Rock star stallion Savabeel continues to deliver with Probabeel winning yet another Group One for the Kiwi champion.
Savabeel is always the star turn when the Ontrack New Zealand Horse and Wine Tour hits Waikato Stud and on Saturday Probabeel became his 19th individual Group One winner when she scored an amazing win in the Surround Stakes at Randwick.
Waikato Stud has now bred 41 Group One winners and is firmly established as a breeding powerhouse in Australasia.
Savabeel, a Group One winning son of sire sensation Zabeel, has now sired 98 individual Black Type winners with Adelaide Ace in the Gr.2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield his latest winner at Listed level.
Amazingly Zabeel had sired 99 Black Type winners at the same stage of his amazing career.
The Ontrack New Zealand Horse and Wine Tour takes place November 19-24 this year and Waikato Stud and Savabeel will once again be a highlight of the trip.
Waikato Stud claimed another leading vendor title at January’s Karaka Premier Sale with 58 yearlings sold for a total $9,902,500 averaging $167,839. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Waikato nursery has topped the vendor table.
Probabeel’s win was also a welcome change of fortune for her owners, Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay.
It’s been a horrible time for the team at Cambridge over the past 12 months with three crushing blows with the loss of stallions Tavistock, Burgandy and Roaring Lion.
Meanwhile at Morphetville, the Lindsay colours were also on display with some further black type success in South Australia. Brazen Beau 2yo filly Dottie Dee (NZ) was runner up on debut in the Listed Cinderella Stakes (1100m).
Dottie Dee was secured by Cambridge boss Henry Plumptre for the Lindsay’s from the 2019 Magic Millions Sale where the Willow Park consigned filly fetched $240,000.
Based on the narrow three quarter of a length defeat, Dottie Dee looks a sure fire coming winner for the training partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. The stable is enjoying a highly successful juvenile year.