Zabeel, New Zealand racehorse, died at 29

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Zabeel, born in 1986 and died September 26, 2015, he was a New Zealand-bred racehorse who predominantly raced in Australia.

Zabeel was retired to stud and became a champion sire.

He is a bay son of Sir Tristram (IRE) from the Nureyev mare Lady Giselle.

During his racing career, he won seven races, including the Moonee Valley Stakes in 1989 and the Australian Guineas, the Alister Clark Stakes, and the Craiglee Stakes in 1990.

Since retiring to stud in 1991, Zabeel has sired 115 individual stakes winners of 279 stakes races, including Vengeance of Rain, who won the Dubai Sheema Classic and holds the earnings record in Hong Kong.

Zabeel has also sired the Australian champions Octagonal and Might And Power, who won 17 Group One races between them, including the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, two Cox Plates, three runnings of the Mercedes Classic, and the Sydney three-year-old triple crown.

One of Zabeel’s half-brothers, Baryshnikov (by Kenmare), also won the Australian Guineas (in 1995) and retired to stud, while another winning half-brother, Break The Vault (by Redoute’s Choice), entered stud in 2006.

Stud owner Sir Partick Hogan said Zabeel would be buried alongside his famous sire, Sir Tristram.

Zabeel died in his paddock at Cambridge Stud on 25 September 2015.