Star Thoroughbred’s Denise Martin has been in operation since 1994 – just a touch over 25 years – and has become known for her charismatic ability to bring people together in syndicates. Since aligning with the Chris Waller stable in 2014, the number of Star Thoroughbreds has continued to grow, including D’Argento (So You Think), Foxplay (Foxwedge), Invincibella (I Am Invincible), and most recently Kubrick (Shooting to Win) and Accession (Brazen Beau). The famed purple silks with the white stars are a regular feature in the winner’s circles around Australia.

Last year, you were one of the leading buyers at the Inglis Classic sale. What do you love about the Classic sale?