Godolphin buy Zoustar filly for $600,000 at Karaka
Continuing on from the excellent sales of Zoustar progeny at Magic Millions in Australia, one of the sire's daughters was knocked down to Godolphin on the opening day of the 2019 Karaka Book 1 Sale in New Zealand.
Consigned by Cambridge Stud, the chestnut filly is a daughter of More Than Ready mare Imanana, a winner over 1200m who is in turn out of Gr.1 Railway Handicap winner Imananabaa. Imananabaa is a full sister to Gr.1 placed mare Ms Bowie.
On buying the filly for $600,000 - the highest priced yearling filly of the day - Godolphin’s Vin Cox said:
“She is a great looking filly, we knew we would have to pay that type of money and when you are looking for that sort of quality then that is what you expect to pay.
“We started looking on Friday, we all liked her immensely.
“We thought she was right there with all of the other Zoustar fillies we have seen. We bid on a few at the Gold Coast and weren’t able to get one so we are very happy to get one now. She is a bold, 2-year-old looking type.”
Another Zoustar filly - out of Fastnet Rock mare Sweet Butterfly - sold at the sale for $300,000 to John Sadler Training Services / Suman Hedge Bloodstock.
In other Zoustar news, two-year-old filly Shih Tzou ran a blinder from a wide draw when a close third in the Gr.3 Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on her debut on Saturday. She looks an exciting filly for her owners and trainer Michael Kent, and was well bought by Dermot Farrington.
A number of Charm Spirit's progeny are also selling at Karaka - he shuttled to New Zealand - and they included a colt bought by Hong Kong buyer John Foote Bloodstock $120,000. His grandam was also a Gr.1 winner, namely Miss Josh who won the Hollywood Park Gamely Handicap.