The progeny of Zoustar remained in high demand right until the end of Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.

The Zoustar filly
The Zoustar filly who topped Day 2 at the National Yearling Sale (Photo: Magic Millions)

A filly by Widden Stud’s champion sire topped the second day of the Gold Coast sale, selling for $260,000 to Omen Bloodstock and Wilbert Tan.

From the stakes-winning Not A Single Doubt mare Hell Or Highwater, the filly is a half-sister of three winners.

She was offered as Lot 1524 as part of the Riverstone Lodge draft and continued Zoustar’s domination of the auction after he provided the top three lots on the opening day, including the sale-topper out of Group 1 winner No Evidence Needed for $400,000.

The colt was purchased by Te Akau Racing’s David Ellis who emerged as the leading buyer over the two days after purchasing four lots for an overall spend of $665,000.

Yulong sire Pierata supplied two prominent lots on Wednesday.

Lot 1491, a filly out of the Group 3 Matriarch Stakes placegetter Token Of Love, sold for $150,000 from the Canning Downs Stud draft while Lot 1512, half-sister to Group 2 Emancipation Stakes winner Positive Peace, made $110,000 for Riverstone.

A So You Think colt, from the family of well-performed New Zealanders Anabandana and Packing Rockstar, sold for $100,000 as Lot 1434 on behalf of Burke Bloodstock.

Nick Taylor
Riverstone Lodge's Nick Taylor (left) consigned the top lot on the final day (Photo: Magic Millions)

From 399 lots catalogued, 251 yearlings were sold for an average price of almost $35,151 and a median of $20,000 across both books.

This was marginally down on last year’s figures when 259 lots were sold for an average of $39,747 and a median of $22,500.

The sale grossed over $8.8 million compared to $10.3 million in 2023 with an improved clearance rate of more than 75.4 per cent.