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Sunlight Tbred

Triple Gr.1 winner Sunlight

22 May 2020

Zoustar's triple Gr.1 winner Sunlight retired

Zoustar's superstar filly Sunlight has been retired and will light up the sales ring at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast in July.

Sunlight won the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington in November 2018 and added both the Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap at the same track and Gr.1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley the following March.

Last year's top lot at the National Broodmare Sale, Missrock, sold for $2.3 million, and Caulfield Cup winner Jameka was picked up for $2.6 million at the 2018 sale. However, Magic Millions' managing director Barry Bowditch said it was hard to put a price on Sunlight.

"Putting an exact number on her is very difficult but the sky is the limit for a mare like this," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"She's going to create interest from a lot of the leading farms all over the world.

"She's probably one of the highest-credentialled mares to go for sale in Australia for a long, long time.

"Her sire was bought here, her mother was bought here and she was sold here [as a yearling for $300,000]."

The sale has been pushed back to late July in the hope that Magic Millions can hold a live auction.

The retirements to stud of Sunlight and stallions Zousain and Sun City represents an exciting new chapter in Zoustar's career. He will have again covered a full and stellar book at Tweenhills this year and we cannot wait to see his first offspring hit the track in Europe in 2022.

Sunlight Tbred

Triple Gr.1 winner Sunlight