KARAKA – Lot 405 Savabeel (AUS) – Flamingo (NZ), Brown Colt




Lot 405 brown colt Savabeel – Flamingo (Pins) $360,000 (draft: Waikato Stud)

He is bred on the same cross as Te Akau star galloper Probabeel (4 m Savabeel – Far Fetched, by Pins): history making winner of both Karaka Million races and a dual Group One winner in Australia.

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.

Savabeel/Zabeel/Sir Tristram/Sir Ivor (son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather) are the cornerstone of the New Zealand breeding industry.

When a horse takes the eye in racing and does something special in winning, countless times there will be influence in the pedigree by one of the three Champion Sires mentioned above.

Sir Ivor won the 1968 English Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m), prompting legendary rider Lester Piggott to say he was the best horse he ever rode. Why? Because he had a turn of foot at the end of his races, the ability to accelerate, and that wins races. Carried on through each of his sire sons, it is those quicken powers instilled by blood that sees progeny by these mighty stallions rise continuously to the top.

On the dam side of the colt, Flamingo was an impressive stakes winner from 1200m – 1600m, including twice Group Three placed, and grand-dam Bird (Danasinga) was another impressive stakes winner over 2000 metres.

Including Flamingo, Bird is also the dam of impressive winner Preditor (Savabeel) who included a Group Three in Singapore.

“We really liked him and thought he was one of the picks of Savabeel colts at Waikato Stud,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.

“He’s an athletic colt, moves very well, and a neat colt that should not become too big or heavy.

“He’s out of a very good race mare, from a grand-dam that also raced very well and became a good producer.

“He’s a first foal, which we love buying, from a really nice Waikato Stud family.

“We think he could get up and going to run at two, and train on to become a classic type three-year-old and 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) colt.

“We had more from him, and in our opinion was really good value buying.”


This colt is part of our Te Akau 2021 Stallion Syndicate – together with Magic Millions’ Lot 163 our Fastnet Rock/Ciarlet colt and Karaka Sale colts Lot 367 our Tavistock/Echezeaux colt and Lot 533 our Almanzor/Meir colt – contact karyn@teakauracing.com