angevine x L'amiral (FR)In France: Criterium De Maisons-Laffite, Poule D'essai Des Pouliches, Prix De Diane, Prix De La Grotte; and In USA: BROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of CHAMPION Youth, stakes winners Mississipian, Gonzales, Silky Baby, and Best of Both)
HEAVENLY BODYbr.f., 1957 DARK STAR -- Dangerous Dame x NashrullahMatron S., Princess Pat S.
HIDDEN TALENTb.f., 1956 DARK STAR -- Dangerous Dame x NasrullahKentucky Oaks, Ashland S.
HIDDEN TREASUREb.c., 1957 DARK STAR -- Ratine x BahramHORSE of the Year in Canada, CHAMPION Older Horse in Canada, Carleton S., Display S., Summer S., Woodstock S., Marine S., Bison City S., Breeders' S., Fairbank H., Toronto Cup H., Kingarvie S., Heresy S., Canadian Maturity S., Jacques Cartier S. (twice), Connaught Cup H., Inferno H., Quebec S., Fort Erie H., Canadian H.
HURRY HOMEbr.c., 1956 DARK STAR -- Holiday Girl x JacopoOhio Championship H.
HURRY UP DEARb.c., 1962 DARK STAR -- Dear April x My BabuFlintstone S.
IKEYAb.c., 1961 DARK STAR -- Gold Clip x Nimbus (GB)George Washington S., Francis Scot Key S.
IRON PEGbr.c., 1960 DARK STAR -- Hostage x ROMANSuburban H., also stakes-placed in England
MOONREINDEERb.c., 1965 DARK STAR -- Coque Blue x DaumierAutumn H.
MY DAD GEORGE
(See 1970)
b.c., 1967 DARK STAR -- Mabekky x SKYTRACERJames H. Bright Memorial H., Flamingo S., Florida Derby, Dade Metropolitan H.; Sire of stakes winners.
NOBLE INTRIGUEb.f., 1967 DARK STAR -- Cluny Miss x FerdThelma S.
QUIZ STARc., 1956 DARK STAR -- Nut Brown Maid x NashrullahKnickerbocker H., Wilwyn H., Grassland Turf H., Turf Cup S.
RESEARCHERb.f., 1960 DARK STAR -- Blue Relic x War RelicWilshire H.
ROYAL FILLETb.c., 1966 DARK STAR -- Flavored Best x PHALANXFair Grounds Oaks, Thelma S.
SHEILA'S STARbr.f., 1963 DARK STAR -- Elope x HeliopolisFlorida Juvenile Championship S.
SIBERIAN STAR (FR)f., 1969 DARK STAR -- Siberie (FR)i x Philius (FR)In France: Prix Des Belles Filles
STARETTAf., 1957 DARK STAR -- Gambetta x My BabuMiss Woodford S., Colonial H.
STRAWBERRY DRIVEb.c., 1962 DARK STAR -- She Alone x NasrullahEscondido H.


IMPORTANT OFFSPRING OF HIS DAUGHTERS: ~complete~

Name Sex, DOB, Pedigree Highlights
A THOUSAND STARSbr.f, 1975 Hoist the Flag -- Heavenly Body x DARK STARPalomar H.; In France: Prix De La Calonne, Prix Perth
ALEGRIA DE DEANNAch.f., 1977 A Gambler -- Dangerous Star x DARK STARGala Fete H., Marcia H., Ann Rutledge S., Miss Freeburg S., Soft Touch S., Miss Maryville H., Illinois Match Maker H., Inaugural S., Sardonyx S.
ANEMAL
(See 1982)
b.c., 1979 Dancing Count -- Special Star x DARK STARClassic participant
BACK BAY BRAVEbr.c., 1981 Chieftain -- Royal Fillet x DARK STARFathers Day S.
BANJA LUKAf., 1968 DOUBLE JAY -- Legato x DARK STARBROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of CHAMPION and HORSE OF THE YEAR Ferdinand, stakes winners Jayston, Donna Inez, Ancient Art, Plinth, and Dancing)
BARB'S CHARCOALgr.f., 1971 BLUE SKYER -- Western Star x DARK STARFlorida Breeders Futurity
BEST OF BOTHc., 1980 J. O. TOBIN -- Gazala II x DARK STARSanta Gertrudes H.
BIG BOLD SEFAc., 1976 Bold Reasoning -- Noble Intrigue x DARK STARStakes placed; Sire of stakes winners.
BROWN ST. BELLEf., 1977 Speak John -- Noble Intrigue x DARK STARHibiscus S.
CHERUBIN (FR)b.c., 1975 Tiffauges (FR) -- Ma Cherie (FR) x DARK STARIn France: Prix De Gouvieux, Prix De La Mun. De Deauville
COJAK
(See 1976)
br.c., 1973 Cohes -- Fight On x DARK STARMalibu S., Chief Pennekeck H., Maryland Futurity, Senatorial S., Tri-State Futurity S., Penn Treaty S.; Sire of stakes winners.
COUNT PETRONEbr.c., 1973 Petrone -- Dark Circles x DARK STARClaiming S.
DARK IMAGERYbr.c., 1967 Cagire II -- Jimson Weed x DARK STARRoyal Ascot Graduation H., Juvenile H,, West Vancouver H., B.C. Breeders H., Burnaby H., Manchester Claiming S.
DARK STAR KINGb.c., 1964 Olympian King -- Star Again x DARK STARSheridan H., Jack R. Johnston Memorial H., Snaro H.
ELLORAch.c., 1972 What a Pleasure -- Dark Design x DARK STARIn France: Prix Du Muguet, Prix Quincey
FIGHT FOR GOLDf., 1975 Search For Gold -- Fight On x DARK STARTri-State Futurity
GIRL IN BLUE (IRE)br.f., 1979 Garda's Revenge -- Regal Star (FR) x DARK STARIn Ireland: Irish Lincolnshire S.
GONZALESc., 1977 Vaguely Noble -- Gazala II x DARK STARIn Ireland: Gallinule S., Blandford S., Irish St. Leger
GREY RELIANCEf., 1979 CLOUDY DAWN -- Credence x DARK STARSouthland S., Vantage S.
HAWKEYEb.c., 1968 Fleet Feet -- Dark Circles x DARK STARJunior Derby
HEMPEN STARch.f., 1973 Hempen -- Matica Bez x DARK STAROrange And Blue S., Curley Reeves S.
LADY BRILLIANCEb.f., 1964 GLOBEMASTER -- Staretta x DARK STARNational Stallion S. (Fillies)
LAST DANCEgr.c., 1968 Native Rhythm -- Shadow's Last x DARK STARLou Smith Memorial Futurity
LE CLEf., 1969 TOM ROLFE -- Legato x DARK STARBeverly Hills H., Honeymoon S., Princess S.
MAN OF PARTSc., 1967 AMBIOPOISE -- Polly's Star x DARK STARLatonia Championship H.
MAYBELLENEb.f., 1971 Fleet Nasrullah -- Linstar x DARK STARTest S., Rockette S.
MISSISSIPIANc., 1971 Vaguely Noble -- Gazala II x DARK STARIn France: Grand Criterium, Prix Niel
NEIGH NEIGHb.f., 1969 Nasomo -- Miss Carrie H. x DARK STARBayou H.
NORTH OF VENUSb.f., 1970 NORTHERN DANCER -- Fly By Venus x DARK STARPageant H., Seashore H.
OUR DIAMONDbr.f., 1971 Our Joy -- Smudge x DARK STARCinderella S.
PERILOUS STARbr.f., 1987 TOP AVENGER -- Dangerous Star x DARK STARLaurel Lane S.
ROYAL DONNAb.f., 1979 DON B. -- Miss Carrie H. x DARK STARWindy's Daughter S.
RUN FOR TOMb.f., 1968 Run for Nurse -- Darksteddy x DARK STARSenorita S.
SEMILUNARb.f., 1973 Semi-Pro -- Co-Planet x DARK STARAunt Jayne Z. H.
SHADOW SONGgr.f., 1974 Native Rythm -- Shadow's Last x DARK STARNew England Futurama S.
SILKY BABYc., 1978 What A Pleasure -- Gazala II x DARK STARIn France: Prix De Guiche
SKY COMMANDERb.c., 1972 Lt. Stevens -- Star of Wonder x DARK STARIn France: Prix Robert Papin, Prix Maurice De Gheest
SLALOMbr.f., 1980 Royal Ski -- Twinkle On x DARK STARCoquette H.
SOMETHINGREGALbk.f., 1972 CANDY SPOTS -- Researcher x DARK STARBetsy Ross H.
SON OF BECKYbr.g., 1985 Victory Stride -- Bekky's Star x DARK STARCowboy H.
SPECIALITEb.c., 1970 PORTERHOUSE -- Recommendation x DARK STARInternational H.
TALLAHTOf., 1970 Nantallah -- Legato x DARK STAROak Tree Invitational, Vanity H., Santa Barbara H., Carleton F. Burke H., Santa Ynez S., Wilshire H., Hawthorne H., La Centinela S.
TOO BALDf., 1964 Bald Eagle -- Hidden Talent x DARK STARBarbara Fritchie H. (twice), Bed O' Roses H., Columbiana H., BROODMARE OF THE YEAR (dam of CHAMPION Capote, stakes winners Exceller, Baldski, American Standard, and Vaguely Hidden)
TOTAL PLEASUREc., 1978 What A Pleasure -- Fight On x DARK STARBradbury S.
TRIANGLE D'ORc., 1977 QUADRANGLE -- Fight On x DARK STARIn France: Prix De Saint Firmin
TURN TO TALENTf., 1963 Turn-To -- Hidden Talent x DARK STARPageant H., Blue Hen S.
TWO'S A PLENTYb.c., 1977 Three Martinis -- Ky. Sunny x DARK STARCalder H., Alligator H., Hallandale H., Bord of Governors S., Memorial Day H.; Sire of stakes winners.
VASSAR GRADch.f., 1962 Etonian -- Academy Girl x DARK STAROrchid S.
VOLUSIAbr.f., 1982 ACCIPITER -- Royal Fillet x DARK STARIn Panama: Cl Ruben Orillac
WAHOO WAHOOb.c., 1967 Mr. Deep Well -- Twilight Empress x DARK STARHilltop H., Stadelman H.
WRONSKYbr.c., 1972 IN REALITY -- Winking Star x DARK STARIn France: Prix Daphnis
YOUTHc., 1973 Ack Ack -- Gazala II x DARK STARCHAMPION Turf Horse, Washington D.C. International, Canadian International Championship; In France: CHAMPION 3yo Colt, Prix Du Jockey-Club, Prix Greffulhe, Prix Lupin, Prix Niel, Prix Daru


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