Very sad news this morning to hear Zabeat has passed away , possibly as the result of a stroke , in his Ruakaka paddock. The 20 Year Old son of Rhythym out of Zabest was retired to his Ruakaka paddock 13 years ago as a 7 year old. Winner of $623000 he raced twice in the Wellington Cup and won it in 2005, raced in the Brisbane and Melbourne Cups, ran second in the Sydney Cup, and finished second and third in Auckland Cups. He had 7 two mile races and was crowned NZ Champion Stayer.
Owned by Donna Logan and long time freind and Stable client Ashley Goodwin. Ashley is blessed with the luck of the Irish and has been involved in the ownership of many good horses including Bally Duff, Tavidream and Champion Volkstok'n'barrel. Zabeat was trained at the time by Donna and Dean Logan.
Everyone at Logan Racing will miss having him around , his querky eating habits with cabbage , kumara and potato , and his baby sitting ability in later life.