StarLadies Racing Overview

StarLadies Racing is a relatively new partnership opportunity for female racing enthusiasts only, and consists of a small but diverse group of fillies.

Launched in 2013, StarLadies was the brainchild of Barbara Lucarelli and Laurie Wolf, two of the founding partners in Starlight Racing. Barbara and Laurie thought it would be fun (and, hopefully, rewarding!) to have a small partnership comprised of a few fillies and a few great women so that they could enjoy their passion for racing with other like-minded women.  

The inaugural 2013 StarLadies Racing partnership consists of 9 partners and 5 fillies as does the 2014 partnership. The 2015 partnership includes 12 partners and, again, 5 fillies.  These small groups offers an intimate partnership and allows each woman the chance to be involved with the sport at, hopefully, a fairly high level, while minimizing individual risk. Barbara and Laurie serve as managing partners with Donna Barton Brothers facilitating communication between partners. 

As with Starlight Racing’s core partnership, all horses are selected from the 3 premier yearling sales (July Fasig-Tipton; August Saratoga Select; September Keeneland) and all of the StarLadies fillies are purchased by the Starlight Racing team of Jack and Laurie Wolf, Donnie and Barbara Lucarelli and bloodstock agent, Frank Brothers. 

StarLadies’ first fillies are now five years old and these lovely lassies, including the graded stakes winner Eskenformoney (Rampart Stakes, GIII), continue to make an impact on the racetrack. Click here to view photos and profiles of our StarLadies horses! Click here for an overview of StarLadies Racing recently featured on Lady and The Track and be sure to check out a recent feature on the StarLadies in the Thoroughbred Daily News.

For more information on becoming a partner in StarLadies Racing, please contact Donna Barton Brothers at or 502-645-2232.

StarLadies Co-Managing partners, Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, flanked by a few of the StarLadies partners.