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Sunlight wins the Coolmore (photo: @widdenstud)

04 Nov 2018

Amazing 1-2-3 for Zoustar in Gr. 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes has a rich history and was not only won by Zoustar himself in 2013 but also by his ill-fated sire Northern Meteor in 2008 and Northern Meteor’s own sire Encosta de Lago in 1996.

This year’s renewal gave further evidence – if it were needed – that Zoustar is among the most exciting stallions in the world, and we cannot wait for him to shuttle to Tweenhills for the 2019 breeding season.

Sunlight recorded a staggering sixth Stakes success in the Coolmore, and she had also finished third in the Gr. 1 Golden Slipper as a two-year-old last March.

Sunlight tracked front runner Written By until hitting the front over a furlong out, and once again she found plenty for pressure to maintain her advantage.

She has been a truly wonderful filly for her connections, including trainer Tony McEvoy and regular rider Luke Currie, her prize money earnings now totaling over A$3million.

Sunlight is part-owned by Qatar Bloodstock Limited, while narrow runner-up Zousain – himself a Gr. 2 winner – carries the Qatar Racing colours. In third was another Gr.2-winning son of Zoustar in Lean Mean Machine.

Sunlight was born and raised by our friends at Widden Stud, where Zoustar himself stands in Australia, and we are delighted for all concerned with the stallion and his high-quality offspring.

Reportedly, the last sire responsible for a 1-2-3 in an Australian Gr. 1 was two-time champion Snitzel.

For further details on booking your mare to visit Zoustar please contact our nominations team, either by telephone (+44 (0) 1452 700177) or email.

Coolmore Stakes

Sunlight wins the Coolmore (photo: @widdenstud)

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