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End Of An Era As Champion Sire Zabeel Passes Away

Monday, 28th September 2015

A remarkable era in New Zealand thoroughbred breeding history has ended with the death of the champion stallion Zabeel, reports NZ Racing Desk. The champion sire-son of champion sire Sir Tristram passed away peacefully on Friday night in the paddock he has occupied at Cambridge Stud since 1991. An emotional Sir Patrick Hogan announced Zabeel's passing and made the following statement about the 29-year-old who has sired a remarkable 44 individual Gr1 winners: "He was a sire who excelled at the very highest level and was able to carry on where his own great sire Sir Tristram had left off. Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) contributed to the thoroughbred industry and excelled above all expectations and having enjoyed his retirement for the past few years he will be sadly missed by all here at Cambridge Stud." Hogan confirmed, "He will be buried alongside his sire Sir Tristram in the very same tradition, with his tail facing the sunrise and his head facing the sunset. Zabeel gave so many people though his progeny the greatest thrill of winning so many races at the highest level. He surpassed all stallions that have come before him, past and present in New Zealand. Four Cox Plates and three Melbourne Cups – what more can you say? So a big thank you from us all and God bless, rest in peace." Courtesy of Arion Pedigrees, here, unembellished and in alphabetical order, are Zabeel's 44 Gr1 winners:

  1. ABLE MASTER (95g, Red Tempo, Val du Fier)
  2. BAZELLE (99f, Showdown, Parthia)
  3. BEZEAL BAY (93g, Artaius, Busted)
  4. CHAMPAGNE (94f, L'Enjoleur, Tom Rolfe)
  5. CRONUS (92g, Bold Venture, Showoff II)
  6. DIGNITY DANCER (95g, Haulpak, Amyntor)
  7. DIZELLE (01f, Danehill, Semipalatinsk)
  8. DON EDUARDO (98c, Sticks and Stones, Pieces of Eight)
  9. DRESS CIRCLE (96g, Noble Bijou, Agricola)
  10. EFFICIENT (03g, Defensive Play, Jig Time)
  11. FIUMICINO (03g, Maroof, Three Legs)
  12. GALLIC (99g, Nassipour, Imposing)
  13. GONDOKORO (09f, Carnegie, Darshaan)
  14. GRAND ECHEZEAUX (96f, Vice Regal, Wilkes)
  15. GREENE STREET (94g, Vice Regal, Beaufort Sea)
  16. GREYS INN (00c, Christmas Tree, Crowned Prince)
  17. HADES - HELENE VITALITY (H.K.) (96g, Vice Regal, Todman)
  18. HILL OF GRACE (96f, Last Tycoon, Baguette)
  19. INAFLURY (95f, Zephyr Bay, Bold Flip)
  20. JESSICABEEL (05f, Straight Strike, Glenstal)
  21. JEZABEEL (92f, Vice Regal, Imperialist)
  22. LAD OF THE MANOR (99g, Woodman, Royal Match)
  23. LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (07f, Volksraad, Centaine)
  24. MALDIVIAN (02g, Danzig, Wing Out)
  25. MIGHT AND POWER (93g, Day is Done, So Blessed)
  26. MOUAWAD (93c, Pieces of Eight, Klairon)
  27. OCTAGONAL (92c, Pieces of Eight, Klairon)
  28. OUR UNICORN (94g, Vice Regal, Causeur)
  29. PREFERMENT (11c, Flying Spur, Canny Lad)
  30. RAILINGS (01g, Palace Music, Bletchingly)
  31. RESET (00c, Zeditave, Assert)
  32. SAVABEEL (01c, Success Express, Semipalatinsk)
  33. SHOWER OF ROSES (99f, Gold and Ivory, Pieces of Eight)
  34. SKY HEIGHTS (95g, Engagement, Amalgam)
  35. ST REIMS (99c, L'Enjoleur, Tom Rolfe)
  36. SUBSCRIBE - VENGEANCE OF RAIN (H.K.) (00g, Danehill, Semipalatinsk)
  37. UNEARTHLY (00f, Snippets, Crown Jester)
  38. VOUVRAY (00f, Success Express, Pas Seul)
  39. ZABEELIONAIRE (08g, Carnegie, Darshaan)
  40. ZABRASIVE (06g, Danehill, Persian Bold).
  41. ZACHELINE (94f, Avatar, Double Jay)
  42. ZAGALIA (99f, Bluebird, Condorcet)
  43. ZAVITE (02g, Alleged, Green Dancer)
  44. ZONDA (94g, Light Wind, Sostenuto)

Zabeel & Sir Patrick Hogan

Zabeel with Sir Patrick Hogan (image: Trish Dunnell)
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