Lot 154 b f Tavistock – Lafleur (Zabeel) $140,000 (draft: Pencarrow Stud)
By a noted sire of (four) Derby winners, dual Group One winner Tavistock, from a hugely talented race mare (Third Top Filly on the NZ Free Handicap), Lafleur won the Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (Gr. 2, 2000m), and in turn become a top broodmare, leaving five individual winners of 17 races including a Group Three and listed winners.
“Lafleur was a very good mare and she’s left some terrific gallopers, including Amaryllis that we trained to win eight races and Papilio that won four times,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“From a family of this quality, the filly has enormous residual value, and the family is very current with Flourishing a recent winner from Lafleur.”
“Pencarrow is a fantastic nursery that we have had so much success buying from over the years, and this filly will be aimed at a three-year-old classic campaign, heading towards the Oaks, and train on to become a Cups mare.”