$750,000 Zoustar Filly Tops MM National Weanling Sale

 In 2017, News

It’s been a benchmark year in the sale ring for Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar, who has the honour of siring the most expensive yearling and weanling sold in Australia in 2022.

At the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Zoustar topped proceedings when the Widden Stud consigned colt from Solar Charged sold for $3million to Tom Magnier.

Zoustar hit the sale ring heights again at the Gold Coast on Friday when Segenhoe Stud’s filly from stakes-winner Members Joy sold for $750,000 to Cloverfield Bloodstock.

The star filly is a half-sister to Group II winner Pure Elation and comes from a prolific Black Type family that has already had success with Zoustar to produce the Group I placed stakes-winning sprinter Indian Pacific.

Newhaven Park’s John Kelly, who placed the successful bid, was delighted to secure the star attraction.

“She’s a lovely filly,” Kelly said of the sale topper.

“She’s out of a very good racemare who is a good broodmare and she’s by a champion stallion – they cost what they cost!

“She’s a lovely mover. She’s got a great head – basically just a very nice filly.”

Kelly said the plan was to present the filly at the 2023 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

“She’ll go out in the paddock and run with the other fillies and hopefully grow and mature and turn into a beautiful yearling,” he added.