Savabeel does the job again at Karaka
Ever-reliable Savabeel was again to the fore for Waikato Stud on the opening day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.
His son, Lot 130, was a popular youngster and after a lengthy bidding duel he was knocked down to the online duo of Chris Waller Racing and Mulcaster Bloodstock for $320,000.
It was a case of significant overs on the colt, who the Matamata farm had pre-advised would be on the market at $150,000.
He is out of the Pins mare Snowdrop, a talented performer who won six races and was twice runner-up at Listed level. She is a daughter of the multiple G1 winner Daffodil and further back in the pedigree is the G1 Ellerslie Sires’ Produce S. winner Good Faith.
Lot 5 also represented an early windfall when another Savabeel colt was secured by trainer Graeme Rogerson for $300,000 after going on the market at half that price.
It is a family well-known to Rogerson as the colt is out of the unraced Pins mare On Broadway and she is a sister to the dam of Dowager Queen, who won three Listed events for the Tuhikaramea horseman.
She also finished runner-up in the G1 VRC Oaks and third in both the G1 Flight S. and G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce S. and was twice G1-placed.
The pedigree page also features the presence of the G1 Patinack Classic winner Swick.
Te Akau’s David Ellis took a serious shine to Lot 109, a Savabeel filly who was knocked down for $160,000.
She is the first foal of the Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred S. winner She Knows and the family of the two-time G2 winner Ugachaka.
Sydney trainer Mark Newnham went to $120,000 online to secure lot 138, a son of Savabeel and the Listed Creswick S. runner-up Spending.
She is a sister to the G2 Angus Armanasco S. winner Shopaholic, whose brother Packing Pins won the G3 Arawa S., and half-sister to the G2 Manawatu Challenge S. winner Splurge. This is the family of the stud’s ill-fated stallion Sacred Falls.
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