AS A racehorse he was one of the most popular pacers of the modern era.
With tremendous speed and a seemingly endless supply of stamina, Tiger Tara won the admiration of enthusiasts throughout Australasia.
Those same qualities also carried Tiger Tara to glory in seven Group Ones, including the Holy Grail of harness racing – the Inter Dominion.
Tiger Tara was also triumphant in the time honoured A G Hunter Cup and Victoria Cup, with his credits including Grand Circuit Champion and Australian Horse of the Year.
Thanks to his special traits Tiger Tara has become popular in the second stage of his life as a stallion.
Although he previously served a small amount of mares for trainer Kevin Pizzuto, Tiger Tara stood his first commercial season at stud in 2020/21.
The multi-millionaire took court at New South Wales-based breeding establishment Medowie Lodge, hosting a strong book of mares.
This year Tiger Tara has been transferred to another New South Wales operation – Yirribee Pacing Stud – where he is once again expected to be well patronised.
“We are very excited to have a stallion of Tiger Tara’s calibre and potential at Yirribee,” said Di Sutherland.
“He proved himself among the best time and time again and I’ve got no doubt he can emulate that as a sire.
“He had good numbers last season and we are positive he will do so again this year.”
Along with an outstanding record, which saw him register 37 wins and 40 placings for a bankroll of $2,375,065, Tiger Tara is ready to pass on a royal bloodline to his progeny according to Sutherland.
By premier stallion Bettors Delight, Tiger Tara is from Tara Gold which boasts a perfect record from six starters.
Tiger Tara’s family includes Group One winners Young Mister Charles, Power Of Tara, A Gs White Socks, Robyns Treasure and Class Of Tara along with feature winners Lachie Maguire, Sammy Maguire, Mathew Lee, Home For Gold, Salty Robyn, JB Maguire, Deano Robyn, Delightful Tara and Vena May to name a few.
“He is by Bettors Delight which needs no introduction and is one of his sire’s best progeny,” Sutherland said.
“His dam has a faultless strike rate and the family is littered with Group One, Two and Three winners.
“Tiger Tara has everything going for him to become a tremendous sire.”
Standing at the value price of $3500 including GST, Tiger Tara also fits into New South Wales colonial stallion rebate, which reduces his fee by $500 for eligible mares.
Tiger Tara’s progeny will be eligible for the rich New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge and corresponding bonuses as well as other state futurities as per each series’ conditions.