Highbank purchase Follow a Star at Tattersalls December Mare sale
Highbank are delighted to announce the acquisition of mare Follow a Star, by Galileo out of Shouk, in foal to Zoffany.
The mare hails from an exceptional family and is out of Shouk, responsible for 8 winners from 9 runners including 5 stakes winning and placed horses. Follow a Star is half sister to multiple black-type performing and producing horses, most notably champion 3 year old Alexandrova and Group 1 winning two year old Magical Romance. Since retiiring to stud, Alexandrova is responsible for Group 2 winner Alex my Boy and Group 3 winning Somehow. Futher back it is the family of Irish Oaks winner Chicquita and derby second Golden Sword.
A final bid of 575,000gns was enough to secure the daugher of Galileo, with agent Steve Hillen acting on behalf of Highbank stating: “That was our last bid, it was a real stretch to get her, but it’s obviously a really good family and Highbank are keen to move forwards––we were underbidders yesterday on the dam of South Seas––and a Galileo mare was a real attraction. The foal will be sold, but they know it’s a long-term project and won’t expect it back in one go.”
After delivering her first foal by Zoffany, Follow a Star will visit Juddmonte's Dansili..