Zoustar yearling report
Zoustar’s first European crop of yearlings featured 79 who sold at public auction this year for an average of £76,305 (colts= £82,740 and fillies £72,129).
His yearlings averaged over 3 times his nomination fee and he had the highest average of any first crop sire standing for under £30,000.
Zoustar has a total of 16 yearlings sell for over €100,000, again the highest of any first crop sire standing for under £30,000. Some highlights included:
What the buyers said
His yearlings were well-received by a number of agents, trainers and breeze-up consigners. Buyers included Avenue Bloodstock (x3), Peter & Ross Doyle (x3), Longways Stables (x3), Church Farm & Horse Park (x3), De Burgh Equine (x2), Demi O’Byrne/White Birch Farm (x2), Jason Kelly Bloodstock (x2) Amanda Skiffington, Ben McElroy/Stonestreet Stables, Charlie Gordon-Watson, Con Marnane, Federico Barberini, Highclere Racing, Hugo Palmer, Jill Lamb Bloodstock, Kevin Ross, Margaret O’Toole, Oliver St Lawrence, Stephen Hillen, etc.
‘’He’s a beautiful first foal, a big athletic strong horse with a great walk- one of the nicest horses we’ve seen at Book 1’’Mick Kinane, purchaser of the colt ex Herecomesthesun for 200,000gns
"I’ve had a lot of luck with Siyouni and I have a feeling that Zoustar is going to be the same. The best yearling I saw at the sales this year was a Zoustar filly, and the three I bought have fantastic minds and are really exceptional movers on the lunge" Michael Murphy, Longways Stables.
“From the moment I saw her she just caught my eye. She is a lovely filly, a January foal and looks very sharp and early’’ Ben McElroy, purchaser of the filly ex Parting Clouds for 77,000gns
’We were all so taken with Zoustar when he was stationed with us so have been following him for a while now. I’ve been so impressed with the yearlings I’ve seen by him and am delighted to purchase this colt’’ Charlie Hills, purchaser of the colt ex Miss Work Of Art for 100,000gns
“For the last two days I’ve kept my powder dry because this was the horse I wanted. I simply loved the way he walked, and he had a bit of arrogance about him, so was definitely my type. I just loved this horse. He’s the dog’s b******s.” Bryan Smart, purchaser of the colt ex Melbourne Memories for £95,000.
Colt ex Rue Cambon who was bought by Yeomanstown Stud for 110,000gns as a foal and sold for 310,000gns as a yearling.
Filly ex Felissa who was bought by Good Will Bloodstock as a foal for 50,000gns as a foal and sold for 185,000gns as a yearling.
Filly ex Moons Of Jupiter who was bought by Jamie Railton as a foal for 80,000gns and sold for 175,000gns as a yearling.
Filly ex Threetimesalady who was bought by Loughmore Stables for 32,000gns as a foal and sold for €110,000 as a yearling.