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.
It’s those same qualities which carried Tiger Tara to glory in seven Group Ones, including the Holy Grail of harness racing – the Inter Dominion.
Tiger Tara also captured the time honoured A G Hunter Cup and Victoria Cup, with his credits including Grand Circuit Champion and Australian Horse of the Year.
Now Tiger Tara is expected to remain popular as he enters the next phase of his career.
Although he served a small book of mares for trainer Kevin Pizzuto, Tiger Tara will stand his first commercial season at stud in 2020/21.
The multi-millionaire is set to take court at New South Wales-based breeding establishment Medowie Lodge.
“We are very excited to have a stallion of Tiger Tara’s calibre and potential at Medowie Lodge,” Darren Reay said.
“He proved himself among the best time and time again and I’ve got no doubt he can take that into his career as a sire.”
Along with an outstanding record of 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 Reay.
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,” Reay 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.
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.
Along with his residency at Medowie Lodge, Alphastud, which offers semen for Falcon Selster, Live Or Die and Life Sign, is the agency for Tiger Tara.
“He’s already got 40 bookings and we’re expecting to get 200 mares,” Alphastud’s Richard Camilleri said.