Zoustar Magic at Murray Bridge
Magic Millions day at Murray Bridge proved a showcase for champion sire Zoustar, who had Twin Stars win the $200,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, while four year-old Zoist won the $120,000 Magic Millions 3YO and 4YO Classic.
Both Twin Stars and Zoist are trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy.
No sooner had the cheering ended after the outstanding debut win of Twin Stars in the Magic Millions SA 2YO Classic, the stable was back in the winner’s stall with Zoist in the inaugural Magic Millions SA 3&4YO Classic.
Twin Stars was labelled a star of the future after he scored a length and a quarter win over his rivals in the juvenile feature.
The $225,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing and Belmont Bloodstock from the KBL Thoroughbreds draft was sent out the $4.80 second elect and the son of Zoustar proved too strong.
“He’s a lovely big horse,” a thrilled Tony McEvoy noted. “I’ve always said he wanted to be three – he’s a gangly sort of fellow and he’s growing into his frame.
“Whilst all that was happening he’s always shown us he had nice talent. He’s been eating well and sound.
“Calvin and his team at Ballarat were very bullish about sending him over here for this race – so I thank them for all their work in getting him here in such good order.
“I think he’s a miler when he gets a bit older. He’s big and strong and Jake did a great job on him, giving him a bit of cover – he was very strong,” McEvoy added.
Winning rider Jake Toeroek was equally as impressed with Twin Stars.
“He won that on pure ability alone,” Toeroek reported.
“I think he’s going to be a serious horse.”
Just over half an hour later the stable was celebrating again when Zoist proved too good in the inaugural running of the $120,000 Magic Millions SA 3&4YO Classic.
Zoist, a $280,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase from Newhaven Park, enhanced his impressive career record with a length and a half success under Barend Vorster.
Like Twin Star, Zoist is a son of Zoustar – a sire McEvoy has tasted so much success with. Sunlight, the $6.5 million earning Magic Millions graduate and $4.2 million record breaking National Broodmare seller, is another Zoustar galloper who has starred for the stable.