Savy Yong Blonk was bred and is raced by Gartshore Bloodstock and was entrusted to Te Akau Racing to train.
A tough Savabeel mare, she commenced her racing career in November 2018 and it wasn’t long before she lived up to the promise she has shown trainer Jamie Richards, when winning at her second start in December 2018 – and then claiming another win at her third start too.
In March 2019, Savy Yong Blonk recorded her first black type when finishing third in the $70,000 Group 3 McKee Family Sunline Vase over 2100m with Opie Bosson in the saddle. It was a very good effort at Ellerslie when she made the bend awkwardly, was forced to race wide and then crowded in the final 400m.
Back in the winner’s circle in December 2019, this beautiful staying mare was maturing superbly and really came into her own in 2020. In 2020 she won on two further occasions – the $50,000 Royal Descent Stakes 1600m at Ellerslie in March when ridden by Opie Bosson and a $30,000 Open Handicap 1600m event on the first day of the Hawkes Bay Spring Carnival in September with Danielle Johnson aboard.
She was plagued by bad luck and wide draws in 2020 – she was also runner up in the $200,000 Group 3 SkyCity City of Auckland Cup 2400m (Mick Dee) in January; runner up in the $100,000 Franklin Auctions Counties’ Cup 2100m (Danielle Johnson) in November to stablemate In A Twinkling and runner up in the $100,000 Group 3 SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup 2400m (Danielle Johnson) in December.
However luck certainly shone on this 5YO mare when, in a very close photo finish, she was declared the winner of the $200,000 Group 3 SkyCity City of Auckland Cup over 2400m on New Year’s Day 2021 at Ellerslie, again in the hands of Danielle Johnson. In winning, she turn the tables on the horse that had beaten her into second one year earlier.
Finishing second to the highly regarded Levante in March in the Royal Decent Stakes at Ellerslie she was back with a vengeance to claim the $70,000 Group 3 Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes over 2000m on 9 April 2021 – in the hands of leading rider Danielle Johnson, nothing was going to catch the pair.
The new 2020/21 season saw Savy Yong Blonk run an eye catcher in the $220,0000 Group 1 Tarzino Trophy over 1400m, the first leg of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown, in September 2021. Rather than return two further times to Hastings, she lined up at Te Rapa before targeting the last day of the Hawkes’ Bay carnival. Unfortunately she was slow away but all that was forgotten in October as the daughter of Pins rattled home in the hands to Danielle Johnson to claim line honours in the $250,000 Group 1 Livamol Classic WFA 2040m. Immediately following that vistory, she was served by Super Seth.
Savy Yong Blonk is Te Akau’s sixth Group 1 Livamol winner – the stable’s past winners include Distinctly Secret, Princess Coup (twice when raced for $2 million) and Melody Belle (twice). The stable has won the last three features in a row.
Savy Yong Blonk has raced 27 times recording eight wins and 13 other placings – for stakes’ earnings of $486,950.