2021 Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Lot 317 bay filly Savabeel – Gallwitz (Bernardini) $400,000 (draft: Trelawney Stud)
She is a sensational looking filly, with a strong international dam line.
She has size, strength, a fluid walk, and plenty of quality and class.
“We were invited to view her at Trelawney Stud before she left to go over to the Easter Sale in Sydney,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“We were very taken with what we saw. She is very correct, medium sized, with natural muscle, and a great head and eye.”
Te Akau has a phenomenal record with the progeny of Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m) winner and all-conquering six-time Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel). Having purchased and trained Group One winners Probabeel (3), Embellish, Hall of Fame, Shillelagh, Cool Aza Beel, Sword of Osman, and Amarelinha, along with stakes winners and performers Gold Fever, Aotea Lad, Savy Yong Blonk, Brando, Prise De Fer, Splurge, Royal Success, and Grazia.
Progeny by Savabeel have earned $108 million. His 2233 winners include 202 stakes winners and 40 Group Ones.
Dam sire Bernardini (A. P Indy), recognised domestically as the sire of Karaka Million 2YO (Restricted Listed, 1200m) winner Ruud Awakening, is experiencing a rapid rise to become one of the hottest Northern American broodmare sires.
Headed by Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti, along with another seven of his mares to leave Group One winners, he already has quite a record for a sire whose eldest daughters are still relatively young at 12 years old.
Beginning 2020, Bernardini had been represented by over 230 winners as a broodmare sire, including three millionaires, and one of his mares sold in foal to War Front for $2.3 million.
“Everything we look for we were able to see in this filly, and we found her very hard to fault,” Ellis said.
“She paraded well and handled the sale very well in Sydney, and bloodstock agent Andy Williams who oversaw our inspections on the sale grounds was really taken with her as well.
“We waited on her to be sold on the second day of the sale and we’re absolutely thrilled to secure her at what we thought was a good value cost.
“We expect her to be up and going as an autumn two-year-old, and the type that could return at three for Group One races in Australia.”
Like her sire, Savabeel, the filly has no inbreeding through the first five removes of her pedigree.