Who Are the Dominant Sires of G1 Winners in Australia and NZ?

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 27

Group I racing has concluded for this season in Australia and New Zealand so we are taking a look at the most successful Group I sires of the season and there is a clear leader on that count and he doesn’t stand in Australia.

Savabeel sired six G1 winners in Australia and New Zealand this season.

Waikato Stud’s champion Cox Plate winning sire Savabeel sired six individual Group I winners in Australia and New Zealand – Mo’Unga (O’Reilly), Probabeel (Pins), Noverre (Rip Van Winkle (IRE), Savy Yong Blonk (Pins), The Chosen One (Flying Spur) and The Perfect Pink (O’Reilly).

Other sires with multiple Group I winners were:

I Am Invincible – Home Affairs (Flying Spur), Imperatriz (Shamardal), Marabi (Tiger Hil), Lombardo (Encosta de Lago)


All Too Hard – Alligator Blood (Encosta de Lago), Behemoth (Zedrich), Forbidden Love (More Than Ready (USA)

Shamus Award – Incentivise (Iglesia), Duais (Johannesburg (USA), El Patroness (O’Reilly)


Snitzel – In the Congo (Var (SthAfr)), Wild Ruler (Daaher (Can), Yearning (Ekraar (USA)

So You Think – Think it Over (Zabeel), Nimalee (Zabeel), Knight’s Order (IRE) (Woodman)

Tavistock – Pinarello (Zabeel), Asterix (Shirocco (Ger), Entriviere (Golan (IRE)


Burgundy – Belle En Rouge (Thorn Park) , Maven Belle (Kilimanjaro (GB)

Deep Impact – Glint of Hope (Jpn) (Fastnet Rock), Profondo (Redoute’s Choice)

Kermadec – Montefilia (Shirocco(Ger), Willowy (Quest for Fame (GB)

Maurice (Jpn) – Hitotsu (Redoute’s Choice), Mazu (Flying Spur)

Nicconi – Nature Strip (Desert Sun (GB), Graceful Girl (Metal Storm (Fr)

Sebring – Fangirl (Encosta de Lago), Superstorm (Metal Storm (Fr)

Tarzino – Jungle Magnate (Casino Prince), Gypsy Goddess (Redoute’s Choice)


Redoute's Choice continues to make his presence felt.

Redoute’s Choice was the leading Group I broodmare sire with his daughters producing five Group I winners – Anamoe (Street Boss (USA), Hitotsu (Maurice Jpn), Regal Power (Pierro), Profondo (Deep Impact) and Gypsy Goddess (Tavistock).

Other broodmare sires with multiple Group I winners were:

Flying Spur – Home Affairs (I Am Invincible), Mazu (Maurice (Jpn), the Chosen One ( Savabeel), Marscapone (Shooting to Win)


Encosta de Lago – Alligator Blood (All Too Hard), Fangirl (Sebring), Lombardo (I Am Invincible)

O’Reilly – Mo’Unga (Savabeel), The Perfect Pink (Savabeel), El Patroness (Shamus Award)

Pins – Tiptronic (O’Reilly), Probabeel (Savabeel), Savy Yong Blonk (Savabeel)

Shamardal (USA) – Private Eye (Al Maher), Converge (Frankel), Imperatriz (I Am Invincible)

Street Cry (IRE) – Daumier (Epaulette), September Run (Exceed and Excel), Cascadian (GB) (New Approach)

Zabeel – Think it Over (So You Think), Nimalee (So You Think), Pinarello (Tavistock)


Galileo (IRE) – Snapdragon (Choisir), Tofane (Ocean Park)

Metal Storm (Fr)- Graceful Girl (Nicconi), Superstorm (Sebring)

Shirocco (Ger) – Montefilia (Kermadec), Asterix (Tavistock)

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