Stakes Double for Zoustar

Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 30

Widden Stud’s champion sire Zoustar is in overdrive as we head through the autumn and sired six winners on Saturday including a stakes double with quality mare Olentia winning the Group II ATC Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill followed later in the day by Celsius Star, who claimed his first Black Type win in the $140,000 Listed Harcourts Hills Railway Stakes (1100m) at Oakbank in South Australia.

Celsius Star wins his first stakes race at Oakbank - image Stokes Racing Twitter

Trained by Phillip Stokes and ridden by Lachlan Neindorf, Celsius star was sent out favourite for the feature sprint following wins at Gawler and Morphettville followed by a last start third in a Listed race on Adelaide Cup Day.

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He delivered for punters when charging through a gap with a well timed run to snatch a half length win.

 

Bred by Tara Farm and retained to race after passing in twice as a yearling, Celsius Star was foaled and raised at Grenville Stud and has the overall record of eight wins and six placings from 23 starts with prizemoney in excess of $324,000.

He is the best of two winners from Celsius, a half-sister by Commands to Group I ATC Golden Slipper Stakes winner Kiamichi and three-quarter sister to stakes-winner Cossetot from the family of Group I winners Denman and Preserve.

Celsius Star is the 52nd stakes-winner for Zoustar and is his 14th in Australia this season.

 

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Race Result - Harcourts Hills Railway Stakes LR 1100m

Oakbank Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.87
1
Celsius Star
- 5g Zoustar (AUS) x Celsius (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Tnr: P Stokes Rdr: Lachlan Neindorf 54
Zoustar
2
0.5
Lonrodex
- 5g Ambidexter (AUS) x Flash Of Faith (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Sarah Rutten Rdr: D Tourneur 54
3
0.9
Direct
- 5g Siyouni (FR) x Upfront (USA) (War Front (USA))
Tnr: L Kennewell & L Yeomans Rdr: Zac Spain 54.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
Seller: Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Kennewell Racing/Group 1 Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)
4
2
Metro Legend
- 6g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Griante (AUS) (Good Journey (USA))
Tnr: Aaron Bain & Ned Taylor Rdr: Jacob Opperman 54
5
2.2
Mouse Almighty
- 7m Star Witness (AUS) x Lacey Lou (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: G Dimitropoulos Rdr: H Y Yuen 54
6
2.6
Jacks On Ice
- 5g Valentia (AUS) x Bonita Ice (AUS) (Wilander (AUS))
Tnr: R & C Jolly Rdr: Alana Livesey 54
7
2.8
All Beans
- 5g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Chelsea Lass (AUS) (Bureaucracy (NZ))
Tnr: Justin Pickering Rdr: Margaret Collett 54
8
3.6
Magic Max
- 5g Magnus (AUS) x Vain Sonata (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Tnr: G Richards & D Moyle Rdr: Teagan Voorham 54
9
3.7
Taunting
- 5g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Probationary (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Tnr: Michael Hickmott Rdr: Jessica Eaton 58
10
3.7
Larimer Street
- 6g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Original Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: D R Jolly Rdr: Todd Pannell 55.5
11
3.8
Penthouse
- 4m Capitalist (AUS) x Undoubted Pleasure (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: Matthew Dale Rdr: Kayla Crowther 54
12
4.2
Sweetened
- 4m Zoustar (AUS) x Muscovado (AUS) (Big Brown (USA))
Tnr: W Clarken & N O'Shea Rdr: Ben Price 54
13
4.7
Starlite Valley
- 5m Valentia (AUS) x Cherilyn (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Tnr: Kym Healy Rdr: Ms C Jones 54
14
5.3
Bubble Over
- 5m Jimmy Creed (USA) x Daunting Dancer (AUS) (El Maggiore (AUS))
Tnr: J F Macmillan Rdr: Alice Lindsay 54
15
7.3
Sparkup
- 6g Magnus (AUS) x Blue Collar Jill (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
Tnr: Kirsten Mooney Rdr: Rochelle Milnes 54
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