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Barnstorming Gr.1 All Aged Stakes Winner

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$20,000 plus GST in 2017


Waikato Stud has announced that the exciting Gr.1 sprinter/miler Tivaci has been retired for stud.

Tivaci sealed his Gr.1 sire credentials with an extraordinary last-to-first win in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick last Saturday.

“It was a devastating finish. They weren’t making ground from the back all day,” explained successful jockey Damien Oliver.

“When I pulled out in the straight, he showed a great acceleration, and finished over top of them.”

With the impressive Weight-For-Age win, the handsome 4YO son of High Chaparral retires with a race record showing six wins at distances from 1000m-1600m – four of which at black-type level- and with earnings just short of a million dollars.

“It was a stunning performance and a great result full stop for New Zealand’s breeding industry,” said Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick.

“Obviously he had to have the pedigree but what really drew us to him was what an imposing athlete he was and his blistering turn of foot. When you look at his performances, he continually reels off super quick sectionals in sprint races.”

Like Oliver, who describes Tivaci as a magnificent individual, Chittick has no doubt that people will be impressed by the muscular Gr.1 sprinter/miler’s physical appeal.

“He’s a real physical specimen,” commented Chittick.

“He has a unique pedigree for a top class sprinter. He is by High Chaparral and is a good 16 hands high and an absolute beast.

“You knew he had to be a good type when you had two wonderful judges in Paul Moroney and Bruce Perry locked in a bidding dual trying to purchase him as a yearling.

“Having gone on to show the ability to compete successfully at the highest level in Australia and at sprint distances, Tivaci is an exciting sire prospect for sure. We thoroughly appreciate being given the opportunity to buy into him.”

While connections did give consideration to racing on, the dominant nature of Tivaci’s s win over Australia’s top sprinters at Sydney’s The Championships Carnival leant itself to retirement.

“We love racing horses, but we also love making stallions. You can’t really improve on elite Gr.1 success at one of the world’s best racing carnivals. He’s shown us he is a superior sprinter against top class fields, so he really doesn’t have anything more to prove.

Tivaci will stand for $20,000 plus GST in 2017.


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