Zabeel (25 October 1986 – 25 September 2015) was a New Zealand-bred racehorse who predominantly raced in Australia. He was retired to stud and became a champion sire. He is a bay son of Sir Tristram (IRE) from the Nureyev mare Lady Giselle. During his racing career, he won seven races, including the Moonee Valley Stakes in 1989 and the Australian Guineas, the Alister Clark Stakes, and the Craiglee Stakes in 1990.

Zabeel
Zabeel 2008.jpg
Zabeel in 2008, during a vice-regal visit to Cambridge Stud. From left: Susan Satyanand, Sir Patrick Hogan, Anand Satyanand, and Mark Fox.
SireSir Tristram
GrandsireSir Ivor
DamLady Giselle
DamsireNureyev
SexStallion
Foaled25 October 1986
CountryNew Zealand
ColourBay
BreederCambridge Stud
OwnerCambridge Stud
TrainerColin Hayes (at 2 & 3) & David Hayes (at 4)
Record19: 7-1-4
EarningsA$1,138,400
Major wins
Moonee Valley Stakes (1989)
Australian Guineas (1990)
Craiglee Stakes (1990)
Awards
Leading sire in Australia (1998, 1999)
Champion New Zealand sire (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie Racecourse
Honors
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame (2014)
Last updated on 10 October 2010

After retiring to stud in 1991, he sired 153 individual stakes winners of 350 stakes races,[1] including Vengeance of Rain, who won the Dubai Sheema Classic and holds the earnings record in Hong Kong. Zabeel has also sired the Australian champions Octagonal and Might And Power, who won 17 Group One races between them, including the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, two Cox Plates, three runnings of the Mercedes Classic, and the Sydney three-year-old triple crown.

One of Zabeel's half-brothers, Baryshnikov (by Kenmare), also won the Australian Guineas (in 1995) and retired to stud, while another winning half-brother, Break The Vault (by Redoute's Choice), entered stud in 2006.[2]

Zabeel died in his paddock at Cambridge Stud on 25 September 2015, and was buried alongside his famous sire, Sir Tristram, in the stud's garden.[3][4]

ProgenyEdit

Zabeel's major race winners include:

Horse Race Distance
(m)
Prizemoney
(AUD)
Octagonal 1995 Cox Plate
1996 Australian Derby
1997 Australian Cup
1995 Champagne Stakes
1996 Canterbury Guineas
1996 Rosehill Guineas
1996 & 1997 Mercedes Classic
1996 Underwood Stakes
1997 Chipping Norton Stakes
2040
2400
2000
1600
1900
2000
2400
1800
1600
$5,892,231
Vengeance of Rain 2005 Hong Kong Derby
2005 Queen Elizabeth II Cup
2005 Hong Kong Cup
2007 Hong Kong Gold Cup
2007 Dubai Sheema Classic
2000
2000
2000
2000
2400
$5,522,655
Might and Power 1997 Melbourne Cup
1997 Caulfield Cup
1998 Cox Plate
1998 Mercedes Classic
1998 Queen Elizabeth Stakes
1998 Doomben Cup
1998 Caulfield Stakes
3200
2400
2040
2400
2000
2020
2000
$5,226,286
Efficient 2006 Victoria Derby
2007 Melbourne Cup
2009 Turnbull Stakes
2500
3200
2000
$4,788,525
Sky Heights 1999 Caulfield Cup
1999 Australian Derby
1999 Rosehill Guineas
2000 Caulfield Stakes
2400
2400
2000
2000
$4,209,990
Railings 2005 Caulfield Cup
2005 Metropolitan Handicap
2400
2400
$3,172,110
Maldivian 2007 Yalumba Stakes
2008 Cox Plate
2009 C F Orr Stakes
2000
2040
1400
$2,762,550
Savabeel 2004 Spring Champion Stakes
2004 Cox Plate
2000
2040
$2,760,460
Zavite 2010 Auckland Cup
2011 Ranvet Stakes
3200
2000
$2,413,216
Jezabeel 1998 Auckland Cup
1998 Melbourne Cup
3200 $2,024,396
Champagne 1998 Mackinnon Stakes
1998 Storm Queen Stakes
2000
2000
$1,942,241
Don Eduardo 2002 Australian Derby 2400 $1,685,110
Lad Of The Manor 2005 Mackinnon Stakes 2000 $1,661,150
Fiumicino 2007 Australian Derby
2009 Mercedes Classic
2400
2400
$1,438,725
Lights of Heaven 2011 Australasian Oaks 2000 $1,308,288
Inaflury 1998 One Thousand Guineas 1600 $1,172,535
Cronus 1997 Adelaide Cup 3200 $989,293
Dress Circle 2001 Metropolitan Handicap 2400 $940,840
Reset 2004 Australian Guineas
2004 Futurity Stakes
1600
1400
$850,000
Mouawad 1997 Australian Guineas
1997 Futurity Stakes
1997 George Ryder Stakes
1600
1400
1500
$775,456
Lizzie L'Amour 2017 Bonecrusher Stakes
2018 Herbie Dyke Stakes
2000
2000
$592,341
Zabeelionaire 2012 South Australian Derby 2500 $575,780

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Zabeel (NZ)
Sire
Sir Tristram (Ire)
1971
Sir Ivor (USA)
1965
Sir Gaylord (USA)
1959
Turn-To (Ire)
Somethingroyal (USA)
Attica (USA)
1953
Mr.Trouble (USA)
Athenia (USA)
Isolt (USA)
1961
Round Table (USA)
1954
Princequillo (Ire)
Knight's Daughter (GB)
All My Eye (GB)
1954
My Babu (Fr)
All Moonshine (GB)
Dam
Lady Giselle (Fr)
1982
Nureyev (USA)
1977
Northern Dancer (Can)
1961
Nearctic (Can)
Natalma (USA)
Special (USA)
1969
Forli (Arg)
Thong (USA)
Valderna (Fr)
1972
Val de Loir (Fr)
1959
Vieux Manoir (Fr)
Vali (Fr)
Derna (Fr)
1961
Sunny Boy (Fr)
Miss Barberie (Fr) (Family: 16C)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zabeel (NZ) 1986". Australian Stub Book. Racing Australia. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ Break The Vault at stud
  3. ^ "Champion stallion Zabeel dies at Cambridge Stud". 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ Life And Death Of Zabeel

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