Australian Breeder Sells 325,000 Guinea Zoustar Filly

 In 2017, News

Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar posted some good results at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale this week and his top seller is an interesting one as her dam is now in Australia and recently produced a filly by Frankel.

Chasemore Farm, who bred and sold Zoustar’s first Northern Hemisphere bred Group I winner Lezoo, also put the polish on Lot 442, a Zoustar filly from Dice Game that made 325,000 guineas to the bid of Karl and Kelly Burke.

She was the most expensive of 11 yearlings sold at the sale by Zoustar and was bred by Australian owner breeder Darren Thomas of Seymour Bloodstock.

The star filly is the third foal of Dice Game, an unraced Shamardal mare that was purchased by Australian bloodstock agent Mark Pilkington from the 2018 Tattersalls December Mares Sale for just 9,000 guineas and has proven a savvy investment.

Her first foal to race is speedy Group III placed Brazen Beau colt Boonie, whose immediate success last year as a two year-old prompted a mating with Frankel for Dice Game, who was then sent back to Australia.

Dice Game is based at Newhaven Park for Seymour Bloodstock and recently produced a lovely Frankel filly with no decision made as to what stallion she will visit next.

Zoustar had 11 yearlings sell in Book 1 with his top selling colt at 200,000 guineas the half-brother to Group III winner La Rioja from Talampaya that was bought by Blandford Bloodstock.

Australian buyers were also active on Zoustar with Chris Waller Racing purchasing a lovely Zoustar filly from Coral Sea for 120,000 guineas, while Suman Hedge Bloodstock secured a colt from stakes-winner Evil Spell for 85,000 guineas.