Group 1 winner retired

Outstanding filly Never Been Kissed has been retired to join Waikato Stud’s elite broodmare band.

Bred and raced by the premier Matamata farm, the daughter of exciting young resident stallion Tivaci is booked to visit Arrowfield Stud’s high-class shuttle stallion Maurice later this year.

Never Been Kissed was trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and won her first two starts before handling a steep rise in class at her fourth appearance with aplomb to claim the G1 Flight S.

She also finished runner-up in both the G1 Spring Champion S. and the G2 Phar Lap S.

Never Been Kissed is out of the Savabeel mare Movie, who won on three occasions and is a three-quarter sister to multiple Group 2 winner Ocean Emperor.

It is also the family of glamour Waikato Stud graduate Savvy Coup, who won twice at Group 1 level in the New Zealand Oaks and Livamol Classic.

Movie’s Sacred Falls filly sold to Bjorn Baker Racing and Group 1 Bloodstock at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale for $600,000 and the mare was served in 2021 by Tivaci after producing an Ocean Park filly.

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