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Zoustar again the star on Day 2 at Magics

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Zoustar again produced the top lot on Day 2 of the National Yearling Sale

The $260,000 Zoustar filly.
The $260,000 Zoustar filly. Picture: Magic Millions.

Zoustar's stunning National Yearling Sale continued on Wednesday when Widden's glamour stallion again produced the highest-priced lot of the Magic Millions session.

A day after producing the two top lots and one of the $200,000 youngsters who was the equal third highest-priced lots, the son of Northern Meteor saw his filly out of Hell Or Highwater sell for $260,000.

Jayven See's Omen Bloodstock and Philippines client Wilbert Tan bought the Riverstone Lodge-prepared youngster who will race in female ownership.

"She fits the bill as the style of horse we like," See said.

"At this time of the year it is the last chance to buy a nice horse."

"She is by a sire that is one of the best in Australia and she's a really lovely type.

"Ash Glencross will break her in and then we will make decisions after that. Hopefully she will get to the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and we have purchased her for an all-female syndicate."

The Day 2 session-topper was the third most expensive lot of the sale, behind Zoustar's $400,000 colt and $350,000 from Day 1.

Pierata had the second and third highest-priced lots of Day 2, a filly out of Token Of Love who sold to Bartholomew & Co for $150,000 and a colt from Warpath who realised $110,000 when sold to Triple Crown Syndications.

Two days of the National Yearling Sale saw a trade of more than $8.35 million on Book 1 with lots selling at an average of $42,869 with a median of $28.000

Last year's gross was $9,420,500 at an average of $45,510 with a $30,000 median.

The yearling sale drew the curtain on the 2024 National Sale, which started with last week's weanling sale and broodmare sale, which Magic Millions managing director Barry Bowditch considered a success with more than $125m being traded across seven days of selling.

"To have a broodmare sale that grossed nearly $100 million and a very, very solid National Weanling Sale that was around the $20 million mark and then to finish here with the National Yearling Sale, it's been a really positive two weeks for the company and the industry," Bowditch said.

SALE STATISTICS (Book 1 - 2023 in brackets)
Lots Catalogued: 328 (357)
Lots Sold: 195 (207)
Lots Withdrawn: 55 (51)
Lots Passed In: 78 (99)
Top Price: $400,000 ($750,000)
Average Price: $42,869 ($45,510)
Median Price: $28,000 ($30,000)
Sale Gross: $8,359,500 ($9,420,500)
Sold %: 71.43 (68)

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