Lot 109 bay filly Savabeel – She Know (Pins) $160,000 (draft: Waikato Stud)
Te Akau has a phenomenal record with the progeny of the all-conquering six-time Champion Sire and Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m) winner Savabeel: Group One winners Probabeel (2), Embellish, Hall of Fame, Shillelagh, Cool Aza Beel, Sword of Osman, along with stakes winners and performers Savy Yong Blonk, Amarelinha, Brando, Prise De Fer, Splurge, Royal Success, and Grazia.
Progeny by Savabeel recently topped $100 million, his 2175 winners, 193 stakes winners including 37 Group One winners.
The Savabeel (Zabeel) / Pins (Snippets) cross has left a high percentage of stakes winners, none more so the Te Akau trained dual Group One winner in Australia, Probabeel.
She is the first foal, a recipe of incredible success for previous purchases by David Ellis, from a stakes placed mare that won three races to 1600 metres, in turn from impressive 1600-metre winner Flirting (O’Reilly).
“We thought she was a real standout, as a neater, medium-sized filly that we think will come to racing a little bit sooner,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.
“She’s from a really nice Waikato Stud family, from a stakes placed Pins mare, out of an O’Reilly mare, and a first foal which we’ve had so much success with.
“We have had so much success buying Savabeel’s from Waikato Stud.”