Zoustar Half-Sister Tops Tattersalls July Opening Session
Media Release - Thursday July 11

The Tattersalls July Sale got off to a strong start on the opening day with a record price for a filly of 420,000 guineas for AT LAST and the third highest priced colt/gelding to be sold at the sale with ADMIRAL ROUS realising 325,000 guineas early in the evening.

Half-Sister to Zoustar Sells for 420,000 Guineas

 

At LastThe Wildcard lot AT LAST became the highest priced filly ever sold at the Tattersalls July Sale when knocked down to Mick Flanagan for 420,000 Guineas. The three-year-old GALILEO filly is out of the REDOUTE'S CHOICE mare ZOUZOU and is a half-sister to the dual Australian Group 1 winner and exciting young sire ZOUSTAR.

 

Flanagan, who secured the filly after seeing off Badgers Bloodstock's Grant Pritchard-Gordon, commented: "She is a lovely, athletic filly and, of course, is a half to a promising young sire in Zoustar, however 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, even just last week he got another Group 1 winner (Invincibella) as a broodmare sire in Australia.

 

"I think I have been guilty in the past of not buying enough Galileo fillies – if you have a farm you have Galileo blood.

 

Of future plans for the filly, Flanagan said: "The first thing we wanted to do was secure her, then we will think of plans, but she will probably go to the Southern Hemisphere. We have not yet decided whether she will be covered in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere – wherever we will not have a problem sorting a stallion for her!"


The Tattersalls July Sale continues at 9.30am on Thursday, July 11.