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Online wily ole dog

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« 2010-Apr-02, 12:35 PM Reply #25 »
Staggered they don't want the Donny

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« 2010-Apr-02, 12:42 PM Reply #26 »
I'd imagine they have regrets.

As much as the horse is a favorite of mine, They are crazy going for the TJ, and it could bring his down fall in the All Aged.

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« 2010-May-10, 10:01 PM Reply #27 »
Top horse Tavistock sold for $3.2 million

By MATT CALMAN - The Dominion Post

Top horse Tavistock sold for $3.2 million Giant trotter Stig returns Flying filly under offer to Aussie buyers Almighty road trip nets Gold Cup Irish Colleen tonic for McKee Sweden trip gives Lang Rowe recipe Riverton track being monitored Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby Riomoral dials up $1m offer Gentle giant fights final sunset

Tommy's Real Estate owners have just clinched a $3.25 million sale but this time it's for a horse, not a house.

The colt they and a group of close Wellington mates bought three years ago for $85,000 is about to begin a new life as a stallion, for a service fee of $12,500 plus GST, when the breeding season starts in September.

Tavistock has been bought by Cambridge Stud owner Sir Patrick Hogan, who said that what caught his eye about the horse was his fine English look and turn of foot in races. "We couldn't be more pleased. I think he's a very quality horse."

Tommy's director Tommy Heptinstall went to the National Yearling Sales at Karaka in 2007 with a budget of $100,000 to buy three racehorses for himself and a band of mates, with guidance from horse trainer and long-time friend Andrew Campbell.

A fourth horse, which he would name Tavistock, caught their eye and was priced to sell for $150,000. He bought it for $85,000 from English owner Lady Henrietta Tavistock.

What followed was an "unbelievable roller-coaster of exhilarating, fantastic fun" six wins in 18 starts with four placings and more than $530,000 in prizemoney.

The other members of the syndicate were David Allison, brothers Chris and Johnny Barnao, Bruce Honeybone, Tom Pivac and Tommy's co-director David Platt.

For Mr Platt it was his first foray into horse racing. "He's done the impossible," Mr Heptinstall said. "Some people race horses their whole life and never get a winner.

"He's done something people dream their whole lives about."

Mr Platt said he was happy Mr Heptinstall talked him into entering the syndicate. "Having never been involved, I didn't realise the buzz you get out of watching a horse race."

Mr Heptinstall turned down several offers to buy Tavistock, including two for more than $1m and one for $2m. "Everyone said I was mad," he said. "We were getting that much fun out of racing him. We all probably realised that we might never be in this position again."

Then the call came from Sir Patrick, which he says was like a cricketer getting a phone call from Sir Donald Bradman. "I never even dreamed that one day our paths would cross."

Mr Campbell had a "tear in his eye" when Tavistock left for Cambridge Stud, after his final race in Australia last month, Mr Heptinstall said.

The syndicate has retained five out of the 48 shares in the horse.

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« 2016-May-14, 08:04 PM Reply #28 »
This bloke's done alright.

Some interesting posts here.

Wily again proving he's a fair judge of a horse.  emthup

Auth's post of the 29/12009 is interesting given his recent service fee announcement.

"his' means Tavistock's not Auth's. 

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« 2016-May-15, 11:35 AM Reply #29 »
Oh shucks geoff. Youve made me blush :shy:

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« 2018-Aug-17, 04:01 AM Reply #30 »
Randwick Race 9 #13 Milseain

Tommy Berry (13)

4yo BAY Mare by Lord Tavistock (NZ) from Bagalollies

Watch out for this one on Saturday. Lightly raced NZ Oaks placegetter now with Kris Lees. 1400m will be too short but watch out as the distances reach 2400m and longer. Very dour at the end.

Go to 4.20

« Last Edit: 2018-Aug-17, 04:18 AM by PoisonPen7 »

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« 2018-Aug-17, 11:00 AM Reply #31 »
The Mick Price 3yo Tavisan is also worth watching. He looks a reincarnation of Tavistock himself.

Currently 100/1 for the Caulfield Guineas.

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« 2021-Oct-17, 08:42 AM Reply #32 »
There was a good interview with Mick Price on Tavistock the other day.....wish I could find it again.

Mick was saying he suggested to Patrick Hogan to buy Tavistock.
Told him he thought he would cross really well with Patrick's Zabeel mares.

Gunstock was one yesterday....there have been plenty.

Tavistock would probably have had little commercial appeal in this country.

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« 2022-Jun-10, 03:05 PM Reply #33 »
Retrospection by Tavistock just won the 2400m BM 64 at Swan Hill....was a $100/$21.....backed in a bit.
The big rangy fellow  looked good, but green in his maiden win and then failed on a very heavy track.
Came from well back and out wide today.
One of Sir Patrick's Tavistock / Zabeel cross

Did enough in his last two races to get me interested so I took some of the odds today.
Big win....came from well back on the soft 5.

Great sire Tavistock.....leaves such a variety.
The Montjeu types and the sprinting types....what a loss!