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02 Nov 2021

A$1m Zoustar colt breaks maiden in Gr.3

Zoustar colt Brereton showed just why he was so in demand at Magic Millions earlier in the year when winning the Gr.3 Maribyrnong Plate over 1000m, the opening race on the Melbourne Cup card at Flemington on Tuesday.

Brereton dug very deep to wrestle the lead back from Godolphin’s Renosu, clear of the third in an 11-runner field. Brereton represented the ‘Black Caviar’ combination of trainer Pete Moody and jockey Luke Nolen. He’s owned by a syndicate which includes Rosemont Stud and Qatar Bloodstock.

The colt was sold by Widden Stud for A$1million at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He was bought by Victorian Alliance, Suman Hedge B'Stock (FBAA) and David Redvers Bloodstock.

Breteton’s dam, the Red Ransom mare Fuddle Dee Duddle, won the Gr.3 WATC Champion Fillies Stakes in a campaign that saw four wins from 24 starts, from 1100m to 1600m.

Brereton was named after former professional Australian rules football player Dermott Brereton, who was known for his aggressive style of play – the way Brereton the colt fended off his nearest rival in the Maribyrnong Plate suggests he knows who he’s named after!

Zoustar will return to Tweenhills at around Christmas to spend his fourth season covering Northern Hemisphere mares at Tweenhills in 2022. His first European yearlings have sold very well and his 2022 Tweenhills stud fee will be announced shortly.

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