Freshman stallion Tivaci looks to have an exciting future.
The Group One winning son of High Chaparral has his first crop of foals on the ground and at last week’s New Zealand Bloodstock Sale a weanling colt by Tivaci shared the day’s top price when selling for $95,000.
Consigned by leading Waikato farm Curraghmore, the colt is from the two-year-old winner and stakes placed mare Sitting On A Hill.
The result was good news for Ontrack Thoroughbreds which bought a half-brother to Tivaci by Brazen Beau at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast in January.
“The Brazen Beau-Breccia colt was $220,000 and at the time I thought that was amazing buying. A few months further down the track, it seems unbelievable buying,” said Ontrack’s Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“The Brazen Beau yearlings went to another level at sales in Sydney and Melbourne and his yearlings sold up to $1.15 million, so getting one of his colts which is a half-brother to a Group One winner at $220,000 seems fantastic value.
“Our colt is a great type and he comes from a family full of black type performers and it’s great to see Tivaci being so well received in the marketplace now that he’s standing at Waikato Stud.
“Tivaci won an All Aged Stakes in Sydney and has received strong support at stud with books of around 120 mares in his first two seasons.
“Waikato Stud is bullish about this horse and the Chittick family elected to leave the stallion’s service fee unchanged at $20,000 for his third season. It’s a vote of confidence when a horse’s third season fee is untouched.
“Our half-brother to Tivaci has been broken in by master horseman Greg Bennett and he flew through that process without a care in the world.
“He’s currently having a short spell before returning to Greg for some pre-training and another little break in the Queensland sun before going to Mick Price’s Caulfield stable in the spring,” said Grant Morgan.