Stewart Transfers Pricey Australian Purchase To U.S.

John Stewart | Fasig-Tipton

On Thursday, Resolute Racing's John Stewart confirmed to TTR AusNZ that his A$3.2 million acquisition from the Inglis Chairman's Sale, MG1SP Tutta La Vita (Aus) (The Autumn Sun {Aus}), will continue her career in America under the care of trainer Ignacio Correas.

Stewart, who ventured into the Australian market by spending A$5.44 million on six yearlings at Inglis Easter, said that the Southern Hemisphere 3-year-old filly would compete in some of the feature American turf events under her new trainer.

“We're going to bring her [Tutta La Vita] up here and prepare her for some of the turf races in the summer and also a fall campaign to try to go to the Breeders' Cup,” said Stewart. “We currently have Didia (Arg) (Orpen) running at Saratoga this weekend with Ignacio Correas. Ignacio has experience bringing South American horses into North America, so it was a logical choice.”

Tutta La Vita was last seen finishing a well-beaten eighth behind Scarlet Oak (Aus) (Kermadec {NZ}) in the G2 The Roses S. at Doomben (Aus) May 25.

“We think bringing her up here to the U.S. could be really interesting and cause some international excitement for people,” said Stewart. “I have some horses in the U.S. that I want to send down to Australia for the spring.

“We're trying to get some international competition going and generate some interest and try to get some of the bloodlines moving back and forth between geographies. We currently have a few accomplished turf horses that we believe would perform well down there. We plan to evaluate some of them over the summer and then send a select few for the spring.”

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