AUSTRALIAN STALLION ZOUSTAR TO STAND AT TWEENHILLS STUD FOR THE 2019 BREEDING SEASON
Record breaking Australian first season sire ZOUSTAR, part-owned by Qatar Racing, will stand at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire for the 2019 breeding season. Currently based at Widden Stud in New South Wales, Zoustar will shuttle to the UK next season where he will join the Qatar Racing stallion roster. European breeders will have access to the most promising young stallion in the southern hemisphere.
The Australian 3YO champion sprinter has made a sensational start to his stud career, siring three Group 2 winners in his first crop. These include Sunlight, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and Silver Slipper Gr2 winner who then placed in the richest two year old race in the world, the Golden Slipper Stakes Gr1. He also sired the one-two in the Sires' Produce Stakes Gr2 at Doomben with his sons Lean Mean Machine and Zousain. Zousain who had previously won the Champagne Classic Gr2, then went on to finish runner up by a neck in the J.J Atkins Plate Gr1 over a mile.
With his progeny collecting over A$3 million in prize money earnings to date, the handsome son of Northern Meteor has broken the all time prize money record for an Australasian Champion first season sire and currently sits in 3rd on their sires of two-year-olds table behind Snitzel and I Am Invincible.
Unsurprisingly Zoustar's yearlings have proven extremely popular at the sales making up to A$1m and this year, averaging A$200,000, with a top price to of A$800k at Magic Millions. His 15 weanlings sold at the recent Magic Millions breeding stock sales for an average of A$161k with a top price of A$310k.
Zoustar's move to Tweenhills Stud, home of Qatar Racing stallions, will see leading first season sires from both hemispheres on their stallion roster, as he joins Havana Gold, Hot Streak, and Charm Spirit.
Zoustar's northern hemisphere career will be officially launched at the QIPCO Goffs London Sale on Monday 18 June where he was paraded at its first sale in 2014. He will cover a limited northern hemisphere book and his fee will be announced at a later date.