Progeny of super sire Tavistock recorded a quartet of wins in four separate nations over the weekend.
The Kiwi stallion has now left 13 stakes winners and his most successful son Werther was in sparkling form yesterday winning the $10 (HK) million Champions and Chater Cup, the final Group One in Hong Kong this season.
Tavistock began his remarkable weekend in New Zealand on Saturday with Tomelilla at Ellerslie on Saturday, while on Sunday Tessastock won on the Sunshine Coast and in Singapore the exciting sprinter Tannhauser made it three wins on end.
In total over the weekend Tavistock has eight runners for four winners, two second and two fourth placings.
Werther was bought by clients of trainer John Moore after running an unlucky second in the 2015 Queensland Derby and in 11 Hong Kong starts has won five and been places five times
He was bred by the same group of Kiwi owners who raced Tavistock. The group, which includes Ontrack client John Barnao, raced Tavistock on both sides of the Tasman and later sold him to Cambridge Stud supremo Sir Patrick Hogan. They retained breeding rights and bought the Zabeel mare Bagalollies and sent her to Tavistock.
They raced Werther before selling him to Hong Kong and have a full-brother called Gobstopper who has won two races. The group sold a full-sister for $400,000 at this year’s Karaka Premier Sale and they have a weanling sister.
Ontrack’s Grant Morgan has long been a fan of Tavistock and was thrilled to buy a colt and a filly at this year’s Premier Sale in New Zealand.
“Ontrack tried to buy several Tavistock yearlings at the 2016 Karaka Sale but they went for huge prices so we were interested again in January and felt the colt and the filly we secured were terrific value,” said Grant Moran.
“The colt is bred on the same cross as Tarzino, winner of the 2016 VRC Derby for trainer Mick Price, so we are sending him the Mick’s Caufield stable, while the filly is going to Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm.
“They are both imposing types and like all the good Tavistocks they look being at their best over a bit of ground so we will take our usual conservative approach, but they broke in beautifully and are going along nicely,” said Grant Morgan.
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