Bagalollies, the newly crowned New Zealand Broodmare of the Year, has given birth to another quality Tavistock colt at Highden Park.
The colt was born on Wednesday and Libby Bleakley, who owns the Manawatu boutique thoroughbred farm with husband Sam, said his arrival was a relief.
“He was 17 days overdue, so we have been hanging out,” she said.
“We could see the whole way through the pregnancy that she was brewing up a really good foal, the fact that she took the extra time to grow him out properly was appreciated by us.
“We’re very happy with him. He was 60.5kg at birth, which is above average.
“We chose to stand her down last season because she kept having November foals and chose to give her that year off to get in nice and early and that has paid dividends.”
By Tavistock, the colt is a full-brother to 2016 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther, multiple Group-placed mare Milseain and Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) winner Gobstopper.
Bagalollies will return to Cambridge Stud this season to be covered by Tavistock.