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Tarzino with trophies 2 copyBreeder’s Bonus for Group 1 Tarzino Trophy

With first nominations closing Tuesday 17th July for New Zealand’s first Group 1 of the season, the $200,000 Tarzino Trophy at Hawke’s Bay, The Tarzino Syndicate who sponsor the race have announced a further boost for the race with a free service to Tarzino (valued at $15,000 + GST) going to the breeder of the winner.

Hawke’s Bay Racing CEO Andrew Castles commented, “Hawke’s Bay Racing are delighted with the announcement of a breeder’s bonus being attached to the Tarzino Trophy this year, and we are extremely appreciative of the generous support we receive from The Tarzino Syndicate and Westbury Stud on the day. I am sure it will prove to be an added incentive for owners/breeders and recognition for all breeders represented with runners in the race.” 

On the announcement, Westbury Stud General Manager Russell Warwick stated “We have great confidence in the horse, and both The Tarzino Syndicate and Westbury Stud felt that it was important to recognise the contribution of the breeder in the running of the season’s first Group 1 race, while being the first of the Cancer Society Racedays in the Spring, it is important for us to get everyone in racing behind the day.”

Bred by Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Tarzino is a Group 1 winning son of Tavistock from the Zabeel mare Zarzino, and was a high class horse in every respect during his 14 start career in Australia. The strapping entire not only won the VRC Derby Gr.1 easily as a 3YO, but he returned in the late summer to go down by a nose in the Australian Guineas Gr.1 over 1600m, and went on to post what was arguably a career highlight, when easily accounting for a star-studded line-up in the Rosehill Guineas Gr.1 with Montaigne (now known as Beauty Generation) finishing second and the high class mare Jameka back in third.

Tarzino comes from a high quality family which includes the likes of Kindacross, Vice Regal, Sky Chase, Valencia, Kind Regards, Respect, Tavidream  and company, while physically he boasts a close resemblance to his broodmare sire Zabeel. By Cambridge Stud’s sire Tavistock, Tarzino has a wonderful mix of some of New Zealand’s very best stallions on his female line with Zabeel, Star Way, Vice Regal, and Le Filou in his pedigree - Tarzino is expected to cover a similar sized book in 2018.

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