Too Darn Hot x Tavispirit

Too Darn Hot


Total price
NZB Karaka - Yearling Sale (Book 1)


Shares are now available in this statuesque, energetic filly by ‘sire on fire’ Too Darn Hot out of Tavispirit, a mare hailing from New Zealand racing royalty who has blue blood flowing through her veins. This filly has a pedigree bulging with Group and black-type winners featuring some legendary names and will have you dreaming of winning the Thousand Guineas or the Oaks.

Bred by the well-renowned Cambridge Stud and purchased at the recent Karaka NZ Sales, her sire Too Darn Hot is one of the most sought-after and exciting stallion prospects in the world. A multiple European Group 1 winner over 1400m to 1600m and Champion 2yo colt, Too Darn Hot got off to a sizzling start in Europe last year with four 2yo Group winners from his first crop led by Group 1 winner Fallen Angel, and has two very smart 2yo sprinters from his first crop in Australia, most notably Arabian Summer and Too Darn Lizzie.

Her dam Tavispirit was unraced but she features one of the best New Zealand bloodlines you will see, with names like Zabeel, Tavistock, Imposingly, Bonneval and Champagne featuring in her pedigree. This filly is her first foal.

The Grand-dam, Full Of Spirit, was an Australian Group 3 winner over 2000m and is a daughter of blue hen producer and NZ Broodmare of the Year Imposingly, dam of group winners Bonneval—winner of the Group 1 Australian Oaks, New Zealand Oaks and Underwood Stakes, as well as three other races at Group 2 and Group 3 level—Group 2 winner Lord Arthur, Australian Group 3 and Listed winner Imposing Lass, Group 3 winner Lady Cumquat, and of course Full Of Spirit. She also produced Listed winner and Group 1-placed Frontman.

But it doesn’t stop there. This filly is closely related to NZ Derby winner St Reims, Group winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne and Listed winners Martique and Nadege.

Whilst the female line shows plenty of talent over 1600m to 2400m, the sire line shows champion ability at 1400m to 1600m. Looking at the pedigree, together with this girl’s build and forward motion, she looks like a mid-to-late two-year-old type that should improve further as a three-year-old. It suggests she could be a middle-distance to staying prospect, with 1600m looking particularly strong.

She will be trained by Simon Zahra based at Flemington, Victoria, who tasted multiple Group-winning success when in partnership with Mathew Ellerton before recently striking out on his own, with the most notable horse being Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily.

This filly is eligible for the BOBS Bonus in NSW and is nominated for the Karaka Millions Race Series featuring a $1 million race for two-year-olds and $1.5 Million race for three-year-olds.

There has never been a better time to be in racehorse ownership, so Email Jason at for the full details and PDS, secure your share in this beautiful filly and experience racehorse ownership with real X-factor.