Charters Towers Lady of Racing

Churchill Equine annually visit Charters Towers in Far North Queensland

The lovely owner Sue Hammer, and her husband Peter Hammer of Annavale Thoroughbreds and Annavale Brahmans from Charters Towers are one of Churchill Equines long standing loyal supporters. Sue has been breeding horses for over 40 years.

Sue has bred some magnificent Andalusian’s that have the temperament to become anything from Children’s Hacks, Dude Ranch Buckle Winner to English Competition Horses. Sue is a huge supporter of the racing industry and with her husband Peter, they’ve sponsored many races in Charters Towers. Sue is very passionate about breeding and has been directing her focus to Thoroughbreds. As a result, she is the Owner/Breeder of some very classy horses. Teaming up with Trainer Ben Williams, the pair have had measurable success.

  • AHEAD OF THE REST 2016 Mare (by DREAM AHEAD from FINE) Race Record
  • BOYER (NZ) 2014 Gelding (by POWER from BELLE CHANTECLER) Winner Race Record
  • BREAK MY STRIDE 2013 Gelding (by ZOFFANY from CURIO JADE) Winner Race Record
  • CALCULUS 2015 Gelding (by SPIRIT OF BOOM from FIGURE) Winner Race Record
  • CINDERELLA ROSE 2017 Filly (by SIDEREUS from ROSALITA) 2yo Winner Race Record
  • DIVINE JAZZ 2018 Colt (by DIVINE PROPHET from JOKES N JAZZ) Race Record
  • DREAM HALO 2017 Gelding (by DREAM AHEAD from HALO MISS MAHER) Winner Race Record
  • DREAMING HIGH 2017 Mare (by DREAM AHEAD from HIGHDINI) Race Record
  • DYNA POWER 2019 Filly (by POWER from DYNA ROSE) Race Record
  • ECHELON MAGIC 2018 Filly (by TOP ECHELON from BLUEFIRE MAGIC) Race Record
  • FALVELON SKY 2018 Filly (by FALVELON from SKY BAR) Race Record
  • GET A MOVING JET 2017 Gelding (by JET SPUR from GETAMOVEON) Race Record
  • HANNA’S DRUM 2018 Filly (by DRUMBEATS from HENBANE) Race Record
  • KISS ME LATER 2016 Gelding (by BEL ESPRIT from KISS ME QUICK) Winner Race Record
  • LIGHT A DRAGON 2019 Filly (by SET ALIGHT (USA) from WHAT A DRAGON) Race Record
  • LIGHTS A LADY 2019 Filly (by SET ALIGHT (USA) from QUALO LADY) Race Record
  • MARVELLOUS HEART 2017 Gelding (by SHOW A HEART from MARVELLOUSMAKEOVER) Winner Race Record
  • MISTY MORNING 2016 Mare (by INSTINCTION from AL SALWA) Winner Race Record
  • MOUNT COSTA 2016 Gelding (by MONASHEE MOUNTAIN from HENBANE) Winner Race Record
  • MY BOY TICKETS 2014 Gelding (by TICKETS from HENBANE) Winner Race Record
  • OUR ADDICTION 2019 Colt (by FALVELON from SPLENDOROUS) Race Record
  • RAPID POWER 2019 Filly (by POWER (GB) from RED RAPTOR) Race Record
  • RAPID STYLE 2018 Colt (by WICKED STYLE (USA) from RED RAPTOR) Race Record
  • SIMPLY MARVELLOUS 2013 Gelding (by SEQUALO from SAMINITES) Winner Race Record
  • THAT’S A DREAM 2016 Mare (by DREAM AHEAD (USA) from DIAMOND SANDS) Race Record
  • THAT’S OUR SONG 2015 Gelding (by YOUR SONG from SPACE ODYSSEY) Winner Race Record
  • TRAVERS 2014 Gelding (by EXCEED AND EXCEL from COMMON SMYTZER) Winner Race Record
  • VEE EIGHT POWER 2019 Colt (by POWER (GB) from AILISH) Race Record
  • WHICH LILY 2017 Mare (by FALVELON from WITCHES WHICH) Race Record
  • WICKED DANCER 2015 Gelding (by WICKED STYLE (USA) from ROSALITA) Winner Race Record
  • WICKED DRAGON 2018 Gelding (by WICKED STYLE (USA) from DYNA ROSE) Race Record
  • WINNING SAGA 2018 Filly (by REAL SAGA from WINNING RECIPE) Winner Race Record



TOP STAR SUN & JAZZ ETUDE, progeny of sire I AM INVINCIBLE have both had a cracking start in Japan by winning their debut outings.

These two early performers were entrusted to Muskoka Farms for their breaking in and education preparation whilst Churchill Equine was contracting to Muskoka Farms. The joint effort produced two young horses ready to enter their professional racing careers with their Trainers with a great initial outcome.

TOP STAR SUN 2018 Colt (by I AM INVINCIBLE from MELIORA) 2yo Colt – Debut win watch here – Newcomer Race 27th December 2020 Won by 1.75L carrying 52.0kg at Hanshin (Japan) Race Record

JAZZ ETUDE 2018 Filly (by I AM INVINCIBLE from MUMBAI ROCK) 2yo filly – Debut win watch here – Newcomer Race 26th December 2020 Won by 1.25L carrying 51.0kg at Nakayama (Japan) Race Record

Churchill Equine would like to congratulate Owner Katsumi Yoshida, TOP STAR SUN’s Breeders – Yarraman Park Stud Pty Ltd, A Mitchell, E & J Rea, Trainer – Manabu Ikezoe, JAZZ ETUDE’s Breeder – Morning Rise Stud, Trainer – Yoichi Kuroiwa and all connections on the exceptional wins and exciting start to their racing careers.

Pedigree Analysis


This is a very interesting Pedigree. I see no reason why this wouldn’t work well. There is no inbreeding in the first five generations, it is an outcross pedigree (with a few exceptions in the sixth generation and beyond) so should bring some hybrid vigor into the progeny.

STREET STORM: The distaff side of her family is a very good one having produced black type winners in the first four generations. Her sire, Stormy Atlantic, has produced over one hundred black type winners. 6 Champions and has been leading sire of 2yr olds. He is a very versatile sire, most of his winners have been on turf. His sire Storm Cat has crossed well with Blushing Groom, Caro, his sire son Cozzene and Ogygian. All these stallions are in the first four generations of Street Storm’s dam side. They have produced Group and graded winners who themselves have gone on to be successful sires. Even though Caro was bred on sprinting lines from the Grey Sovereign family he produced many good horses who had stamina as did his son Cozzene. Zozzene was the Eclipse Champion Turf horse in 1985.

STARSPANGLEDBANNER: Gold Anthem, dam of Starspangledbanner has an interesting link with Stormy Atlantic, sire of Street Storm. She has 2 crosses of the 8c family and 1 of the 13c family. Stormy Atlantic also has the 8c and 13c family. Firstly Shecky Greene (SSB) and My Charmer (St Atlantic) both trace to the great mare Frizeur who is the dam of Seattle Slew, Seattle Dancer and Lomond. Wilkes (Gold Anthem) is also from another branch of this wonderful 13c family. Tell Meno Lies from the 8c family (4th line of Gold Anthem) traces to Cherokee Rose, ancestress of Terlinhua, who is the dam of Storm Cat. This is a great combination of champion bloodlines. Danehill Dancer and Danehill have combined well Storm Cat and Seattle Slew as dam sires.

Starspangledbanner was a great racehorse and should prove to be just as good as a sire. The colt in question, has a background of speed but also some very good stamina influences. He could be a very good racehorse.