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NZB Yearlings Day-1: NZ$420k Zabeel Colt
Victorian trainer Mark Kavanagh paid NZ$420,000 for a colt by Cambridge Stud’s multiple champion stallion Zabeel (the 6th foal out of dual-winning 13-year-old Affirmed mare Affirmed Lane) consigned by Pencarrow Stud. Affirmed Lane is a full-sister to US Gr3-winning & Gr1-placed Lady Affirmed & a 3/4-sister to Courteous (dam of HK stakes-winner & Melbourne Gr2-placed Under The Floor-Winning Success). Affirmed Lane’s 2 foals to race to date are both winners, including triple Gr1-placed J’Adane.