A 16hh son of the famous race horse Gunsynd.  Republic had an outstanding temperament and his workouts were renown for being foot perfect.  He was a most prolific winner of Champion and Supreme Champion Hacks and classes at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Royal Shows.  He won over 70 supreme champion hack awards in his career. His first major win was the Novice 15.2 - 16hh class at Sydney Royal in 1984. Republic was retired from the show ring at 10 year old as his colour started to fade.  Republic lived a fabulous life of retirement minding weanlings till he was in his late twenties.