3 C (Savabeel - Bling by O'Reilly)
Run over 1600m on November 11, 2017 at Riccarton
Prizemoney: $500,000
Trainer: S Autridge & J Richards
Jockey: O P Bosson
Time: 01:34.8
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: CJC
Winners Details
Sale: 2016 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Waikato Stud Ltd
Breeder: Waikato Stud Ltd, Waikato, NZ
Buyer: DC Ellis
Purchase Price: $775,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Age of Fire, Ever Loyal, Te Akau Shark, Sensei, The Bostonian, Irish Flame, Scott Base, Star Treasure, Finbarr, Lincoln Hills, Upperhand
J: O P Bosson
T: S Autridge & J Richards
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Savabeel
D: Bling
J: M Cameron
T: S Autridge & J Richards
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Dragon's Tail
J: J L Waddell
T: A W Pike
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Sebring
D: Miss Lucille
J: M J Mc Nab
T: S Autridge & J Richards
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Rip Van Winkle
D: Bak Da Chief

At Riccarton in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate-winning champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) celebrated an elite race success when 3YO colt Embellish (Savabeel-Bling, by O'Reilly) showed a good turn of foot to draw clear for a stylish win in the $500,000 Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, defeating stable-mate Age Of Fire and Ever Loyal. Purchased by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis for $775,000 at the 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Waikato Stud, Embellish is out of the unraced mare Bling and is a full-brother to Gr1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner Diademe. Embellish's Classic victory not only advanced his record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for NZ$316,060 in earnings, but also assured his future at stud once he retires. "He's a very valuable colt and we would love to think that he will be standing at stud in the future," Ellis told NZ Racing Desk.