Amelia Park owner Peter Walsh was pumped up selling a Blue Point (Ire) colt for $900,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions last year and he went to another level after his Zoustar – Lady Cosmology colt made half as much again on Friday.
“I feel incredibly proud, privileged and grateful to have bred and sold this colt for $1.3 million to the James Harron Colts Syndicate,” Walsh said after Lot 838 was knocked down at the Gold Coast. “That exceeds all our expectations and ticks another goal off the bucket list.
“As always, thanks to everyone Segenhoe Stud. He’s a beautiful horse and I would like to keep something in him if I can.”
The colt was full of himself while parading for Segenhoe handler Dayna Walsh. The Somerset-born visitor completed an Irish National Stud Course in July and is thoroughly enjoying her time with Peter O’Brien and the team at Segenhoe.
Zoustar sired more winners than any other sire world-wide in 2023 and Amelia Park homebred Lady Cosmology (Universal Ruler) was a Group 3 winner in Adelaide (Proud Miss Stakes) and a dual Listed winner in Perth (Supremacy Stakes and Burgess Queen Stakes).
Lady Cosmology’s first foal is an unraced 2yo named Our Existence (Trapeze Artist). He was a $260,000 buy for Durrant Racing at the 2023 Perth Magic Millions.
Harron was also an admirer of Lady Cosmology as a racehorse. “She was a super-fast mare. She had great form around the likes of Arcadia Queen who was a household name in the west. This one is a cracking colt; a beautifully-balanced horse who handled the sale very well and we were very keen to get him.”
Harron has bought seven colts so far on the Gold Coast for a spend of $6.18 million.
Lady Cosmology has a filly foal by Russian Revolution and Walsh has always rated her highly. “She ran second to Arcadia Queen in a WA Guineas and always performed very well. She was a tough, tough mare and was probably the second-best horse that I’ve ever owned.”
Top honours are reserved for Group 1 winning mare Amelia’s Jewel. Her 2yo half-brother is the $900,000 Blue Point colt that’s been named after former Carlton dual-premiership footballer Peter ‘The Buzz’ Bosustow who won VFL Mark of the Year and Goal of the Year in 1981.
Bosustow is due to debut for a Rosemont Stud syndicate, that includes Walsh, following a short-head second to Okami Star (Justify) in a Rosehill barrier trial over 1030m) on Thursday.
Amelia Park received another wonderful return on Wednesday when its Street Boss – Amelia’s Love colt (Lot 421) sold for $340,000 to Annabel Neasham Racing. His dam is a Perth-winning half-sister to 2011 Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner (1200m) Karuta Queen.