$1.45 Million Zoustar Filly Goes to a Great Judge
Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar posted his fourth individual mullion dollar filly at Magic Millions late on Friday when Longwood Thoroughbred Farm got a dream result with their gorgeous filly from Group III winner Fuddle Dee Duddle.
The full sister to Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate winner Brereton, who sold for $1million at this sale in 2021, the star filly was purchased by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock.
“I just really like the stallion, he’s had an enormous year, particularly with his three-year-old fillies. I’ve been watching them and thinking he just keeps going up a level and up a level and up a level,” said Sheamus Mills.
“Early days, his first ever crop, we bought a filly called Persuader who won a couple of Stakes races for us then the market sort of got away from me after that in terms of being able to buy one.
“But now, in my opinion, he’s now justifying the prices they’re paying.”
A great filly on type, she also has pedigree as her dam Fuddle Dee Duddle is a half-sister to Group II winner Hallowell Belle and to the dam of this season’s Group I winning sprinter Bella Nipotina.
“Physically about her it was her walk. I’m a big believer in the walk, I know it is for some and not for others, but I thought she was as good a moving horse as there is on the complex,” Mills noted.
“She never lost it, even out the back and even this morning – she’s been parading for 10 days or something – and she still just has that enormous walk that the good horses I’ve bought have got and she doesn’t tire, which is also a really important thing for me.”
Fuddle Dee Duddle has a colt to follow by Zoustar and is back in foal to him again.
“She’ll probably got to Mick Price’s. They’re all just going to get broken in and we’ll see how we go from there, but as long as he keeps training winners I’ll keep giving him horses,” Mills added.
Zoustar has had 27 yearlings average $631,852 so far at this sale.