Grandview Stud in conjunction with the Whittington Syndicate QLD are delighted to announce that outstanding stakes winning sprinter WHITTINGTON will be standing again this season at Grandview Stud.

On the racetrack, WHITTINGTON exploded onto the scene taking out the time-honored 2YO Breeders Plate in dominant fashion by 3L at his first start. He won the Lohnro Plate and achieved another stakes placing as a 2yo.

As a 3yo, WHITTINGTON mixed it with some of the best sprinters in the country taking out the Magic Millions Sprint in blistering fashion, stopping the clock at 1:01.77 for the 1100m smashing the track record.

As a stallion, the striking son of TALE OF THE CAT is an impeccable type and possesses the strength and speed that has been the precedent for sire success in Queensland.

He excelled with his first crop of 2 year olds by finishing 5th by winners in Australia and his progeny have continued to produce exceptional results as 3 & 4 year olds.

Last season (2019/20) WHITTINGTON was the 2nd-placed QTIS stallion in the Second Season Sires table and 3rd-placed QTIS stallion in the 3YO Sire table.

Currently WHITTINGTON is having his best season (2020/21) for runners to winners striking at 61% (@ 1 May 2021) with city winners including Stampe, Bold Style, Patches, Firebox & Dansant.

In looking for what matings might prove productive with WHITTINGTON, it’s worth reading this article by respected bloodstock writer Tara Madgwick.

Looking more into the success of Tale of the Cat’s close relation Johannesburg, through his son Scat Daddy, it’s possible for Australian breeders to use Whittington to replicate the line breeding that produced undefeated US Triple Crown winner Justify. Tara Madgwick



Michael Grieve  |   Phone:    0413 331 189       Email:    [email protected]
Mark Farmer      |   Phone:    0431 280 154     Email:     [email protected]


Age         Runs      1st      2nd      3rd      Earnings

2              4            2         1                    A$160,000
3              6             1                   1           A$155,750
4              8             1                             A$73,800
Totals:    18           4        1            1           A$389,550

At 2 : ATC (Randwick) Breeders’ P., L (1000m beating War and I’m No Phony)
ATC (Warwick Farm) Lonhro 2YO P. (1100m)
2d ATC (Rosehill) Canonbury S., L (1100m to Never Can Tell and beating Criterion)

At 3 : GCTC Magic Millions Sprint H. (1100m)
3d ATC (Randwick) Heritage S., L (1100m to Barbed and Diamond Oasis)

At 4 : BRC Lightning H., L (1050m beating Rocky King and The Storeman)
4th SCTC Bribie H., L (1000m)

Sire: Tale Of The Cat
Dam: Maha Chakri
Dam Sire: Beautiful Crown
Born: 2010
Colour: Bay/Brown
Size: 16HH
Stud Duties:
Service Fee: $3,300 (GST inc)