Zoustars in high demand at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale
The first European crop of yearlings by International sire sensation Zoustar proved popular at this year’s Goffs Orby Sale with five selling for an average of just over €100,000.
The first of his six-figure yearlings was Lot 291, consigned by Manister House Stud and sold to Peter and Ross Doyle/M Herinckx for €110,000. Bred by Biddestone Stud, she proved a profitable pinhook for Loughmore Stables after being bought for 32,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls December Foal Sale.
Shortly after, Lodge Park Stud’s Zoustar filly provided another profitable sale when selling for €160,000 to Federico Barberini. She is out of the Dandy Man mare Utterly Charming, who was a winner at two and a full-sister to Gr.3 winning sprinter Extortionist - he won the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and was third in the Gr.1 Nunthorpe Stakes as a three-year-old.
The Yellowford Farm-consigned Zoustar colt was another six-figure lot for his sire when selling to Avenue Bloodstock for €140,000. He is out of the Montjeu mare Alexiade, who has already produced a Gr.3 winner by fellow Australian sprinter Choisir in Alexios Komenos. Avenue Bloodstock also secured a second Zoustar yearling when going to €90,000 to secure Lot 107. The colt was consigned by Luke Lillingston’s Mount Coote Stud and is out of the Cape Cross mare London Welsh, who is already the dam of Listed winning two-year-old sprinter Wick Powell.
Zoustar looks to have an exciting sales season ahead and will be represented at all the top yearling sales in Europe, including Tattersalls Book 1 where he has eight selling including a half-sister to Gr.1-winning sprinter Golden Horde.