Zoustar Half Sister Sells At Tattersalls

At Last, a Galileo half-sister to boom Australian sire Zoustar, realised a record 420,000gns on the first day of the Tattersalls July Sale at Newmarket in the UK.

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She is the highest priced filly ever sold at the Tattersalls July Sale.

By Galileo out of the Redoute's Choice mare Zouzou, At Last was one of six wildcard entries added to the sale  after racing four times under the care of Aidan O'Brien in Ireland/

She was knocked down to Mick Flanagan having been offered through the draft of the Castlebridge Consignment.

Flanagan acts as Townley Hall Bloodstock but recently took on a position with Coolmore.

"She'll probably go to Australia, though the question is whether she is covered first in the northern or southern hemisphere," Flanagan said.

"What is really important is that she is a daughter of Galileo,  It does not matter on what side of the pedigree he is - as a sire or a broodmare sire, whether it is an unraced filly, a moderate performer or a top-class filly, he has such an influence.

"If you have a farm you need to have Galileo blood."

Qatari trainer Jassim Ghazali and he secured the Group-placed colt Admiral Rouse for 325,000 guineasthe third highest priced colt/gelding to be sold at the sale.

The son of Henrythenavigator had raced in Qatar when running fourth in the Al Biddah Cup in February for trainer Eoghan O'Neill.

Zoustar shuttled to Tweenhills Stud in the UK for the 2019 breeding season and is returning to Widden Stud this spring.

* A total of 223 yearlings have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, to be conducted in two sessions on August 5 and 6 in New York.

The Saratoga Sale is statistically proven as North America's leading source of Grade I winners and graded stakes winners.

The catalogue feature nine offerings from the second crop of Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah and four from the first crop of dual Horse of the Year California Chrome.

Highlights include a Frosted half-sister to Japanese G1 winner Mozu Ascot; a colt by Ghostzapper out of a stakes-placed half-sister to G1 winners Paulassilverlining and Dads Caps; the first foal from Super Majesty (Super Saver), a colt by American Pharoah; a Curlin colt and first produce from Tari; a daughter of Uncle Mo and Artemis Agrotera; afull-sister to GI Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator (Curlin); and Pioneerof the Nile filly out of the G1 winner Embellish The Lace (Super Saver).

* The unraced Fastnet Express, a son of champion sire Fastnet Rock, will stand his first season at Brisbane Meadows in the NSW in 2019.

Fastnet Express was purchased for $250,000 from the 2017 Magic MIllions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and went into work with Anthony Cummings before an early retirement due to injury.

He is out of the G2 winner My Tusker (Volskraad), a half-sister to Special Favour (General Nediym) who is the dam of this season's G1 Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie (Shamus Award).

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