Savannah Tales

Savannah Tales


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Savannah Tales
Savabeel (AUS) 2001
Heads or Tales (NZ) 2000
22 September 2006
New Zealand
Nagambie 3608 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Inglis Melbourne
For:Erinvale Thoroughbreds

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Strategic (AUS) 1992
Date of last service:10 September 2010
Selling with a foal at foot:No

To be auctioned at:

2011 August Thoroughbred Sale, Lot 71
Oaklands Junction, 18-19 Aug 2011
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Brown mare       Foaled 2006 

SAVABEEL ZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
Lady Giselle (Fr)Nureyev
Savannah SuccessSuccess Express (USA)Hold Your Peace
Alma MaterSemipalatinsk (USA)
Tale of the Cat (USA)Storm CatStorm Bird
YarnMr. Prospector
Head of the River (GB)Shirley HeightsMill Reef

SAVABEEL (AUS) (2001). 3 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1. Sire of 357 rnrs, 226 wnrs, 31 SW, inc. Sangster (Victoria Derby, Gr.1), Scarlett Lady, Brambles, Costume, Lady Kipling, Savvy Nature, Chintz, Diademe, My Emotion, Do Ra Mi, Tullamore, Floria, Eclair Big Bang, Lucia Valentina, Soriano, Strike the Stars, Fromelles, Dowager Queen, Nandowra, Classique Ivory, Kudakulari, Ray's Girl, You're So Good, etc. Sire of the dams of Adrenaline Rush, etc.


1st dam

Heads or Tales, by Tale of the Cat (USA). 3 wins at 1400, 1600m, AuRC Robert Harris Espresso H., CJC Maneline Farrier Supplies 3YO H., 3d New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance S., L. Half-sister to GOOD FAITH (dam of TULLY DANE, MYGOODGRACE),  Spring (dam of DAFFODIL). Dam of 5 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

 Headsiwin (g by O'Reilly). 2 wins at 1200, 1400m, Rotorua RC Lowe Schollum & Jones 3YO H.

 Bingo (f by O'Reilly). Winner at 1200m in 2013-14 in NZ.

 Toss Up (f by Zabeel). Winner at 1600m in NZ.

 Higuain (g by Pins). Winner at 1500m in Aust.


2nd dam

HEAD OF THE RIVER (GB), by Shirley Heights. Placed at 3 in Great Britain. Half-sister to DRY DOCK, Showboat, River Patrol (dam of NORSE DANCER),  Charlotte Dundas (dam of BAND GIPSY),  Mail Boat (dam of MAIL THE DESERT). Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

GOOD FAITH (f Straight Strike (USA)) Top filly on The 1996-97 Australasian 2YO Classification. Joint Head of The 1996-97 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2 at 1200, 1400m, $107,674, AuRC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr 1, Great Northern Foal S., Gr 3, 2d Matamata Breeders' S., Gr 2, 3d Waikato RC Fairview Ford S., L. Dam of 7 winners-

TULLY DANE (c Danehill (USA)) 2 wins at 1000, 1100m, $234,095, VATC HDF McNeil S., Gr 3, Army's Centenary H., 2d SAJC HC Nitschke S., L, MRC Le Pine Funeral Services Cup, Jack Elliott H., Ramset Welter H., Corp of Commissionaires H., VRC Pura Light Start Sprint H., 3d AuRC Railway H., Gr 1, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, VATC Vain S., L, 4th VRC Poseidon S., L, Moomba P., L, MRC Japan Racing Association S., L. Sire.

MYGOODGRACE (f Royal Academy (USA)) 5 wins at 1200, 1400m, CJC Canterbury Breeders' S., L, AuRC Staples Rodway H., 2d Whangarei RC 91.6 More FM H., BBS Timbers H., 3d Whangarei RC Northland Breeders S., L, Northland Copier Services H., Hawke's Bay Leader Products H., Whangarei RC Aussie Butcher F&M Series Final.

 Private. Unraced. Dam of-

BELIEVE YOURSELF (f Sebring) 2 wins at 2 at 1000, 1200m, $123,950, in 2013-14, ATC Sweet Embrace S., Gr 2.

Heads or Tales (f Tale of the Cat (USA)) 3 wins. See above.

 Apollo Creed. 8 wins-1 at 2-1000 to 1400m, $159,763 in Aust and Macau, AJC Dual Quest 2YO H.

 Putney Bridge. 4 wins at 1600m, VRC Sky Heights H., MVRC Tatts Group H., 3d MRC Murray H.

 River Chief. 4 wins at 1200, 1400m, Waikato RC Guineas Trial, Rotorua RC Leisure World Fun Park & Motel 3YO H., 2d AuRC Speights H., Majestic Horse Floats H., 3d AuRC Ellerslie Convention Centre H., BOP RC Ultimate Motor Group H., Rotorua RC Carson Taylor Ford H., AuRC Sunday Star-Times H., NZ Herald Summer Carnival H., Avondale JC New Zealand All Golds Cosmopolitan Club H., Waikato RC Goldsmith's Gallery H., BOP RC TRAC Sports Rotorua 3YO H.

 Elaine's Magic. 2 wins at 1400m, AJC Minoru H.

 Spring. 2 wins at 1400m in NZ. Dam of 6 winners-

DAFFODIL (f No Excuse Needed (GB)) Champion 3YO in NZ in 2008-09. 8 wins-1 at 2-1100 to 2400m, $952,071, AJC Australian Oaks, Gr 1, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, Hawke's Bay Windsor Park Challenge P., Gr 1, Taranaki RC Schweppervescence H., WRC Industrial Distributors 2YO H., Marton JC Farmlands H., Taranaki RC Platinum Homes 3YO Fillies S., 2d Hawke's Bay Gold Trail S., Gr 3, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr 3, Wanganui JC Fillies' S., L, 3d Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr 1, 4th Hawke's Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr 1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr 1, MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1.


3rd dam

Boathouse, by Habitat. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7¼f, 1m, Goodwood Crown of Crowns S., Newbury Radley S., 3d Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr 2. Half-sister to BIREME (dam of YAWL), BUOY, ANCHOR (dam of SEA ANCHOR), FLUKE, BALINGER, KEDGE. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

DRY DOCK (c High Line) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 1½m, Chester Vase, Gr 3, 3d The St Leger, Gr 1. Sire.

Showboat (c Warning) 5 wins-1 at 2-7f to 9f, £157,367, Royal Ascot Royal Hunt Cup H., 3d Newmarket Criterion S., Gr 3. Sire.

River Patrol (f Rousillon) Winner at 10¼f, 2d Newcastle Virginia S., L. Dam of 9 winners-

NORSE DANCER (c Halling (USA)) Champion Older Male in Ireland in 2004 (Intermediate). 4 wins-2 at 2-7f to 9f, £749,512, Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr 3, 2d Newbury King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr 1. Sire.

Rhapsody in Blue (f Winged Love) Winner at 2200m in Germany, 3d Munich Grosser Canon Preis, L, 4th Hannover Preis vom Gestut Brummerhof Wettchance des Tages, L. Producer.

 Charlotte Dundas. Placed at 3 in Great Britain. Dam of 5 winners-

BAND GIPSY (c Gilded Time) 5 wins at 1300, 1600m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Presidente da Republica, Gr 1.

Priest Dodge (c Dodge) 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000, 1100m in Brazil, 3d Gavea G.P. Onze de Julho, Gr 2, 4th Gavea G.P. Adhemar de Faria e Roberto Gabizo de Faria, Gr 3.

 Shallop. Unplaced. Dam of 7 winners-

Sir Al (g Desert Prince) 8 wins at 1m, 8½f, £114,948, to 2013, 2d Hawthorne Derby, Gr 3, 4th Santa Rosa Joseph T Grace H., L.

 Laugharne. Started once. Dam of 7 winners-

Power Lake (c Formidable) 11 wins-3 at 2-5f to 6f in Great Britain and Italy, 2d Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr 2, 3d Ascot Cornwallis S., Gr 3.

Lake Pleasant (f Elegant Air) Winner at 2 at 6f, Newmarket Princess S., 3d Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr 3. Producer.

 Mail Boat. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

MAIL THE DESERT (f Desert Prince) 2 wins at 2 at 6f, 7f, £172,635, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr 1. Dam of 3 winners-

 Crimson Dawn. Started twice. Dam of 3 winners-

MISS ROSE DE LAGO (f Encosta de Lago) 3 wins 1200 to 1600m, $321,000, in 2013-14, WATC Champion Fillies S., Gr 3, 2d Western Australian Guineas, Gr 2.

Amarula Ridge (g Indian Ridge) 4 wins-1 at 2-7f to 16½f, Curragh Support The Blue Cross 2YO S., 3d Curragh Loughbrown S., L.


Race Record: Started once.


Produce Record: Dam of 1 named foal.

2011  Yandina (g by Strategic). Unraced.

2012 (c by Haradasun).

2013 (f by Reward for Effort).