Group 1 sprinter Terravista retired

Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride has retired his Group 1 winning sprinter Terravista after the eight-year-old Captain Rio gelding failed to feature in the listed Ortensia Stakes over 1100m at Scone on Saturday.

Pride said on social media that he was 'Proud to have trained the former WBS Terravista 11 wins from 32 starts 2.6 million in prize money happy retirement big guy'.

Terravista won the 2014 Group 1 Darley Classic over 1200m down Flemington's straight sprint course under Hugh Bowman defeating Chautauqua and Lankan Rupee.

The course was his favourite at the highest level and he was narrowly beaten in the Darley Classic by Delectation in 2015 and last year ran Redzel to within 3/4L.

He won the 2017 Group 1 Lightning Stakes over 1000m on the course defeating Spieth (NZ) and Star Turn and was second to his mightly competitor Chautauqua in the 2016 renewal. He was third in the 2015 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m on the course to Brazen Beau and Chautauqua.

At Randwick Terravista was third to Chautauqua in the 2015 Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes over 1200m. He won a totoal of seven black type races.

Terravista's half-brother Ball Of Muscle, out of the late broodmare Parfore (Gold Brose), remains in Pride's stable, the seven-year-old son of Dubawi having most recently ran in the Galaxy in March, finishing sixth, and currently listed as spelling.

Terravista's 11 wins went with seven placings and he raced for Mr N B Couper, Mr A J Rix, Mr G J Robinson, Mr T M Ungar, Mr I G Cornell, Mrs L M Blundell, Mr P W Callaghan, Mr P J Trowbridge, Mrs J M Callaghan and Mr A A McKinnon.

Terravista, picture