Lot 197 bay filly Tavistock – Veearma (Darci Brahma) $150,000 (draft: Woburn Farm)
Tavistock (Montjeu), a noted sire of (four) Derby winners, has added terrific quality to the New Zealand stallion ranks, producing robust and hardy horses with tough qualities and the ability to accelerate, or quicken, at the business end, for which he was heralded as a dual Group One winning racehorse.
She is the first foal from Veearma, by Champion five-time Group One winning sire Darci Brahma (Danehill), bought as a yearling by David Ellis at Karaka. Veearma was a talented and versatile race mare, winning three times from 1100m – 2100m.
Grand-dam La Quinta Gold is by Champion Broodmare Sire Encosta de Lago, and left eight foals for seven winners, including stakes placed staying horse Our Heir Apparent (Zabeel).
“It’s a good family bred by Sir Patrick Hogan, and one that we’ve had success with already,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.
“We thought she was a lovely filly that reminded us of Entriviere, our Tavistock mare that has won four from five including a brilliant win last night (23 Jan.) in the Concorde Handicap (Gr. 3, 1200m) on Karaka Millions night at Ellerslie.
“She also has a lot of Darci Brahma about her, and obviously Darci has been an enormous influence in the NZ stallion ranks and a very successful sire for Te Akau.
“We can see her developing into a lovely autumn two-year-old, a nice three-year-old, and continue to get better with more time after that.
“They’re not making any more of these Tavistock’s and she’s a filly with a lot of quality about her.”