Lord Vladivostok makes his mark in Australia

Lord Vladivostok makes his mark in Australia12 Sep 2020

Tavistock has made a fast beginning to the new season in Australia and his son Lord Vladivostok continued that trend with a dominant performance at Morphettville on Saturday.

Lord Vladivostok was having his second start in Australia following a transfer from Andrew Campbell’s stable in New Zealand.

Campbell still shares in the ownership of the four-year-old and trained him to two wins in New Zealand under the name Vladivostok.

Michael Hickmott took over the training of Lord Vladivostok following an unplaced effort in the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby and thinks the entire has a bright staying future in South Australia.

“Today we saw the beginnings of a really nice horse,” Hickmott commented.

“I think the horse can go right through his grades and make a nice Carnival horse here. You could see him in the Adelaide Cup next year.”

“I’ve just got to get him to relax, that’s my job now. He’s a really serious horse this horse.”

Lord Vladivostok carries the familiar colours of Tommy Heptinstall, who bred him and races the horse in partnership with many of the ownership group that also raced Tavistock.