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Leading Sires in Demand at NZB Weanling Sale
Champion New Zealand sire Savabeel (Zabeel) was in demand during yesterday’s online NZB National Weanling Sale, with a Savabeel colt out of My Country (Lot 15), secured for $97,500 by Zhongli Thoroughbreds from Valachi Downs. Another Savabeel colt out of Serenade (Lot 29) was purchased for $95,000 by Carlaw Park from the draft of Waikato Stud. First season sire Almanzor delivered promising results after his two weanling fillies, Lot 57 (ex Colombelle) and Lot 3 (ex Lady Pinot) sold for $60,000 and $36,000 respectively. A charity auction held at the end of the Sale as Lot 83, offered a service fee to Champion 2YO in Australia, Microphone. Donated by Darley, the service fee sold for $40,000 with all proceeds going to the Catwalk Trust, who fund world-class research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. Weanlings offered in the Sale are eligible to enter in the Karaka Million Series featuring two $1 million races available for graduates as two and three-year-olds, plus the $100,000 CollinsonForex Karaka Cup for the duration of their career. To view the full 2020 National Weanling Sale results click here.