THEY are unlikely to reach the grand heights of their famous relative, but two handy pacers have the opportunity to become the clan’s latest Group winner.
Set to clash in Kilmore tomorrow night, well-bred geldings Stingray Tara and Tango Tara are engaged in the Winter Championship, which carries Group Three status.
As the ‘Tara’ moniker suggests, the pair hail from the same family as Tiger Tara.
One of the modern day stars, Tiger Tara won seven Group Ones including harness racing’s Holy Grail – the Inter Dominion.
While under the care of colourful horseman Kevin Pizzuto, Tiger Tara also captured the A G Hunter and Victoria Cups to become Grand Circuit Champion and Australian Horse of the Year.
Prepared by Geoff Webster, Stingray Tara is Tiger Tara’s brother, being by Bettors Delight from Tara Gold.
“It’d be nice if he could go as far as Tiger Tara did,” Webster said. “I don’t think he will win a Group One, but we’d settle for a Group Three on the weekend.
“He’s been racing in solid form without any luck and gets his chance from barrier two.
“It’s a pretty even field with several chances, including Tango Tara.”
A member of the powerful Andy Gath stable, Tango Tara faces a daunting task from the outside of the second row.
By A Rocknroll Dance, Tango Tara is from Tara Delight – a half-sister to Tara Gold – with the family including Group One winner Power Of Tara.