Run over 1600m on September 17, 2016 at Hastings
Trainer: S A Sharrock
Jockey: L G Innes
Track Conditions: Dead(4)
Race Club: Hawkes Bay
Then came: Mime, Rasa Lila, Battle Time, El Pescado, Julinsky Prince, Authentic Paddy, Vergara, Fanatic, Celebrity Miss, Bohemian Lily, Capella, Farm Boy
At Hastings in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) celebrated an elite success when 6YO gelding Kawi (Savabeel-Magic Time, by Volksraad) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Allan Sharrock in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) over 4YO mare Mime (Mastercraftsman-Maidjeu, by Montjeu) & 6YO mare Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma-Dance My Dance, by Sadler's Wells). After a torrid run on Saturday, Kawi is no certainty to line up for October 1's Gr1 Livamol Classic (2000m), but if he does he could become the first horse ever to capture the Triple Crown. With both Melbourne and Perth options for Kawi's Australian Spring plans, the exceptional son of Savabeel now has the imposing record of 13 wins (including the Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes, Gr1 Thorndon Mile, Gr1 Zabeel Classic, Gr1 Makfi Challenge Stakes, Gr3 Taranaki Cup & Listed Anniversary Handicap) and 8 placings (including the Gr1 Easter Handicap & Gr1 Herbie Dyke Stakes) from 26 starts for NZ$820,350 earnings.