Zebedee has his first Australian foal born

The Zebedee colt foal out of Angel Of Hope at six hours old

PICTURE: Cornerstone Stud Zebedee has his first Australian foal born By Martin Stevens 5:50PM 18 AUG 2016

PROLIFIC Tally-Ho Stud stallion Zebedee has his first Australian foals on the ground.

The eight-year-old son of Invincible Spirit shuttled to Cornerstone Stud in South Australia for the first time last year.

The first foal by Zebedee down under is a colt born this week at the Satchell family's Willow Grove Stud in South Australia.

The new arrival is out of the winning Choisir mare Angel Of Hope and is reported as being "exactly the muscly type that you could expect to breed on such a cross. A well-conformed individual with plenty of size and bone."

Zebedee – best known in Europe for his Group 2-winning sons Ivawood and Magical Memory – stands at Cornerstone Stud this southern-hemisphere season at a fee of A$16,500.

The operation's Ross Hatton said: "Having supported Zebedee so well in his first season, it's very fitting that Ralph, Linda and Tim Satchell have what we believe is the first foal by him and we wish them every success with this colt and the many more to follow for them.

"With about 75 per cent of all Zebedee's European winners who are out of Danehill line mares being winners as two-year-olds, chances are very high that we will be seeing this colt in the winner's circle as in just over two years' time.

"Zebedee has sired almost 80 juvenile winners in his first three crops to race in Europe – they run early, they win early, they train on and keep on winning. I'm adamant that Australian breeders, owners and trainers will love them for their precociousness, durability and attitude."

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