Tie the Knot

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Tie the Knot
Blushing Groom, the grandsire of Tie the Knot.
Sire Nassipour (USA)
Grandsire Blushing Groom (FR)
Dam Whisked (AUS)
Damsire Whiskey Road (USA)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1994
Country Australia
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Sandy Tait & Jill Nivison
Owner Sandy Tait & Jill Nivison
Trainer Guy Walter
Record 62: 21-9-8
Earnings A$6,212,835[1]
Major wins
Spring Champion Stakes (1997)
Rosehill Guineas (1998)
Sydney Cup (1998, 1999)
Underwood Stakes (1998)
Chipping Norton Stakes (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
The BMW Stakes (1999, 2000)
Ranvet Stakes (2000, 2001)
Awards
Australian Champion Stayer (2000)
Last updated on 6 October 2009

Tie the Knot (foaled 1994 - Died October 2012)[2] was an Australian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won 13 Group One races. In 1999-2000, he was voted Australian Champion Stayer.

Breeding[edit]

Tie the Knot was a chestnut gelding sired by Nassipour (USA) from Whisked by Whiskey Road (USA). Nassipour was also the sire of Let's Elope (NZ), who won the Melbourne Cup, Mackinnon Stakes and Caulfield Cup. Tie the Knot was bred and raced by Mr O.P. Tait and Mrs S.S. Nivison. He was a half brother to the stakes winner Dream Ballad by Singspiel (IRE) and eight other named horses.[3] Their dam, Whisked, won three group races and almost A$550,000, including the VATC One Thousand Guineas. She died on 29 September 2009 from complications after producing a live filly by Strategic.[4]

Racing career[edit]

Tie the Knot won the Sydney Cup in both 1998 and 1999 and captured the Group one Chipping Norton Stakes in four consecutive years between 1999 and 2002.[5]

He retired from racing with a record of 21 wins and 17 minor placings and earnings of A$6,212,835 from his 62 starts.[6] His total of 13 group one wins has been topped in Australasia only by Black Caviar's 15 wins, Kingston Town's 14 and is equal to Sunline's. The only other horses to better his number of G1 wins are John Henry with 16 wins and Forego with 14 wins. His winnings in stake money places him fourth to Makybe Diva (GB), Sunline (NZ) and Northerly on the all-time Australasian list.

Tie the Knot was voted the 1999-2000 Australian Champion Stayer.

Race record[edit]

1996-97 Season as a Two Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
5th 17 Jun 1997 2yo Hcp Restricted Warwick Farm NA 1200 m 54 J. Sheehan 1st - Loophole
6th 09 Jul 1997 2yo Hcp Restricted Warwick Farm NA 1400 m 54 J. Sheehan 1st - Punt
Won 26 Jul 1997 2yo Hcp Restricted Randwick NA 1600 m 53 D. Beadman 2nd - Grey Maja
1997-98 Season as a Three Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
4th 16 Aug 1997 3yo Hcp Restricted Rosehill NA 1200 m 52.5 R. Thompson 1st - Adam
2nd 30 Aug 1997 Peter Pan Stakes Rosehill G2 1500 m 55.5 D. Beadman 1st - On Air
Won 13 Sep 1997 Gloaming Stakes Rosehill G2 1900 m 55.5 D. Beadman 2nd - Irish Air
Won 27 Sep 1997 Dulcify Stakes Randwick LR 2000 m 57.5 D. Beadman 2nd - Spying
Won 04 Oct 1997 Spring Champion Stakes Randwick G1 2000 m 55.5 D. Beadman 2nd - Brave Prince
3rd 18 Oct 1997 Norman Robinson Stakes Caulfield LR 2000 m 57.5 D. Beadman 1st - Brave Prince
2nd 01 Nov 1997 Victoria Derby Flemington G1 2500 m 55.5 D. Beadman 1st - Second Coming
5th 14 Feb 1998 Expressway Stakes Randwick G2 1300 m 53 S. Dye 1st - Hockney
5th 28 Feb 1998 Hobartville Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 55.5 K. Moses 1st - Pleasure Giver
8th 14 Mar 1998 Canterbury Guineas Rosehill G1 1800 m 55.5 S. Dye 1st - Tycoon Lil
Won 28 Mar 1998 Rosehill Guineas Rosehill G1 2000 m 55.5 S. Dye 2nd - Tycoon Lil
2nd 11 Apr 1998 Australian Derby Randwick G1 2400 m 55.5 S. Dye 1st - Gold Guru
Won 18 Apr 1998 Sydney Cup Randwick G1 3200 m 50.5 S. Dye 2nd - Doriemus
1998-99 Season as a Four Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
3rd 22 Aug 1998 Warwick Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 57.5 S. Dye 1st - What Can I Say
3rd 05 Sep 1998 Chelmsford Stakes Randwick G2 1600 m 57.5 S. Dye 1st - Might and Power
Won 20 Sep 1998 Underwood Stakes Caulfield G1 1800 m 57 S. Dye 2nd - Jezabeel
7th 03 Oct 1998 Turnbull Stakes Flemington G2 2000 m 57.5 P. Payne 1st - Aerosmith
3rd 17 Oct 1998 Caulfield Cup Caulfield G1 2400 m 55.5 S. Dye 1st - Taufan's Melody
5th 31 Oct 1998 Mackinnon Stakes Flemington G1 2000 m 57 S. Dye 1st - Champagne
6th 03 Nov 1998 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 55.5 S. Dye 1st - Jezabeel
3rd 06 Feb 1999 Expressway Stakes Randwick G2 1200 m 57.5 S. Dye 1st - Kidman's Cove
3rd 20 Feb 1999 Apollo Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Kidman's Cove
Won 27 Feb 1999 Chipping Norton Stakes Warwick Farm G1 1600 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Forgotten Hero
2nd 13 Mar 1999 Ranvet Stakes Rosehill G1 2000 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Darazari
Won 27 Mar 1999 Mercedes Classic Rosehill G1 2400 m 57.5 S. Dye 2nd - Intergaze
Won 05 Apr 1999 Japan Plate Randwick LR 2000 m 60 S. Dye 2nd - Ear's Ronny
Won 10 Apr 1999 Sydney Cup Randwick G1 3200 m 57 S. Dye 2nd - Praise Indeed
1999-00 Season as a Five Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
2nd 21 Aug 1999 Warwick Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Sunline
2nd 04 Sep 1999 Chelmsford Stakes Randwick G2 1600 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Intergaze
Won 18 Sep 1999 Hill Stakes Rosehill G2 1900 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Joss Sticks
Won 02 Oct 1999 Craven Plate Randwick G3 2000 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Arena
2nd 09 Oct 1999 Yalumba Stakes Caulfield G1 2000 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Northern Drake
2nd 23 Oct 1999 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Sunline
8th 30 Oct 1999 Mackinnon Stakes Flemington G1 2000 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Rogan Josh
14th 02 Nov 1999 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Rogan Josh
8th 26 Feb 2000 Expressway Stakes Randwick G2 1200 m 57.5 S. Dye 1st - Mr Innocent
5th 11 Mar 2000 Apollo Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Sunline
Won 18 Mar 2000 Chipping Norton Stakes Warwick Farm G1 1600 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Adam
Won 01 Apr 2000 Ranvet Stakes Rosehill G1 2000 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Arena
Won 15 Apr 2000 Mercedes Classic Rosehill G1 2400 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Arena
Won 29 Apr 2000 St Ledger Randwick G2 2600 m 58.5 S. Dye 2nd - Sharscay
9th 6 May 2000 Sydney Cup Randwick G1 3200 m 60 S. Dye 1st - Streak
2000-01 Season as a Six Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
6th 09 Sep 2000 Theo Marks Stakes Rosehill G2 1300 m 60 D. Beadman 1st - Hire
2nd 23 Sep 2000 Bill Ritchie Handicap Randwick G3 1400 m 60 D. Beadman 1st - Landsighting
12th 02 Oct 2000 Epsom Handicap Randwick G1 1600 m 59.5 D. Beadman 1st - Shogun Lodge
3rd 14 Oct 2000 Yalumba Stakes Caulfield G1 2000 m 58 D. Beadman 1st - Sky Heights
9th 28 Oct 2000 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 D. Beadman 1st - Sunline
Won 17 Feb 2001 Expressway Stakes Randwick G2 1200 m 57.5 P. Payne 2nd - Referral
4th 03 Mar 2001 Apollo Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1400 m 58 P. Payne 1st - Sunline
Won 10 Mar 2001 Chipping Norton Stakes Randwick G1 1600 m 58 P. Payne 2nd - Dottoressa
Won 24 Mar 2001 Ranvet Stakes Rosehill G1 2000 m 58 P. Payne 2nd - Hill of Grace
4th 07 Apr 2001 Mercedes Classic Rosehill G1 2400 m 58 P. Payne 1st - Curata Storm
2001-02 Season as a Seven Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
6th 18 Aug 2001 Warwick Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1300 m 58 P. Payne 1st - Lonhro
14th 23 Sep 2001 Eat Well Live Well Cup Caulfield G1 1400 m 59 P. Payne 1st - Mr Murphy
4th 02 Feb 2002 Expressway Stakes Randwick G2 1200 m 57.5 P. Payne 1st - Ateates
3rd 16 Feb 2002 Apollo Stakes Randwick G2 1400 m 58 P. Payne 1st - Ha Ha
Won 23 Feb 2002 Chipping Norton Stakes Warwick Farm G1 1600 m 58 P. Payne 2nd - Freemason
5th 09 Mar 2002 Ranvet Stakes Rosehill G1 2000 m 58 P. Payne 1st - Universal Prince
5th 23 Mar 2002 The BMW Stakes Rosehill G1 2400 m 58 S. Dye 1st - Ethereal

Tabulated pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Tie The Knot (AUS), chestnut gelding, 1994
Sire
Nassipour (USA)
1980
Blushing Groom (Fr)
1974
Red God (USA)
1954
Nasrullah (GB)
Spring Run (USA)
Runaway Bride (GB)
1962
Wild Risk (Fr)
Aimee (GB)
Alama (Ire)
1969
Aureole (GB)
1950
Hyperion (GB)
Angelola (GB)
Nucciolina (Fr)
1957
Nuccio (Ity)
Mah Behar (GB)
Dam
Whisked (Aus)
1987
Whiskey Road (USA)
1972
Nijinsky (Can)
1967
Northern Dancer (Can)
Flaming Page (Can)
Bowl of Flowers (USA)
1958
Sailor (USA)
Flower Bowl (USA)
That Is a Shame (Aus)
1981
Kaoru Star (Aus)
1965
Star Kingdom (Ire)
Kaoru (Aus)
Not Enough (Aus)
1975
Baguette (Aus)
Oodles (NZ), (Family: 18)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASB: Tie The Knot Retrieved 2009-10-6
  2. ^ "Tie The Knot Dies Aged 18". Virtual Formguide. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ ASB: Whisked Retrieved 2009-10-6
  4. ^ Land Newspaper, 2009-9-29, Rural Press, North Richmond, NSW
  5. ^ Daily Telegraph - In the footsteps of a champion Retrieved on 20 May 2009
  6. ^ Tie The Knot off into sunset Retrieved on 20 May 2009

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