A talented son of Savabeel, Prise De Fer came of age in the 2019/20 season.
Patience with the horse delivered the rewards to his owners as he strung four wins together from October 2019 through to his $100,000 Group 2 Rich Hill Mile win on New Year’s Day 2020.
Sent out the favourite, he claimed victory easily in the hands of Australian-based Kiwi rider Michael Dee.
The class act then continued on his winning way notching up his fifth consecutive victory when claiming the $80,000 Group 3 Taranaki Cup over 1800m – again with stable rider Opie Bosson in the saddle – on 1 February 2020.
Stepping up to elite company for the first time on 22 February, Prise De Fer in the hands of Johnathan Parkes was a gallant runner up to stable mate Avantage in the $200,000 Group 1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic over 1600m.
Purchased by David Ellis from the Karaka Premier Sale for $100,000, Prise De Fer is trained by Jamie Richards and raced by the Te Akau En Garde Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM).
He has raced 14 times for six wins and six placings, with stakes’ earnings of $238,625.