Champion New Zealand stallion Tavistock enjoyed another fabulous weekend with major race successes in New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Tavistock, Cambridge Stud’s headline stallion was represented by Gobstopper in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup at Riccarton on Saturday while the next day his full-brother Werther won the Group 2 Jockey Club Cup at Sha Tin.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds is Queensland largest racehorse syndication firm and at the 2017 Karaka Yearling Sales purchased a Tavistock colt to be trained by Mick Price in Melbourne and a Tavistock filly for Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker.
Ontrack Thoroughbred Managing Director Grant Morgan said both Tavistock horses have been popular and the continuing success of Tavistock on the world racing stage meant only limited horse shares were available in the Tavistock filly.
“I thought the Tavistock horses were great value as they are lovely types with great pedigrees and could prove to be a sound investment for the horse racing syndicate that races them with Ontrack.
“Tavistock was a talented racehorse who won major races on both sides of the Tasman but as a stallion he has been an even greater success and he’s sired Derby winners in four countries.
“We paid good money for the Tavistock yearlings because they were great types and we are firm believers is that cheap horses don’t generally get to the level where we want our horses to get to. Cheap horses usually have faults or pedigree issues so we aim higher and these young horses are great examples of Tavistock’s progeny.
“His latest winners Gobstopper and Werther are from the same Zabeel mare Bagalollies and participants on Ontrack Racing’s New Zealand Horse and Wine Tour will next week visit Cambridge Stud well and will get the chance to see the mare and her latest Tavistock foal.
“Cambridge Stud supremo Sir Patrick Hogan is a great ambassador for our racing tours and Tavistock is yet another champion stallion for his stud and it will be great to catch up with the great man and his latest superstar stallion,” said Grant Morgan.