$1.25Million Zoustar Colt Wins Hawkesbury Guineas

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 4

The colours of the Rosemont Stallion Alliance were carried to victory on Saturday in the Group III $250,000 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) with expensive Zoustar colt Schwarz showing his class to score a decisive win.

Schwarz scores a dominant win in the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas - image Steve Hart

Trained by John O’Shea and ridden by James McDonald, Schwarz was sent out to control the race and did so with a minimum of fuss. He travelled smoothly in the lead and gave a good kick when required to dash away and win by a couple of lengths.


“He behaved himself beautifully and is maturing all the time,” said James McDonald.

“He’s a beautiful colt and has got the best action, he really glides across the ground. He’s got a great turn of foot and a high cruising speed so has got a lot going for him.”

Schwarz will be aiming towards the G1 Stradbroke - image Steve Hart

With three wins from six starts and prizemoney topping $330,000, Schwarz is on the improve with better wins in store and the Group I BRC Stradbroke Handicap on June 15  is looming on the horizon.

“We were inclined to take bad luck out of the equation today and absolutely trust him emphatically, he’s just a top class animal and he showed that today,” said John O’Shea.

“He gave nothing else a chance and was strong through the line.

“He’s right on track for where we wanted him to be which is the Stradbroke (G1) in about a month’s time. He’ll go to the Fred Best (G3) in three weeks and from there hopefully make his way into the Stradbroke.”

Last year Hawaii Five Oh followed a similar path winning at Hawkesbury and then the Fred Best before finishing a close third in the Stradbroke behind Think About It.

Schwarz was a $1.25million Magic Millions purchase from Widden Stud.

A $1.25million Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Rosemont-Victorian Alliance/Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/David Redvers Bloodstock, Schwarz was bred by Widden in partnership.

He is the first living foal of Group II winning Not a Single Doubt mare Summer Sham, who traces back to blue hen Shantha’s Choice, the dam of Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors. Schwarz has an intriguing pedigree with three lines 4 x 4 x 4 of Shantha’s Choice.

Summer Sham is married to Zoustar and her two year-old filly by him sold for $800,000 at Inglis Easter last year to Cambridge Stud and her Zoustar yearling colt made $1.55million this year when purchased by China Horse Club / Newgate / Go Bloodstock / Trilogy.

Summer Sham produced another colt by Zoustar last year and is back in foal to him again.




Race Result - Workers Club Group Hawkesbury Guineas Gr3 1400m

Hawkesbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:22.38
- 3c Zoustar (AUS) x Summer Sham (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: J A O'Shea Rdr: J B Mc Donald 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,250,000
Seller: Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
Buyer: Rosemont-Victorian Alliance/Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/David Redvers Bloodstock
- 3g Showtime (AUS) x Hetty Heights (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Tnr: Ms K Waugh Rdr: Tim Clark 56
- 3g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Xaar's Jewel (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Zac Lloyd 56
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
Seller: Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
Buyer: Star Thoroughbreds / Randwick Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
- 3c Snitzel (AUS) x Woman (AUS) (Frankel (GB))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: S Clipperton 56
French Endeavour
- 3f Rubick (AUS) x French News (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Tnr: Matthew Smith Rdr: C Schofield 54.5
Hasty Honey
- 3f Epaulette (AUS) x Honey Cara (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Tnr: Brad Widdup Rdr: J Ford 54
General Salute
- 3g Russian Revolution (AUS) x Star Salute (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Tnr: G Ryan & S Alexiou Rdr: J Parr 56
Butch Cassidy
- 3c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Rose Ahead (AUS) (Dream Ahead (USA))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Regan Bayliss 56
Make A Call
- 3g Extreme Choice (AUS) x To Dubawi Go (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Tnr: Joseph Pride Rdr: Tyler Schiller 56
- 3f Dundeel (NZ) x Posing (USA) (Medicean (GB))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Dylan Gibbons 56
Monte Supreme
- 3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sassy 'n' Smart (AUS) (Smart Missile (AUS))
Tnr: R & L Price Rdr: A B Collett 54
- 3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Banner Blonde (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: J & G Lee Rdr: Reece Jones 56
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