Five-time Champion New Zealand sire
The sire of 20 Group One winners
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The very best racehorses with the very best pedigrees on occasions make the very best stallions. That recipe belongs to Savabeel, our magnificent son of all-conquering Zabeel, who has now won the Grosvenor Award (Champion NZ Sire) for five consecutive seasons. He has also won his fourth Dewar Award and fourth Centaine Award and is nearing 100 stakes winners including 20 Group One winners.
In the modern era, no New Zealand based stallion comes close to achieving the results of Savabeel. The Grosvenor Award is based on progeny earnings, the Dewar Award is based on combined Australian and New Zealand progeny earnings, and the Centaine Award is for combined progeny earnings worldwide.
To have captured those three stallion awards concurrently on 13 occasions out of the last 13 opportunities is testimony to the dominance of Savabeel – it says it all. At Waikato Stud, we acknowledge the significant role played by Savabeel in elevating Waikato Stud to top ranking as the leading vendor at Karaka for six straight years.
Savabeel’s exemplary record of achievement extends to a consistent 70 per cent winners to runners ratio and 10.8 per cent stakes winners to runners ratio – both stats achieved in the 2018/19 season. Not unlike his own sire Zabeel, Savabeel’s level of success has remained consistent if not elevated with maturity – 19 stakes winners in the 2018/19 season.
Savabeel’s 20 Group One winners are Cool Aza Beel, Probabeel, Nicoletta, Shillelagh, Savvy Coup, Sword Of Osman, Hasahalo, Embellish, Kawi, Lucia Valentina, Diademe, Costume, Brambles, Hall of Fame, Pasadena Girl, Sangster, Savaria, Scarlett Lady, Soriano, and Sound Proposition.
Like Ocean Park, Savabeel on the track won the most prestigious weight-for-age race in Australasia – the W.S. Cox Plate. Class has prevailed.