Zabeel leads Dewar Award table

20 May 2012

Champions never lie down and Zabeel has edged his way to the top off the coveted Dewar Award Title following Lights of Heaven’s second placing in Saturday’s A$500,000 Doomben Cup-Gr.1.


The Dewar Award is a title Zabeel has won 14 times previously and recognises the New Zealand-based stallion with the greatest prize money won in both Australia and New Zealand (currency dollar-for-dollar).


According to figures released today by Arion Pedigrees, Zabeel’s progeny has won $4,392,233 in both Australia and New Zealand this season, putting him $110,518 clear of his closest rival who just happens to be one of his sire-sons, Savabeel, the Cox Plate winner who stands at Waikato Stud.


It was a big weekend for Zabeel with Invest, who is from one of his daughters, adding the Gr.3 Doomben Roses to her Schweppes Oaks-Gr.1 victory.  Zabeel leads both the Australian and New Zealand Broodmare Sire Premierships.