|Tie The Knot|
|Grandsire||Blushing Groom (FR)|
|Damsire||Whiskey Road (USA)|
|Breeder||Sandy Tait & Jill Nivison|
|Owner||Sandy Tait & Jill Nivison|
| Spring Champion Stakes (1997)|
Rosehill Guineas (1998)
Sydney Cup (1998, 1999)
Underwood Stakes (1998)
Chipping Norton Stakes (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
The BMW Stakes (1999, 2000)
Ranvet Stakes (2000, 2001)
|Australian Champion Stayer (2000)|
|Australian Racing Hall of Fame|
|Last updated on 17 May 2021|
Tie The Knot (foaled 1994 - Died October 2012)was an Australian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won 13 Group One races. In 1999-2000, he was voted Australian Champion Stayer and in 2021 was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Tie the Knot was a chestnut gelding sired by Nassipour (USA) from Whisked by Whiskey Road (USA). Nassipour was also the sire of Let's Elope (NZ), who won the Melbourne Cup, Mackinnon Stakes and Caulfield Cup. Tie the Knot was bred and raced by Mr O.P. Tait and Mrs S.S. Nivison. He was a half brother to the stakes winner Dream Ballad by Singspiel (IRE) and eight other named horses.Their dam, Whisked, won three group races and almost A$550,000, including the VATC One Thousand Guineas. She died on 29 September 2009 from complications after producing a live filly by Strategic.
Tie the Knot won the Sydney Cup in both 1998 and 1999 and captured the Group one Chipping Norton Stakes in four consecutive years between 1999 and 2002.
He retired from racing with a record of 21 wins and 17 minor placings and earnings of A$6,212,835 from his 62 starts.His total of 13 group one wins has been topped in Australasia only by Black Caviar's 15 wins, Kingston Town's 14 and is equal to Sunline's. The only other horses to better his number of G1 wins are Winx John Henry with 16 wins and Forego with 14 wins. His winnings in stake money places him behind Winx Redzel Makybe Diva (GB), Sunline (NZ) and Northerly on the all-time Australasian list.
Tie the Knot was voted the 1999-2000 Australian Champion Stayer.
|5th||17 Jun 1997||2yo Hcp Restricted||Warwick Farm||NA||1200 m||54||J. Sheehan||1st - Loophole|
|6th||09 Jul 1997||2yo Hcp Restricted||Warwick Farm||NA||1400 m||54||J. Sheehan||1st - Punt|
|Won||26 Jul 1997||2yo Hcp Restricted||Randwick||NA||1600 m||53||D. Beadman||2nd - Grey Maja|
|4th||16 Aug 1997||3yo Hcp Restricted||Rosehill||NA||1200 m||52.5||R. Thompson||1st - Adam|
|2nd||30 Aug 1997||Peter Pan Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1500 m||55.5||D. Beadman||1st - On Air|
|Won||13 Sep 1997||Gloaming Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1900 m||55.5||D. Beadman||2nd - Irish Air|
|Won||27 Sep 1997||Dulcify Stakes||Randwick||LR||2000 m||57.5||D. Beadman||2nd - Spying|
|Won||04 Oct 1997||Spring Champion Stakes||Randwick||G1||2000 m||55.5||D. Beadman||2nd - Brave Prince|
|3rd||18 Oct 1997||Norman Robinson Stakes||Caulfield||LR||2000 m||57.5||D. Beadman||1st - Brave Prince|
|2nd||01 Nov 1997||Victoria Derby||Flemington||G1||2500 m||55.5||D. Beadman||1st - Second Coming|
|5th||14 Feb 1998||Expressway Stakes||Randwick||G2||1300 m||53||S. Dye||1st - Hockney|
|5th||28 Feb 1998||Hobartville Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||55.5||K. Moses||1st - Pleasure Giver|
|8th||14 Mar 1998||Canterbury Guineas||Rosehill||G1||1800 m||55.5||S. Dye||1st - Tycoon Lil|
|Won||28 Mar 1998||Rosehill Guineas||Rosehill||G1||2000 m||55.5||S. Dye||2nd - Tycoon Lil|
|2nd||11 Apr 1998||Australian Derby||Randwick||G1||2400 m||55.5||S. Dye||1st - Gold Guru|
|Won||18 Apr 1998||Sydney Cup||Randwick||G1||3200 m||50.5||S. Dye||2nd - Doriemus|
|3rd||22 Aug 1998||Warwick Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||57.5||S. Dye||1st - What Can I Say|
|3rd||05 Sep 1998||Chelmsford Stakes||Randwick||G2||1600 m||57.5||S. Dye||1st - Might and Power|
|Won||20 Sep 1998||Underwood Stakes||Caulfield||G1||1800 m||57||S. Dye||2nd - Jezabeel|
|7th||03 Oct 1998||Turnbull Stakes||Flemington||G2||2000 m||57.5||P. Payne||1st - Aerosmith|
|3rd||17 Oct 1998||Caulfield Cup||Caulfield||G1||2400 m||55.5||S. Dye||1st - Taufan's Melody|
|5th||31 Oct 1998||Mackinnon Stakes||Flemington||G1||2000 m||57||S. Dye||1st - Champagne|
|6th||03 Nov 1998||Melbourne Cup||Flemington||G1||3200 m||55.5||S. Dye||1st - Jezabeel|
|3rd||06 Feb 1999||Expressway Stakes||Randwick||G2||1200 m||57.5||S. Dye||1st - Kidman's Cove|
|3rd||20 Feb 1999||Apollo Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Kidman's Cove|
|Won||27 Feb 1999||Chipping Norton Stakes||Warwick Farm||G1||1600 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Forgotten Hero|
|2nd||13 Mar 1999||Ranvet Stakes||Rosehill||G1||2000 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Darazari|
|Won||27 Mar 1999||Mercedes Classic||Rosehill||G1||2400 m||57.5||S. Dye||2nd - Intergaze|
|Won||05 Apr 1999||Japan Plate||Randwick||LR||2000 m||60||S. Dye||2nd - Ear's Ronny|
|Won||10 Apr 1999||Sydney Cup||Randwick||G1||3200 m||57||S. Dye||2nd - Praise Indeed|
|2nd||21 Aug 1999||Warwick Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Sunline|
|2nd||04 Sep 1999||Chelmsford Stakes||Randwick||G2||1600 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Intergaze|
|Won||18 Sep 1999||Hill Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1900 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Joss Sticks|
|Won||02 Oct 1999||Craven Plate||Randwick||G3||2000 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Arena|
|2nd||09 Oct 1999||Yalumba Stakes||Caulfield||G1||2000 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Northern Drake|
|2nd||23 Oct 1999||Cox Plate||Moonee Valley||G1||2040 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Sunline|
|8th||30 Oct 1999||Mackinnon Stakes||Flemington||G1||2000 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Rogan Josh|
|14th||02 Nov 1999||Melbourne Cup||Flemington||G1||3200 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Rogan Josh|
|8th||26 Feb 2000||Expressway Stakes||Randwick||G2||1200 m||57.5||S. Dye||1st - Mr Innocent|
|5th||11 Mar 2000||Apollo Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Sunline|
|Won||18 Mar 2000||Chipping Norton Stakes||Warwick Farm||G1||1600 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Adam|
|Won||01 Apr 2000||Ranvet Stakes||Rosehill||G1||2000 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Arena|
|Won||15 Apr 2000||Mercedes Classic||Rosehill||G1||2400 m||58||S. Dye||2nd - Arena|
|Won||29 Apr 2000||AJC St Leger||Randwick||G2||2600 m||58.5||S. Dye||2nd - Sharscay|
|9th||6 May 2000||Sydney Cup||Randwick||G1||3200 m||60||S. Dye||1st - Streak|
|6th||09 Sep 2000||Theo Marks Stakes||Rosehill||G2||1300 m||60||D. Beadman||1st - Hire|
|2nd||23 Sep 2000||Bill Ritchie Handicap||Randwick||G3||1400 m||60||D. Beadman||1st - Landsighting|
|12th||02 Oct 2000||Epsom Handicap||Randwick||G1||1600 m||59.5||D. Beadman||1st - Shogun Lodge|
|3rd||14 Oct 2000||Yalumba Stakes||Caulfield||G1||2000 m||58||D. Beadman||1st - Sky Heights|
|9th||28 Oct 2000||Cox Plate||Moonee Valley||G1||2040 m||58||D. Beadman||1st - Sunline|
|Won||17 Feb 2001||Expressway Stakes||Randwick||G2||1200 m||57.5||P. Payne||2nd - Referral|
|4th||03 Mar 2001||Apollo Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1400 m||58||P. Payne||1st - Sunline|
|Won||10 Mar 2001||Chipping Norton Stakes||Randwick||G1||1600 m||58||P. Payne||2nd - Dottoressa|
|Won||24 Mar 2001||Ranvet Stakes||Rosehill||G1||2000 m||58||P. Payne||2nd - Hill of Grace|
|4th||07 Apr 2001||Mercedes Classic||Rosehill||G1||2400 m||58||P. Payne||1st - Curata Storm|
|6th||18 Aug 2001||Warwick Stakes||Warwick Farm||G2||1300 m||58||P. Payne||1st - Lonhro|
|14th||23 Sep 2001||Eat Well Live Well Cup||Caulfield||G1||1400 m||59||P. Payne||1st - Mr Murphy|
|4th||02 Feb 2002||Expressway Stakes||Randwick||G2||1200 m||57.5||P. Payne||1st - Ateates|
|3rd||16 Feb 2002||Apollo Stakes||Randwick||G2||1400 m||58||P. Payne||1st - Ha Ha|
|Won||23 Feb 2002||Chipping Norton Stakes||Warwick Farm||G1||1600 m||58||P. Payne||2nd - Freemason|
|5th||09 Mar 2002||Ranvet Stakes||Rosehill||G1||2000 m||58||P. Payne||1st - Universal Prince|
|5th||23 Mar 2002||The BMW Stakes||Rosehill||G1||2400 m||58||S. Dye||1st - Ethereal|
| Blushing Groom (Fr)|
| Red God (USA)|
|Spring Run (USA)|
|Runaway Bride (GB)|
|Wild Risk (Fr)|
|Mah Behar (GB)|
|Whiskey Road (USA)|
| Nijinsky (Can)|
|Northern Dancer (Can)|
|Flaming Page (Can)|
| Bowl of Flowers (USA)|
|Flower Bowl (USA)|
|That Is a Shame (Aus)|
|Kaoru Star (Aus)|
|Star Kingdom (Ire)|
|Not Enough (Aus)|
|Oodles (NZ), (Family: 18)|
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