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20 Apr 2023

Zoustar's Australian stud fee raised to AU$220,000

Zoustar has enjoyed an excellent season so far with his first 3yos in Europe and has also had his stud fee in the Southern Hemisphere increased from AU$198,000 to AU$220,000 for 2023. 

He therefore continues to represent outstanding value at £30,000 (Oct 1st SLF) standing his fifth Northern Hemisphere season at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire. There are still a few nomination spaces available so grab them while you can!

Zoustar is the flagship stallion for Widden Stud, who have top-class stallion operations in both New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. Since 2019, Zoustar has also covered full books of mares at Tweenhills.

Zoustar has sired 5 Gr.1 winners – including last season’s Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Lezoo – and 35 Stakes winners. In Australia, he had a clean sweep of The Darley Princess Series with Gr.1 winner Zougotcha leading the way, while in the sale ring Zoustar has sired 7 individual yearlings to sell for AU$1,000,000 or more this year.

Zoustar also has stallion sons Zousain (covered 573 mares in his first three seasons at Widden), Lean Mean Machine and Sun City at stud. Another son of Zoustar, Australian-trained sprinter The Astrologist, is currently in Newmarket preparing for races like the Gr.2 Duke of York Stakes and Gr.1s at Royal Ascot. It’s pretty clear to see why Zoustar has had his fee raised.

In Britain, as well as Lezoo, Zoustar is the sire of impressive 2023 winners Alpha Zulu, Bright Legend, Jamie Bond, Zoology and 2yo Out of The Flames. Tweenhills-bred Alpha Zulu won a novice at Kempton and looks a sprinter to follow, while Zoology made it 2 from 3 at Southwell (from an easy subsequent winner) and takes on Gr.1 winner Chaldean in the Gr.3 Greenham Stakes on Saturday.

Zoustar’s only 2yo runner so far in Britain and Ireland in 2023 was a winner when Tweenhills-bred Out of The Stars overcame significant inexperience to win at Kempton. She’s a filly of serious potential and could head straight to the Gr.2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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