Lot 16 ch. F. Zacinto – Limoux (Reset) $7,500 (draft: D. F. Kingsland)
By successful stallion Zacinto (Dansili), a beautifully bred horse that stood in the South Island before relocating to stand this season at Valachi Downs Stud in Matamata. He was second ranked to Champion stallion Savabeel (Zabeel) in percentage stakes winners to runners – over 8% which places him in elite Australasian stallion company.
Her dam, Limoux, by Zabeel staying sire Reset, won twice over 1400 metres, and she carries a beautifully balanced cross Champion sire Mr. Prospector through the dam lines of her pedigree. Quality sire Nureyev also features on the dam side of Zacinto and through Reset as the dam sire of the mighty Sir Tristram, sire of Zabeel.
It is the family two-time Australian Horse of the Year Might and Power (Zabeel), who set the world alight with course records in the Caulfield Cup, Doomben Cup, and Cox Plate. He won the Caulfield Cup by an astonishing 7 ½ lengths before winning the Melbourne Cup, both in 1997, and named World Champion Stayer.
“She’s a very good type and great value,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis. “She’s a filly with a lot of improvement to come as she develops and we like Reset as a broodmare sire, being by Zabeel.”