Zoustar stud deal confirmed

Zoustar stud deal confirmedHigh-profile colt Zoustar will race for his new owner on Saturday at Flemington with Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson confirming the much-talked about deal to secure the colt has been finalised.

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old is the favourite to add the Coolmore Stud Stakes to his Group One win in the Golden Rose and give Jim Cassidy his 100th elite winner.

Thompson says Zoustar will race in syndicator Sheriff Iskander’s colours in the Coolmore.

Zoustar’s sire Northern Meteor, winner of the 2008 Coolmore, died of colic at Widden at the end of July after securing the champion first season sire title and interest in his star colt had been intense.