THE MIGHTY SIR TRISTRAM – ZABEEL LEGACY CONTINUES THROUGH THE G1 SIRE SENSATION SAVABEEL
Gr.1 winners include Kawi, Pasadena Girl, Diademe, Savaria, Soriano, Lucia Valentina, Costume, Brambles, Sangster and Scarlett Lady
ZABEEL – SAVANNAH SUCCESS BY SUCCESS EXPRESS BROWN 2001 16HH
2015 fee $100,000 +gst
A phenomenal G1 sire.
In an unparalleled display, Savabeel sired 6 G1 winners during 2014/15 courtesy of Soriano, Costume, Pasadena Girl, Savaria, Diademe & Lucia Valentina.
Such a tally equates to one G1 winner for every 37 runners, an astounding statistic that is the benchmark for all other Australasian sires.
Kicking off 2015/16 in the same vein, the sire registered his 10th individual Gr.1 winner with son Kawi winning the Gr.1 Makfi Challenge Stakes, the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic and the Gr.1 WRC Thorndon Mile.
All told, Savabeel's eight-strong 2015/16 black-type arsenal have comprised:
- KAWI (10g, Volksraad, Last Tycoon). 4 wins from 1400m to 2000m, 1st Hawke's Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1, ARC Zabeel Classic Gr.1, WRC Thorndon Mile Gr.1, and the Manawatu RC Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.2.
- SORIANO (09f, Just a Dancer, Brazen Bay). 2 wins from 1400m to 1600m, 1st BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.2, Avondale JC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.2,
- LUCIA VALENTINA (10f, Montjeu, Star Way). Winner at 2000m, 1st VRC Matriarch S.,
- COLDPLAY (12f, O'Reilly, Western Symphony). 2 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$46,244, 1st Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3,
- SOUTHERN SAV (09g, Thunder Gulch, Star Way). 2 wins from 2100m to 2500m, A$88,846, 1st CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L,
- MABEEL (10g, Cape Cross, Topsider). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, , 1st WRC Anniversary H., Gr.3.
- DUCHESS KATE (12f, Prized, Vice Regal). 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, , 1st WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3.
- FLAME HERO (09g, Pins, Oak Ridge). Winner at 1800m, 1st HKJC January Cup, HK-3.
With previous G1 champions including Sangster, Scarlett Lady and Brambles, Savabeel is distinguished with 10 G1 winners at age two, three, four and five, ensuring the Cox Plate-winning sire provides breeders with all the important hallmarks of his great sire Zabeel and grandsire Sir Tristram.
The most consistent measure of a stallion’s class, however, is his stakes-winners-to-runners (SWTR) ratio. Again at 9.3% SWTR, there is only one other stallion in all of Australasia who compares favourably.
All told, Savabeel has produced 47 stakes winners.
The sire’s incredible versatility is also borne out by the array of distances over which his stakes-winning progeny have performed at. To this end, he has had 8 superlative sprinters, 22 black-type milers, 18 middle distance stars, 10 stayers and to this, has also celebrated 2 G1 Derby winners, 2 G1 Oaks winners and no less than 14 Cup winners.
What’s more, with just 17 runners, the young sire has already staked his mark as a damsire courtesy of black-type winner Stella Di Paco.
In addition to his progeny dominating on the racetrack, Savabeel has also asserted his dominion over New Zealand’s sire premierships and in Australasian Sale rings.
Savabeel won both the 2014/15 Dewar Award for his progeny’s Australasian earnings and the Grosvenor Award for the New Zealand Sires’ premiership.
In the sale ring, Savabeel was the leading NZ-based sire at the 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale, averaging $256, 556 and achieving a record high sale price of $825,000 thanks to his Beltana Stud consigned colt ex O'Reilly Rose, who sold to First Light Racing/Mr P Willets/Moody Racing (VIC).
Stood for $100,000 plus gst, lfg in 2015.
BLACK-TYPE CAST OF 2014-15
- G1 Champagne Stakes, G3 VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S. & Listed Talindert Stakes winner PASADENA GIRL
- G1 Turnbull Stakes and G2 ATC Tramway Stakes winner LUCIA VALENTINA
- G1 Herbie Dyke Stakes, G1 ARC Zabeel Classic & Listed Rotorua Plate winner SORIANO
- G1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes & G3 ARC Westbury Classic winner DIADEME
- G1 NZ Oaks and G3 Lowland Stakes winner SAVARIA
- G1 Hawke's Bay Spring Classic winner COSTUME
- G2 ARC Eight Carat Classic & G2 Royal Stakes winner SAAVOYA
- G3 ATC Aspiration Hcp winner ADORABEEL
- G3 Toy Show Quality Hcp winner MY SABEEL
- G3 Waikato Gold Cup winner SURPASS
- G3 Rotorua Cup winner PUMP UP THE VOLUME
- G3 Taranaki Cup and Listed WRC Anniversary Hcp winner KAWI
- Listed Warstep Stakes winner NO TRICKS
- Listed Macau Lisboa Challenge Stakes winner BOBO SO CUTE