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Lord Tavistock to stand at Cambridge Stud

LORD TAVISTOCK, a dual Group 1 winner in New Zealand, has been snapped up for stud duties by Sir Patrick Hogan's Cambridge Stud in the Waikato region of the country.

Bred in New Zealand by Bloomsbury Stud, Lord Tavistock is a rare top-class performer over shorterdistances for his sire Montjeu.

He won the Group 1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes over 7f last August and landed another top-class contest over the same distance, the Waikato Draught Sprint at Te Rapa, last month.

Lord Tavistock is out of the British-bred Quest For Fame mare Upstage, who hails from the illustrious Bloomsbury Stud family of Jupiter Island and Pushy.

Hogan said: "The buying strength at Karaka this year told us that it's the classic middle-distance horse which is the most in demand.

"What we do best [in New Zealand] – better than Australia – is breed the Classic, weight-for-age and middle-distance horses. This horse is exactly what everyone is screaming out for."

Lord Tavistock has been syndicated, with Cambridge Stud holding 50 per cent of the shares. He is set to have two more starts before retiring to the breeding shed – in Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill and then the All Aged Stakes at Randwick.

 

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