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Reaching for the Stars: GS Starboy

Reaching for the Stars: GS Starboy

There’s a new kid on the block and that is the two-year old colt, GS Starboy. Owned by Glenn Stevenson of GS Arabians International in Dade City, Florida, this young colt is ready to set the world alight.

GS Starboy is sired by Royal Marcutio, a son of Ajman Moniscione (WH Justice x Anthea Moniscione by Padrons Ghibli) and out of the incredible mare, RD Marciena, sired by QR Marc (Marwan Al Shaqab x Swete Dreams by Magic Dream CHAR) and out of one of the most renowned dams of American breeding in the past 20 years, NW Siena Psyche (Padrons Psyche x NV Shanteuse by Bey Shah). GS Starboy’s dam is Justa Princess H who is out of the Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire by Bask) son, Justafire DGL (ex MC Justa Kate by The Chief Justice out of Kaateera). Justa Princess H is out of Indigo Tanzeer, a daughter of the acclaimed Bluesprucetanzeer (El Hazeer x Blue Spruce Tango by Bur-Troy) who was a stallion pivotal to Wayne Newton’s breeding programme. Indigo Tanzeer herself is from this programme, and she is out of the GG Samir (Jacio x Alhaja by Maquillo) daughter, WN Savonta and out of GA-Annie (Gazon x Amarus Ann by Aramus). All in all, GS Starboy has a very interesting pedigree through both his damline and his paternal damline – all combined with the proven abilities of the Ajman Moniscione sireline; an interesting and intoxicating package.

GS Starboy (Ajman Moniscione x Indigo Tanzeer)

Glenn tells me: “Starboy was bred by Martine and Chile Donlan, and I just loved Starboy’s dam. Whenever I look at breeding a horse, I always go to the damline first. I am blessed as Starboy not only has RD Marciena in his sireline, he also has Justa Princess H as his dam. I love that mare, and she brings in wonderful performance ability as well as a natural showiness. With the combination of this with Ajman Monisicone, I am delighted with GS Starboy and I think that he has a lot to offer for the future.”

While happy to let his youngstock grow up in their own time at home, which in the case of GS Arabians International is a beautiful and incredibly peaceful farm with lots of space for the horses to develop and mature, Glenn is also keen for the results of his breeding programme to be seen.

GS Starboy (Ajman Moniscione x Indigo Tanzeer)

“I very much believe in GS Starboy and I think that he has something about him,” he tells me. “He is currently at Mike Wilson’s Training Center and will be going to the Region 12 Thanksgiving Show in Tampa, Florida, in November, our only A rated show. There, Starboy is a Spotlight Auction Stallion, and I am very excited to not only see him in the ring, but also to see his first progeny on the ground.

“I have some super young studs here at the farm, including GS Bariz Amal (Tamer Al Khalediah x Corwhin Amal by Thee Desperado), a straight Egyptian colt with a lot of promise. These two colts, plus the amazing foal crop we have had this year, means that the coming season is definitely something to look forward to.” 

GS Starboy (Ajman Moniscione x Indigo Tanzeer)

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