Tarzino to Stand at Westbury Stud
Breednet - Media Release - Friday, 3 March 2017
New Zealand-bred Tarzino will be the first and one of the very best sons of the
Group One producer Tavistock to retire to stud when he returns to his homeland
to begin the second phase of his career.
Last season's champion Australian three-year-old colt will stand his first
season in 2017 at Gerry Harvey's Westbury Stud at Karaka.
Tarzino won four of his 14 starts for Caulfield trainer Mick Price with his
career highlights Group One victories in the VRC Derby and the Rosehill
Guineas. He was also a close second in the Australian Guineas.
"Group One form in Australia has become a critical aspect in today's market
place and to be competitive in the top echelon of races across Australia, it
has become imperative that horses possess a serious turn of foot," Westbury
Stud general manager Russell Warwick said.
"This was a significant drawcard for us when considering Tarzino as a stallion
prospect. He left no doubt as to his ability to finish his races off with outstanding
sectionals at the highest level emphasising his excellent turn of foot."
Rosemont Stud purchased a 30 per cent interest in Tarzino after his gallant run
for second in the Australian Guineas and they retained their interest in the
The Victorian operation will be sending thirty mares to the stallion, many of
which have been sourced from Europe over the past six months.
Tarzino hails from a pedigree that New Zealand breeders are familiar
with, being by Cambridge Stud's headline act Tavistock, who has now sired three
Derby winners (Tarzino, Werther and Tavago) and who took out his first sire's
title in Hong Kong in 2016.
He is out of the Zabeel mare Zarzino, a half-sister to the Group One-winning juvenile
Kindacross and a sister to Gr.2 Perth Cup winner Respect and to the Group One-placed
His third dam Vice Reine, the mother of the multiple Group One winner Sky Chase
who sired the mighty Saintly, is a half-sister to high class racehorse and sire
Vice Regal and the top class sprinter Valencia, being out of the Oaks winner
Tarzino will stand at $15,000 + GST alongside Swiss Ace, Reliable Man, Redwood,
Postponed and El Roca. – NZ Racing Desk.