Tariq

    Winner of four races including
    Betfair Cup (Gr.2),
    Jersey Stakes (Gr.3),
    King Charles II Stakes (Listed);
    also third in Lockinge Stakes (Gr.1)

The admirable Tariq was a prominent performer at Group level during four consecutive seasons for trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam.

A precocious colt, he won at the first time of asking at Newmarket before running Hellvelyn close when third of 21 in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The following year, he ran up a sequence of Stakes successes starting with a victory in the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket.

He beat Group 1 performers such as U S Ranger and Strategic Prince when the easy winner of the Gr.3  Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot next time out and went on to defeat older horses in a strong renewal of the Gr.2 Betfair Cup at Goodwood. He returned as a four-year-old to run third in the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes.

Tariq, a son of Kyllachy who cost 65,000gns as a yearling, stands at Equus Stud in India.

‘When Tariq relaxes he’s very good, so my priority was to get him switched off early on and ride a race from there’
Jimmy Fortune, speaking after Tariq’s Jersey Stakes win at Royal Ascot