Tavistock soars to new position in marketplace

20 Mar 2016

Following a Group One double on different sides of the world over the weekend, Cambridge Stud's Tavistock has rocketed to the position of being not only New Zealand's hottest young stallion, but now on the radar of every Australian breeder too.

A Rosehill Guineas-Gr.1 (Tarzino) and Hong Kong Derby-Gr.1 (Werther) is a massive result for any sire, but for one with only three crops of racing age, it elevates the success to a whole new level.

Appropriately, both Tarzino and Werther are from Zabeel mares, locking the mating cross in as a must consideration for every breeder with Zabeel mares.

Tarzino (3YO Tavistock ex Zarzino, by Zabeel) has now had 9 starts for 4 wins, 3 placings and A$1,517,050.  Four of his starts to date for Mick Price have been at Group One level; namely the Rosehill Guineas (Ist), Victoria Derby (Ist), Australian Guineas (2nd) and Caulfield Guineas (7th).

Werther (4YO Tavistock ex Bagalollies, by Zabeel) has been seen out 17 times for 7 wins, 8 placings and A$3,314,514.  Yesterday's HK Derby carried HK-1 status, but he also has to his record second placings in the South Australian Derby-Gr.1 and Queensland Derby-Gr.1.

A service fee for Tavistock is yet to be announced but it's a sure bet Sir Patrick Hogan has a figure in mind.  In saying that, the equation under consideration for him, changes by the day!

Adrian Clark (