Zabeel signs off at Karaka

Sir Patrick Hogan led the last Zabeel yearling through the sale ring to a standing ovation at Karaka on Monday.

The legendary Cambridge Stud stallion is responsible for ten $1 million yearlings at Karaka including the then record-priced $3.60 million colt Don Eduardo in 2000.

As the Zabeel – Organdy colt entered the auditorium, there were scenes reminiscent of the day Don Eduardo entered the record books.  Parading as Lot 102, he was eventually knocked down for $160,000 to Marcus Corban Bloodstock.

“He is a lovely horse and responded beautifully,” Hogan said.  “Once I was in the ring, it all came flooding back and felt very natural.

“It brought back lots of memories from when I used to lead each and every lot through the ring at Trentham and Karaka.  Today was all about Zabeel and his success and it was a great chance to honour him.”

Zabeel (Sir Tristram) is 28 and was pensioned last year.  He was mated with 7 mares in 2013 but none of them tested positive.

Lot 102 Zabeel 2015 KarakaSTANDING OVATION
Sir Patrick Hogan leads the last Zabeel at Karaka