Another $1million Colt for Zoustar

 In 2017, News

Segenhoe Stud sold their second million dollar colt by Zoustar at Magic Millions on Wednesday when the first foal of super fast Foxwedge mare Villami sold for $1million to James Harron Bloodstock.

He was bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds and comes with an impressive pedigree as his stakes-winning dam Villami is from Group III winner Galapagos Girl from the family of Group I winners Personal, Lone Rock and Laisserfaire.

“He was very popular. Rosemont were very strong on him and then James Harron bought him online – he’s a very clever, tricky customer – and James sourced the mare for us for John Camilleri so he knows how good she was,” said Peter O’Brien.

“She was a very fast mare, a beautiful-looking mare and he’s a real elite two-year-old type.

“James was actually underbidder on our Zoustar colt yesterday so it was great that he got this fella today.”

Segenhoe sold a Zoustar colt from Ready to Soar for $1.1million to David Ellis on Tuesday.

“He’s a ripping colt, I loved him from the time I saw him at the farm, I thought he’d progressed really well from the farm to the sales ground and just knocked it out of the park while he was here,” said James Harron.

“He’s got a really nice pedigree, he’s the first foal out of a super-fast mare and it’s a really deep pedigree from a great nursery in Segenhoe, which gives us a lot of confidence.”

Yulong have been active at Magic Millions purchasing as Highway Farm and purchased the second highest priced yearling by Zoustar on Wednesday securing a cracking colt from Widden for $760,000.

Bred by Widden, the colt is the first foal of stakes-winning Sebring mare The Actuary and is a three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group I ATC Flight Stakes winner Zougotcha and stakes-winner Persuader, who are both by Zoustar.

The extended family features Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, who was sired by Widden’s former much loved stalwart sire Stratum.

Commenting for Yulong, Vin Cox was well pleased to be buying from Widden, who have had such a good association with the colt’s family.

“They know what they look like and they know how to breed one,” said Vin Cox.

“He’s (by) one of the top stallions in the country out of a good stakes-winning mare, so here’s hoping we can knock him into shape.

“Running families, they tend to repeat themselves a bit, so it will be very nice if we ended up with a Golden Slipper winner but there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge between now and then.”

The Actuary is not surprisingly married to Zoustar and has a filly to follow and is back in foal to him again.