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Karaka Day-3: NZ$800,000 Zabeel Colt

Thursday, 2nd February 2006

Te Akau Stables principal & syndicator David Ellis paid NZ$800,000 for a Zabeel-Marquise colt (also consigned by Cambridge Stud). The colt is a full brother to Gr1 winner Shower Of Roses (who died last year); his dam Marquise is a half-sister to Gr1 winners Octagonal, Mouawad, Kaapstad & Diamond Lover, plus Cotehele House (dam of Danewin). Diamond Lover (like Cotehele House) "is a Gr1-producer via the deeds of Don Eduardo & Tristalove, along with stakes-winners Peruzzi & Antwerp," noted racenet.com.au. And "2 of Diamond Lover's daughters, Tristalove & Antwerp, have also carried on the Gr1-winning theme of the family with Tristalove the dam of Gr1-winner Viking Ruler & Gr2-winner Kempinsky, while Antwerp is the dam of 2001 Australian champion 2YO Viscount."

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