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Tivaci Retired to Waikato Stud

Friday, 21st April 2017

High-class sprinter Tivaci is on his way to Waikato Stud to begin the next chapter of his career, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Matamata farm bought into the son of High Chaparral as a stallion prospect and the decision was made to retire the 4YO following his maiden Gr1 triumph in the All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick last Saturday. “We’ve been talking to all of the parties; trainer Mike Moroney, the owners and to Bruce Perry, who facilitated the deal, and we’ve made the decision to retire Tivaci,” Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick said. “There were options of Brisbane, Royal Ascot and Adelaide, but the horse hasn’t got anything more to prove. He’s a superior sprinter and he’s won a Group One race at one of the world’s biggest racing carnivals.” Chittick added: “He’s done all he has to and there’s not a lot of upside in carrying on. We’re proud for him to be joining the ranks at Waikato Stud. We want to get him here and let him settle in and show him off to breeders.” Tivaci (High Chaparral-Breccia, by Fastnet Rock), who hails from the family of Gr1 Toorak Handicap winner Allez Wonder and is a direct descendant of Melbourne Cup winning mare Rainbird (7th dam), retires with 6 wins (including the Gr3 Sunshine Coast Guineas, Gr3 CS Hayes Stakes & Listed VRC Kensington Stakes) & 5 placings (including the Gr1 Cantala Stakes & Gr1 Toorak Handicap) from 21 starts for $992,250 in earnings.


Tivaci winning the All Aged Stakes (image: Steve Hart)
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