A Walk in the Park for Tavistock's Tralee Rose

Mark Smith - Friday January 1

It took five starts for Tralee Rose to break her maiden at Warrnambool in October, but the daughter of Tavistock has been on an upward trajectory that took her to a facile seven lengths win in the $160,000 Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington on New Years Day.

A walk in the park for Tralee Rose  (Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Craig Williams for trainer Symon Wilde, Tralee Rose was in a race of her own down the straight. Sin to Win (Sir Percy) could get no closer than seven lengths with Saint Eustace (Tavistock) a further one and a quarter length back in third.

Tralee Rose advances her record to four wins and three seconds from nine starts with earnings of $255,690.

“I’m just really happy for everyone involved, it looks like we have a really good horse,” Wilde said.

“The Adelaide Cup or Andrew Ramsden would be nice races for her. She is only going to get better. She is still developing and we will see a nice mare in the spring.

“I was confident at the 2800m, I have never seen one with a tank like hers. She is a stayer all over.    

“I think that if we race her sparingly, she can go a month between runs, so we will pick our targets.”

Purchased by Cameron Cooke Bloodstock for $50,000 out of the Cambridge Stud draft at the 2018 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale, Tralee Rose is the lone winner from two to race out of the stakes-placed Zabeel mare Star Of Tralee.

Third in the Listed NZ St Leger, Star Of Tralee is a half-sister to the VRC Oaks, AJC Australian Oaks, and STC Arrowfield Stud Stakes winner Serenade Rose (Stravinsky), the granddam of Godolphin’s BRC Stradbroke Hcp and SAJC Goodwood Hcp winner Trekking (Street Cry) who has banked over $5 million.

Star Of Tralee has a 2yo colt by Tavistock and a colt foal by Russian Revolution. She was covered by Kermadec in November.  

Tralee Rose becomes the 25th stakes-winner for Cambridge Stud’s sadly missed Tavistock.


Race Result - Bagot Hcp LR 2800m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 2:54.98
Tralee Rose
T: Symon Wilde J: Craig Williams 54
4m Tavistock (NZ) x Star Of Tralee (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $50,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Cameron Cooke Bloodstock
Sin To Win
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 59
8g Sir Percy (GB) x Ledahead (NZ) (Jugalug (NZ))
Saint Eustace
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 54
4g Tavistock (NZ) x Zsa Zsa Gabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $160,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Mick Price Racing
T: C J Waller J: M J Walker 54
4h Deep Impact (JPN) x Star Fashion (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Reflect The Stars
T: D T O'Brien J: Jye McNeil 54
5m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Mannya (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: Maddie Raymond J: John Allen 60
6g Pour Moi (IRE) x Desert Liaison (GB) (Dansili (GB))
T: C J Waller J: D Oliver 59.5
5g Jukebox Jury (IRE) x Djumama (IRE) (Aussie Rules (USA))
Steam Roller
T: Simon Ryan J: D Yendall 54
5g Americain (USA) x Shakira Morn (NZ) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis 2018 October Monthly Online Sale $10,000
Inglis 2019 SEPTEMBER (Late) Online Sale $7,000
T: D R Brideoake J: Michael Poy 54
6m Commands (AUS) x High Joy (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Wentwood Grange, Cambridge, NZ
B: Isola Racing Stables
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