Raced by Tom Walters, Santiva won the 2010 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) and ran second in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at 2. He also was the runner-up in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) the following year. He retired from racing with a record of 1-4-1 from 10 starts and earnings of $266,097.
Santiva, who entered stud in 2013, was bred in Kentucky by Paget Bloodstock and was produced from the Smarten mare Slide. He now stands for $3,000 after previously standing for $7,500 at War Horse Place.