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Gollan Sets New Queensland Record
Successful Queensland trainer Tony Gollan struck a double blow for the stable when Solar Star (Zoustar) won Saturday's Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich. In addition to adding another feature trophy to his cabinet and adding to his new record haul of individual metropolitan winners, the victory propelled Gollan to a new State record for overall winners – 152.5 according to punters.com.au. Ridden by Robbie Fradd, who has also enjoyed a stellar season including winning the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap aboard local hero Tyzone, Solar Star has proved a profitable Magic Millions $109,000 purchase at the national Broodmare Sale last year by John Baxter. Now a stakes-winner, and with eight wins overall, Solar Star will return to the same sale for 2020 where her value will have risen considerably. She is a daughter of Gr3 winner Petty Cury whose grandam Conifer Bay was runner-up in the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks.