TIGER TARA — A CERTIFIED RACETRACK CHAMPION WHOSE STUD CAREER IS OFF TO A BRILLIANT START
BETTOR’S DELIGHT-TARA GOLD (DREAM AWAY)
Bay horse. Foaled 2010. 15.3 hands.
Macca Lodge is thrilled to be offering the champion New Zealand bred stallion Tiger Tara at stud.
The seven-time Group One winner will be available commercially to New Zealand breeders for the first time in the 2022-23 breeding season, exclusively through Macca Lodge.
Tiger Tara’s deeds on the racetrack are well documented with the sire a headline act, competing at the highest level in New Zealand and Australia throughout his career.
A two-time Group One winner of the Sires Stakes Final and Northern Derby at three-years-old, Tiger Tara graduated into New Zealand’s open class ranks as a four-year-old, which would mark the beginning of an incredible Grand Circuit career.
In his first open class preparation at just four-years-old, the pacer won the Group One New Zealand Free-For-All, Hannon Memorial and Canterbury Classic.
After his sale to Kevin Pizzutto and family, Tiger Tara took top billing among Australia’s best pacers winning the Group One Canadian Club Sprint, Group One NSW Golden Mile, Renshaw Cup, Sydney Cup, Brian Hancock Cup and the Goulburn Gold Cup.
In 2018 and 2019, Tiger Tara went on a winning spree that solidified his place as a once in a generation talent.
The stallion’s winning run included an unprecedented treble in Grand Circuit events – the Group One Inter Dominion Final, the Group One A. G. Hunter Cup and the Group One Victoria Cup.
In arguably his finest hour, Tiger Tara ran away and hid from a star-studded field in the Group One Interdominion Pacing Final by half the length of the Melton straight.
In a career spanning eight seasons, Tiger Tara amassed $2,375,065 from 37 wins and 40 placings in 112 starts and took a mile mark of 1:49.8.
During his all-conquering reign, Tiger Tara was crowned Australian Horse of the Year, NSW Horse of the Year and Grand Circuit champion.
The stallion served a small number of mares in experimental matings during his racing career.
The results of these have given breeders a glimpse of what is to come when Tiger Tara serves larger books during his retirement.
From his first crop of just THREE Australian foals, Tiger Tara has produced Tigerlicious (Tiger Tara-Proven R-American Ideal) and the outstanding three-year-old KING TIGER (Tiger Tara-Truley Sue-Elsu).
King Tiger has won six of his seven starts including a debut win in 1.53.9 and an incredibly tough performance to take out the Bankstown Derby.
By the champion sire Bettor’s Delight, from the Dream Away mare Tara Tara, Tiger Tara boasts an outstanding pedigree.
The stallion’s maternal family includes Robyn’s Treasure (2x Group One winner & NZ Oaks winner), Salty Robyn (1:49.4), Boots Electric (Group One winner 1.51.2) Sammy Maguire (20 wins) and Matthew Lee (Group One winner).
Tiger Tara stands at a fee of $3500+GST in the 2022-23 breeding season.A discount of 20% applies for bookings of two or more mares.