Mare in Foal to Zoustar Sells for $800,000

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Offered in foal to Zoustar, top producer Members Joy has become the most expensive pregnant mare sold online in the Southern Hemisphere, fetching an incredible $800,000 in the Inglis Digital June (Early) Online Sale.

The dam of dual Group II winner Pure Elation was purchased by Shen You Holdings, a Hong Kong Equine Investment Group led by Josiah Ma, who has been active on mares and stallion shares already this winter.

“There was extraordinary interest in her from most of the main players,” said Peter O’Brien of Segenhoe Stud.

“Josiah called me during the week and I gave him a rundown of the mare and highly recommended her, because I adore her.

“I didn’t think he’d be in that ballpark, but it’s a new group of investors that have been trying to buy a big ticket mare over the last few months and they raised their sights for her.

“There was no desperation to sell Members Joy but the mare sales have been so strong so we thought we’d try something different in terms of offering a mare of her quality on Inglis Digital, knowing she would stand out like a beacon.”

Segenhoe sold a weanling colt by Zoustar from Members Joy at the recent Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $350,000 to Silverdale Farm/Andrew Williams Bloodstock