Bivouac retires from a successful racing career a ‘happy and sound horse’, celebrating a career that spanned from ages two to four. He accumulated seven victories, all at Stakes level, including three G1s, and was awarded World Champion Sprinter of 2020 and crowned Champion three-year-old.
While his place as the highest-rated short-course runner of the year on the official world rankings is a suitable honour, numbers alone fail to capture the greatness of a horse whose best performances were breathtakingly dominant.
A multiple Stakes winner at two and triumphant against the best of his age as a spring three-year-old, Bivouac converted his two and three-year-old promise into open-class stardom. He went from beating his peers Yes Yes Yes and Exceedance in the G1 Golden Rose to defeating the top weight-for-age sprinters in the country up the famous Flemington straight not once, but twice in G1 events.
His wins against Loving Gaby and Gytrash in the G1 Newmarket Handicap and Nature Strip and Libertini in the G1 Darley Sprint Classic were the performances of a world champion sprinter, a horse who clearly has the ability to emanate his illustrious sire at stud.