Tavistock yearlings highlight inaugural Karaka evening session

27 Jan 2018

A Tavistock filly from Sir Patrick Hogan’s last draft as principal at Cambridge Stud was the early star of New Zealand Bloodstock's inaugural evening session, paving the way for a bumper opening day for yearlings by the Montjeu stallion.

The filly ot of Gr.1 Queensland Oaks-placed Zabeel mare Zenella went through the ring as lot 10 and was one of five Tavistock yearlings in the top nine selling lots on day one of the revamped Book 1 session.

From a powerful female lineage that includes champion race and broodmare Tristalove, the showy bay fell to the $420,000 bid of local bloodstock agent Bruce Perry who beat out Mike and Paul Moroney to secure her.

Purchased for New Zealand clients, Perry was taken by the filly’s pedigree along with her physical presence.

“She has a superb pedigree from a sire that is doing a good job and she was a great type,” he said.

“I’ve bought her for some Cambridge-based breeders, so she will stay here in New Zealand.” – NZ Racing Desk