Gr.1 winners include Kawi, Sound Proposition, Pasadena Girl, Diademe, Savaria, Soriano, Lucia Valentina, Costume, Brambles, Sangster and Scarlett Lady

2016 fee $100,000 +gst



Champion sire Savabeel has continued his G1 domination into 2016-17, striking at the season's very first opportunity in the G1 Makfi Challenge Stakes with 5YO son Kawi, who then also repeated the dose 3 weeks later in the G1 Windsor Park Plate.

After setting the benchmark for all other Australasian sires with a stunning 6 G1 winners in a season in 2014-15, the champion sire followed suit in 2015-16 with 3 G1 winners of 5 G1 races.

Bettering his 2014/15 award haul when he claimed the Dewar (Australasian earnings) and the Grosvenor Award (New Zealand premiership), SAVABEEL claimed additional Centaine Award success in 2015-16, leading the way with $14.3million in global progeny earnings.

Only 2 active sires in Australasia exceeded this progeny earnings figure for 2015-16.

Demonstrating the all-important G1 hallmarks of his great sire ZABEEL and grandsire SIR TRISTRAM, SAVABEEL has sired 11 individual G1 stars, with 2015/16 leading lights comprising of Sydney’s darling, LUCIA VALENTINA (who won the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick), the 3x G1 hero KAWI and SOUND PROPOSITION.

All told, the Cox Plate winning sire has produced 53 stakes winners, with no less than 11 achieving black-type distinction during 2015/16.

Such a tally sees him lead the NZ way for stakes winners and sees him in the very top echelon of the elite producers in Australasia.

His incredible versatility is demonstrated by the array of distances over which his stakes-winning progeny excel. To this end, he has had 8 superlative sprinters, 27 black-type milers, 20 middle distance stars, 11 stayers, and has also celebrated 2 G1 Derby winners, 2 G1 Oaks winners and no less than 16 Cup winners.

SAVABEEL’s black-type achievements have escalated his stakes winners-to-runners ratio to a remarkable 9.3% - a figure that is a true benchmark for all Australasian sires.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, SAVABEEL has already staked his mark as a damsire, courtesy of black-type winner STELLA DI PACO.

Red hot demand in the sale ring, where he is regarded as New Zealand’s leading sire and where progeny have sold for up to $875,000.

In fact, so dominant is SAVABEEL that at the 2016 Premier Yearling Sale, he constituted 20% of its turnover and sired 4 of its top 6 yearlings sold.

Standing for $100,000 plus GST, LFG in 2016.

11 G1 Winners

  • LUCIA VALENTINA (10f, Montjeu). ATC Queen Elizabeth S G1, VRC Turnbull S G1, ATC Vinery Stud S G1.
  • KAWI (10g, Volksraad). Hawke’s Bay Makfi Challenge S G1, ARC Zabeel Classic G1, WRC Thorndon Mile G1.
  • SOUND PROPOSITION (11g, Ebony Grosve). ARC Easter S G1.
  • SORIANO (09f, Just a Dancer). Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S G1, ARC Zabeel Classic G1.
  • SCARLETT LADY (07f, Ironclad). ARC New Zealand S G1, BRC Queensland Oaks G1.
  • COSTUME (09f, O’Reilly). Hawke’s Bay Spring Classic G1, Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S G1.
  • DIADEME (08f, O’Reilly). Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ S G1.
  • BRAMBLES (08g, Pins). BRC Queensland Derby G1.
  • PASADENA GIRL (12f, Redoute’s Choice). ATC Champagne S G1.
  • SAVARIA (11f, O’Reilly). WRC New Zealand Oaks G1.
  • SANGSTER (08g, Spectrum). VRC Victoria Derby G1, ARC Auckland Cup G1, Waikato RC International S G1.


  • KAWI (10g, Volksraad). Hawke’s Bay Makfi Challenge S G1, Hawke's Bay Windsor Park Plate G1.
  • NURSE KITCHEN (13f, Montjeu) Moonee Valley Classic Gr.2 16000m
  • SPIRIT BIRD (12f, Rock of Gibraltar) Newcastle JC Tibbie Stakes Gr.3 1350m
  • HALL OF FAME (13c, Galileo) Listed Canterbury Stakes
  • PUMP UP THE VOLUME (12f, Racing Is Fun) Listed Feilding Gold Cup

Plus the six stakes performers Samavare, Shillelagh, Savvan, Righteous Mate, Queen of Zealand and Lucia Valentina.


  • LUCIA VALENTINA (10f, Montjeu). ATC Queen Elizabeth S G1, VRC Matriarch S G2.
  • KAWI (10g, Volksraad). Hawke’s Bay Makfi Challenge S G1, ARC Zabeel Classic G1, WRC Thorndon Mile G1, Manawatu RC Manawatu Challenge S G2.
  • SOUND PROPOSITION (11g, Ebony Grosve). ARC Easter S G1.
  • SORIANO (09f, Just a Dancer). BOP RC Tauranga S G2, Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders S G2.
  • COLDPLAY (12f, O’Reilly). Manawatu RC Eulogy S G3.
  • MABEEL (10g, Cape Cross). WRC Anniversary H G3, Manawatu RC Flying H L.
  • DUCHESS KATE (12f, Prized). WRC Desert Gold S G3.
  • SOUTHERN SAV (09g, Thunder Gulch). CJC Metropolitan Trophy H L.
  • FLAME HERO (09g, Pins). HKJC January Cup HK -3.
  • SEWREEL (12f, Pins). Taranaki RC Oaks Prelude L.
  • GUSTAVO (10g, Stravinsky). Feilding JC Anzac H L.


  • 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

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