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Savabeel was a successful New Zealand-bred and Australian-trained brown colt Thoroughbred race horse foaled on 23 September 2001.

In Spring 2004 he won the race considered the Weight for Age Championship of Australasia, the Cox Plate. He was the first 3YO to win the race since another son of Zabeel, Octagonal won the race nine years earlier in 1995. Savabeel also won the Spring Champion Stakes and at Group One level.

Disappointingly, after an excellent run in the C F Orr Stakes in February 2005, Savabeel had unsuccessful autumn campaign which saw him only place once and was retired to stud in 2005.

A son of champion New Zealand sire Zabeel and out of multiple Group 1 winner Savannah Success, Savabeel was trained by Graeme Rogerson, and ridden by Chris Munce in his two Group One wins.

All in all, he retired the winner of $2,760,460 in stakes. Savabeel started on 13 occasions, winning 3 and placing on 4 occasions. He now stands at Waikato Stud as one of the primary stallions.

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


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