On the back of another exceptional season for Zabeel, the NZ Bloodstock National Sale next week features some select opportunities to tap into Australasia’s leading broodmare sire.
Standing at Cambridge Stud, Zabeel is the sire of 141 stakes winners and 41 Group 1 winners including Cox Plate victors Might and Power, Octagonal, Maldivian and Savabeel.
Zabeel’s achievements as a broodmare sire are equally outstanding, with last Saturday’s premier meetings providing G1 All Aged Stakes winner Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock), G1 Schweppes Oaks winner Invest (Dehere) while racing at Te Rapa added G2 Travis Stakes winner Dolmabache (Redoute’s Choice) and G3 Breeders’ Stakes winner Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice).
Invest and Dolmabache increased Zabeel stakes winner tally as a damsire to 94. Dolmabache is the latest stakes winner for the Zabeel – Danehill line cross. The combination has produced a number of top performers including Darci Brahma (Danehill), Purple (Commands) and Atlantic Jewel.
Zabeel is the also the damsire of five new Group 1 winners this season comprising New Zealand Derby winner Silent Achiever (O’Reilly), NZ 1000 Guineas winner and New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock), VRC Thousand Guineas winner Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock), Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed (Southern Image) and Saturday’s Group 1 Schweppes Oaks winner Invest (Dehere).
The son of Sir Tristram also currently heads the New Zealand and Australian Broodmare Sires’ Premierships with A$10.40 million in stakes earnings in Australia, over $1 million clear of his nearest rival Danehill.
The Broodmare session at the NZB National Sale will include 8 mares by Zabeel including:
Caffeine (Lot 471): Family of Horlicks and General Nediym who has been served by Showcasing (Oasis Dream).
Kazak (Lot 538): Dam of the stakes placed two-year-old Lol (General Nediym) and Rozeel (Lot 616) from the family of Super Impose. Served by Iffraaj.
Starzeel (Lot 647): Half-sister to Group 1 VRC Derby winner Omnicorp (Grosvenor). She has been served by Lucky Unicorn.
The May Sale also includes Choices Are (Lot 477) who has been served by Zabeel. Choices Are (Redoute’s Choice) is a half-sister to the G1 Telegraph Handicap winner Bawalaksana (Straight Strike) and G3 winner Damaschino (Last Tycoon).
Zabeel is also the damsire of five weanlings in the Sale including Lot 54, the colt by first season sire Duporth from Be Inspired. The dam is a sister to G3 winner Rainbow Styling and a half-sister to G3 winner Zingaling (Redoute’s Choice).
Catalogues for New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale from May 7 to May 9. are available and can be viewed online. To request a catalogue email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 298 0055.