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International Star

International Star
Trainer:Michael J. Maker
Owner: Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
Foaling Date: 2012-03-14
Pedigree: Fusaichi Pegasus and Parlez of French Deputy
Dosage: 12-5-11-0-0 (28)
Dosage Index / CD: 4.09 / 1.04
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: This well-trave led son of 2000 dual classic winner Fusaichi Pegasus hasn t quite become a global sensation, but Internatio nal Star is now recognized as a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender after a decisive victory in the G3 LeComte S. at Fair Grounds on January 17 vaulted him to second on the leaderboar d to run for the roses in May. With jockey Miguel Mena in the irons for the first time, the colt saved ground from his inside post in the 11-horse field, overcame traffic turning into the stretch and shifted out for room at the three-sixt eenths pole. Internatio nal Star circled around leaders Tiznow R J and War Story and kicked clear of those two in route to comfortabl e final margin of 2 frac12 lengths. His final time of 1 41.62 for the 1m 70 yards produced a 94 BRIS Speed Rating, besting Internatio nal Star s 89 earned in his previous start, a fourth-pla ce finish in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club S. at Churchill Downs in late November. The Mike Maker trainee broke his maiden at first asking in a grassy contest at Belmont Park last June and competed in six juvenile stakes after that while running up a 6-2-2-0 record on turf, synthetic and dirt in 2014. Internatio nal Star picked 10 Derby points for winning Woodbine s G3 Grey S. and one in the Jockey Club. In between, he finished a better than looked ninth in the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita. Bred in New York by Katharine M. Voss and Robert T. Manfuso, the astutely-n amed bay is out of Parlez, a daughter of French Deputy, and was foaled March 14, 2012. Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who just earned their fourth Eclipse Award as the nation s Outstandin g Owner, purchased him for 85,000 at the Fasig-Tipt on Midlantic 2013 Eastern Fall Yearling Sale and Internatio nal Star has nearly quadrupled that amount with earnings of 320,979. The colt s current total of 21 Derby qualifying points would have been sufficient to get into the starting gate under the Twin Spires in each of the last two years since the system was implemente d, and there is little doubt that Ken Ramsey will want him to participat e if healthy. Internatio nal Star returned to Maker s barn in South Florida on the morning after the LeComte and could travel back to New Orleans for the G2 Risen Star S. on February 21 at Fair Grounds.


Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 3 3 - - $810,000
2014 6 2 2 - $200,979


International Star wins 2015 Louisiana Derby
International Star wins 2015 Risen Star Stakes
International Star wins 2015 Lecomte Stakes
International Star wins Grey Stakes


International Star wins 2015 Louisiana Derby
International Star wins 2015 Risen Star Stakes
International Star wins 2015 Lecomte Stakes
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