DGR’s Duncan Ramage and G1 trainer Phillip Stokes struck early at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure a son of Champion 3YO Colt in Europe Almanzor and Savabeel mare, Hurry (Lot 123).
Trained by Phillip Stokes, Morphettville
Bred by Waikato Stud and sold by Sledmere Stud, the final call was made at $330,000 for the regally bred colt.
He is the second foal out of the sprint-winning Savabeel mare, Hurry, who hails from one of Waikato Stud’s most successful families. Impeccably related, she is a sister to stakes performers Sorrentina and Helsinki and a blood-sister to multiple Group winner, Splurge.
Horses that feature in his immediate pedigree include 4-time G1 winner and G1 sire, Sacred Falls, plus Group winners Shopaholic, Splashing Out and Packing Pins.
As well as being a prolific Champion sire, Savabeel is now making his mark as a proven broodmare sire.
His daughters have produced G1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap winner Savatoxl, G1 ATC Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed and Group winners Not An Option, Fascino, Tokorangi, Courier Wonder and Force Of Will.
This colt is from the second Southern Hemisphere crop by Champion 3YO Colt in Europe, Almanzor. His first Northern Hemisphere crop have hit the ground running with a class group of 2YO winners and stakes performers already emerging.
Almanzor is undoubtedly one of the most talented sires to emerge from France in recent years and his achievements as a racehorse are nothing short of brilliant.
He was a Stakes-winning 2YO that followed suit with three G1 victories as a 3YO, earning him the titles of Champion 3YO Colt in Europe and Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland & France.
This colt has a beautiful, fluent walk and, on the whole, presents as an absolute athlete.
Ownership opportunities are available to race him with DGR and Phillip Stokes, please get in touch with Duncan for more information.
“He's a beautiful, athletic walking colt bred by Waikato Stud, who have an exceptional record of breeding top racehorses. His sire Almanzor is one of the most exciting stallions to come out of France in the last 30 years and this colt is a classic example of the quality he is stamping in his stock. The world is his oyster.”