From the family of STARCRAFT, by one of Australasia's best sires
2yo Bay Colt
- Sire: Savabeel (AUS)
- Dam: More To Love (NZ)
- Foal Date: November 18, 2016 (NZ)
- Trainer: Nigel Blackiston (VIC)
Purchased for below Savabeel's yearling averages, from a world-renowned stud
Any list of top sires serving in the Southern Hemisphere surely must include SAVABEEL. He has sired 480 winners at almost 70% of runners. They include 72 stakes-winners at 10.3% of runners. Almost 4% of his runners have won placed top4 in a Group 1!
Savabeel’s statistics rival any other stallions in Australia and New Zealand.
This lot’s dam, MORE TO LOVE, won one race and placed twice in just four starts in New Zealand. She also placed in all four public trials, but ran a distant 13th at her final start succumbing in injury.
She is a half-sister to STARCRAFT (Champion 3YO in Australia in 2003-04, Champion Older Sprinter in NZ in 2004-05, Champion Older Male Miler in France & GB in 2005), winner of 11 races including five Group 1 events in Australia, UK and France.
She is also a half-sister to stakes-winner and multiple Group 1 placed FORUM FLOOZIE. This is the family of 118 winners (68% of runners) including 16 stakes-winners (9.2% of runners) descending from 3rd dam LUCKY HEIRESS.
More To Love has already produced the winner Save The Date (3 wins from 9 starts), and Curvy (raced just twice, for 2 placings).
With More To Love being by the Australian sire Danasinga who also stood proudly at Waikato Stud NZ, this colt is bred on the same SAVABEEL / DANEHILL & his sons cross as eight stakes-winners including Group 1 winners PASADENA GIRL and SHILLELAGH and Group 1 placed YOUR’E SO GOOD (trained by Nigel) and TULLAMORE.