Te Akau Ben

Account of CURRAGHMORE, Te Awamutu (As Agent).

(The property of Raffles Dancer's (NZ) Pty Ltd)



Foaled 25th August 2017

Bay Colt



Branded: rf2nr sh; 5 over 7 off sh





Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer


Top Ville


Quest for Fame

Rainbow Quest


High Line


Danalaga (AUS)




Northern Dancer


His Majesty






TAVISTOCK (NZ) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). 6 wins-1 at 2, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1. Champion Sire in HK in 2015-16. Sire of 251 rnrs, 159 wnrs, 17 SW, inc. SW Werther (HKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1), Tarzino, Tavago, Volkstok'n'barrell, Tavidream - Circuit Glory (H.K.), Hasselhoof, Tomelilla, Hiflyer, Gobstopper, Pacorus, Infantry, Avisto, Longchamp, Nymph Monte, Won Won Too, Tavy, Titanium, SP Tavisan, Milseain, etc.

1st dam

Danalaga , by Danehill. 3 wins at 1400m, 2600m, A$136,460, AJC Tie the Knot H., SAJC Lakewood Stud H., 2d Murray Bridge Gold Cup, L , MRC Fraar H., SAJC Distinctive Homes H., VRC Riding for the Disabled Cup H., Dowling Forest H., SAJC Millicent Cup Day H., 3d SAJC Chairman's S., L , Port Adelaide Guineas, L , 4th South Australian Oaks, Gr.1 . This is her seventh living foal. Her sixth foal is a 2YO. Dam of five foals to race, four winners, inc:-

MORE THAN SACRED (f. by More Than Ready). 5 wins 1600m to 2400m, NZ$368,475, A$53,100, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1 , ARC Sunline Vase, Gr.3 , Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3 , Counties RC HR Fisken & Sons Ltd H., 2d Cranbourne Cup, L , ARC John Deere Agrowquip H., 3d Auckland Cup, Gr.1 , Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2 , 4th ARC City of Auckland Cup, Gr.2 , Geelong Cup, Gr.3 .

Sacred Empire (g. by More Than Ready). 3 wins at 1800m, 2000m to 2017-18, CJC Pryde's Easifeed H., 3d CJC Cashmere Estate H.

Delantero (g. by Savabeel). Winner at 1900m, 3d WATC Crown Towers H.

More Than Ever (g. by More Than Ready). 2 wins at 1612m, 1850m in 2018-19 in Aust.

2nd dam

TAMARINO, by Caerleon. Placed at 3 in France. Half-sister to NORTHERN SPUR , GREAT MARQUESS , KNELLER , OENOTHERA (dam of SUNDROP ), Heaven Only Knows (dam of GLYNDEBOURNE , L'EREDITIERA ). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:-

Danalaga (Danehill). 3 wins. See above.

Crawfish. 22 wins 1200m to 1640m, A$258,308, to 2018-19, MRC Cove Hotel H., 2d MRC Pura Light Start P., 4th VRC Fashion S., L .

Ample Gains. 7 wins 1400m to 1650m, HK$5,286,600, HKJC Dianthus H.

El Gitano. 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC Rotary Club Auckland East H.

3rd dam

Fruition , by Rheingold. Placed at 3, 2d Goodwood Lupe S., L . Half-sister to FLAME OF TARA (dam of SALSABIL , MARJU , DANSE ROYALE , FLAME OF ATHENS , SONG OF TARA ), Blaze of Tara , Nacibi , Welsh Love (dam of SECOND EMPIRE , BALESTRINI , AJHIBA , HEMINGWAY , IHTIRAM ). Dam of 17 foals, 13 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

NORTHERN SPUR (Sadler's Wells). Champion turf colt in USA in 1995. 6 wins-1 at 2-1710m to 3000m, Breeders' Cup Turf S., Gr.1 , Santa Anita Oak Tree Invitational H., Gr.1 , Longchamp Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2 , Saint-Cloud Prix du Lys, Gr.3 , 2d Hollywood Turf H., Gr.1 . Sire.

GREAT MARQUESS (Touching Wood). 10 wins 1¼m to 24½f, £152,775 in GB and U.A.E, Newmarket Jockey Club Cup, Gr.3 , Doncaster Cup, Gr.3 .

KNELLER (Lomond). 5 wins-1 at 2-1m to 2¼m, £109,885, Newmarket Jockey Club Cup, Gr.3 , Doncaster Cup, Gr.3 . Died at 3.