Show Gate

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Show Gate
SireGatekeeper (GB)
GrandsireAlcide (GB)
DamMinglow (NZ)
DamsireGlobe of Light (GB)
CountryNew Zealand
Major wins
Awapuni Gold Cup (1974)
Trentham Stakes (1977)
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
New Zealand horse of the year 1975, 1977.
Last updated on April 3, 2009

Show Gate is a Hall of Fame Champion New Zealand thoroughbred racehorse sired by Gatekeeper out of Minglow a Eulogy mare. Foaled in 1969, she was horse of the year in 1975 and 1977 and won races from 1200 metres up to 2400 metres in record time, she started in 51 races, winning 30, and was second 7 times, third twice and unplaced in 12 races.

Show Gate was Owned Bred And Trained by Gordon Thomson of Mosgiel.

She won The Stewards, Canterbury Gold Cup and the Churchill Stakes 1200,2000,1600 over 7 days at NZ's Premier Spring meeting at Riccarton Park

Went on to capture all three twice during her amazing career. A Freakish Mare with an ability to carry big weights over all distances in record times.

Quoted by legendary NZ Jockey Bob Skelton-

"She's A Machine" and the "Equal of modern day Hall of Fame mare Sunline"

Show Gate suffered a fractured sesamoid bone in the spring of 1974 after winning her first five races as a five-year-old, she returned to racing as a seven-year-old, winning 7 of her 13 starts, and ran a very unlucky second to Good Lord in the 1977 Wellington Cup 3200 m. Two days later she broke the NZ record over 2400 m, 2,26.1 with top weight 57 kg on three legs, as she had again gone amiss 1000 m from home, her last race. Many fine judges have Show Gate as The Best Mare ever to race in New Zealand.


Show Gate list of successes

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