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Impressive son of Derby winner TARZINO! Breezed up in sharp time at the NZ Ready To Runs


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Tarzino (NZ) 2012
Taheya (NZ) 2005
20 October 2018
New Zealand
AFS no:
Koo Wee Rup 3981 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Michael Huglin
Location: Pakenham 3810 VIC View map »


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First Light Racing are delighted to have purchased this gelding from the New Zealand Ready To Run Sales who looks not only a bargain, but an exciting prospect that will Derby dreams in the year to come!

By the VRC Derby & Rosehill Guineas winner TARZINO, with the trainer that played a huge part in the career of TARZINO and rated as one of the top 5% of the sale on stride length and speed… we feel this one was meant to be!


A horse that trainer Mick Huglin had his eye on at a very early stage from the NZ Ready To Run sale. Having been head travelling foreman with the Group 1 star TARZINO before taking out his own license, we’ve been keen to race one of his progeny with Mick and when we saw the breeze up of this guy, we knew he was the one we had to have!

* Strong bodied, well grown, correct and nicely balanced young horse with a lovely temperament and action

* A most impressive breeze up in sharp time of 10.67 yet it was the work that went into his stride analysis behind the scenes who put this gelding in the top 5% of the sale for us on athleticism and stride length!

* By an exciting young sire who his trainer knows all about, we’ve been wanting one by him all year and the wait was well worth it!
According to Mick, this fella certainly looks to have taken after his sire


Sire: TARZINO (by Tavistock)

* Son of a fellow Champion in Tavistock, Tarzino was an exceptional racehorse and Champion 3yo Colt in Australia!

* Two-time Group 1 winner of the VRC Derby and Rosehill Guineas, 2nd in the Group 1 Australian Guineas over the mile and 4th in the Australian Derby. He had a turn of foot and stamina and he’s an exciting young prospect on the sire scene

* Trainer Mick Huglin was his right-hand man while in work, being travelling foreman for Mick Price and a lot of credit is owed to Mick on his handling of Tarzino throughout his career

Dam: TAHEYA (by Volksraad)

* By a Champion Broodmare sire in Volksraad, the very well-related half-sister to Stakes Winner TIP THE WINK has had a winner and three place-getters from lesser credentialled sires

* She is from the family of Group 1 winner LOVE DANCE and being by Volksraad this gelding carries a very highly rated cross that has produced multiple Group 1 winner VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL


Michael Huglin, Pakenham

In the very good hands of the "people's trainer' Mick Huglin who delivered his first ever win as a trainer when partnering with FLR only three years ago! Mick broke the metropolitan ceiling this year with Saucy Jack at Caulfield, trained his second City Winner recently with DENERO and his very hands-on, patient and honest approach has seen him since deliver more winners for #TeamFIRST and fun for owners on the track including impressive debut winner Whero Taupae, 2019 Hanging Rock Cup heroine and multiple city place-getter Savvy Belle, 3-time winner Baltic Amber and more recently, the inform SAVABIEN!


He is only $4,670 per 5% share inclusive of purchase price, purchase & bloodstock costs, export and freight to Australia, importation costs, insurance to 30th November 2021 and GST

Ongoing expenses estimated at an average of $140-160 per month per 5% share over a 12 month period.

Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) associated with this horse before considering this investment

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Bay gelding       Foaled 20th October 2018 

TARZINO TavistockMontjeu (Ire)Sadler's Wells
Upstage (GB)Quest for Fame
ZarzinoZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)
KindnessStar Way (GB)
Volksraad (GB)Green DesertDanzig
Celtic AssemblySecretariat
Kape DancerKaapstadSir Tristram (Ire)
Hula DanceRiverton (Fr)

TARZINO (NZ) (Bay 2012-Stud 2017). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2015-16. 4 wins from 1400m to 2500m, A$1,647,050, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Cove Hotel H., 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, 3d MVRC Dilmah Vase, Gr.2, 4th ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, MRC Autumn S., Gr.2. Half-brother to the dam of SP Ragnaar - Fast Ball (H.K.) (3d ARC Great Northern Foal S., L). His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

TAHEYA, by Volksraad (GB). Unplaced. Sister to Volk Dancer, half-sister to TIP THE WINK. This is her seventh foal. Dam of 4 foals to race-

 Queen Force (f by Rip Van Winkle (Ire)) Winner at 1400m in Malaysia.

 Qiji Olympia (f by Atlante) Placed to 2020-21 in NZ.

 Kariokka (f by O'Reilly) Placed at 2, 2d Hawkes Bay Bec Brad & Richard Turn 40 2YO S.

 Cider (g by Mastercraftsman (Ire)) Placed at 2 in NZ.


2nd dam

KAPE DANCER, by Kaapstad. Winner at 1300m in Aust. Sister to LOVE DANCE, three-quarter-sister to MORVEN WARRIOR, half-sister to Hula Song,  Dancing Hula (dam of I'VE GOT RHYTHM). Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

TIP THE WINK (f Stravinsky) 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$165,165, WRC Lightning H., L, Manawatu RC Flying H., L, Totally Vets H., WRC Precision & Optim H., Stella Artois H., 2d Taranaki RC Schweppervescence H., ARC Newstalk ZB H., Marton JC Crombie Lockwood H., BOP RC Platinum Homes H., 3d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, CJC Stewards S., Gr.3, Wanganui JC AME Electrical H., Manawatu RC Van Meer Suit Hire H., 4th Levin S., L. Producer.

Volk Dancer (f Volksraad) 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC Twilight II H., Avondale JC Takanini Feeds H., 3d ARC Soliloquy S., L, Avondale JC Jon Mudgway Memorial H., 4th Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2.

 Maverick. 5 wins from 1600m to 2200m, HK$3,508,500, HKJC Europe H., Suzhou H., Po Kin H., Success Partners H., Mount Gough H., 2d HKJC Elm H., Victoria Racing Club Trophy, Elderly Services H., Pedder H., Pat Sin Leng H.-twice, Tsim Sha Tsui H., Starlight H., 3d HKJC A Century of Real Estate H., Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera H.

 Goal Keeper. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in NZ and HK, HKJC Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars H., 3d HKJC Kau to Shan H.

 Move to the Groove. Winner at 1350m, BRC Chek Air Conditioning H., 3d BRC Pacific Inks P. Producer.


3rd dam

HULA DANCE, by Riverton (Fr). Unraced. Half-sister to HULA CHIEF, HULA DRUM, HAWAIIAN SONG,  Hula Gold (dam of SIR MIDAS). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

LOVE DANCE (f Kaapstad) Second top filly on The 1994-95 NZ 3YO Free H. 4 wins from 2000m to 2200m, NZ$320,025, A$89,000, Hawkes Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Mudgway Partsworld H., 2d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Ladies Mile, Gr.3, John Andrew Ford H., Avondale JC Western Leader H., 3d Hawkes Bay Plumpton Park Hotel & TAB H., 4th ARC Easter H., Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, ARC Soliloquy S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

 Global Dance. Winner at 2, 2d MRC Shankhill Lass H. Dam of 4 winners-

SEE THE WORLD (g Danzero) 9 wins to 1300m, A$574,150, ATC Maurice McCarten S., L, Gosford RC Takeover Target S., L, 2d ATC Winter S., L, 3d ATC Sebring S., Gr.3.

 Capital Raising. 4 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$86,250, 2d City Tatt's RC Tattersalls 2YO P., SAJC Super Sunday May 2YO H. Dam of 2 winners-

GLOBAL THINKING (f So You Think) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, NZ$84,100, Southland Guineas, L, BOP RC Gartshore H., 2d Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, 4th Whangarei RC Northland Breeders' S., Gr.3.

 Lobola. Placed at 2, 2d STC Hyland Race Colours 2YO H. Dam of 7 winners-

HANDFAST (g Street Cry) 6 wins to 1400m, A$436,225, to 2019-20, ATC South Pacific Classic, L, 2d BRC The Phoenix S., L, SCTC Hampden S., L, 3d Canberra RC National Sprint H., L.

RUSAMBO (g Elusive Quality) 2 wins at 1200m, A$252,940, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Zeditave S., L, 3d VRC Danehill S., Gr.2.

MORVEN WARRIOR (c Sir Tristram) 6 wins from 1800m to 2400m, A$94,875, WATC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Happy Valley H., Golden Wing H., City Life H., 2d SAJC Hello Shady H., Sans Rival H., Class Four H., WATC TV Extra H., 3d Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L.

Hula Song (f Sackford) Winner at 1300m, 3d VATC Gwyn Nursery S., L, Mona Nursery S., L, 4th VRC Ottawa S., L. Producer.

 Dancing Hula. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

I'VE GOT RHYTHM (g Rhythm) 4 wins from 1800m to 2000m, R166,585, Greyville Darley Arabian H., L.