Tavistocks first trial runner a winner

5 Aug 2013

Cambridge Stud’s young first season sire Tavistock has got his stud career away to the best-possible start with his very first trial runner being successful.


The filly from Miraculous Miss (by Exceed and Excel) won today at the Te Teko Trials in the hands of Alex Forbes.


Trained by the newly formed partnership of John Sargent and Hayden Allen, the filly was bred by Nearco Stud Ltd.  She was born and raised at Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore Stud and later broken in by Paul Pertab.


The filly is raced under the umbrella of Adrian Clark’s Challenge Racehorse Syndications.


“There around 75 people in the Challenge No.2 Syndicate and they will all be delighted as this filly is their first to go to the trials,” said Clark today.


“I will talk to Sarge (John Sargent), but it’s likely the filly will have a break for two or three weeks.  I’d like to think we could have a look at races like the Wellesley Stakes (LR) in October and the Welcome Stakes (LR) in November,” Clark added.


The filly’s dam, Miraculous Miss was a winner at two years in Australia and stakes-placed at Moonee Valley.  The second dam, Galway Lass (by Rhythm) won 5 races and was Group One-placed second in the Auckland Cup.  The third dam, Ballycairn (by Zabeel) was a dual winner and left the Group Two-winning Pure Harmony (by Stravinsky).

The unnamed filly by Tavistock ex Miraculous Miss (Exceed and Excel) following today's impressive trial win at Te Teko