Waikato Stud sire Tivaci will not shuttle to the English National Stud later this month for the 2018 northern breeding season.
The Group 1-winning son of High Chaparral served a book of over 140 mares in his first season in New Zealand, including Group 1 winners Daffodil, Costume and I Do as well as the dams of top-level winners Ambitious Dragon, Kawi, Shamexpress, Brambles, Thee Auld Floozie and Consensus
“After such a successful season that has just gone so quickly, we have decided not to take up the offer from the English National Stud,” Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick said. “This decision was not taken lightly. It was not in our original planning, but developed after the initial approach from the English National Stud.
“We feel the off-season at Waikato Stud will give us more chance to promote such an impressive horse to our constant stream of visitors.”
Bred by Bart Cummings, Tivaci is out of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Breccia, a half-sister to G1 Toorak Handicap winner Allez Wonder. He fetched $250,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and went on to win the G1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick.
“He is incredible to work with, inside and outside of the breeding barn and he has learned and worked in a very professional manner,” added Chittick. “We are especially proud of the book he has served. His fertility is fantastic and we are delighted with the quality of mares he has covered.”