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Plenty More to Come for Ill-Fated Sire Tavistock
The strong recent form of Tavistock's progeny has given Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptre a feeling of déjà vu, reports NZ Racing Desk. A multiple Group 1 winner as a racehorse and a sire, Tavistock was put down in December due to complications from a paddock injury. He was 14-years-old. Since then he has sired 76 individual winners, 40 of them in the last two months alone, and is reposible for five individual Group 1 winners. "I've been in this business for many years now, and it's uncanny how often a stallion goes to a new level after they pass on," Plumptre said. "Losing Tavistock was a tragedy for us and his shareholders, but we're enjoying the performances of his progeny and there are some good-sized crops that are still to come through." Tavistock served 165 mares in 2017 and 118 in 2018, and he covered 76 mares last spring before his injury.