11/17/2015 12:57PM

Zivo retired to Irish Hill Century Farm in New York

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Barbara D. Livingston
Zivo winning the 2104 Suburban at Belmont Park.

Grade 2 winner Zivo has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 season at Rick Burke’s Irish Hill Century Farm in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for a fee of $6,000.

The 6-year-old son of True Direction finished his racing career with nine wins in 19 starts for earnings of $1,017,300, highlighted by wins in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap in 2014 and a trio of New York-bred stakes races. He also finished second in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes last year.

“Zivo is one of the most durable and talented horses I have trained to date,” trainer Chad Brown said. “He raced year-round in New York throughout his career, all of his starts on the dirt. I can’t wait to see what his offspring can do.”

Homebred in New York by Thomas Coleman, Zivo is out of the winning Quiet American mare American Skipper, who is the dam of three winners from four foals to race. Zivo’s extended family includes Japanese Horse of the Year Symboli Kris S, Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed, and Grade 3 winners Patton’s Victory, Tee Kay, and Witty.

Zivo will be supported by mares from Coleman’s broodmare band, Irish Century Hill Farm, and the commercial breeding operations of The Club and Off The Hook.