Comic Court was a most versatile post-war Australian bred Thoroughbred racehorse who set race records at distances of 6 furlongs and 2 miles. He won the 1950 Melbourne Cup carrying 9 stone 5 pounds and set an Australasian record of 3 minutes 19½ seconds, he was bred by the Bowyer brothers at their Beau Neire Stud, South Australia. Comic Court was by Powerscourt, his dam, Witty Maid was by Anton King. Powerscourt and Witty Maid were both sold by Jim M. Cummings for total of £150 during World War II, when racing was cancelled in Adelaide. Witty Maid was a handy race-mare and was an outstanding broodmare that produced five siblings to Comic Court, her stakes-winners were: Comedy Prince. Comic Court had eight starts for five wins including the Adelaide RC Fulham Park Plate, PARC Sires’ Produce Stakes and VRC Ascot Vale Stakes plus three second places, his first start was in the Fulham Park Plate after which Comic Court was sold for 2,300 guineas to R. A. J. D. and A. J. Lee before winning four more starts as a 2yo.
Comic Court had 16 starts for 5 wins including the VRC Derby, Memsie Stakes, VRC St Leger Stakes plus 2 second places. Comic Court had 14 starts for 8 wins including the Memsie Stakes, VRC Craiglee Stakes, VRC Turnbull Stakes, LKS Mackinnon Stakes, VATC St George Stakes, VRC Ercildoune Stakes and MVRC Alister Clark Stakes, he ran second in the W. S. Cox Plate, William Reid Stakes and CF Orr Stakes as well as running third in the Caulfield Cup. Comic Court had 16 starts for 10 stakes wins including the VATC Caulfield Stakes, VATC Memsie Stakes, L. K. S Mackinnon Stakes, Melbourne Cup, VRC Turnbull Stakes, AJC Chipping Norton Stakes, MRC CF Orr Stakes, MVRC William Reid Stakes, VATC St George Stakes and VRC Ercildoune Stakes. Additionally he ran second in another three stakes races and was third twice including the Sydney Cup, he won the 1950 Melbourne Cup carrying 9 stone 5 pounds by three lengths, with the third placegetter a further length away and he set an Australasian record time of 3 minutes 19½ seconds.
Comic Court was retired to stud in 1951 at E. A. Underwood’s Warlaby Stud, his progeny included: Asian Court, won second in the 1962 Melbourne Cup. Droll Prince, won VRC Cantala Stakes and Williamstown Cup Gurney, won MRC International Stakes Harcourt, won Tatt's SA Tattersall's CupComic Court was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2009. Comic Court's pedigree and partial racing stats
Phar Lap was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse whose achievements captured the Australian public's imagination during the early years of the Great Depression. Foaled in New Zealand, he raced in Australia by Harry Telford. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing during a distinguished career, winning a Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates, an AJC Derby, 19 other weight for age races, he won the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico, in track-record time in his final race. After a sudden and mysterious illness, Phar Lap died in 1932 in California. At the time, he was the third highest stakes-winner in the world, his mounted hide is displayed at the Melbourne Museum, his skeleton at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and his heart is on display at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. The name Phar Lap derives from the common Zhuang and Thai word for lightning: ฟ้าแลบ, literally'sky flash'. Phar Lap was called the "Wonder Horse", "Red Terror", "Bobby" and "Big Red", he was sometimes referred to as "Australia's wonder horse".
According to the Museum of Victoria, Aubrey Ping, a medical student at the University of Sydney, suggested "farlap" as the horse's name. Ping knew the word from a Zhuang-speaking Chinese immigrant. Telford liked the name, but changed the F to PH to create a seven letter word, split in two in keeping with the dominant naming pattern of Melbourne Cup winners. A chestnut gelding, Phar Lap was foaled on 4 October 1926 in Seadown near Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand, he was sired by Night Raid from Entreaty by Winkie. He was by the same sire as the Melbourne Cup winner Nightmarch. Phar Lap was a brother to seven other horses, Fortune's Wheel, Nea Lap, All Clear, Friday Night, Te Uira and Raphis, none of which won a principal race, he was a half-brother to another four horses. Sydney trainer Harry Telford persuaded American businessman David J. Davis to buy the colt at auction, based on his pedigree. Telford's brother Hugh, who lived in New Zealand, was asked to bid up to 190 guineas at the 1928 Trentham Yearling Sales.
When the horse was obtained for a mere 160 guineas, he thought it was a great bargain until the colt arrived in Australia. The horse was gangly, his face was covered with warts, he had an awkward gait. Davis was furious when he saw the colt as well, refused to pay to train the horse. Telford had not been successful as a trainer, Davis was one of his few remaining owners. To placate Davis, he agreed to train the horse for nothing, in exchange for a two-thirds share of any winnings. Telford leased the horse for three years and was sold joint ownership by Davis. Although standing a winning racehorse at stud could be quite lucrative, Telford gelded Phar Lap anyway, hoping the colt would concentrate on racing. Phar Lap did not place in his next three races, he won his first race on 27 April 1929, the Maiden Juvenile Handicap at Rosehill, ridden by Jack Baker of Armidale, a 17-year-old apprentice. He didn't race for several months but was entered in a series of races, in which he moved up in class. Phar Lap took second in the Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on 14 September 1929 and the racing community started treating him with respect.
He won the Rosehill Guineas by three lengths on 21 September ridden by James L. Munro; as his achievements grew, there were some. Criminals tried to shoot Phar Lap on the morning of Saturday 1 November 1930 after he had finished track work, they missed, that day he won the Melbourne Stakes, three days the Melbourne Cup as odds-on favourite at 8 to 11. In the four years of his racing career, Phar Lap won 37 of 51 races he entered, including the Melbourne Cup, being ridden by Jim Pike, in 1930 with 9 st 12 lb. In that year and 1931, he won 14 races in a row. From his win as a three-year-old in the VRC St. Leger Stakes until his final race in Mexico, Phar Lap won 32 of 35 races. In the three races that he did not win, he ran second on two occasions, beaten by a short head and a neck, in the 1931 Melbourne Cup he finished eighth when carrying 10 st 10 lb. Phar Lap at the time was owned by American businessman David J. Davis and leased to Telford. After their three-year lease agreement ended, Telford had enough money to become joint owner of the horse.
Davis had Phar Lap shipped to North America to race. Telford did not agree with this decision and refused to go, so Davis, who along with his wife traveled to Mexico with him, brought Phar Lap's strapper Tommy Woodcock as his new trainer. Phar Lap was shipped by boat to Agua Caliente Racetrack near Tijuana, Mexico, to compete in the Agua Caliente Handicap, offering the largest prize money offered in North America racing. Phar Lap won in track-record time; the horse was ridden by Australian jockey Billy Elliot for his seventh win from seven rides. From there, the horse was sent to a private ranch near Menlo Park, while his owner negotiated with racetrack officials for special race appearances. Early on 5 April 1932, the horse's strapper for the North American visit, Tommy Woodcock, found him in severe pain and with a high temperature. Within a few hours, Phar Lap haemorrhaged to death. An autopsy revealed that the horse's stomach and intestines were inflamed, leading many to believe the horse had been deliberately poisoned.
There have been alternative theories, including accidental poisoning from lead insecticide and a stomach condi
Takeover Target was a much-travelled Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won top sprinting races in each of the five major cities in Australia as well as in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Julian Timmins bought the movie rights; as of now, the movie is yet to be made due to a lack of interest. He was owned and trained by Joe Janiak, a former Queanbeyan, New South Wales, taxi driver, was ridden by Sydney-based jockey Jay Ford in all but two race starts, he earned $6,028,311 in prize money. Sired by Celtic Swing out of the unraced dam Shady Stream, Takeover Target was ruled out of racing for thirty months due to leg and joint problems, he did not make his debut. He was unbeaten in all of his starts in 2004 and set a seven-race winning run following his debut on 23 April 2004 in a 1,200 metre maiden race at Queanbeyan Racecourse; these wins included victory in the listed Pacesetter Stakes at Gosford Racecourse, the listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton Racecourse, the Group 1 Salinger Stakes at Flemington Racecourse in October of that year.
Takeover Target endured two injuries which kept him out of racing for a further six months. He pulled up lame after winning a barrier trial at the Gold Coast Racecourse in late November 2004 while being prepared for two stakes races at Doomben Racecourse had a piece of infected bone removed from a hoof while being prepared for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in 2005. In 2005, he failed to win in six starts before a first-up win in December at Doomben Racecourse in the Group 3 Summer Stakes, winning by more than five lengths carrying 59.5 kg while breaking the 1,200 metre track record held by Lion Hunter with a time of 1:07.88. He followed this up with another win in the listed Doomben Stakes, winning by three lengths carrying 60.5 kg and running within four one-hundreds of a second of the 1,350-metre track record held by Falvelon. In the early part of 2006, Takeover Target won two Group 1 races, the Lightning Stakes and the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington Racecourse, becoming only the third horse behind Black Onyx and Shaftesbury Avenue to carry at least 57 kg to victory in the Newmarket Handicap in the last thirty-six years.
He became only the second horse behind Maybe Mahal to win Flemington’s three major Group 1 sprints: the Salinger Stakes, Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap. These wins resulted in Takeover Target being invited to compete in the Royal Ascot carnival in June in the United Kingdom, his British campaign started when he won the Group 2 King's Stand Stakes on 20 June 2006, defeating Benbaun. He finished third behind Les Arcs in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes four days and seventh behind Les Arcs in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse, beaten two lengths. After his King's Stand Stakes win, Takeover Target was declared the best sprinter in the world on turf by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities with a rating of 118, which improved to 121 with a win in Japan in the year. At the end of the 2005-06 season, Takeover Target was named Australian Champion Sprinter. From England, he travelled to Japan, where he finished second in the Group 2 Centaur Stakes at Chukyo Racecourse to locally trained mare She Is Tosho.
In the Group 1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse, Takeover Target won by about three lengths, defeating a field which contained Meisho Bowler, Silent Witness, She Is Tosho, Les Arcs, Benbaun. In Hong Kong, where he was to compete in the Group 1 Hong Kong International Sprint, he was withdrawn by stewards on the morning of the race for returning a positive reading to 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate, a hormone; the horse was a short-priced favourite and, if he had won the race, his connections stood to collect a further US$1 million bonus in prize money for winning Group 1 races in the Global Sprint Challenge series in three of the four host countries. Instead the horse's owner and trainer, Joe Janiak, was fined 200,000 Hong Kong Dollars by stewards. On International Day in Hong Kong, Takeover Target was crowned Global Sprint Challenge Champion for 2006, finishing with 53 points, well clear of his closest competitor on 17 points, his return to racing in Australia in 2007 was delayed, first by an injury sustained in an exhibition gallop at a Queanbeyan race meeting in early March by a virus which forced him to miss the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes at Randwick Racecourse in early April.
He resumed the following week in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick over 1,400 metres, where he ran fifth. Takeover Target finished second in the Group 1 BTC Cup at Doomben Racecourse followed by a win in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, defeating the filly Gold Edition, he headed back to England for the 2007 Royal Ascot carnival. On 19 June, he finished fourth in the Group 2 King's Stand Stakes behind Miss Andretti before finishing second in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes to American-bred entrant Soldier's Tale, he returned to Australia and his new home at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. Due to the 2007 Australian equine influenza outbreak that spread throughout New South Wales and Queensland in late August, Takeover Target was not able to travel to Victoria to compete in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, he resumed racing on 1 December 2007 in a $100,000 Open Handicap race at Randwick. He carried 61 kg to defeat a former Golden Slipper and multiple Group 1 winner. Three weeks Takeover Target raced again at Randwick in a listed race over 1,200 metres in what was dubbed a match race with Dance Hero.
Takeover Target held off the late challenge of Scone mare Alverta to win the race. Dance Hero fini
Eurythmic was a versatile Australian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who had the ability to produce a brilliant finishing run in staying races and he won important sprint races, too. At four he won 12 of his 13 starts including the Caulfield Sydney Cup; when Eurythmic finished racing he was the greatest stake-winner in Australia. He was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, he was bred by the young breeder, Noel Thompson at the Yarraman Stud, west of Scone, New South Wales. Eurythmic was by the good racehorse, his dam was the good racemare and useful broodmare, Bob Cherry by the good sire, Bobadil from Ardea by Wallace, he was inbred to St Simon in the fourth generation of his pedigree. Eurythmic was sold to E. Lee Steere of Perth, he was taken to Western Australia and trained by John Kelly for his two- and three-year-old racing in that state. His first start was in the WATC Initial Stakes, but he was unplaced to the two-year-old Eragoon, to whom he finished third at his next start. At their next meeting in the WATC Nursery Handicap Eurythmic was in receipt of two stone in weight and defeated his former victor by five lengths.
This pair met again in the Karrakatta Plate over five furlongs, at equal weights, Eurythmic won by 1½ lengths. Eurythmic was unplaced in the Claremont Handicap and concluded his first season of racing by winning the WATC Sires Produce Stakes by 3½ lengths. Eurythmic won seven of his eight starts as a three-year-old, including the WATC Grove Handicap from a big field, the WATC Derby, three days dead-heated with the outsider Rivose in the Perth Cup; the pair covered the distance in 3:25, a record for the 2 miles. He won the weight for age C B Cox Stakes, WATC Osborne Stakes and finished the season with a win in the WATC St Leger, he had finished his three-year-old season as the undisputed champion of Western Australia. He was taken east at the beginning of his four-year-old career to be trained by Jack Holt in Melbourne. Eurythmic won the VATC Memsie Stakes, starting at 20 to 1, was installed as favourite for the VRC October Stakes, in which he beat Ethiopian by 1¼ lengths. During October he won the Caulfield Stakes, the Caulfield Cup, the Melbourne Stakes, his eleventh consecutive victory.
The following week he suffered his only defeat for the season, running fourth to Poitrel in the Melbourne Cup. Eurythmic won his next eight races: the CB Fisher Plate, Essendon Stakes, VRC Governor's Plate and King's Plate, AJC Autumn Stakes, Sydney Cup and the Cumberland Stakes, he finished the season with a tally of 12 wins from 13 starts. Eurythmic won his first five-year-old race, the Memsie Stakes, a race which he would win for three consecutive years. In the October Stakes Tangalooma defeated Eurythmic by a short half-head. Next Eurythmic won Herbert Power Stakes and the VRC Melbourne Stakes. In the Melbourne Cup he was pulled up. In the VATC St George Stakes he conceded the second place-getter, Harvest King, more than 2 stone, was penalised 20-pounds for his win when the weights were issued for the VATC Futurity Stakes, which he duly won carrying 10 stone 7 pounds. Eurythmic's prize money for this race led to him overtaking Carbine as the greatest Australian stake winner to that time, he was unplaced in the Newmarket Handicap field, won the C. M. Lloyd Stakes at, ran third in the AJC Autumn Stakes and in the Cumberland Stakes.
In his last season of racing Eurythmic won both the Memsie Stakes and Caulfield Stakes for the third year in succession, ran second in the Herbert Power Stakes, third in the Melbourne Stakes. In his final four starts he finished second in the VATC St George Stakes, VATC Futurity Stakes, VRC Essendon Stakes, C. M. Lloyd Stakes. By the time he had finished racing as a six-year-old he was the greatest stake-winner in Australia, with winnings of more than £36,000. Eurythmic stood his first season in Victoria and was relocated to Western Australia, he died there before the end of the spring in 1925, after spending less than two full seasons at stud. It was discovered that he had an enlarged heart, attributed to heart strain caused from exertion during his racing, his skeleton was displayed in the Western Australian Museum. Eurythmic was an indifferent sire. Two of his daughters were successful broodmares though: Eumilia, 1924, by or Eurythmic was the dam of two stakes-winners, King's Knave and Tapestry Soaring, 1924, was the dam of Ethyia and The Darter Eurythmic was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2005.
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Amounis was an Australian Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse. He won 33 races over distances ranging from 6 to 12 furlongs. Of these wins, 27 were in "Principal Races", 16 of these races have since been promoted to Group One status. In winning the AJC Epsom Handicap he established a new Australasian record time, he was a brown gelding bred by Percy Miller and foaled in 1922 at his Kia Ora Stud, New South Wales. Amounis was by the outstanding racehorse and sire, his dam Loved One was a good racehorse and broodmare by Duke of Melton. Loved One produced 14 foals, of which 8 raced and 5 of these were winners. Amounis was sold as a yearling to a Sydney trainer, J. W. Cook, he started twice without success. During a spell while he was recuperating from a leg injury he was gelded. Amounis developed into a good type of three-year-old and was sold to Paddy Wade for 2,500 guineas. Wade raced him for a short season when he ran fourth to Manfred in the AJC and Victorian Derbies. Amounis was sold again; this time he was purchased by Frank McGrath on behalf of William Pearson for 1,800 guineas.
As a three-year-old in 1925-26 he started 13 times for 6 wins including the AJC Hobartville Stakes and Rosehill Guineas. As a four-year-old in 1926-27 he started 12 times for 6 wins including the Epsom Handicap, VRC Cantala Stakes, Chipping Norton Stakes, WS Cox Plate and 1926 Linlithgow Stakes; as a five-year-old in 1927-28 he started 19 times for 3 weight for age race wins, including the WS Cox Plate and 1927 VRC Linlithgow Stakes. As a six-year-old in 1928-29 he started eight times for four wins including the Craven Plate, AJC Epsom Handicap, Tatt's NSW Tramway Handicap and WmtnRC Williamstown Cup. Amounis had to compete as a seven and eight-year-old, against Phar Lap in great form, as a three- and four-year-old; as a seven-year-old in 1929-30 Amounis started 16 times for 10 wins including the CPRC Canterbury Stakes, VRC CB Fisher Plate, VRC Cantala Stakes, VRC Linlithgow Stakes, Rosehill Stakes, VATC Futurity Stakes, VATC St George Stakes, 1930 VRC C. M. Lloyd Stakes, VRC Essendon Stakes and 1930 AJC All-Aged Stakes.
As an eight-year-old in 1930-31 he started eight times for four wins including the 1930 Warwick Stakes, VATC Caulfield Cup, carrying 9 st 8 lbs, VATC Caulfield Stakes and VRC October Stakes. In the 1930 Warwick Stakes, he defeated Phar Lap by a short head to deprive Phar Lap of 24 successive victories. Before this race, Phar Lap had won nine consecutive races. Phar Lap went on to score another 14 consecutive wins. At the end of his six-year-old days, he had 19 wins including the Cox Plate but Amounis came back better than for his next two seasons; as a seven-year-old, he won nine races, finishing no worse than third on just one occasion in 16 starts. At nine years: 1931-32 Did not race Glossary of Australian and New Zealand punting The Virtual FormGuide Australian Museum and Racing Hall of Fame: Amounis Thoroughbred Village
Gloaming was an outstanding Thoroughbred racehorse, owned and based in New Zealand. He set many records which included the Australasian record of 19 successive wins, many in Principal Races. Gloaming was unusual in that he was a champion who won many major races in both Australia and New Zealand. Gloaming still holds the Australasian record of 45 seconds for four furlongs, he was a robust bay gelding standing 15 hands 3 inches high with a good length of rein. Gloaming was sired by the good imported racehorse and sire, The Welkin out of the unplaced mare, Light, by the good sire, Eager, his paternal grandsire was Flying Fox. Gloaming was a brother to seven other named horses, all by The Welkin, including Gloaming's Sister, but none were nearly so successful as him. Light was inbred in the third generation to Sterling. Gloaming was sold as a yearling in 1916 for 230 guineas to H. Chisholm acting on behalf of George D. Greenwood, of Teviotdale in the Canterbury Region, New Zealand. Following the sale he made his first of 15 crossings of the Tasman Sea.
Gloaming had a long career, racing from age three to nine years, which included victories over other champion racehorses such as Desert Gold, Kennaquhair and The Hawk. He was successful at distances from four furlongs to a half, he was put into work as a two-year-old, but became shin-sore, was gelded before being spelled. In June 1918 he was shipped to Sydney. At his first start, in the Sydney Tattersall's Chelmsford Stakes, over nine furlongs, he ran a race record time to defeat a class field that included the imported five-year-old Rebus and Kennaquhair; this was the first time. In his first season's racing Gloaming went on to win three Derbies, the AJC Australian Derby, the New Zealand Derby Stakes, the Great Northern Derby in New Zealand. In addition he won the 1918 Wellington R. C. Champion Plate weight for age over 10 furlongs by 2½ lengths 2nd in G. G. Stead Memorial Stakes. won Auckland Racing Club Islington Plate 1 mile. Won Wellington Stakes. 2nd in Taranaki Stakes. won Egmont Stakes. won Hawera Stakes won WangJC Wanganui Jackson Stakes 6 fur. won WangJC Wanganui Guineas, 1 mile won Canterbury Jockey Club Challenge Stakes, 7 fur.. fell in the North Island Challenge Stakes.
Gloaming won all but one of his starts during this season. All of his starts for this season are listed below: won Rosehill Spring Stakes 1 mile. 2nd in Australian Jockey Club Spring Stakes, 12 furlongs won AJC Craven Plate 10 furlongs. Won Wellington Champion Plate 10 f. won G. G. Stead Memorial Gold Cup, 10 f. won ARC Islington Plate 1 mile won ARC. Royal Park Stakes, 6 furlongs in 1:13 As a five-year-old Gloaming had 15 race starts and won all of them including these principal races: 1920 ARC Islington Plate 8 f 1920 ARC Royal Stakes 6 f 1921 ARC Auckland Plate 12 f 1921 CJC Challenge Stakes 7 f 1921 TaraJC Taranaki Stakes 6 f 1921 WangJC Jackson Stakes 6 f As a six-year-old Gloaming had 12 race starts and won all but one, in which he ran second; the principal races he won were: 1922 ARC Auckland Plate 12 furlongs 1922 TaraJC Taranaki Stakes 6 furlongs 1922 WangJC Jackson Stakes 6 furlongs, in 1:11 4/5, a race record 1922 WRC North Island Challenge Stakes 7 furlongs 1922 CJC Challenge Stakes 7 furlongs 1922 HBJC Ormond Memorial Gold Cup 8 furlongs.
As a seven-year-old Gloaming had 5 starts for 2 seconds. The principal races he won were: 1922 RRC The Hill Stakes 10 f by 1¼ lengths from Beauford 1922 AJC Craven Plate Pr 10 f by 3 lengths from Beauford 1922 WRC Champion Plate 10 f with 9 st. 4 lbs. in 2:6 1/5 a race record. As an eight-year-old Gloaming had 5 starts for 1 second; the principal races he won were: 1924 WangJC Jackson Stakes 6 f 1924 WeRC North Island Challenge Stakes with 10.1, 7 fur. in 1:27 4/5. As a nine-year-old Gloaming had 10 starts for 2 seconds; the principal races he won were: 1924 AJC Spring Stakes over 12 furlongs. 1924 AJC Craven Plate over 10 f. 1924 VRC Melbourne Stakes 10 f. 1925 Canterbury Middle Park Plate, 6 fur. with 9 st. 10 lb. by 5 lengths with the 3rd horse a further 3 lengths away. 1925 WRC North Island Challenge Stakes 7 f. with 10.1, 7 fur. in 1.26. 1925 CJC Challenge Stakes 7 f. with 9.11 1925 HBJC Ormond Memorial Gold Cup 8 furlongs with 9.10 Gloaming had 67 race starts, won 57 and was second 9 times.
Gloaming fell in his only other race start, at barrier rise in the North Island Challenge Stakes, a race he won three times. When he retired he was the leading Australian racing stakes winner, he was the first horse to defeat the great mare, Desert Gold over a mile and he still holds the Australasian record of 45 second
Grand Flaneur was an outstanding Australian Thoroughbred racehorse and sire, who won nine successive races, including the AJC Derby, the Victoria Derby and the Melbourne Cup, before he retired undefeated. He had won races over distances ranging from five furlongs to three miles, he was close to the top of the list for a decade. He was bred by Edward K. Cox at his Fernhill Stud near New South Wales. Grand Flaneur was by the good racehorse and sire, his dam was the imported First Lady who traced directly to the noted mare, Banter. Won 1880 VRC Normanby Stakes 5 furlongs Won 1880 AJC Derby over 12 furlongs Won 1880 AJC Mares Produce Stakes 10 furlongs Won 1880 VRC Mares Produce Stakes 10 furlongs Won 1880 Melbourne Cup 16 furlongs Won 1880 VRC Victoria Derby 12 furlongs Won 1881 VRC Champion Stakes 24 furlongs Won 1881 VRC St Leger Stakes 14 furlongs Won 1881 VRC Town Plate 16 furlongs After an injury Grand Flaneur was retired to Andrew Town’s Hobartville Stud at Richmond, New South Wales. Grand Flaneur sired Bravo, in his first crop.
He was the leading Australian sire in 1894-95 and was standing at Long’s Chipping Norton Stud. Grand Flaneur sired 23 stakes winners for 45 stakes wins and more than ₤50,000, Hopscotch, Merman and Patron. Grand Flaneur died in 1900 at the Chipping Norton Stud, near Liverpool, New South Wales where he is buried. In 2007 Grand Flaneur was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. List of leading Thoroughbred racehorses