Blackiston Racing


By TIVACI, Group 1 winning son of HIGH CHAPARRAL, stamping his stock with quality

Sold $80000 Tivaci x Checkout yearling colt

3yo Bay Colt

  • Sire: Tivaci (by High Chaparral)
  • Dam: Checkout (by Savabeel)
  • Foal Date: November 5, 2019 (NZ)

Out of a winning daughter of SAVABEEL, from a strong family.

Tivaci x Checkout Reserved


Having inspected this colt several times in the days leading up to his moment in the ring as lot 549 (Inglis Premier Sale), we have been impressed by his attitude and ability to remain loose, confident and athletic.

He is a lovely balanced colt, in proportion and has a fluent movement. He uses his hips and hind-quarter purposefully, and has a nice stride length and overstep. Importantly, he displays nice cadence too, important for sprinter-milers which we think this guy will be when he grows into his frame and matures as a late 2YO and 3YO.

Superbly prepared and presented by Stonehouse Thoroughbreds (Vic), this colt was offered on behalf of renowned nursery Waikato Stud in NZ. Take a closer look at this pedigree further down the page and you will see his family is truly a ‘Waikato’ family!

The Sire

This colt is from the second crop of TIVACI, a Group 1 winning sprinter / miler. By High Chaparral, he was understandably stepped up in distance early in his 3yo season, placing second in a Listed race over 1800m before being tried at 2000m But it quickly became clear his class was on show when kept to the sprinting and mile distances.

Returning in the Autumn as a three-year-old, he impressively won the Group 3 Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. He progressed to another Group win in Queensland over 1600m.

When he matured as a striking and powerful four-year-old, he placed in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis (1200m), Group 1 Toorak Hcp (1600m) and Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m). After another stakes-win at Flemington over 100m he put int two solid runs in the Newmarket Hcp (5th) and TJ Smith (4th) before powering away with his Group 1 victory in the All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.

Tivaci performed well on both firm and soft tracks, left and right-handed. He is stamping his stock with quality and they have been well sought-after at the yearling sales. He is known for his outstanding pedigree and exceptional good looks and has let down into a magnificent stallion, standing over 16.1 hands.

He and is showing more muscle and strength than his own sire High Chaparral who is now emerging as a highly successful sire of sires. It is worth noting one of the most promising sons of High Chaparral at stud is TORONADO. Like Tivaci, he too excelled over the sprint and mile distances.

The Dam

CHECKOUT won one race in a relatively short career. By SAVABEEL out of the multiple group-winner SHOPAHOLIC, she was always going to the breeding barn, and this colt is her first living foal.

Checkout’s dam, second dam and third dam are all Group-winners who have produced and continue to produce well-performed progeny. Of the 34 runners descending from IGUAZU (this colt’s fourth dam), 26 are winners and 8 are stakes-winners. Take a look on the pedigree page below and you will see plenty of black-type and a solid history of good-producing mares.

This family is best represented by SACRED FALLS (G1 Doncaster Hcp-twice, and G1 George Main S.), but PACKING PINS is not far behind having placed in three Group 1 events including the world-class Hong Kong Champions Mile.



Tivaci x Checkout Pedigree

The Broodmare Sire

Savabeel is quietly building a good profile as a broodmare sire. His daughters have produced 180 winners including 12 at stakes level, winning a total of 17 stakes-wins. Most notably they include NOT AN OPTION (G2 WRC Wakefield Challenge S.), FASCINO (G2 MVRC Fillies Classic) and TOKORANGI (G2 Waikato Guineas).

Interestingly, Tokorangi is a grand-daughter of High Chaparral, so good to see the cross of that great sire over Savabeel starting to produce good results.

Another interesting point is how runners out of mares by Savabeel are performing over the short distances. We do not think of Savabeel as a speed influence, but of those 17 stakes wins, 7 are recorded at a distance of 1200m or less, and 13 at 1600m or less.


Price: $80000
  • Inclusions: +GST purchase price