Karaka Yearling Sales 2022 – Lot 67 Tavistock – Ziffel, Bay Colt



Lot 67 bay colt Tavistock – Ziffel (Zabeel) (draft: Curraghmore Stud)

He is a fine specimen by dual Group 1 winner Tavistock (Montjeu), out of mare by Champion Sire and Broodmare Sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram).

Tavistock (Montjeu), noted sire of (six) Derby winners, has added terrific quality to New Zealand stallion ranks, producing robust and hardy horses with tough qualities and ability to accelerate, or quicken, at the business end, for which he was heralded as a racehorse.

The Tavistock (Montjeu) / Zabeel (Sir Tristram) cross has evidenced genetic magic, none more so than Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther.

The same Tavistock / Zabeel cross has also produced VRC Derby (Gr. 1, 2500m) winner, now stallion, Tarzino (ex. Zarzino). Deeper into the pedigree of Tavistock, the cross, which has proved most effective in producing males, includes Group 1 winners Tavago, Volkstok’n’barrell, and Infantry, along with Group 2 winners Hasselhoff and Tavidream.

“He’s a really nice colt, one of the picks of the sale and it’s a proven bloodline cross in the pedigree,” said David Ellis.

“He’s a really athletic and good moving colt that wasn’t too big. For that reason, we could see him racing as an autumn two-year-old and from a family that’s got plenty of speed.

“He’s a beautiful horse and we were stoked to be able to buy him. We had to stretch a little bit beyond budget, but nonetheless we were pleased to secure him.”



This colt will be part of our Te Akau 2022 Colt Partnership comprising four quality colts – please contact karyn@teakauracing.com for further details.