Savabeel gelding Splurge was purchased by David Ellis from the Karaka Premier Sale for $500,000 – that made him Waikato Stud’s highest priced colt ever at that time.
He was part of the four colt Te Akau 2014 Breeding Syndicate which also boasted every horse in that syndicate being a winner including dual Group 1 winner Xtravagant who was also Champion 3YO for 2015/16.
Splurge won the $100,000 Group 3 Darley Plate Open SW+P 1200m at Ellerslie on Derby Day, March 2017 with Opie Bosson in the saddle.
In December 2017 he also claimed the $100,000 Group 2 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes over 1400m at Awapuni, Palmerston North.
Trained by Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, he has raced 18 times for eight wins and three other placings, with career stakes of $232,300.