Spieth Retired to Aquis Hunter Valley

Media Release - Wednesday June 13

Spieth the sprinting sensation by the ill-fated Champion Sire Thorn Park, who missed taking out the Group I  Newmarket Handicap and Group I Darley Classic by the narrowest of margins, has been retired to stand at Aquis in the Hunter Valley for the upcoming breeding season.

Spieth - Grant CourtneyIn a golden age for Australian sprinting stars, Spieth will go down as one of the most talented top-level sprinters to ever retire to stud. 

A coup for savvy breeders who understand the value of 'raw speed' and have reaped the rewards when backing stallions who profile very similar to Spieth, such as Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Not A Single Doubt, Commands, and of course I Am Invincible.

Spieth will stand for a fee of $16,500 incl GST in 2018.

Being by Thorn Park out of a Titus Livius mare, Spieth is the ultimate outcross sire for commercial Australian breeders. The fastest son of Thorn Park, he is a genetic masterpiece and a mirror image of his Champion Sire, whilst hailing from the family of Champion Sires Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur as well as one of the leading European first season sires in Charm Spirit.

"Spieth retires as one of the unluckiest sprinters in recent times. We will be committing 30 of our very best mares to Spieth, highlighted by the dam of Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap winner Santa Ana Lane. He will be limited to a book of 175 mares in his first season. There won't be a better looking or better value First Season Sire in the Hunter this year than Spieth," says Shane McGrath, Aquis CEO.

Spieth was raced in partnership with some wonderful international and local friends and breeders, with the likes of Raffles Racing, Rothwell Park, G1G Racing and Breeding, Evergreen Stud and Sledmere Stud to name a few. The support he is receiving will give him every opportunity to succeed at stud and become Australia's latest breeding sensation.

In the modern era where Danehill line stallions and mares are ever too prevalent, Spieth provides breeders an outcross that supports commercial breeding goals and continues the Australian market demand for tough, speed genes.

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