Cambridge Stud stallion Tavistock has sustained an injury in his paddock which will impact his ability to cover over the coming weeks.
As such, Cambridge Stud have decided that Tavistock will be withdrawn from service for the remainder of the 2019 season.
He has covered 76 mares out of a large book with 43 in foal and 23 under service.
Tavistock has had a strong start to the racing season, particularly in Australia, off the back of good sale results.
It has already been a challenging year for Cambridge Stud, with the death of champion racehorse and boom new sire Roaring Lion, who succumbed to colic.
“It has been a difficult year and naturally we are disappointed that Tavistock will not be able to complete his book for this season,” Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptre said.
“However, long term his health is the only thing that matters, particularly with the representation he has coming through and we will focus on having him back for the 2020 season.”
A dual Group One winning son of Montjeu, Tavistock is the sire of 18 individual stakes winners, including Group One winners Werther, Tarzino, Volkstok'n'barrell and Tavago. – NZ Racing Desk