Super Savabeel dominates proceedings again
Savabeel took centre stage at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards with another clean sweep in the stallion division.
The Waikato Stud resident won the Grosvenor Award for a sixth consecutive season and his fifth Dewar and Centaine titles.
No New Zealand based stallion in the modern era comes anywhere close to achieving matching Savabeel’s achievements.
The Grosvenor Award is based on progeny earnings, the Dewar on combined Australian and New Zealand progeny earnings and the Centaine for combined progeny earnings worldwide.
Waikato Stud was also the fore when its home-bred Madison County was a dominant winner of the Champion Three-Year-Old Award.
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained son of Pins won all but one of the 59 votes available.
Madison Country claimed the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas and the Gr.1 Levin Classic before embarking on an Australia campaign.
He finished fourth in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas and was then runner-up in the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes and in the Gr.1 Australian Derby.
Pedigree to fore again
Blue-blooded filly Grand De Flora made it two wins on the bounce when she produced another smart performance over 1600 metres at Sandown this afternoon. Trained by Danny O’Brien, the Waikato Stud-bred and owned-3-year-old came …Read More
Ocean Park stellar season continues
The Waikato Stud-bred and sold Another Dollar earned another black type credit for resident sire Ocean Park when she produced a valiant display under 58kg to win the G3 Premier’s Cup at Doomben. Ridden by …Read More