Tavistock ever popular at Karaka

Tavistock ever popular at Karaka20 Nov 2019

Tavistock’s two-year-olds were again keenly sought after during New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.

As usual, the Cambridge Stud stallion found favour with both domestic and international purchasers.

Tavistock had eight youngsters sell at an average of $114,375 with a top price of $220,000.

Aquis teamed up with Cranbourne trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young to secure the top lot.

The colt is a son of the Gr.1 Diamond Stakes winner Banchee, a half-sister to the history-maker Katie Lee.

She is the only horse to complete the Group One New Zealand 2000-1000 Guineas double at Riccarton.

Busuttin and Young also paid $100,000 for a colt out of Key To Dance.

She is a grand-daughter of the Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Key Change.

The trainers have enjoyed royal success with the stock of Tavistock in recent seasons.

They won the Gr.1 AJC Derby with the Cambridge Stud-bred Tavago and purchased another son of Tavistock at last year’s Ready To Run.

Named The Holy One, he has won three of his five starts including the Gr.2 Bill Stutt Stakes.

Cambridge Stud was in the action as well and went to $210,000 for the filly out of Full Of Spirit.

The dam won the Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes and is a half-sister to the multiple Group One winner and NZ Horse of the Year Bonneval.