KARAKA 2023 – Lot 560 Savabeel – Style by Design Bay or Brown Filly



Lot 560 bay or brown filly Savabeel – Style by Design (Iffraaj) (draft: Waikato Stud)

By Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m) winning three-year-old and eight-time Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel), from a mare by internationally acclaimed sire and sire of sires Iffraaj (Zafonic).

Savabeel is also the sire of current dual Horse of the Year Probabeel, purchased as a yearling by David Ellis at Karaka, and winner of four Group Ones in Australia.

Dual winning dam Style by Design, a strong finisher, was stakes placed as a two and three-year-old, by Iffraaj (Zafonic), the same dam-sire as mighty mare Melody Belle (Commands).

Also purchased as a yearling by Ellis at Karaka, Melody Belle, twice Horse of the Year, won NZ record 14 Group 1 races (19 from 41 in total) and $4.3 million prize money before selling as a broodmare for $2.6m.

While Iffraaj is an internationally proven sire, broodmare sire, and sire of sires, same can be said for grand-dam sire High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells).

Grand-dam Chaparella, another noted strong finisher, won eight races including two stakes races over 1400 metres.

“She’s a very tidily put together filly, totally correct, plenty of quality, rich colour, and just a really nice package,” said David Ellis.

The filly carries a bloodline cross through her sire lines to Nureyev, a racehorse with immense turn of foot, Champion French 3YO, and sired more than 20 champions.


A 10% share is $36,000 +GST
A 5% share is 18,000 +GST
A 2.5% share is $9,000 +GST

This includes pedigree research/analysis & sale expenses at cost, as well as full pre-purchase veterinary inspection & x-ray examination. Your share of transport, insurance and Karaka Million/Pearl Bonus Series entry additional. Ongoing costs per month approx. $420 +GST per 10% share. Full disclosure document is available on request.