First Season Sires set to Succeed
First season sire Tivaci standing at Waikato Stud

Once stars on the racetrack, Karaka 2020 will feature an outstanding selection of first season sires embarking careers at Stud.


A Group One winner at two in the Dewhurst Stakes (1400m), Belardo (Lope de Vega) shuttles to Haunui Farm. He then added the Lockinge Stakes (1600m) as a four-year-old to earn a Timeform rating of 126. He also ran second to champion American mare Tepin (Bernstein) in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Ascot, and ran second to five-time Group One winner Solow (Singspiel) in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1600m).

Belardo is sire to 26 yearlings in next year’s Sale. Lot 60 is a half-brother to London Line (Blackfriars) a Listed winner in Hong Kong. Lot 476 out of Group One winning-mare Boundless (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy), is a half-sibling to stakes winner Richie McHorse (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice). Lot 737 is another half-brother to previous Karaka Million winner Hardline (NZ) (Showcasing).

Preferment (NZ)

Preferment is by the legendary Zabeel (NZ) an outstanding sire of sires – headed by the current champion kiwi stallion Savabeel. Preferment won the Group One Victoria Derby (2500m) as a three-year-old, and he was voted champion stayer in Australia following a four-year-old season that featured Group One victories in the Turnbull Stakes (2000m), Australian Cup (2000m) and BMW (2400m).

There are 30 progeny of Preferment catalogued. Lot 503 is a half-sister to Group Two Wellington Guineas winner Barside (NZ) (Tobougg), while Lot 792 is a half-sibling to Group Three winner Statham (NZ) (Danroad). Lot 87 is a half-sister to Group Three BRC Premier Cup winner The Candy Man.

Tarzino (NZ)

Standing at Westbury Stud, Tarzino is by multiple Group One winner and proven sire Tavistock (NZ). Tarzino won four races including the Group one Victoria Derby (2500m) and Rosehill Guineas (2000m). He was voted champion three-year-old in Australia in 2015-16, beating highly rated young stallions such as Exosphere (Lonhro), Spill the Beans (Snitzel) and Press Statement (Hinchinbrook).

Tarzino is the sire to 36 quality yearlings offered at Karaka 2020. Lot 47 is closely related to multiple Group One winner Lotteria (Redoute’s Choice) while Lots 39 and 205 are half-siblings to stakes winners respectively.


Tivaci is the latest addition to the stallion roster at Waikato Stud by sire of sires High Chaparral. From 21 career starts, Tivaci won six including the Group One All-Aged Stakes (1400m) in Sydney. He is the only son of High Chaparral to win a Group One race at a distance shorter than 1600m.

The exciting stallion prospect has 46 Lots on offer at NZB’s National Yearling Sales Series including siblings to four individual Group One winners. Lot 241 is a half-brother to Australian Guineas winner Grunt (NZ) (O’Reilly), while Lot 494 is a half-relation to Nicoletta (NZ) (Savabeel), winner of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Lot 336 is a half-brother to Group One winner A Touch Of Ruby (NZ) (Pins) and Lot 625 is a half-brother to Ambitious Dragon (Pins) who was Horse of the Year, Champion Middle Distance Horse and Champion Miler in Hong Kong.

Turn Me Loose (NZ)

Standing at Windsor Park Stud, Turn Me Loose is the only son of top sire Iffraaj at stud in New Zealand. Winner of the Group One New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) as a three-year-old, Turn Me Loose later proved himself against Australia’s best with brilliant Group One victories in the Emirates Stakes (1600m) and Futurity Stakes (1400m). He was New Zealand’s champion sprinter and middle-distance horse in 2015-16.

Turn Me Loose has 56 Lots catalogued for Karaka 2020. Lot 38 is a half-sibling to Group Two winner Fascino (NZ) (Charm Spirit) out of Group Two-winning and Group One placed mare Lady Kipling (NZ) (Savabeel). Lot 48 is a half-sister to The Justice League (NZ) (I Am Invincible) winner of the Group Two Wellington Guineas. Lot 369 is a half-sister to Group Two winner and Group One placed Scared Master (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) and Lot 544 is a half-relation to Group Three winner The Centenary (NZ) (Mastercraftsman).


Vadamos is by Monsun, the sire of three individual Melbourne Cup winners in the past six seasons. Standing at Rich Hill Stud, Vadamos won eight races including the Group One Prix du Moulin (1600m), two Group Two races and a Group Three. He placed in the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois (1600m) and was fourth in the Group One Cox Plate (2040m) and Emirates Stakes (2000m).

There are 46 progeny of Vadamos catalogued in Books 1, 2 and 3. Lot 599 is a half-brother to Group Three winner Manolo Blahniq (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) and Lot 106 is a half-relation of Chambord (NZ) (Zabeel), a Listed race winner and Group One placegetter. Lot 186 is a half-sibling to Listed winners Super Jockey (NZ) (Sandtrap) and Single Currency (NZ) (Bachelor Duke).

Other noteworthy first season sires standing in New Zealand include Puccini (NZ) by Encosta de Lago. Standing at Mapperley Stud, Puccini was New Zealand’s Champion Three-Year-Old in 2013-14, winning four stakes races including the Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m). He returned as a four-year-old to win the Group One Thorndon Mile (1600m).

Standing at Windsor Park Stud, Rageese is by Street Cry, the sire of champion mares Winx and Zenyatta. Rageese won four races including the Group Three L’Oreal Paris Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. He ran second to the highly rated young Australian stallion Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) in the Group One ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Telperion (Street Cry) stands at Westbury Stud by sire of sires Street Cry, with Per Incanto in the top three on the New Zealand sires’ premiership this season. Telperion won the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m), beating subsequent Group One winners Prized Icon (More than Ready) and Spright (Hinchinbrook).

Vanbrugh stands at Windsor Park Stud is by Encosta de Lago. During his successful racing career Vanbrugh won the Group One Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and the Group Three Coongy Handicap (2000m).

Standing at Highview Stud, Wrote (High Chaparral) has made an exciting start to his stud career in the northern hemisphere, siring 15 winners from 30 runners in his first two crops including the stakes-placed High Providence.

Join us at Karaka in January 2020 to secure your next champion.