Zabeel vs Danehill
(Photos : NZ Bloodstock / Summerhill Sires Brochure)
STATISTICS TELL A THOUSAND STORIES
We know this is an Aussie story, and holds little currency in South Africa. But this story has “moment”, and is well worth publishing.
Statistics tell a thousand stories, says Adrian Clark. It’s been well publicised that Zabeel clocked up his 40th individual Group One winner a couple of weekends back when Zabrasive (NZ) won the Darley Rosehill Guineas. So how does Zabeel’s record compare with the greatest stallion to have stood in the Southern Hemisphere in the last two decades, Danehill?
How do they measure up?
Group One winners
in Australia and New Zealand
Australian Horse of the Year title holders
Might and Power x2
Australian Stallion Premierships
W S Cox Plate Winners
Golden Slipper Winners
Melbourne Cup Winners
Might and Power
EDITOR’S NOTE :
What’s clear, is that Danehill holds all the cards at the shorter trips, while Zabeel is the undisputed leader at a distance. But 9 Championships for Danehill, against 2 for Zabeel, is what really separates them. And Danehill was not around quite as long. His was an unfinished story.