Zoustar Mare Sells for $1.46million
Zoustar’s outstanding racemare Kiku has been purchased by one of the world’s leading thoroughbred breeders for $1.46 million this evening through the Magic Millions online platform.
Katsumi Yoshida of Japan’s famed Northern Farm is the proud new owner of Kiku after a hotly contested auction.
A former member of the all conquering Chris Waller stable, Kiku was presented for sale by Glenesk Thoroughbreds on behalf of Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds.
“We were mindful it was a very difficult period,” Martin noted referring to technical difficulties in the final minutes of the sale.
“But the situation was handled really professionally by Magic Millions and we are delighted with the end result.
“I’m thrilled that Mr Yoshida was able to buy her. It is a wonderful result for everyone. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see Kiku going to such a prestigious operation.
“On behalf of the ownership group I must thank those involved from Jon Freyer to Mr Yoshida the price was really wonderful.
“It was very much worth the wait.”
Star Thoroughbreds purchased Kiku for $300,000 at Magic Millions as a yearling and she has added another chapter of success for Star with filly purchases from the Gold Coast.
“We’ve had tremendous success with the mares we’ve had that were purchased from Magic Millions – including Driefontein, Foxplay, Invincibella and now Kiku and we’re got others still racing including Espiona and Olentia,” said Martin.
Group III winner Olentia is also by Zoustar and with five wins from six starts, the Group III winning four year-old looks set for more success this season.