When a striking chestnut first walked into the barn at Warwick Farm in August 2011 it appeared that he would have a lot to live up to. Nicknamed Terry, his half brother Tiger Tees was turning heads and another half brother, Super Easy, was Group 3 placed. Fast forward to today and we now know that when the son of Captain Rio entered the Pride Racing stable, he was not only part of the legacy of blue hen mare Parfore (NZ) but would also become the world's best sprinter.

Breaking his maiden at his first start at home in April 2013, Joe felt he was going to have a serious horse on his hands. Spelled not long after, he returned to record four wins as a 4 year old including two Group 3 victories - the Southern Cross Stakes and Liverpool City Cup.
The spring of 2014 saw wins in the Group 3 Show County Quality and Group 2 The Shorts before his sensational run down the Flemington straight to record his first Group 1 win in the Darley Classic, a race which saw Terravista beat the likes of Chautauqua, Lankan Rupee, Buffering, Rebel Dane and Temple Of Boom.

As a 5 year old, Terry commenced his spring campaign with a win in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick and two starts later ran 3rd when defending his Darley Classic. A second placing in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes followed in February 2016. His Autumn campaign ended after unplaced efforts in the Group 1 The Galaxy and T J Smith Stakes.
That spring started with a second in the listed G.H. Mumm Stakes at Flemington before a disappointing trip to Perth for the Winterbottom Stakes. Following that run, public opinion seemed to be that the now six year old Terravista had lost his touch, that he was done. His trainer knew otherwise. Joe and the stable still had faith in their stable stalwart.

February 2017 saw Terravista claim his second Group 1 victory with a magic ride from Corey Brown in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. As an 8 year old, Terry placed second in his third crack at the Group 1 Darley Classic in November the same year.

Terravista would race for the last time at Scone in May 2018. After 32 starts, 11 wins including two Group 1 victories and another 7 placings, Terry left the same Warwick Farm barn as the winner of over $2.6 million in prizemoney and forever etched in the memory of his trainer.

 

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