We are delighted to announce that Waikato Stud’s exciting new first season sire Tivaci will shuttle to The National Stud for the 2018 breeding season.

Touted as the world’s fastest son of High Chaparral, Tivaci registered six wins from 1000m-1600m with feature success attained in Australia’s Gr.1 All Aged Stakes, the Gr.3 VRC CS Hayes Stakes, the Gr.3 Sunshine Coast Guineas and the Listed VRC Kensington Stakes.  He was also placed a further 3 times in Gr.1 contests, and twice at Gr.2 and Gr.3 level.

Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick said “Waikato Stud identified Tivaci as a potential sire prospect as a three-year-old, when he was consistently reeling off impressive final 600m sectionals. At no time was his electric turn of foot more obvious than when he completed the final 600m of the Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington in 32.1 seconds – they have to be pretty special to be able to do that”.

Bred by Hall of Fame trainer Bart Cummings, Tivaci is by Champion sire High Chaparral and is out of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Breccia, who is a half-sister to Stakes winners Allez Wonder (Gr.1) and Pretty Pins (Gr.3).

Ben Sangster, Chairman of The National Stud Board of Directors said “This is a very exciting, ground breaking venture for the stud and we very much look forward to working with one of the major stallion farms in New Zealand”.

A northern hemisphere stud fee will be announced for Tivaci at a later date.  He is currently standing his first season at Waikato Stud for AU$20,000.