Karaka Yearling Sales 2022 – Lot 618 Savabeel – Style by Design, Brown Filly



Lot 618 brown filly Savabeel – Style By Design (Iffraaj) (draft: Waikato Stud)

By six-time Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel), Cox Plate (Gr. 1, 2040m) winning three-year-old that proved sire sensation throughout Australasia. Savabeel is sire of current Horse of the Year Probabeel, purchased as a yearling by David Ellis at Karaka, winner of four Group 1 races in Australia.

Ellis and Te Akau experienced enormous success with progeny of Savabeel, aiding his standing in no small way, through deeds of NZB Filly of the Year Amarelinha, Hall of Fame, Savy Yong Blonk, Brando, Sword of Osman, Shillelagh, Cool Aza Beel, Noverre, Embellish, Prise De Fer, Splurge, Gold Fever, Aotea Lad, Royal Success, and Grazia etc.

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

Purchased as a yearling by David 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 and twice stakes winner over 1400 metres.

“She’s a really good looking filly, medium sized, walked well and very correct,” said David Ellis. “She’s a lovely rich colour and appears the type that we could break in early.

“There is precocious speed in the family, a filly for the race (Karaka Million 2YO), and going into the Fillies Syndicate.

“She has class and presence and the first foal from a young mare, which has worked very well for us over the years.

“She has the pedigree and scope to train on as a 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) filly at three.”

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



This filly is part of our Te Akau 2022 Fabulous Filly Partnership (four fillies) – if you are keen to be involved email karyn@teakauracing.com