Aquis Farm buys Spieth

High-class sprinter Spieth has been purchased by Aquis Farm Stallions Division.

Spieth is built in the same mould as his sire Thorn Park who also has Jimmy Choux and Ocean Park at stud in New Zealand.

Spieth broke his maiden second-up at Pakenham before graduating to a hat-trick at Kembla, Rosehill and Flemington during a winter 3yo campaign.  He returned the following spring to claim black-type in the City Tatts Lightning (1100m) at Randwick.

Trainer Bryce Heys raised the bar at his next two starts at Flemington in the G1 Darley Classic and G1 Lightning Stakes.  On both occasions, Spieth went down in head-bobbers to Malaguerra and Terravista.

Back in action this season, he was runner-up behind Redzel in the G3 Concorde Stakes at Randwick and was last seen tailing off in the G1 Darley Classic at Flemington on November 11.

Whether Spieth stays in training or is retired hasn’t been confirmed.  “There’s no leaning either way at this stage,” Aquis Farm CEO Shane McGrath said.  “We will give him a break and then reassess.

“He’s an outcross, has speed and is an outstanding individual.  He’s a 10 out of 10 physically and went within a lip of being a Group 1 winner.  If he stamps his yearlings, he will make a commercial stallion.”

Spieth is out of the British-bred NZ winner Stella Livia (Titus Livius).  She is a half-sister to German Group 1 winner Ransom O’War from the family of high-class performers Charm Spirit, Russian Bond and Snaadee.