Widden Secure Zoustar
Outstanding three year-old colt Zoustar has been one of the most sought after stallion prospects in the world this year with Widden Stud delighted to announce they have purchased this supremely talented son of their ill-fated sire Northern Meteor for future stud duties.
“He’s a horse we’ve been following since day one and it’s been very exciting to watch his career unfold from a debut win at two to being the best three year-old sprinting colt of his generation,” said Antony Thompson.
“Northern Meteor made such a huge impact for us in the short time that we were lucky enough to have him, so it seems only right that his best son should follow in his footsteps and join us at Widden.”
Already a Group I winner this spring of the $1million ATC Golden Rose, the Chris Waller trained colt will attempt to add another Group I trophy to his tally this Saturday in the VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200 metres at Flemington, a race won by his sire in 2008.
“I would like to congratulate all the owners in particular Sheriff Iskander and trainer Chris Waller for what they have achieved to date with Zoustar,” Thompson added.
“We have bought a beautiful colt safe in the knowledge that he has been given an outstanding foundation to become one of the great three year-olds of the modern era.
“He will run this Saturday in the ownership of Widden Stud and remain in the colours of Iskander Racing for his final run this campaign.
“Chris Waller will of course continue training him and has indicated that Zoustar is a rare type of animal that could be just as explosive over 1200m to a mile thus giving us plenty of options to consider for him in the autumn.”
Zoustar has already won five races and $1.1 million and will campaign next year in the autumn with the possibility of a trip to Royal Ascot, before in all likelihood retiring to Widden Stud in spring 2014.