Tango Gold

TAVISTOCK mare in foal to HELLBENT

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Tango Gold
Tavistock (NZ) 2005
Glitzabeel (NZ) 2008
30 November 2016
New Zealand
Mount Vincent 2323 NSW, Australia

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Hellbent (AUS) 2012
Date of last service:3 October 2021
Selling with a foal at foot:No


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Tango Gold is by Tavistock, current leader on the New Zealand Sires Premiership for 2021/22, and in the top ten sires (Australia/NZ combined earnings). This puts him ahead of high calibre stallions such as Zoustar, Fastnet Rock, Pierro and Exceed and Excel. Tavistock’s 10 individual 2021/22 season stakes winners place him in esteemed company, with only I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Savabeel and Written Tycoon siring more. His three Group 1 winners place him equal third with So You Think, Snitzel and Shamus Award, with only Savabeel and I Am Invincible above this quartet. No one should need more convincing that Tavistock is a seriously good stallion!
Tango Gold’s dam Glitzabeel in by an all-time great stallion in Zabeel, a stallion whose blood is keenly sought after by many a breeder. The peerless Zabeel (by Sir Tristram) was crowned Champion NZ Stallion (Australian and NZ Combined) a record 15 times; Champion Australian Broodmare Sire 3 times. Champion NZ Broodmare Sire 6 times; with his daughters having produced nearly 2,500 winners and 43 Group 1 winners including Dundeel, Humidor, Atlantic Jewel, Advantage, Werther, Samantha Miss, Bonneval, Toffee Tongue, Johnny Get Angry, Tarzino, Ocean Park, and more recently Think It Over, Nimalee and last week’s Queensland Derby winner Pinarello.
The Tavistock x Zabeel cross has produced some remarkable results. It could be considered one of the best nicks we have seen in modern times. From just 105 runners, 24 Stakes Horses (22.9%), 13 Stakes Winners (12.4%) and 12 Group Winners (11.4%). The crosses 5 Group 1 winners are Werther, Tarzino (now a leading young sire), Toffee Tongue, Johnny Get Angry, and the aforementioned Pinarello.
Tango Gold is a half-sister to Group 1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks (2000m) victress Princess Jenni, a winner of 6 races and over $1 million in prize money. Now a 6yo, you would assume Princess Jenni is about to be retired to stud and will in time add to her family’s stature. And best of all, their dam Glitzabeel is still very much a producer, as she has 3yo and 2yo fillies coming through by successful sires Power and Turn Me Loose, as well as an Alabama Express filly born in 2021, and last season she was covered by last season’s Champion Australian Sire Written Tycoon.
If you dig further into Tango Gold’s family, you’ll see her third dam, Group 2 winning 2yo Precious Glitter is by another all-time great in Danehill. And then you’ll note she is a direct descendant of the “Blue Hen” Courtly Dee (US Broodmare of the Year). Their are more than dozen Group 1 winners hailing from her immediate family and include Green Desert (Successful Sire), Covfefe (Champion US 3yo Filly), Yamanin Paradise (Champion Japanese 2yo filly) and Vespa (Champion NZ 2yo). This is a seriously good family!
On the racetrack, Tango Gold, was an honest performer, rarely running a bad race. A winner over 2000m, she was also placed on a further 7 occasions, never further back than 4 lengths from the winner. In fact, in her 13 start career, only on one occasion did she finish worse than fifth.
Tango Gold is due to foal in early to mid-September to the very promising first season sire Hellbent. A stallion whose yearlings have sold for up to $500,000 and entered the stables of Waller, Maher/Eustace, Team Hawkes, Price/Kent, Snowdens, etc, etc. A stallion not really expected to get 2yo’s, he has already sired 2yo Black Type performers Miss Hellfire (2nd Wyong RC Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic), Warby (2nd Canberra Black Opal Stks), Bohemian Daisy (3rd VRC Ottawa Stks), as well as the City winners Hell Hound (undefeated in 2 starts) and Luna Rocks (won in Sydney by 3 lengths). Like his own sire I Am Invincible, Hellbent could be a seriously good stallion in the making!!!
Tango Gold is what we would typically see from the Tavistock stock. Standing at 15.3hh, she has a flowing movement while being very feminine with a lovely head and eye, the covering to Hellbent should be perfectly suited to her. Please note, she has been seen to weave on occasi


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Bay mare       Foaled 2016 

TAVISTOCK Montjeu (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
FloripedesTop Ville
Upstage (GB)Quest for FameRainbow Quest
PedestalHigh Line
ZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
Lady Giselle (Fr)Nureyev
Glitter WomanFusaichi Pegasus (USA)Mr. Prospector
Precious GlitterDanehill (USA)

TAVISTOCK (NZ) (2005). 6 wins-1 at 2, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1. Sire of 658 rnrs, 453 wnrs, 37 SW, inc. Werther (HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1), Tarzino, Tavago, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Mr Brightside, Dragon Queen, Bellacontte, Straight Arron, Annavisto and of Grinzinger Bishop, Will Power (H.K.), Think Twice, Mercurial, Dionysus, Happy Jai Jai, Colleagues, Chonky Potato, Cosmo Appeal, Handsome Alloy, Blue Blood, etc.


1st dam

GLITZABEEL (NZ), by Zabeel. 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, 2d ARC South Auckland Racing Club Cup, 3d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H. Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

PRINCESS JENNI (f by High Chaparral (Ire)) 6 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$1,016,835, to 2020-21, SAJC Schweppes Oaks, Gr.1, MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.2, Alexandra S., Gr.3, Bendigo Cup, Gr.3, MRC Jack Elliot H., 2d VRC Seppelt Salinger H., 3d VRC March S., L, 4th VRC Empire Rose S., Gr.1, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3.

 Tango Gold (f by Tavistock) Winner. See below.


2nd dam

GLITTER WOMAN, by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA). Winner at 2 in Aust. Half-sister to Lara's Glitter,  Khales (dam of BAHANA, SHOWMANSHIP). Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

 Mozzie. 2 wins at 2100m, 2200m in 2020-21, WRC Hiremaster H.

 Glitzabeel. 5 wins. See above.

 Mulan. 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, S$338,787, Singapore TC Benchmark 74 H., Initiation P., Class 4 H.-4 times, Benchmark 65 H., 2d Singapore TC Trigger Express S., Rizuan Shafiq Graduation S., RBC Cup, Panasonic LED S., Whitehall S., Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Chevron H., Always Certain H., Class 3 H.

 Notes. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2021-22 in NZ and Aust.

 Scorpio. Winner at 1450m in Aust.


3rd dam

PRECIOUS GLITTER, by Danehill (USA). 2 wins at 2, A$110,500, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, ACT RC Black Opal Preview S., L, 4th ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.2. Half-sister to BEAUTY WATCH (dam of TOP OF MY LIST),  Gerona Gold (dam of EMPIRE GOLD - PLASTIC POLYMER (H.K.)). Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Lara's Glitter (f Don Eduardo) 4 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$92,260, 2d TRC Hobart Guineas, L, MVRC Tatt's 2YO P., 3d MRC Snowing 2YO P., 4th Tasmanian Derby, Gr.3. Producer.

 Forgotten Years. 4 wins to 1400m, A$134,370, BRC Twilight Raceday H., 2d BRC Cascade H., SCTC Sea Vista Developments H., 3d ATC Carlton House at Darley 4tracks4kids H., Cellarbrations H., BRC Tony Stephens Air-Con H., Hamilton Hotel Jockeys Series H., James Boag's Premium H.

 Khales. Raced once. Dam of 4 winners-

SHOWMANSHIP (g Showcasing) 7 wins to 1400m, A$312,125, to 2020-21, MVRC Bendigo Bank H., L, MRC Hyland Race Colours H., WATC Heineken 3 H., Amelia Park H.-twice, Tabtouch-Better Your Bet H., Perth Racing at Home H., 3d Warrnambool RC Wangoom H., L.

BAHANA (g Elusive City) Champion Stayer in Singapore in 2016. 7 wins from 1400m to 2200m, S$1,276,307, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC El Dorado Classic, L, Solutions S., Initiation P., Philanthropy S., Class 3 H., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Captain Obvious S., Mr Big S.

La Mouline (f Showcasing) 6 wins to 1400m, NZ$8,000, A$142,480, WATC South African Airways H., Tourism WA Trophy H., My Rentokil H., Tabtouch H., JJ Richards & Sons P., 2d WATC Hosemasters H., 3d Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3.


4th dam

Rush for Gold (USA), by Quack. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$81,130, 2d Turfway Park Winter Storm S., L, Night Light S., L. Dam of 9 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

PRECIOUS GLITTER (f Danehill) 2 wins. See above.

BEAUTY WATCH (f Belong to Me) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$636,175, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, AJC Legion Welter H., Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile, AJC A Good Year H., Narellan Gardens 2YO H., Lanwades H., 2d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, STC Arrowfield Stud S., Gr.1, BTC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Tattersall's Club Cup, L, AJC Hardy Amies H., STC Mad About the Hat Day H., 3d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, BTC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, STC Civic S., L, Festival S., L, 4th AJC Razor Sharp H., L. Dam of-

TOP OF MY LIST (f High Chaparral) 4 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$275,210, ATC Japan Racing Association P., Gr.3, Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Pluck at Vinery P., Pluck at Vinery H., 2d ATC Schweppes H., TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Epona S., Gr.3.

 Gerona Gold. Raced once. Dam of 3 winners-

EMPIRE GOLD - PLASTIC POLYMER (H.K.) (g Second Empire) 3 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$77,600, HK$2,166,000, HKJC Centenary Vase, L, 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, HKJC Yuen Long H.


Race Record: Winner at 2000m in 2020-21 in Aust.


Served by Hellbent. Date of last service, 03.10.2021.