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NZB Premier Day-2: $640K For Savabeel Filly
China Horse Club racing and bloodstock manager Michael Wallace secured the top lot at yesterday's final session of the 2017 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale when paying $640,000 for the Cambridge Stud-consigned daughter of Savabeel and Love Diamonds. Catalogued as Lot 260, the filly is out of the Danehill mare Love Diamonds, a full sister to Diamond Like (Danehill x Tristalove) whose filly by High Chaparral was knocked down to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's bloodstock adviser Tim Stakemire for $800,000 on day one. “We rated this filly amongst the best physical types in the sale and that combined with her pedigree and knowing her sister had plenty of ability made her an attractive proposition for us," Wallace said. The filly is a direct descendant of legendary broodmare Eight Carat, dam of champion galloper Octagonal, his freakishly talented brother Mouawad, and fellow Gr1 winners Kaapstad, Diamond Lover and Marquise. Other esteemed family members include Viscount, Tristalove, Shower Of Roses, Viking Ruler and Don Eduardo, Deep Field and Shooting To Win.