Sire: Tavistock

Colour: Bay

Dam: Evanescence

Sex: Colt

Age: 1

Foaled: Sep 08, 2019

Country: New Zealand


It is no secret that Mick loves a good Tavistock, colt or filly! He had great success with Group One winning colt Tarzino and Tavisan, and we now have a few young ones coming up through the ranks including last start winner Deepstrike. Mick also trained Tavistock to a win over 1400m at Flemington while he was in Australia. Tavistock is the sire of Volkstok’n’barrell, Werther, Toffee Tongue, and Tavago.

This colt on offer is a full brother to the speedy Black Type performer Tavisan who Mick trained to win over $389K. With the form of Tavisan and this colt being a full brother, we know this cross works.

Tavistock was crowned Champion NZ Sprinter and Champion Hong Kong Sire. In his limited time at stud he has sired of 19 Stakes winners. He has also had 4 Derby winners across Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Unfortunately Tavistock passed away in December 2019, these yearling now are his last crop.


This colt is a horse that we used some extra information on using Biomechanics. It’s a company called Bio Data Track. Here is a link to what they do and what we utilise to try and buy the better athlete:

Out of the unraced Volksraad mare Evanescence, she is a half sister to Wailea Miss, the dam of Reilly Lincoln, a winner of over NZ$169K. She was a speedy filly, wining seven times over 1200m. Speed trickles all the way dowen this dams page including names such as Super Impose, Neversaynever, Super Impressive and Unrocel Saint.

This colt is now at Nathan Dunn Racing going through his breaking in and education process.

Another update from Nathan Dunn on March 23rd:

An update from Nathan Dunn on April 5..

The colt was purchased for $70,000. Ownership opportunities includes purchase price, transport from the sales, vetting (including scope, x-ray inspections and clinical exam), twelve month mortality insurance, emergency surgery cover, breaking in, one month agistment, photos/video, Bio Data commission, Inglis Race Series and GST.

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Foaled 8th September 2019

SireMontjeuSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
TAVISTOCK (NZ) FloripedesTop Ville
2005UpstageQuest for FameRainbow Quest
  PedestalHigh Line
DamVolksraadGreen DesertDanzig
EVANESCENCE (NZ) Celtic AssemblySecretariat
2006EsperanceHousebusterMt. Livermore
  Pheroz FancyTaipan II

TAVISTOCK (NZ) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). 6 wins-1 at 2, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1. Champion Sire in Hong Kong in 2015-16. Sire of 535 rnrs, 344 wnrs, 27 SW, inc. Werther (HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1), Tarzino, Tavago, Johnny Get Angry, Volkstok'n'barrell, Toffee Tongue, Tavi Mac, The Holy One, Tavidream - Circuit Glory (H.K.), Hasselhoof, Tomelilla, Tralee Rose, Hiflyer, Entriviere, Gobstopper, Pacorus, Infantry, Avisto, etc.


1st dam

EVANESCENCE, by Volksraad. Unraced. Half-sister to Wailea Miss (dam of REILLY LINCOLN). This is her sixth foal. Dam of three foals to race, inc:-

Tavisan (g. by Tavistock). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, NZ$3,975, A$385,610, to 2019-20, MRC Le Pine Funerals H., Cranbourne TC Apache Cat Classic H., MVRC Ranvet H., MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 2d MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, Pakenham RC Hanson H., 3d VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MVRC Australia S., Gr.2, MRC Doveton S., L, MVRC Sweeney Real Estate Agents H., Four'n Twenty H.


2nd dam

ESPERANCE, by Housebuster. Unplaced. Half-sister to SUPER IMPOSE, Pheroz Fantasy (dam of SUPER IMPRESSIVE, UNROCEL SAINT). Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

O'Reilly Express. Winner at 1600m, 2d ARC Nicolas Feuillatte H., Intervet Schering Plough H., Stella Artois H., Avondale JC Loan Market Highland Park H., Wanganui JC Balance Chartered Accountants H., 3d Te Aroha Cup, ARC Newmarket Fashion Capital H., Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, Cathay Pacific Airways H., Auckland Co-Op Taxis H.

Wailea Miss. Winner at 1300m in NZ. Dam of-

REILLY LINCOLN (Pins). 7 wins at 1200m, NZ$192,772, CJC Stewards H., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay LI Redshaw Memorial H., WRC Civics at Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge H., Manawatu RC Tank Guy H., Marton JC Farmlands H., 3d ARC Railway S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Swiss Ace Sprint H., 4th WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1.


3rd dam

PHEROZ FANCY, by Taipan II. Unraced. Half-sister to Ocean Pearl (dam of MIKKI STREET). Dam of 8 foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

SUPER IMPOSE (Imposing). Joint Head of The 1991-92 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. Top of The 1990-91 Australasian 4YO+ Classification (1300m - 2000m). 20 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$5,659,358, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1-twice, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1-twice, Doncaster H., Gr.1-twice, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2-twice, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, VATC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.2, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, VRC Chester Manifold S., L, VATC Eclipse S., L, ACT RC Canberra Cup, L, STC Clarins Welter H., 2d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, AJC George Main S., Gr.1, All-Aged S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1-twice, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Apollo S., Gr.2, VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, VATC CF Orr S., Gr.2-twice, St George S., Gr.2, VRC Grey-Smith S.H., L, Ballarat Cup, L, VATC Iolo Welter H., Vite Cheval H., 3d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, STC Segenhoe S., Gr.1, VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, VATC Barton H., L, 4th VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, Queen Elizabeth Randwick S., Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1.

Fanfare. Unraced. Dam of-

Dress Circle. Unraced. Dam of-

NEVERSAYNEVER (Howbaddouwantit). 6 wins from 1300m to 1600m, Feilding JC Anzac H., L, 2d Hawkes Bay Gibson Sheat Lawyers H., 3d Manawatu RC Ashhurst Business Houses H., Donaghys Industries H.

Pheroz Fantasy. Unraced. Dam of-

SUPER IMPRESSIVE (Zabeel). 11 wins from 1200m to 1700m, NZ$53,900, A$755,300, VRC Standish H., Gr.3-twice, VATC WJ Adams S., L, MRC Modern Group Welter H., VATC Jack Holt Welter H., VRC Marriott Hotels Australia Welter H., MRC Snippets H., MVRC TEAC H., 2d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, VRC Lexus Classic S., Gr.2, QTC Cup, Gr.2, VRC Straight Six H., L, SCTC Glasshouse H., L, VRC Feltex Carpets Welter H., MRC Vite Cheval H., 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Standish H., Gr.3, Yallambee Stud S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC WJ Healy S., Gr.3, MRC Evan Evans Cup H., Dual Choice H., 4th VATC Japan Racing Association S., L.

UNROCEL SAINT (Last Tycoon). 3 wins to 1450m, A$114,150, SAJC New Year's Gift, L, L'Oreal Paris S., Claude Giles H., 2d SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, Durbridge S., L, Alcohol Go-Easy H., 3d SAJC Penny Edition S., L, VRC Razor Sharp H., MVRC Strathayr Easilawn H., SAJC Forrest Estate Wines H., 4th SAJC WH Wylie H., L. Producer.

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