Probabeel burst on to the race scene winning on debut and firmly becoming the favourite for the 2019 $1,000,000 Karaka 2YO Million.
When drawing the outside gate, the market cooled slightly but we did not – nor did Champion Jockey, Te Akau stable rider Opie Bosson who gave her the nod as his preferred mount of the Te Akau five runners in the field.
Almost to script, the daughter of Savabeel came with a barnstorming run down the outside to claim victory – and in doing so, became Te Akau’s third consecutive Karaka 2YO Million winner – following in the footsteps of her stable mates Melody Belle and Avantage. Both of whom went on to win multiple Group 1’s between them, and both also becoming Champion 2YO of their season.
Probabeel headed a Te Akau trained trifecta in the 2019 Million, with Aotea lad runner up and Yourdeel dead-heating for third.
She travelled to Australia to campaign in Spring 2019 and was an eye-catching fourth in the A$200,000 Group 2 Furious Stakes before flying home from the rear and failing by just a lip to pick up Funstar in the A$200,000 Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes for 3YO fillies at Royal Randwick in September 2019. Again very brave, Probabeel was runner-up in the A$1 million Flight Stakes later that month in Sydney.
After resuming in winning fashion at Awapuni, her 3YO moment of glory came in January 2020 – as she created history became,ing the first ever horse to complete the Karaka 2YO and 3YO Million double.
With ‘unfinished business’ to attend to in Australia, she stepped out in the A$500,000 Group 1 Surround Stakes over 1400m in Sydney on 29 February – in the hands of Opie Bosson she showed a remarkable turn of foot when flying from the rear of the field to snatch victory.
Probabeel was purchased on spec. by David Ellis at the 2018 Karaka Book 1 Sale for $380,000 and sold to Brendan Lindsay MNZM and his wife Jo Lindsay.
Trained by Jamie Richards, she has raced twelve times for six wins and five placings – her stake money stands at almost $1.6 million.