Qatar Racing ended a fantastic 2018 on a high when two-year-old Sun City won the Gr. 3 Magic Mllions B. J. McLachlan Stakes at Doomben on December 29.
Sun City was also the seventh individual Stakes winner for Australian sire sensation Zoustar, who is part-owned by Qatar Racing and currently at Tweenhills gearing up for the 2019 Northern Hemisphere breeding season.
Trained by Tony McEvoy and ridden by James McDonald, wearing the claret and gold, Sun City pounced on the leaders in the home straight and won by a quarter of a length from Rome.
McEvoy said: "He made no mistakes today, pinged out, box-seated. James got him off at the right time, balanced him up and he went straight today. The other day he was just inexperienced and on the wrong leg.
"He'll go into the Magic Millions in a couple of weeks as good as he can be."
Sun City had previously finished runner-up in Listed races on his two starts and looks a high-class prospect.
Last year's $2m Magic Millions was, of course, won by another of Zoustar's progeny, the filly Sunlight (also part-owned by Qatar Racing).
Sun City is out of the Flying Spur (by Danehill) mare Roulettes. He was a $525,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for David Redvers and McEvoy Mitchell Racing.
Find more information on Zoustar - along with his fellow Qatar Racing stallions Roaring Lion, Lightning Spear, Havana Gold, Hot Streak and Charm Spirit - please visit the Tweenhills website, www.tweenhills.com