Darwin Cup to Zabeel 8yr old

3 Aug 2009

Activation (Zabeel ex Coogee Walk, by Success Express) ran out an easy winner of yesterday's  A$150,000 Darwin Cup (2000m) carrying 57.5 kilo's.

It was a welcome return to form for Activation who hadn't won since September 2006 when he took out the Listed STC Premier's Cup at


Earlier in his career Activation had won the Rough Habit Plate-LR at three years, the MRC Coongy Handicap-Gr.3 at four years and recorded two important placings at five - a second in The Metropolitan Handicap-Gr.1 and a fourth in the Caulfield Cup-Gr.1.

Bred by Marie Leicester, Activation is from the Group One-winning Coogee Walk (ARC Railway Handicap).  His second dam is Boardwalk Angel who won 9 races including the Goodwood Handicap-Gr.1 in

South Australia

Activation is one of 121 individual black type winners by Zabeel who collects his 13
th Dewar Award at the Mercedes Horse of the Year Dinner in

this Friday.