Lot 78 b f Savabeel – High Fashion (O’Reilly) $320,000 (draft: Waikato Stud)
This filly is another classic Waikato Stud product, by champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel) out of a mare by their champion sire O’Reilly, in turn out of Pins mare, and thereafter a mare by top broodmare sire Sound Reason.
High Fashion was an immensely talented race mare with a terrific turn of foot, winning four races including victory in the prestigious Desert Gold Stakes (Gr. 3, 1600m) and Lowland Stakes (Gr. 3, 2100m).
“She’s a really high quality looking filly with plenty of length and a very good mover,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“She’s a filly that we wouldn’t rush, but could develop into an autumn two-year-old before training on at three towards races like the Eight Carat Classic and Royal Stakes, in preparation for the NZ Oaks at Trentham.
“There was plenty to like about this filly and we were thrilled to secure her.”