Lot 117 b f Showcasing – Colombelle (Zabeel) $180,000 (draft: Haunui Farm)
From a Zabeel (Sir Tristram) mare, and fantastic female family, this filly has a multitude of class performers around her.
Horses the calibre of Valpolicella, dam of Te Akau trained Catalonia (Vilanova (Aust.)), Vavasour, Pussy Willow, while her third dam, Dopff (Tights), is renowned for leaving quality.
Respected as an up-grader of progeny, Showcasing (Oasis Dream) is already a group one producing stallion, carving a reputation through siring 19 stakes winners in both hemispheres.
“She’s a beautifully athletic filly, out of a Zabeel mare, which is just such an advantage in any pedigree,” said David Ellis.
Zabeel, as a broodmare sire, is performing at 11 percent stakes winners to runners.
“Showcasing is doing a magnificent job as a stallion, and this young mare has left a standout first foal here,” Ellis said.
“And remember, we bought Melody Belle (Commands) from the same draft.”