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Star sprinter Terravista retired

  • Mon, 14 May 2018
  • AAP Turf
Dual Group One-winning sprinter Terravista (right) has run his last race.

Dual Group One-winning sprinter Terravista (right) has run his last race.

Dual Group One-winning sprinter Terravista has run his last race folloowing the decision by trainer Joe Pride and his owners to retire him after a lacklustre performance at Scone on Saturday.

Terravista finished ninth of 12 runners in the Listed Ortensia Stakes, a race connections decided was a better option than the Group One Doomben 10,000.

In a career spanning five seasons, Terravista won 11 of his 32 starts including the 2014 Darley Classic and 2017 Lightning Stakes, both down the Flemington straight course. His Lightning win elevated him to the world's equal best sprinter and he earned his owners more than A$2.6 million.

Terravista's career was beset by feet issues which Pride had to manage carefully.

He is by Captain Rio from New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Parfore, who also produced the Pride-trained Group One winner Tiger Tees and Group Two-winning stablemate Ball Of Muscle.

She was also the dam of dual Singapore Horse of the Year and now successful sire Super Easy and the stakes winner Our Lukas.