Tavistock gelding now $3 futures favourite for NZ Derby

4 Jan 2015

Star 3YO Volkstok'n'barrell has firmed to a $3 favourite for the $750,000 TV3 New Zealand Derby-Gr.1 (2400m) following his latest win in Group Two company at Ellerslie on New Year's Day.

Volkstok'n'barrell got to the front early in the straight in the Great Northern Guineas (1600m) and never looked like surrendering to the opposition.  It was his fourth straight victory with the last three having all been recorded at Ellerslie, the venue for the NZ Derby next month.

Volkstok'n'barrell is one of seven stakes-performers sired by Tavistock to date; here is an overview of that achievement to date from the first crop of Cambridge Stud's Leading Second Season sire...



3YO gelding ex Volkster, by Volksraad

ARC Great Northern Guineas-Gr.2 (1600m)

ARC Bonecrusher Stakes-Gr.3 (1400m)

Bred by IDL Breeding Ltd

Owned by G J Cossey, Mrs A Gibbs, C W Gibbs, J A Gibbs MNZM, A M Goodwin, IDL Racing Ltd, Mrs D M Logan & Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd

Trained by Donna & Dean Logan


3YO filly ex Miraculous Miss, by Exceed and Excel

ARC Great Northern Foal Stakes-LR (1400m)

Wanganui Fordell O’Leary Stakes-LR (1200m)

ARC Soliloquy Stakes-LR (1400m)

Bred by Nearco Stud Ltd

Owned by Challenge No.2 Syndicate (Mgr: Adrian Clark)

Trained by Roger James


3YO filly ex The Cat’s Whiskers, by Tale of the Cat

ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial Stakes-LR (1500m)

Bred by Bloomsbury Stud

Owned by Dowager Duchess of Bedford, P W Hutt & F Rayon-Villela

Trained by Roger James

Diamond Valores

3YO gelding ex Special Diamond, by Zabeel

2nd ATC Gloaming Stakes-Gr.3 (1800m)

Bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan

Owned by Finemore Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd Synd (Mgr: R S Finemore), Mrs J R Ennals, R A Aboud, B M Scott & Mrs P V Scott

Trained by Peter & Paul Snowden

Imperial Lass

3YO filly ex Tricia Ann, by Zabeel

3rd MRC Ethereal Stakes-LR (2000m)

Bred by Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan, Mrs C A & J H Kelly

Owned by C A Stott, R W Henebery, Mrs J Susil, N S Burrows, R J Mceniry, M F Clemenger, A Dickson, Purple Haze (Mgr: M Byrnes), P J Sexton, R W Jones, W Spry & Mrs K E Spry

Trained by Peter Moody


3YO gelding ex Keep Alight, by Keeper

2nd ARC Great Northern Foal Stakes-LR (1400m)

2nd ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial Stakes-LR (1500m)

3rd ARC Champion Stakes Prelude-LR (2100m)

Bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan

Owned by Mrs S & Z Bettley, Miss S A Hale, Mrs L & P Hennessy, A, Mrs M M & W L Robinson, G W & Mrs M W Simon

Trained by Donna & Dean Logan


3YO colt ex Shot at the Title, by Danehill

3rd Hawkes Bay Guineas-Gr.2 (1400m)

Bred by Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan & Letmar Investments Pty Ltd

Owned by T G Heptinstall, J A Barnao, D R Platt, T M Pivac, N Cruickshank, C B McDowell, W C Webb & Withonel Syndicate

Trained by Andrew Campbell