Zoustars continue to shine at Tattersalls Book 2
The Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sale got off to a fantastic start for International Sire Sensation Zoustar with 10 lots sold so far selling for an average of 104,750gns and topped by Lot 918 who sold to Demi O'Byrne and White Birch Farm for 310,000Gns- the highest priced for any 1st, 2nd or 3rd Crop Sire at the sale.
The colt, who was purchased as a foal for 110,000gns by Yeomanstown Stud as a foal from Plantation Stud will be raced in Europe by White Birch Farm.
Afterwards David O'Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud, said: "He is big, strong and I am delighted that Demi O'Byrne has bought him as he loved him. I thought he was a very good foal out of an Exceed And Excel mare so a speedy influence to back him up"
Another successful pinhook was Lot 761, a Zoustar filly out of Moons Of Jupiter, who was bought by Jamie Railton for 80,000gns at the Tattersalls December Foal Sales last year and sold for 175,000gns to Jason Kelly and will go into training with David O'Meara.
Jill Lamb and William Haggas outbid fellow Gr.1 trainer Andrew Balding to secure Lot 930 for 150,000gns. The Zoustar colt, who was consigned by Barton Stud, is out of the Galileo mare Saniyaat, a half-sister to the dam of Group winner Royal Ascot 2yo Sandrine.
Hillwood Stud's homebred Zoustar colt out of Rohlindi was successfully purchased by Ed Bethell and Titanium Racing for 95,000gns- a combination that have seen success this year with Stakes winning 2yo Fearby, who is by fellow Tweenhills sire Havana Gold.
The sale follows on from a successful Tattersalls Book 1 Sale for the sire with 7 yearlings selling for an average of 154,500gns and he has now sired 15 yearlings to make over 6-figures from his debut European crop.