One of the major highlights, thus far, of this season was the thrilling victory of Zoustar in Saturday’s Group One Golden Rose at Rosehill.
Trained by Chris Waller and a son of the ill-fated, Northern Meteor, Zoustar flew home to grab the prize and now has four wins and a second from six outings.
Destined to be one of the stars of spring, congrats goes to Kevin Dixon, who bred the colt at his Racetree Farm – now the site of Eliza Park International’s Queensland operation.
Racetree was also the breeding ground for another spring hopeful in Buffering, whose dam Action Annie is due to foal to Love Conquers All next month.
Love Conquers All, whose sire (Mossman) and grandsire (Success Express) both had stints at EPI Queensland nee Racetree, has been well received since heading north last spring and another of his harem this year includes Milennial, dam of Group One winner La Montagna.
Interestingly, La Montagna is by another EPI Queensland based stallion in Monashee Mountain, while their ‘newcomer’ stablemate – Instinction (below) – has just had his first three mares (all covered on 1 September) safely tested in foal.