Pair of Million Dollar Plus Colts for Zoustar

 In 2017, News

Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar set a new benchmark for himself in the sale ring at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale with colts from Lady Jivago and Fireworks selling for $1,250,000 and $1,150,000.

Those two sales eclipsed his previous best result of $1.1million set at this sale last year for the full brother to Sunlight.

His top selling colt was co-bred and sold by Widden Stud and is the first foal of stakes-winning Beneteau mare Lady Jivago, a talented two year-old that won the Inglis Classic and comes from the Singles Bar branch of the famed Easy Date family that has produced champion sire Not a Single Doubt and Group I winners King’s Legacy and Oohood.

He was bought by progressive Victorian trainer Matt Laurie, who has enjoyed Group I success this season with classy three year-old colt Portland Sky.

Lady Jivago was bought by Widden Stud for $420,000 from the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and is now back in foal to Zoustar again after having a year off following the birth of this $1.25 million colt.

Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson is delighted by the success of Zoustar at this sale although not surprised.

“These are the Zoustar’s bred off the back of when he became Champion First Season Sire, so they are from some of the best mares he’s covered,” Thompson said.

Zoustar had 23 yearlings sell at an average $406,304, his success underpinning a great result for Widden Stud as we sold 22 yearlings in total for $7,720,000.

The last crop of yearlings by our much-missed sire Sebring were also in strong demand with 10 selling at an average $305,000.

His top seller at $950,000 was a colt from Group I winning sprinter In Style that was offered by Sledmere Stud as agent for Mill Park and bought by Tony Fung Investments.