Lot 358 Savabeel - Romantic Time Bay Colt

Karaka 2024 Yearling Sale

  • Lot 358 Savabeel - Romantic Time Bay Colt
  • Lot 358 Savabeel - Romantic Time Bay Colt



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Bay Colt


18 Sep 2022



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Lot 358 bay colt Savabeel – Romantic Time (Fastnet Rock) $300,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)

The eight-time Champion Sire in New Zealand, Savabeel is represented by over 900 individual winners, including 137 stakes winners which surpassed grand-sire Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor) while closing in on his sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram).

David Ellis has an incredible record buying progeny by Savabeel (Zabeel), including dual Horse of the Year Probabeel, winner of four Group Ones in Australia.

Savabeel provided a rare double when Te Akau trained Noverre (Savabeel) won the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1,1600m) and The Perfect Pink (Savabeel) won the 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) in 2021, while Savabeel success stories for the stable include other Group One winners Amarelinha, Hall of Fame, Savy Yong Blonk, Sword of Osman, Shillelagh, Cool Aza Beel, Embellish, Prise De Fer, I Wish I Win, and Skew Wiff, as well as group winners: Splurge, Gold Fever, Aotea Lad, Synchronize, Brando, and Fashion Shoot, while his sire sons include Embellish, Cool Aza Beel, and Noverre.

The dam side of the family is also very well known to Te Akau, having trained Romantic Lady (Power) for Sir Patrick Hogan and she displayed plenty of ability in winning four races and being stakes placed.

The colt is also a half-brother to the three-time winner and multiple Group One placed Young Werther (Tavistock) and recent Sir Patrick Hogan Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) winner About Time (American Pharoah).

“The mare is doing a really good job at stud and we’re excited to be buying a colt by Savabeel out of her,” said David Ellis.

“It’s a very current sort of family, too, with the recent strong win by About Time, and it’s a big thrill for us being asked to buy a yearling for Entain and the TAB Racing Club.

“It’s great to see the effort they’re putting into promoting the racing industry in New Zealand.

For someone like me that’s been working in this industry for a lifetime, it’s such a thrill to see it being run by an organization that is putting so much back into it.”

The colt carries a cross of immortal sire Northern Dancer, on the dam line of grand-sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram) and sire line of Romantic Time.

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