Foaled: Sep 30, 2018
Country: New Zealand
Trainer: Stephen Gray
Silks: Dark Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap
With the intention to race a quality horse in Singapore, we purchased this colt by Tavistock at the recent New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sales. He was selected by trainer Stephen Gray who described him as “a very nice type, well bred, and could be a horse to run in the bigger races in Singapore”.
This horse has got plenty going for him, and it starts by having a very strong pedigree page. In fact, in over 25 years of syndicating racehorses, I can’t ever remember offering a better bred colt. He’s by the Group 1 winning TAVISTOCK who’s done such a great job at stud having produced over 230 individual winners, and boy oh boy, can he throw a good racehorse. Here’s a few of his best:
- WERTHER – Horse of the year & Champion Middle Distance Horse in Hong Kong 2015-16. Winner to 2400m. Champion Stayer in Hong Kong in 2016-17. Winner of 10 races, 3 at Group 1 level including The Queen Elizabeth II Cup, the Hong Kong Gold Cup and the Hong Kong Derby (Group 2). “When Werther entered my stable, I had no inclination how good the Tavistock breed would be. Werther has been one of the flagbearers for Tavistock and the Moore Stable. He is without doubt the best stayer I have trained to date”. John Moore Trainer
- VOLKSTOCK’N’BARRELL –Top male on the 2014-15 NZ Free Handicap (1200m-1600m). 4 wins at the elite Group 1 level including the ATC Rosehill Guineas, the ARC New Zealand Stakes, the Waikato RC Herbie Dyke Stakes, Otaki Maori RC WFA Stakes. Also won the Great Northern Guineas (Group 2), the Bonecrusher Stakes (Group 3), and the Karaka Million (RL) too.
- TARZINO – Champion 3yo Colt in Australia in 2015-16. Winner to 2500m. Won the VRC Derby and the Rosehill Guineas-both Group 1 races-and now a stallion.
- TAVAGO –Group 1 ATC Derby winner. Winner to 2400m. Also won the Sky High Stakes (Group 3). Now a stallion.
- INFANTRY – Horse of the Year in Singapore in 2017. Champion 4YO & Miler in Singapore in 2017. 9 wins from 1200m to 2000m, S$1,915,889, Singapore TC Kranji Mile, L, Singapore Derby, L, Merlion Trophy, L, Moonbeam Vase, L, Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy, Mark Walker S., Class 4 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Chairman’s Trophy, L, Stewards’ Cup, L, Singapore Guineas, L.
The progeny of Tavistock are tough, versatile horses who can win over all distances, but particularly be at their best from 1600m to 2400m.
This colt is from the very good Redoute’s Choice mare ABIDEWITHME who won 9 races-3 in succession-from 1200m to 2000m, including amongst them, the Travis Stakes (Group 2), the Tauranga Stakes (Group 2) the WRC Anniversary Stakes (Listed) and the Ashburton RC Ray Coupland Stakes (Listed). A horse that you’d dream of owning, she was also placed at Group and Listed level a further 6 times too! Her dam in turn is CRIMSON, the third top filly in the 1997-98 NZ Free Handicap. A winner of 5 races from 1400m to 2100m, she won ARC Championship Stakes (Group 2), the Waikato Guineas (Group 3), and at stud has had 8 foals to race for 6 winners including the above mentioned ABIDEWITHME and MISS SCARLATI who won The Super Impose Stakes (Listed) as well as finishing second in both the Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks. She also produced A Fairy’s Kiss, who as well as winning four races, went to stud and produced the iron horse DESTINY’S KISS, winner of 19 races from 1500m to 3200m and $1,500,00 in prizemoney! Now that’s a horse you’d want to own! This is also the family of the VRC Derby winner OMNICORP, and PHAROSTAN winner of the Herbert Power Handicap and Sandown Cup.
It’s not often you get the opportunity to buy a nice colt like this from a stakes winning mare who in turn is from a stakes winning mare, but that’s exactly what we have here. Every dam on the pedigree page is a multiple winner, and there are talented middle-distance winners and stayers right through the pedigree. As impressive as his bloodlines are though, it’s on type or physique, that this colt really stands out. He’s an absolute ripper. He’s an athletic, medium sized colt with very good conformation-a real running type and just the sort of horse we go searching for at yearling sales. He’s got a good temperament and trainer Stephen Gray gave him a big tick after inspecting him at the Karaka sales complex.
Owning racehorses in Singapore is a very exciting thing to do. The training facilities are world class, vet fees are subsidised, there are zero transport costs, and with their Rewards Incentive Scheme contributing directly to the monthly trainers bill, it can be very cost effective too. Prizemoney is good ($75,000 maidens anyone?), coverage is excellent, and above all, your horse will be in the hands of one of Singapore’s best trainers-Stephen Gray. You’ll have a lot of fun racing horses in Singapore!
BAY COLT (NZ)
|Foaled 30th September 2018|
TAVISTOCK (NZ) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). 6 wins-1 at 2, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1. Champion Sire in Hong Kong in 2015-16. Sire of 459 rnrs, 296 wnrs, 20 SW, inc. Werther (HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1), Tarzino, Tavago, Volkstok'n'barrell, Toffee Tongue, The Holy One, Tavidream - Circuit Glory (H.K.), Hasselhoof, Tomelilla, Hiflyer, Gobstopper, Pacorus, Infantry, Avisto, Longchamp, Nymph Monte, Won Won Too, Tannhauser, Tavy, etc.
ABIDEWITHME, by Redoute's Choice. 9 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$416,200, A$63,750, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.2, WRC Anniversary H., L, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, MRC Cape Grim Beef P., ARC Augusta Capital H., New Zealand Herald H., Hallmark Yearlings 3YO Mile, 2d Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, ARC Westbury Classic, Gr.3, Sofitel Luxury Hotels S., Gr.3, 3d WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, ARC Blue Bubble Taxis H., 4th Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Cal Isuzu S., Gr.2, ARC Westbury Classic, Gr.3. Half-sister to MISS SCARLATTI, A Fairy's Kiss (dam of DESTINY'S KISS). This is her second foal. Her first foal is unraced.
CRIMSON, by Zabeel. Third top filly on The 1997-98 NZ 3YO Free H. 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$162,200, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Waikato Guineas, Gr.3, Waikato RC Hamilton Veterinary Services H., ARC Ancare Star Belle Classic, 2d Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, Waikato RC Hunter Country H. Half-sister to OMNICORP, PHAROSTAN, BOURBON BOY. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-
ABIDEWITHME (Redoute's Choice). 9 wins. See above.
MISS SCARLATTI (Stravinsky). 2 wins at 1200m, 1800m, A$379,780, VRC Super Impose S., L, 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, Wellington Racing Club S., L, 4th SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L. Producer.
A Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky). 4 wins from 1200m to 1650m, A$106,200, AJC Candy Shop Cabramatta H., BTC Carlton Draught H., QTC Just Now H., 2d AJC Redcap H., BTC Northern City Finance P., Network 10 P., Northern City Finance H., STC Winning Edge Presentations H., QTC Mercherie H., 3d Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., L, BTC Vision Global Solutions H. Dam of-
DESTINY'S KISS (Power of Destiny). 19 wins from 1500m to 3200m, A$1,568,993, ATC Winter Cup, L-twice, WJ McKell Cup, L, Christmas Cup, L, City Tattersalls Club Cup, L, Australia Day Cup, L-twice, NSW Tatt's RC Tattersalls Club Cup, L, Wyong Gold Cup, L, Gosford Gold Cup, L, 2d ATC Winter Cup, L, WJ McKell Cup, L, 3d ATC Summer Cup, Gr.3, Australia Day Cup, L, City Tattersalls Club Cup, L, Christmas Cup, L, Winter Cup, L, Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Tattersalls Club Cup, L-3 times.
Emerald City. 8 wins from 1600m to 2400m, A$327,450, BRC St Vincent's & Mount Olivet H., Bob Gregg 60th Birthday H., ATC All Too Hard at Vinery H., Hyland Race Colours H., BRC Deppro H., Brave for BCNA H., 2d BRC Mandate H., ATC TAB Quaddie H., 3d ATC Tab.com.au H., TAB Rewards H.
Stockman. 4 wins from 1300m to 2150m, A$110,015, in 2019-20, ATC TAB H., Sporting Chance Foundation H.
Shake it - Beneficial (H.K.). 3 wins from 1150m to 1600m, ARC Lindauer Brut Cuvee H., 2d ARC Riv Bars & Cafe H., Sophos Computer Security H., CJC Atlantic Pacific American Express H., Winning Edge Presentations H., 3d CJC Live Sport 1260AM H., ARC Lindauer Brut Cuvee H.
Gogra Gogra. 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, ATC Guineas Restaurant H., 2d ATC Hurstville Private H., 3d ATC Watsons Bay H.
Celadon. 2 wins at 2, VRC Ralph Lane 2YO H. Producer.
BOURBON LASSIE, by Mellay. 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, AJC Greenacre H., NSW Tatt's RC Club Welter H., STC San Domenico Welter H., 3d AJC Balmoral H., 4th Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3. Half-sister to ZAMAZAAN LASS, PRINCE BOURBON,
OMNICORP (Grosvenor). Second on The 1987-88 Australasian 3YO Classification. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2500m, A$506,150, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, AJC San Domenico S., Gr.2, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, STC Port Hacking View Club 2YO H., 2d AJC Breeders' P., Gr.3, 3d AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, Newcastle JC Penfolds Classic S., Gr.3, Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L, 4th AJC Champagne S., Gr.1. Sire.
PHAROSTAN (Imposing). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$191,850, VATC Herbert Power H., Gr.2, Sandown Cup, Gr.2, STC XPT S., VATC Pelham H., Tooronga H., STC Narabeen H., 2d VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, 3d VATC Eclipse S., L, 4th VRC Black Douglas S., Gr.3. Sire.
CRIMSON (Zabeel). 5 wins. See above.
BOURBON BOY (Reindeer). 9 wins from 1200m to 2400m, STC Rosehill Cup, L, AJC Avenger H., Monash H., STC Young Brolga H., 2d AJC Anniversary H., L, 3d City Tattersall's Club Cup, L, 4th Sydney Turf Club Cup, Gr.3.
Real Charmer. Unraced. Dam of-
French Kiss. Raced once. Dam of-
TICKLISH (Maroof). 9 wins at 1000m, 1200m, NZ$125,525, A$96,975, CJC Timaru S., L, Pegasus S., L, 2d Otago RC James Hazlett S.H., L, 3d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Dam of-
MELT (Iffraaj). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, NZ$206,626, A$4,000, ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Whangarei RC Northland Breeders' S., Gr.3, Counties Challenge S., L, 2d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2, BOP RC Tauranga Hardware and Plumbing H.
Bourbazam. Unraced. Dam of-
Bourbazam Lass. Winner at 1800m, 2d AJC Managers' H. Dam of-
WILDLY (Hurricane Sky). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$431,900, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, AR Creswick S., L, MRC Premium Class Package H., 2d SCTC Glasshouse H., L, 3d MRC Sir John Monash S., L, Autumn S., L.
Ribbon. Raced twice. Dam of-
BLUE RIBBON (Royal Academy). 5 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$205,851, SAJC Centaurea S., L, MVRC SKM Recycling H., MRC Event Landscaping Solutions H., 3d SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2.
Lady of Destiny. Unraced. Dam of-
SUAVITY (Akaaber). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$249,280, Tasmanian Derby, Gr.3, VRC Super VOBIS in 1997 H., Flag International H., MVRC Martin Nettleton H., VATC Beaumaris Hotel & Football Club H., 3d VATC John's Hope H. Sire.
AKARANA (Akaaber). 3 wins to 1400m, A$117,690, VRC Vanity S., L, 3d VRC Cadbury H., Begonia Belle H., 4th VATC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.3. Dam of-
ALWAYS CERTAIN (Not a Single Doubt). Champion Older Horse in Singapore in 2011 (Long). 8 wins from 1200m to 1800m, S$1,230,924, Singapore TC Committee's Prize, L, 1600m-in track record time, Raffles Cup, L, Chairman's Trophy, L, 2d Singapore TC Magic Millions Juvenile Championship, L.
Future Choice. Unraced. Dam of-
EIGHT TILL LATE (Lonhro). Winner at 1600m, A$132,280, WATC Champion Fillies S., Gr.3.