Godolphin Purchase Zoustar Filly for $600,000
A filly by our outstanding young sire Zoustar caught the eye of Godolphin Australia boss Vin Cox at Karaka on Sunday during the first session of the 2019 NZB National Yearling Sale Series Book One.
Consigned by Cambridge Stud, the Zoustar filly from Imanana went to Godolphin for $600,000. She is the second foal of a winning More Than Ready (USA) daughter of Group I winning sprinter Imananabaa.
“She’s by a superstar stallion in Zoustar, who couldn’t be doing any better,” Vin Cox said.
“We obviously liked her. When you find filly’s like that you expect to pay that sort of money.
“We got here on Friday and she was the one we zeroed in on.
“We knew we would have to pay that sort of money, although if someone had gone (bid) again I’m not sure what we would have done, but we would have worried about that then.”
Cox and his team had inspected the filly at the Karaka sales complex upon arriving from Australia as she was on a select list identified prior to the sale.
“We’re not here to shoot the lights out,” he said.
“We just want to be conservative about what we do and try and get the horses we want.
“It’s great that Sheikh Mohammed is in the market for buying horses and supporting the Australian and New Zealand Industry as well.
“We thought she was right there with all the others we had seen (at other sales). We bid on a few at the Gold Coast and didn’t get one so we’re very happy to get this one here.”