Zousain joins his sire Zoustar at stud
Zousain is set to follow in the hoofprints of his champion sire Zoustar and champion grandsire Northern Meteor by taking up stallion duties at Widden Stud in Australia this spring.
Zousain won twice at two including the Gr.2 Champagne Classic over 1200m at Doomben, and also finished runner-up in each of the Gr.1 J. J. Atkins Plate over 1600m at the same track, Gr.1 Golden Rose over 1400m at Rosehill (behind The Autumn Sun both times) and the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes back over 1200m at Flemington.
Zousain was famously involved in a Zoustar 1-2-3 in the Coolmore at three, just behind Sunlight and in front of Lean Mean Machine. Zousain was trained by Chris Waller and carried the Qatar Racing colours.
Zousain was a $400,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase by David Redvers and Mulcaster Bloodstock. David also purchased Zousain's dam Pasar Silbano (by Elnadim) as a yearling for just €25,000. She won a Listed race and a big sales event at two for Ger Lyons in Ireland before being sold to America, where she won a Gr.3.
Widden's Antony Thompson said about Zousain: "Physically, he's a Zoustar clone." Zousain is also the best and fastest son of Zoustar.
A fee for Zousain will be announced in due course. Zoustar stood the 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season for A$154,000 (equivalent of almost £79,000) and is currently standing the Northern Hemisphere season at Tweenhills for £30,000, where he will cover a full book of 125 mares.