First winner for Tavistock celebrated at Cambridge Stud

28 Nov 2013

The winning debut performance by Longchamp (Tavistock ex Shot at the Title, by Danehill) over 1000m at Otaki today was a reason for the team at Cambridge Stud to celebrate on two fronts.


The colt was co-bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan, but more importantly it provided resident stallion Tavistock with his very first winner.


Trained by Andrew Campbell, who purchased the colt for $40,000, from the Cambridge Stud NZB Select Sale consignment at Karaka earlier this year, the youngster is only the second first-crop runner by Tavistock to be seen out on raceday.


The stock of Tavistock have impressed trainers and breakers and it’s significant to note that the young sire has had three trial winners to date, including a ten-length win by a colt from Douzaine from the stable of Gary Vile. 


Tavistock, himself a dual Group One winner by Montjeu, was the Leading NZ-based first season sire at this year’s Karaka Premier Sale.  His stock sold up to $270,000 and his average price was $136,000 (10 sold).


An indication of the respect for the stock of Tavistock can be gauged through the fact that he is covering a book of 100 mares this season, a big result by any standards for a stallion standing his fourth season at stud.