An innovative experiment to split the stud career of Northern Meteor's best son Zoustar between Widden Stud in the Hunter Valley and Woodside Park Stud in Victoria found overwhelming success in the sale ring this week where his second crop of Victorian conceived youngsters duly sold like the proverbial hot cakes.
Riding the crest of a winning wave as the leading Australian First Season Sire in the country thanks to his brilliant daughter Sunlight, Zoustar finished Inglis Premier Book One as the leading sire by aggregate with 29 yearlings generating $4,855,000 in turnover.
His average price of $167,414 also put him in elevated company with only Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, I Am Invincible, Pierro and Not a Single Doubt finishing ahead of him.
Top seller for Zoustar was a colt from Bionic Girl (pictured) that made $360,000 for Bowness Stud when snapped up by Spicer Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Noorilim Park Thoroughbreds, while a cracking colt from Ravenous Lass made $340,000 for Mill Park when secured by China Horse Club.
Zoustar also had two lovely fillies offered by Woodside Park Stud from Okaylah and Tie Me Up that both sold for $320,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing and Robert Anderson respectively.
Zoustar is expected to make his presence felt at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale where he has a further 13 yearlings to be offered and at Magic Millions Adelaide next week where he has four entries.