New Stakes-Winner for Zoustar
Talented Zoustar mare Solar Star was rewarded for her consistency when scoring an all the way win in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday providing the perfect pedigree update ahead of her appearance at the Gold Coast sale ring where she will be offered at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.
The Tony Gollan trained mare led all the way under Robbie Fradd to score a three-quarter length win taking her overall record to eight wins and seven placings from 25 starts with prizemoney topping $260,000.
A $190,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for BBA Ireland / Freedman Brothers from the Westbury Stud draft, Solar Star was originally trained in Victoria by Anthony Freedman, but was transferred to Tony Gollan after changing hands at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale last year.
She was bought by Belmont Bloodstock on behalf of Ruane Stud’s John Baxter for $105,000, an investment that’s now looking like a good one!
Gollan confirmed Solar Star would now head to the Magic Millions National broodmare sales which have been delayed until July 27 where she will be offered as Lot 76.
“John Baxter bought her at last year’s sales and gave her to me to trainer for a year,” Gollan said.
“She has now won three from three at Ipswich and is a black-type winner.”
“It means she really is a nice broodmare prospect and now she is going back to the sales.
“The win puts the icing on what has been a great season for everyone at the stable.”
Tony Gollan set a state record for winners with the victory of Solar Star taking him to 152 ½ wins bettering the previous best of 152.
The 14th stakes-winner for Zoustar, Solar Star is the best of two winners from Not a Single Doubt’s stakes-winning daughter Petty Cury and features a 3 x 3 double cross of champion sire Redoute’s Choice.
She is only the second stakes-winner bred this way joining another Zoustar mare in Haut Brion Her.
Solar Star is the seventh stakes-winner this season for Widden Stud’s Zoustar, who stands this spring at a fee of $121,000.