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10% @ $14,980.00 MONTHLY FEES $320.00.
5% @ $7,490.00 MONTHLY FEES $160.00.
2.5% @ $3,745.00 MONTHLY FEES $80.00.
2% @ $2,996.00 MONTHLY FEES $64.00.
1.25% @ $1,872.50 MONTHLY FEES $40.00.



, who is by the Arc de Triomphe and dual Derby winner Montjeu and from Upstage (GB), a daughter of English Derby hero Quest For Fame (GB), has this speed element via Mrs Moss. It’s also worth mentioning that Quest For Fame’s grandsire Blushing Groom was a champion at two and is a descendant of Nasrullah.

When buying the young entire for $3.2m for his Cambridge Stud in early 2010, Sir Patrick Hogan was quick to point out TAVISTOCK’S brilliance. “He’s one of two Montjeus to show an enormous turn of foot,” he said, referring to the Gr.1-winning Wall Street as the other. “What’s more, TAVISTOCK performs best on a hard, fast track. What we do best, better than Australia, is breed the classic, weight-for-age and middle distance horses. This horse is exactly what everyone is screaming out for.”
Trained in NZ by Andrew Campbell, TAVISTOCK won an 800m trial in December 2007 and another over 1000m the following February before stepping out in a race for juveniles over 1100m at Masterton on March 1, winning from Juice in 1:04.50. He was second next time out of 1200m on March 15 before a sixth of 16 in the Manawatu Sires’ Produce-Gr.1 behind Il Quello Veloce.
Given his chance in Australia with Mick Price at three, he won a 1200m trial at Geelong in August 2008 and then stepped out against the best young sprinters in the Listed Vain Stakes, running second behind Super Boy (Exceedingly Good third) over 1100m on August 16 before winning the VRC Best Dressed Henry Bucks Plate (1400m) from Romneya and Exaltastic on September 6, running fourth in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude-Gr.3 behind Super Boy on September 20, and then failing behind Whobegotyou on a dead track in the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 on October 11.

Back in NZ at four, he opened with another trial win over 1000m at Otaki in late July 2009 before first-up third over 1200m at Foxton on August 7. His biggest test came next time out in the Mudgway Partsworld Stakes-Gr.1 (1400m) on August 29 and the talented son of Montjeu defeated multiple Gr.1 winner and Horse of the Year King Mufasa, running 1:22.09. Unplaced runs in two Gr.1 events (1600m, 2040m) in September and October followed and he was given another break before stepping out at Otaki on December 22, 2009 to win a 1000m trial.
He was back in the winner’s circle on January 1, 2010 winning the Hawkes Bay Best Travel Sprint 1200m (1:10.24), carrying 59.5kg and beating Stravinsky’s Affair. He was unplaced in the Telegraph Stakes-Gr.1 behind Vonusti and then runner-up to fellow Montjeu son Wall Street in the WRC Thorndon Mile-Gr.1 on January 30. He claimed a second Gr.1 next time out when he collected the Waikato Draught Sprint (1400m in 1:21.30) from Wealth Princess and King Mufhasa on a track rated dead, coming, as usual, with a scorching late run from the rear of the field.
Sent back to Australia (where he raced as Lord Tavistock), he was fifth to Typhoon Tracy in the MRC Futurity-Gr.1 on February 27. Andrew Campbell next stepped the entire out in the Blamey Stakes-Gr.2 (1600m) at Flemington on March 13 and he came from the back of the pack to mow down Vigor and Dao Dao, running 1:36.37 on a good track. He was retired after running last of seven behind Melito in the AJC T.J. Smith-Gr.1 (1200m) on a dead track on April 10, 2010. TAVISTOCK’S 18 starts had yielded six wins, three seconds and a third and his earnings topped $555,000 and he was rated NZ’s Champion Sprinter of 2009-10.

In announcing his purchase of the horse in 2010, Sir Patrick said the sire line and female family of TAVISTOCK worked “on every level”. He said, “Montjeu is a champion stallion and it’s a proven cross with New Zealand bloodlines when you consider his success in this part of the world through the deeds of Gr.1 winners TAVISTOCK, Wall Street (WRC Thorndon Mile-Gr.1), Nom du Jeu (Australian Derby-Gr.1), Roman Emperor (Australian Derby-Gr.1) and Sharvasti (Avondale Cup-Gr.1). And look at the sensational start High Chaparral (like Montjeu, a son of Sadler’s Wells) has had with three individual Gr.1 winners this season.” 

TAVISTOCK is from the Quest for Fame mare Upstage and again Sir Patrick was quick to note, “The sire of the dam is very important for me; Quest for Fame fits into the pedigree very well. It’s a sire line that oozes speed. Quest for Fame is by Rainbow Quest who, in turn, is by Blushing Groom. (Fellow Cambridge Stud sire) Stravinsky (60 SW) is from a Blushing Groom mare and I believe this is where he inherited his turn of foot.” 

Sir Patrick was also quick to point out the presence of the world-class broodmare, Mrs Moss, as Tailstock’s third dam. “Mrs Moss is a prolific ancestress. Her descendants have numbered more than 170 individual winners and collectively they’ve won more than 440 races.” 
The death of Arc winner Montjeu (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells-Floripedes by Top Ville) at just 16 in late March 2012 was a major loss for his owners Coolmore, and for the wider thoroughbred breeding community.

“The sire of three Epsom Derby winners including last year’s brilliant winner Pour Moi (2011), as well as Camelot, the favourite for this year’s edition (subsequent winner), Montjeu was one of the best stallions in the world and in 2011 he sired 15 individual Group/Graded winners in the northern hemisphere, which was the equal of (fellow Coolmore stallion) Galileo,” Coolmore said in a statement at the time of the horse’s death due to complications from septicemia. “Montjeu will best be remembered for his incredible wins in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes as well as his runaway victories in the French and Irish Derby’s (both Gr.1).” Montjeu won the Arc as a three year-old in 1999 and earned a Cartier Award as Champion Three Year-Old Male that year and was top on the International Three Year Old Classification and was the highest rated racehorse (Time form 137) by the 14-times Champion UK/Ireland Sire Sadler’s Wells and won 11 of his 16 starts for trainer John Hammond and part-owners Coolmore who purchased a 50% share in the horse after he won his only two starts at two in France. He was also Champion Older Male in Ireland, England and France in 2000 and again topped the International Classification (4YO plus, long).
“He was a really outstanding racehorse, one of the few outstanding racehorses I’ve ridden,” jockey Mick Kinane said when learning of the horse’s death. “That King George win was pretty good all right. He treated them with contempt that day, and it was just a privilege to be on board.

“He had some other good performances in the Irish Derby and the Arc, and he’s obviously going to be sadly missed. He had an aura about him and a few issues, and the great horses he’s sired have all had that as well, that’s what’s made them great. His fillies have been much better of late as well and I think he’s going to end up being an outstanding broodmare stallion. He’s going to leave a big hole in racing.”

Whatever hole Montjeu has left TAVISTOCK is filling it fast! He has taken NZ,Hong Kong and Australia by storm and is currently one of Australasia’s “Hottest Stallions”. Off a $7,000 fee his fee has now skyrocketed to NZ $65,000 with the FULLY BOOKED sign now clearly displayed. He has sired GROUP 1 Winners TARZINO,VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL,TAVAGO,WERTHER and GROUP 2 Winner HASSELHOOF.

The filly purchased is the second foal of Satin Slipper, quite significant is the fact that Satin Slipper herself is out of a Danehill line mare that includes the great Broodmare Grand Echezeaux,a Daughter of Zabeel who has all importantly clicked with TAVISTOCK via the likes of TARZINO,WERTHER,HASSELHOOF,DIAMOND VALORES etc. We are all genuinely excited with the purchase of this filly and a quick look at her pedigree highlights that the family just continues to produce winner after winner! 2ND DAM-6 to race for 4 winners,3RD DAM- 5 to race ALL winners and 4TH DAM-8 to race ALL winners! The family is chock full of GROUP and BLACK TYPE winners including a GROUP 1  VRC Oaks winner in DIAMOND SHOWER and every Dam has the distinction of producing  GROUP and Black type winners via the GROUP 1 performer CHEVAL DE TROY,DOUBLE YOUR BET-Winner STC Theo Marks Hcp GROUP 2 ,LA DESTINA-Winner SAJC Carlton Draught Stakes-GROUP 3,EXCHEQUER-Winner WATC Strickland Stakes-GROUP 3,FULD’S BET-Winner WATC Gimcrack Stakes LISTED,DIAMOND CASHEL-Winner Manawatu RC Eulogy Stakes GROUP 3,DIAMOND DANE-Winner NSW Tatt’s RC Tramway Hcp- GROUP 3,JEWELL FLIGHT-Multiple GROUP performer, ROYAL ASSCHER-Winner MVRC Red Anchor Stakes GROUP 3,OUR CASHEL-Winner VATC Blue Diamond Prelude GROUP 3 etc. etc. the list goes on and on! The filly is viewed by Mick as a forward type that he will prepare initially for a Thousand Guineas campaign in the Spring of her 3yo career and hopefully to then continue on and head to the Oaks. Accordingly she will be brought over earlier than normal towards the end of the year for Mick to pursue the racing ambition that he has for this filly!




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