Exciting Talent Tahiyra Put Away For The Season In Hope Of Big Three Year Old Campaign

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


Dermot Weld’s new star Tahiyra for loyal owners Aga Khan will not be seen again this season, with the team eyeing up a big three year old campaign for the half sister to past stable star Tarnawa.

The two year old daughter of Siyouni has been seen just twice on the world stage to date, making her debut at Galway in emphatic style when bolting up by lose to six lengths, she was then saved for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Taking on the proven superstar Meditate, she travelled into the race beautifully before breezing past the Aidan O'Brien trained filly to win with any amount in hand.

A star was officially born after that performance and now having made the decision to not show her off again this term she will be saved for next season with big aims to step her up in trip.

(Credit ATR) Weld’s son and assistant, Kris said:“Tahiyra is on her holidays and has left us for the winter. I have no idea what the plans are, but it will be a nice conversation over the Christmas dinner.

“We’ll decide in the new year, but there are obvious routes there to take, either run in a trial or go straight to the Guineas.

“Whether she goes 10 (furlongs) as the year goes on only time will tell, but certainly a mile should be no problem to her

.“She came out of the race well and is a real sweetheart.”