Zabeel Draws Closer To Sir Tristram's SW Tally

20 Jun 2009

Hume (Zabeel ex Lolette, by Arazi) became the 121st  individual black type winner for Cambridge Stud's super sire, Zabeel, when winning yesterday's Gr.3 Tattersall's Cup at Eagle Farm in


Zabeel is on target to surpass the individual stakes-winner tally of his own sire, Sir Tristram (130), and has already sired the winners of more Group One races than his illustrious father.

It's been another fantastic season for Zabeel, having sired 10 New Zealand-bred black type winners globally.  At Group One level, Zabeel has been successfully represented by
Maldivian (Cox Plate & Orr Stakes) and
Fiumicino (The BMW).  Fiumcino also won the Gr.2 Hill Stakes, while
Zavite has won three stakes races during the season - the Adelaide Cup (Gr.2), Launceston Cup (Gr.3) and Australia Day Cup (LR).  The other NZ-bred black type winners this season for Zabeel are
Oracy (pair of Group Twos in

South Africa
) and
Zapurple (Gr.3).

Zabeel is on target to claim his
th Dewar Award Trophy
(Sir Tristram won 9) and is currently in a ding-dong battle with Waikato Stud's O'Reilly for honours in the inaugural
Centaine Award.

Hume, the Tatt's Cup winner, was sold by Whakanui Stud at the 2005 Karaka Premier Sale for $400,000.  The buyer was Graeme Rogerson. 

Hume changed hands at a Magic Million Sale on the Gold Coast earlier this year for just A$22,000.  He won his first three races straight for his new connections and topped the year off in style by taking yesterday's A$205,000 feature.