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But I agree he deserves to be on the index and I will post his record ... one day.
In the meantime you can always go to http://millersguide.com/past-champions/luskinstar.htm
Or we could just add this to the index...
Luskin Star MG
( Where MG = Miller's Guide )
It would take you away from the forum to the Miller's Guide site and you would need to hit the Back button to return to the forum.
It would be a slack way of expanding the index to include those horses that this thread doesn't detail.
The records of timw and pwa are much superior to the Miller's Guide records though.
It's been a long time coming and there are still a few minor details to be added but here is the astonishing record of
'The Iron Gelding'
By Edward Winstanley
1833 bay gelding
(Whisker GB - Matilda)
Bred by Henry Bayly
Foaled Oct 1833 at South Creek NSW
Trained originally by 'Old' Brown, Windsor
broken in as a 3YO in 1836
sent to a cattle station on the Barwan River and used as stock horse 'never stabled and rarely groomed'
97 starts 63 Wins 27 seconds 4 thirds 2 unplaced
1839-40 (6YO) 1 start 1 win 0 seconds 0 thirds
1840 ? WON Coola Plains 25 sov sweepstakes defeating 4 others
"1841 Richard Rouse buys Jorrocks for 8 springing heifers to value of about £40"
1840-41 (7YO) 6 starts 3 wins 2 seconds 1 third
16 Mar 1841 2nd Homebush Ladies Plate 50sov added 3 miles Chestnut Prince 1st; Note : first meeting of the Australian Race Committee at Homebush
30 Mar 1841 3rd Bathurst Bathurst Plate 100sov dist Kate Nickleby 1st; Eleanor 2nd;
31 Mar 1841 WON Bathurst Town Plate £60 twice around Theorem 2nd; Kate Nickleby 3rd;
no date 2nd Bathurst Ladies Purse value dist ? Skeleton 1st; 3 others
29 Apr 1841 WON Parramatta Town Plate 100sov twice around Gigler 2nd; Flirt Prince Stranger
no date WON Windsor Hawkesbury Turf Plate 100sov twice around 3 others
1841-42 (8YO) 12 starts 10 wins 2 seconds 0 third
24 Aug 1841 2nd Homebush Australian Stakes 50sov/£200 added twice around Beeswing 1st; [4.3]
26 Aug 1841 2nd Homebush Ladies Purse £50 twice around & a distance Mentor
26 Aug 1841 WON Homebush Beaten Hcp twice around & a distance Gohanna 2nd; 4 others
14 Sept 1841 WON Parramatta Union Purse 100/5sovs twice around Gohanna 2nd; Plutus Tory Planet time :4.34
15 Sept 1841 WON Parramatta Members Purse £50 dist walked over
29 Mar 1842 WON Homebush Metropolitan Sks £60 twice around Tranby 2nd; Planet Marquis Quail
31 Mar 1842 WON Homebush Cumberland Cup 100/10sovs twice around & a distance 2 others
17 may 1842 WON Mudgee Town Plate £50 twice around Eclipse 2nd;
20 May 1842 WON Mudgee Settlers Plate £50 twice around Grimaldi 2nd;
20 May 1842 WON Mudgee Inn Keepers Plate £50 once around 2 others
27 Jul 1842 WON Windsor Turf Club Purse 100/5sovs twice around Beeswing 2nd; [dh.1] "2 heats first was a dead heat"
29 Jul 1842 WON Windsor Richmond Purse 75/5sovs twice around Beeswing 2nd; and 3 others Beeswing died in running
1842-43 (9YO) 8 starts 4 wins 2 seconds 1 third 1 unplaced
03 Aug 1842 2nd Parramatta Union Purse £80/5 twice around Sir Charles 1st; 2 others
07 Aug 1842 2nd Parramatta Town Plate 80/5sov 1 miles Quail 1st; [1.2.2]
11 Apr 1843 2nd Windsor Members Plate 100sov twice around Eucalyptus 1st; [3.2.2] 3 others
no date WON Windsor Beaten Purse value dist
2 May 1843 WON Homebush Metropolitan Sks £100/10 twice around Sir Charles 2nd [18.104.22.168] Tranby Blacklock Eucalyptus
4 May 1843 WON Homebush Cumberland Cup 100/10sovs twice around Quail 2nd; [1.1] Blacklock
12 Jul 1843 4th Parramatta Union Purse £70/5sov 2 miles Machioness 1st; 3 others
14 Jul 1843 WON Parramatta Town Plate £70/5 3 miles 750yds Quail 2nd; time: 6.58.0
1843-44 (10YO) 8 starts 5 wins 3 seconds 0 third
12 Sept 1843 WON Homebush Champion Cup value 3 miles Henry Lorrequer 2nd; Lottery Machioness
14 Sept 1843 WON Homebush Champagne Sks value twice around & a distance Machioness 2nd; Henery Lorrequer
no date WON Penrith Town Plate value dist Sir Charles =1st; deadheat
no date 2nd Penrith Publicans Purse value dist
10 Apr 1844 2nd Windsor Town Plate £75 twice around Henry Lorreuer 4.2 4 started 'thrashed'
11 Apr 1844 WON Windsor Richmond Purse £60 Election 2nd; [1.1] Henery Lorrequer
23 Jul 1844 2nd Homebush Metropolitan Sks £50/5 3 miles Lottery 1st; Sir Charles
25 Jul 1844 WON Homebush Cumberland Cup £50/5 twice around Lottery 2nd;
1844-45 (11YO) 7 starts 3 wins 4 seconds 0 third
no date WON Berrima Town Plate 40sov dist Walked over
9 Oct 1844 2nd Goulburn InnKeepers Purse £40 2 miles Lottery 1st; 1 other
29 Oct 1844 2nd Penrith Town Plate twice around Lottery 1st; [1.2.2]
31 Oct 1844 2nd Penrith Publicans Purse value dist Election 1st; [2.2]
31 Oct 1844 WON Penrith Beaten Plate value dist Highflyer 2nd;
21 May 1845 WON Homebush Metropolitan Sks £60 3 miles Lottery 2nd;
22 May 1845 2nd Homebush EIC Officers Purse value 2 miles Blue Bonnet 1st;
1845-46 (12YO) 5 starts 4 wins 1 seconds 0 third
12 Aug 1845 2nd Maitland Town Plate £50 2 miles Blue Bonnet 1st; [2.2] 2 others
1 Apr 1846 WON Windsor Town Plate 50/5 guin twice around Blue Bonnet 2nd; [1.1] 2 others
02 Apr 1846 WON Windsor Publicans Purse 25/3sov twice around [1.1] 2 others
27 May 1846 WON Homebush All Aged Stakes £50/5 3 miles Blue Bonnet 2nd; Petrel
29 May 1846 WON Homebush Australian Plate £70 twice around Blue Bonnet 2nd; Petrel Emerald Taramine Green Mantle Lottery
1846-47 (13YO) 13 starts 11 wins 2 seconds 0 third
19 Aug 1846 2nd Maitland Town Plate £50 2 miles Emerald 1st;
22 Aug 1846 WON Maitland Maitland Purse value 2 miles Emerald [1.1] Meteor
no date WON Maitland Hunter River Sks value 1 miles Tally Ho 2nd; Lottery.Commissioner Gustavus heats
18 Sep 1846 WON Five Dock Ladies Purse £40/5 Lady Theresa 2nd; [2.1] Emerald
no date WON Penrith Publicans Purse value dist
10 Mar 1847 WON Bathurst Town Plate £50 twice around Bennelong 2nd; [1.1]
12 Mar 1847 WON Bathurst Publicans Purse £30 twice around Bennelong 2nd; [1.1] Meteor
7 Apr 1847 WON Windsor Members Purse £60 twice around & a distance Lady Theresa 2nd; [2.1.1]
9 Apr 1847 WON Windsor Richmond Purse £40 twice around Don Juan 2nd; [1.1] Toby
19 May 1847 2nd Homebush All Aged Stakes value 3 miles Blue Bonnet 1st;
21 May 1847 WON Homebush Australian Plate £60 twice around Warrigal 2nd; Blue Bonnet
30 Jun 1847 WON Parramatta Town Plate £60/3 2 miles Whalebone 2nd; [1.1] Blue Bonnet
02 Jul 1847 WON Parramatta Cumberland Turf Purse £60/5 3 miles Foig-a-Bullah 2nd;
1847-48 (14YO) 11 starts 8 wins 2 seconds 1 third
29 Dec 1847 WON Petersham Ladies Purse 25sov once around & a distance Walked over
29 Dec 1847 WON Petersham Hunter's Stakes 20sov 3 times around Maroon 2nd;
06 Jan 1848 WON Venue ? Drapers Ladies Purse 30sov 1 miles Wallaby 2nd; [1.1]
24 mar 1848 WON Bathurst Publicans Purse £50 twice around Whalebone 2nd [1.1] Johnny Heki
04 Apr 1849 WON Hartley Town Plate £40 twice around Lottery 2nd [1.1] Lath
12 Apr 1848 WON Windsor Members Purse £50 twice around Wallaby 2nd [1.1] Maroon. Lady morgan
14 Apr 1848 2nd Windsor Richmond Purse £50 twice around Wallaby7.0 1st; [2.2] Jorrocks carried 9.11
26 Apr 1848 WON Parramatta Town Plate £50/3 1 miles Foig-a-Bullah 2nd [1.1] Wallaby
23 may 1848 2nd Homebush All Aged Stakes £70 3 miles Kaurie Gum 7.0 1st; Jorrocks carried 9.8
25 may 1848 WON Homebush Australian Plate £71 twice around Snake 2nd Honi Heki "a very severe race won on the post by a head"
20 July 1848 3rd Patrick Plains Tally Ho Stakes £20 dist Foxhunter 1st
1848-49 (15YO) 11 starts 8 wins 3 seconds 0 third
31 Aug 1848 2nd Mudgee Publicans Purse £30 twice around Reformer 9.4 1st; [2-dr] Jorrocks carried 10.8
02 Sep 1848 2nd Mudgee One mile match £25 1 mile Wentworth 1st; by four or five lengths time :1.53.0
6 Mar 1849 WON Carcoar Town Plate £50 dist Plover 2nd; [2.1.1]
21 Mar 1849 WON Bathurst Town Plate £50 twice around Little John 2nd; [2.1.1]
11Apr 1849 2nd Windsor Members Purse 50sov twice around Sprig of Myrtle 1st; [0.2] "visibly distressed?beaten by weight only" Jorrocks carried 9.9
13 Apr 1849 WON Windsor Richmond Purse £50 dist Young Aaron 2nd;
13 May 1849 WON Homebush All Aged Stakes £70 3 miles Plover 9.12 2nd; Foxhunter 9.5 Jorrocks carried 9.9 time: 5.58.0
16 May 1849 WON Homebush Australian Plate £70 abt 2 miles Plover 2nd; [dh.1] "Gentile Tiger" walked over for second heat after all three drew
17 May 1849 WON Parramatta Town Plate £50 1 miles The Rake 2nd; [1.2.1]
27 Jun 1849 WON Wellington Town Plate £30 twice around walked over
29 Jun 1849 WON Wellington Ladies Purse £20 once around Walked over
1849-50 (16YO) 7 starts 4 wins 3 seconds 0 third
15 Aug 1849 WON Mudgee Town Plate 30sov twice around Wentworth 2nd; [1.1]
27 Feb 1850 2nd Bathurst Town Plate £50 2½ miles Little John 1st; [1.dh.2]
15 Mar 1850 WON Carcoar Publicans Purse Little John 2nd; [1.1]
10 Apr 1850 WON Windsor Members Purse 50sov twice around Hummingbird 8.7 2nd; [1.1] Pastile 7.10 Jorrocks carried 9.3
29 May 1850 2nd Homebush All Aged Stakes 60/5sov 3 miles Sultan 1st; length
31 May 1850 WON Homebush Australian Plate 60/5sov 3 miles Plover 8.12 2nd; Little John 9.2 Jorrocks carried 9.8 5 lengths time: 6.36
27 Jun 1850 2nd Campbelltown Town Plate £50/3 twice around Plover 8.7 1st; [3.2] Pasha 8.0 Jorrocks carried 9.9
1850-51 (17YO) 7 starts 2 wins 3 seconds 1 third 1 unplaced
6 Aug 1850 WON Patricks Plains Town Plate £40 2 miles Sultan 2nd; [1.1] Death
20 Aug 1850 2nd Maitland Town Plate £50/4 2 miles Queen of Hearts 1st; [4.2]
22 Aug 1850 2nd Maitland Publicans Purse £40/4 2 miles Sultan 8.8 1st; [1.2.2] Gentile (Young Aaron) 8.6 Jorrocks carried9.9
26 Feb1851 2nd Bathurst Town Plate £40/3 twice around Little John 1st; [2.2]
28 feb 1851 WON Bathurst Publicans Purse £40 3 times around Little John 2nd; Little John lost rider prior to start see report http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215461
25 Apr 1851 3rd Windsor Richmond Purse 30/2sovs 3 times around Plover 9.10 Muleyson 9.6 Jorrrocks carried 9.9 x 5 lens
28 May 1851 Upl Homebush Australian Plate 50/5sovs twice around Cossack 1st; Muleyson 2nd; Plover 3rd;
1851-52 (18YO) 0 starts 0 wins 0 seconds 0 third
1852-53 (19YO) 1 starts 0 wins 0 seconds 0 third 1 unplaced
Oct 1852 5th of 6 Homebush Draper's Metropolitan Handicap
Jorrocks at 16 years by Thomas Balcombe
Jorrocks walked more than 5000km between meetings
He lived until 27 years at the Cliften Stud and was buried there. A plaque marks the grave on the grounds of the Richmond RAAF base.
STC Golden Slipper G1
AJC Sires' Produce G1
AJC Champagne Stakes G1
VATC Caulfield Guineas G1
QTC Sires' Produce Stakes G2
QTC Marlboro Stakes (later Regd 'The T J Smith') G2
AJC The Galaxy G2
42 starts, 12 wins (5 x Group 1), 5 seconds and 6 thirds. Win % 28.6, Place % 54.8.
TWO YEARS: 1971-1972 Starts 2: 0-0-0-2
8th-10 6/05/1972. ½ nk x 3.5L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC South Australian Stakes 6f. 1207m. 8.2. 51.5kg 1.11.6. Fast Down The Cellar 8.7 22/10 1st
10th-16 15/05/1972 Sht nk x 1.25L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Sandringham Hcp (1st Division) 6f. 1207m. 7.11. 49.5kg 1.11.8 Fast Royal Statesman 7.12 7/1 1st
THREE YEARS: 1972-1973 Starts 12: 9-0-1-2
10th-12 5/08/1972. 1.75L x sht ½ hd Victoria Park, Adelaide, SA, AUS AdRC Lightning Hcp 1000m. 46.5kg 1.00.2. Holding Hampton's Pride 53 5/1 1st
5th-12 16/08/1972. 4L x 0.5L Murray Bridge, SA, AUS Murray Bridge RC Maiden Hcp 1600m. 56kg 1.41.0. 1/1F. Rose of Tralee 53.5 20/1 1st
1st-18 23/08/1972. 1L x 2.25L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Advanced Hcp 1600m. 51kg 1.40.0. Dead, 18/10F. Sand Fileur 53 20/1 2nd
1st-11 2/09/1972. 1.5L x hd Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Graduation Stakes 2000m. 53kg 2.07.3. Dead, 1/1F. Kurnell 55.5 25/10 2nd
1st-14 16/09/1972. 3L x 2.5L Cheltenham, Adelaide, SA, AUS PARC Park Royal Graduation Stakes 2250m. 54kg 2.21.6. Fast, 22/10F. Mt Venn 53 35/10 2nd
1st-10 7/10/1972. 0.5L x 2.25L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC South Australian Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.31.4. Fast, 15/10F. Oncide 55.5 32/10 2nd
1st-12 25/10/1972. 1L x 0.75L Geelong, VIC, AUS Geelong Derby Trial Stakes 2200m. 55.5kg 2.17.8. 8/11F. Arabian Breeze 53 40/1 2nd
1st-12 4/11/1972. Nk x 3L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Victoria Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.29.9. Good, 11/2. Sobar 55.5 4/11F 2nd
3rd-18 9/12/1972. Nk x 2L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Strickland Stakes Abt. 1800m. 51.5kg 1.47.8. Good, 4/1F. Millefleurs 48.5 7/1 1st
1st-14 16/12/1972. 4L x 1.75L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC West. Australian Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.28.7 (RR) Fast, 1/2F. Gala Red 55.5 33/1 2nd
1st-8 26/12/1972. 2.25L x 1.25L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Australian Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.35.0. Good, 1/5F. Kul's Son 55.5 200/1 2nd
1st-17 1/01/1973. 3L x 2.5L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Perth Cup (G1) 3200m. 49.5kg 3.18.2 (RR) Fast, 2/1F. Always Morning 45 40/1 2nd
FOUR YEARS: 1973-1974 Starts 16: 0-4-2-10
7th-11 25/08/1973. 6L x 2L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC J J Liston Stakes 1400m. 57kg 1.28.8. Slow, Zambari 58.5 11/4 1st
2nd-8 27/09/1973. 2L x 1.5L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Underwood Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.03.8. Good, 6/1. Scotch and Dry 597/2 1st
2nd-11 6/10/1973. 1.25L x 2.25L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Turnbull Stakes 2000m. 57.5kg 2.01.6. Good, 4/5F. Australasia 53 16/1 1st
7th-18 18/10/1973. 0.75L x 1.25L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Caulfield Cup 2400m. 60kg 2.35.9. Good, 12/1. Swell Time (NZ) 51.5 16/1 1st
6th-10 3/11/1973. Sht hd x nk Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Mackinnon Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.02.4. Good, 3/1F. Australasia 57 9/1 1st
12th-24 6/11/1973. Lg hd x 0.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Melbourne Cup 3200m. 59.5kg 3.19.5. Good, 7/1. Gala Supreme 49 9/1 1st
13th-15 16/03/1974. ½ hd x 0.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Leonard Stakes 1400m. 61kg 1.23.0. Fast, Millefleurs 54.5 4/1EF 1st
4th-8 6/04/1974. Lg nk x 3L Warwick Farm, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Chipping Norton Stakes 2100m. 57kg 2.08.6. Good, Igloo (NZ) 7/1 1st
2nd-6 13/04/1974. 1.5L x 3L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Autumn Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.10.1. Soft, 7/2. Igloo (NZ) 57 4/6F 1st
3rd-15 15/04/1974. Sht nk x 6L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Sydney Cup 3200m. 58kg 3.37.1. Heavy, 10/1. Battle Heights (NZ) 58.5 30/1 1st
2nd-4 25/04/1974.* 4L x 1.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes 2400m. 57kg 2.46.0. Heavy, 8/1. Battle Heights (NZ) 58.5 1st
9th-15 11/05/1974. Lg hd x 5L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Simpson Pope '10,000' 2450m. 60.5kg 2.41.0. Slow, 2/1F. Phar Ace 53.5 12/1 1st
6th-11 8/06/1974. Lg nk x 5L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC P J O'Shea Stakes 2200m. 57kg 2.19.6. Slow Passetreul 57.5 5/2F 1st
3rd-7 15/06/1974. Nk x 1L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC Sir Winston Churchill Stakes 2200m. 58kg 2.23.5. Good, Think Big 49 9/2 1st
8th-11 17/06/1974. Hd x 0.5L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC Brisbane Cup 3200m. 58kg 3.22.1. Good, Igloo (NZ) 57 16/1 1st
11th-12 29/06/1974. 1.5L x nk Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS Tattersall's RC Queensland Cup 2225m. 56kg 2.14.7. Good Gay Master 48.5 11/2 1st
* Delayed from the 20th
FIVE YEARS: 1974-1975 Starts 12: 3-1-3-5
10th-10 8/02/1975. 0.75L x 1L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC C F Orr Stakes 1400m. 57.5kg 1.23.6. Fast, Leilani (NZ) 55.5 6/4F 1st
10th-10 15/02/1975. 2L x 2L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Blamey Stakes 1600m. 57.5kg 1.36.3. Fast, Zambari 57.5 12/1 1st
5th-9 22/02/1975. Lg nk x 2L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC St George Stakes 1800m. 58kg 1.49.4. (CR) Fast, Leilani (NZ) 55.5 1/3F 1st
1st-14 8/03/1975. 0.75L x lg nk Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Alan Bell Stakes 2500m. 58kg 2.40.4. Fast, 7/4F. True Friend (NZ) 53.5 25/1 2nd
1st-9 15/03/1975. 2L x 3L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Duke of Norfolk Stakes 3200m 58kg 2.26.8. Fast, 4/6F. Realgar (FR) 55 25/1 2nd
5th-17 30/03/1975. 1.5L x 1L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Sydney Cup 3200m. 58kg 3.22.6. Slow, 8/1. Gay Master 51 40/1 1st
3rd-7 5/04/1975. Sht ½ hd x 1.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2400m. 58.5kg 2.31.3. Good, 33/1. Jandell 56 16/1 1st
1st-17 3/05/1975. 1L x 2.5L Cheltenham, Adelaide, SA, AUS PARC Simsmetal Plate 2250m 60kg 2.23.8. Fast, 8/1. Nandalie Lass 54.5 16/10F 2nd
3rd-17 19/05/1975. 1.5L x 3L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Adelaide Cup 3200m. 58kg 3.29.4. Slow, 22/10EF. Soulman 47 16/1 1st
6th-12 7/06/1975. 0.5L x 1.75L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC P J O'Shea Stakes 2200m. 57.5kg 2.17.2. Good, Nourishing 57 20/1 1st
2nd-8 14/06/1975. Nse x 3L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC Sir Winston Churchill Stakes 2200m. 59kg 2.16.6. Good, 13/2. Participator 57 5/2F 1st
3rd-14 16/06/1975. Sht ½ hd x 4L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC Brisbane Cup 3200m. 58kg 3.18.9. Good, 4/1. Herminia 50 10/1 1st
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This thread produces gem after gem, principally due to you and to TW. Thanks to both of you (and others)
Compiling Jorrocks record was first attempted in 1848 in the Sporting Magazine of NSW (no.1) which is online from the NSW State Library at -
No Trove in 1848. They would have done it the hard way. There have been a a couple of later accounts in the press that have recounted his record until 1852 but there were discrepancies between the accounts and I have used Trove to 'verify' the record and sort out the errors.
I was encouraged by the fact that I came up with 97 starts - a figure that is commonly quoted (by Pollard, Wiki, etc.) but I can only find 63 rather than 65 wins.
A number of myths have been exposed in the process. One was that his final race was in the Draper's Plate. It wasn't. It was in the Draper's Metropolitan Handicap. And he didn't run last, he ran 5th of 6.
Another was that he only won his last race because Little John lost his rider. I had been under the impression that Jorrocks was plodding along behind Little John when his rider fell off and Jorrocks was gifted the race rather like Steve Bradbury. But that is not the case. Little John lost his rider before the race and bolted. The connections of Jorrocks claimed the race as Little John wasn't recovered until after the advertisied starting time of the race - but then it was discovered that due to an oversight no time had actually been advertised and the stewards ruled the show must go on. Little John took his place and his rider remained in the saddle through out but he was weakened by his pre race bolting.
The records were confused by a number of other Jorrocks racing at the time including a Galloway, and a (Young) Jorrocks thoroughbred. In fact there is even a bullock called Jorrocks that was winning bullock races (!) at the time. If it had four legs and a tail there was a race for it in the 1840s !
As astonishing as Jorrocks record is it really only tells half the tale. His pedigree is like a road map to the early colonial horse, and while his half bred (his grand dam Vesta is wholly Arab) Jorrocks was well bred. His dam Matilda was a talented runner and his grand dam Vesta won a four heat 2 miler at the Camperdown races in 1826. His great grand dam Cariboo was also the dam of Australian who was a prolific winner of the Sydney Turf Club races in the 1820's. His great great grand dam was The Rockingham mare, a daughter of the first reputed thoroughbred to be landed in NSW (swum ashore in 1797 after the ship bearing him became cast on a sand bar) and one of the mares that were smuggled into the colony in 1795 aboard the Britannia.
What I haven't accounted for here (but I will) is his ownership record. He changed hands at least eight times and was at least once raffled. Raffling racehorses was common. The same thing happened to Australian.
One more thing : While Jorrocks marks the end of the era of the half breed in Australian racing his family bred on through Matilda's daughter the Mentor Mare and their descendant Countess who produced Myrtle, winner of the 1874 Doncaster Handicap who produced La Belle, dam of the champion miler of the 1890's Marvel, and Cerise and Blue, winner of the 1886 Sydney Cup who produced Acrasia, winner of the 1904 Melbourne Cup. It was an old colonial family that dated back to the earliest days of the colony to horses that owned more to the desert horses than any English thoroughbred that would just not lie down in the thoroughbred age.
Must say I would never had attempted Jorrocks. I thought that if the newspaper records existed it would be made easier being such an unusual name - but obviously that wasn't the case.
29 starts, 14 wins (5 x Group 1), 7 seconds and 6 thirds. Win % 48.3, Place % 93.1.
Retired with the Australasian earnings record for a mare of AUD 271,170 passing Wiggle's mare's record estimated at AUD 164,593.
As this figure is different from other published figures I have included the horses stake winnings in each race's details.
Other stake winnings figures a
AUD 270,870 per Peter Pring's book 'Major Australian Races and Racehorses 1960-1980. This figure also appears on the horse's wikipedia page.
The AUD 300 difference between my figure and Mr Pring's figure seems to reult from the non-inclusion by Mr Pring of a AUD 300 trophy from winning the 1974 Mackinnon Stakes (Mr Pring had figure of AUD 10,500 rather than the AUD 10,800 included in the race details below).
AUD 271,105 can be found in Mark Taylor's book 'Century of Champions' and the Racing Victoria Horse Fact Sheet online and I can't think of any reason for the difference.
Miller's Guide does not currently list Leilani as a notable champion and she is not a hall of fame inductee.
TWO YEARS: 1972-1973 Starts 0: 0-0-0-0
Did not race
THREE YEARS: 1973-1974 Starts 9: 4-3-2-0
2nd-20 22/08/1973. ½ nk x 0.5L Morphettville, Adelaide, SA, AUS SAJC Hove Maiden Hcp (Ist Division) Abt. 1200m. 55kg 1.15.6. Dead, 6/1. Trojan Bronze 54.5 14/10F 1st Honey Affair 51 20/1 3rd AUD 155
1st-8 5/09/1973. 2.5L x 1.5L Gawler, SA, AUS Gawler & Barossa JC Maiden Hcp (2nd Division) 1600m. 56.5kg 1.44.0. 4/10F. Jolly Philanderer 51 7/1 2nd Immunity 55.5 5/1 3rd AUD 350
3rd-10 19/09/1973. 0.75L x 1L Kadina, SA, AUS Kadina & Wallaroo JC Improver's Hcp 1600m. 55kg 1.36.75. 1/3F. Valiant Lover 50 9/1 1st Gaytime Lady 49.5 7/1 2nd AUD 50
1st-13 23/02/1974. 3L x nk Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC St. Clair Hcp 1200m. 50.5kg 1.10.9. Fast, 6/1. Felipa 51 10/1 2nd Nandalie Lass 58 7/4F 3rd AUD 3,500
2nd-18 11/03/1974. 0.5L x 0.25L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Labor Day Hcp 1600m. 54kg 1.37.2. Fast, 5/2F. Hopewood (NZ) 53.5 6/1 1st Nandale Lass 58 5/1 3rd AUD 900
3rd-18 16/03/1974. 1L x 0.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC A. V. Kewney Stakes 2000m. 52.5kg 2.03.2. Fast, 6/1. Love Aloft 55.5 1/1F 1st Grey Haze 55.5 14/1 2nd AUD 1,200
2nd-16 30/03/1974. 3L x nk Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Queen Of The Turf Stakes 1500m. 48kg 1.30.5. Good, 14/1. Favoured 54.5 11/2 1st Just Topic 48.5 7/1 3rd AUD 2,000
1st-14 13/04/1974. 1.5L x 2L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Princess Hcp 2000m. 57.5kg 2.10.0. Soft, 5/2F. Papaya 48 11/2 2nd Donaloah 47.5 30/1 3rd AUD 4,000
1st-16 20/04/1974. 5L x 1L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC AJC Oaks (G1) 2400m. 54kg 2.46.0. Heavy, 2/1F. Lorne 54 33/1 2nd Royal Baroness 54 160/1 3rd AUD 20,000
FOUR YEARS: 1974-1975 Starts 14: 9-3-1-1
4th-14 14/09/1974. 0.5L x 0.75L Cheltenham, Adelaide, SA, AUS PARC Divett Hcp Abt 1000m. 54kg 0.59.6. Good, Samist 63.5 5/1 1st Yapungah 51 10/1 2nd AUD 100
3rd-15 26/09/1974. Lg nk x hd Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Cecil Godby Welter 1600m. 58kg 1.43.7. Slow, 11/4F. Forest Boy 56 15/1 1st Aquatrice 55 8/1 2nd AUD 400
1st-13 5/10/1974. 1.25L x sht ½ hd Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Turnbull Stakes 2000m. 54kg 2.13.3. Heavy, 4/5F. Herminia 53.5 6/1 2nd Isonomia 50.5 33/1 3rd AUD 10,500
1st-15 12/10/1974. 3L x 5L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Toorak Hcp (G1) 1600m. 52.5kg 1.44.3. Heavy, 4/1. Bellota 50.5 14/1 2nd Dandy Gem 50 40/1 3rd AUD 14,000
1st-15 19/10/1974. 2.75L x 2.25L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Caulfield Cup (G1) 2400m. 52kg 2.38.3. Heavy, 9/4F. Broadway Hit 52 66/1 2nd Turfcutter 53 7/1 3rd AUD 81,250
1st-11 2/11/1974. 1L x 2.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC L.K.S Mackinnon Stakes (G1) 2000m. 54.5kg 2.04.9. Slow, 13/8. Battle Heights 58.5 6/4F 2nd Chelsea Tower 58.5 15/1 3rd AUD 10,800 inc AUD 300 trophy
2nd-22 5/11/1974. 1L x 1L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Melbourne Cup 3200m. 55.5kg 3.23.2. Good, 7/2EF. Think Big 53 12/1 1st Captain Peri 52 14/1 3rd AUD 27,000
1st-16 9/11/1974. 2.5L x 1.25L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen's Cup 2500m. 55kg 2.36.2. Fast, 6/4F. Gala Red 45 66/1 2nd Battle Heights 59.5 7/2 3rd AUD 10,800
1st-10 8/02/1975. 0.75L x 1L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC C.F. Orr Stakes 1400m. 55.5kg 1.23.6. Fast, 6/4F. All Shot (NZ) 57.5 7/4 2nd Zambari 57.5 10/1 3rd AUD 8,400
1st-9 22/02/1975. Lg nk x 2L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC St George Stakes 1800m. 55.5kg 1.49.4 (CR) Fast, 1/3F. Haymaker 52 12/1 2nd Runyon 58 33/1 3rd AUD 8,400
1st-7 8/03/1975. 0.5L x 1L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen's Plate 2000m. 55.5kg 2.04.1. Fast, 1/5F. Forest Boy 57 20/1 2nd Bush Win 57 15/1 3rd AUD 8,400
1st-15 10/03/1975. 0.5L x nk Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Australian Cup (G1) 2000m. 58.5kg 2.02.9. Good, 7/4F. Tudor Peak 52 33/1 2nd St. Martin 54 50/1 3rd AUD 35,400
2nd-11 2/04/1975. 1.25L x ½ nk Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC All-Aged Stakes 1600m. 56kg 1.34.6 . Good, 1/1F. Gilt Pattern 57 14/1 1st Skyjack 54.5 8/1 3rd AUD 4,000
2nd-7 5/04/1975. Sht ½ hd x 1.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes 2400m. 56kg 2.31.3. Good, 1/2F. Jandell 56 16/1 1st Dayana 58.5 33/1 3rd AUD 3,000
FIVE YEARS: 1975-1976 Starts 6: 1-1-3-1
3rd-7 23/08/1975. 0.5L x Lg hd Warwick Farm, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Warwick Stakes 1400m. 56kg 1.24.8. Good, 6/4. Silver Shadow 47.5 5/4F 1st Leica Lover 58.5 9/1 3rd AUD 965
3rd-12 7/02/1976. 1L x nk Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC C F Orr Stakes 1400m. 56kg 1.23.2 (CR) Fast, 6/1. Plush 57 9/1 1st Rafique 53 10/1 3rd AUD 1,200
1st-9 21/02/1976. Lg nk x 2L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC St George Stakes 1800m. 56.5kg 1.49.9. Fast, 9/10F. Authentic Heir 58 40/1 2nd Rafique 52 11/4 3rd AUD 10,500
2nd-4 6/03/1976. 1.25L x 6L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen's Plate 2000m. 56.5kg 2.00.9. Fast, 1/1 EF. Taras Bulba 57 1/1EF 1st Chelsea Tower 58 40/1 3rd AUD 2,700
3rd-4 13/03/1976. 6L x 12L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2500m. 57kg 2.42.1. Fast, 2/1. Taras Bulba 57 4/7F 1st Shiftmar 57 10/1 3rd AUD 1,200
12th-12 (PU) 2/04/1976. ½ hd x 0.75L Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Tancred Cup 2400m. 58.5kg 2.29.0. Fast, 6/4F. Major Battle 48 10/1 1st Participator 54.5 7/1 2nd AUD 0
2nd-4 6/03/1976. 1.25L x 6L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen's Plate 2000m. 56.5kg 2.00.9. Fast, 1/1 EF. Taras Bulba 57 1/1EF 1st Chelsea Tower 58 40/1 3rd AUD 2,700
First time I ever went to Randwick.
The fourth runner was a hurdler called Colonel Light (or Colonial Light) and they offered 1,000-1 - had a dollar on him
There was a very popular series of comic books about a portly, fox hunting cockney green grocer, Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities by Robert Smith Surtees that started out in the funny pages of the New Sporting Magazine in 1831.
"'a noisy, vital, impertinent social satire full of zest and high spirits'
He was a good natured, vulgar cockney with aspirations of partaking in the sports of the country gentlemen
Jorrocks was very popular and at his peak when his namesake hit the track in the 1840s. Here's Jorrock's in a spot of bother....
and on a completely unrelated issue I was watching 'Troy' on telly the other night and Achilles (Brad Pitt) was about to get busy with Briseis when she said her name - and I realised that I have always pronounced it wrong. She said her name BRIS-SAY-ES, and I have always said BRI-SEES. I wasn't even close.
All Greek to me.
TONTONAN (AUS) 1970
16 starts, 12 wins (5 x Group 1), 1 seconds and 1 third. Win % 75.0, Place % 87.5.
Full record published by PoisonPen7 on this thread.
Group 1 wins:
1st-16 7/04/1973. 1.25L x 2.25L Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Golden Slipper Stakes (G1) 2YOSW 1200m. 54kg 1.11.7. Good, 6/1. Snuff 51 125/1 2nd Strong Plea 54 100/1 3rd
1st-14 21/04/1973. 0.75L x 0.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Sires' Produce Stakes (G1) 2YOSW 1400m. 55.5kg 1.23.8. Good, 1/1F. Latin Romance 55.5 40/1 2nd Bold Baron 55.5 3/1 3rd
1st-17 23/02/1974. 0.25L x nk Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Oakleigh Plate (G1) Open Hcp 1100m. 54.5kg 1.04.5 Fast, 5/2 Kymwood 50 25/1 2nd The Flying Scotsman 49.5 100/1 3rd John's Hope 56 7/4F 6th
1st-23 13/04/1974. 1.25L x ½ hd Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Doncaster Hcp (G1) Open Hcp 1600m. 56kg 1.39.2 Soft, 7/1 Toltrice 55.5 11/2 2nd Coolalinga 52 16/1 3rd
1st-9 17/04/1974. 0.5L x 2L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC All-Aged Stakes (G1) WFA 1600m. 54.5kg 1.41.0 Heavy, 8/13F Samist 57 33/1 2nd Hasty Heart (NZ) 56.5 80/1 3rd
1970 bay gelding
Showdown GB - Forego
Bred by Ken Cox
Stockwell Stud, DIggers Rest , Vic
Owned by K.F.Cox and G. Smith
Trained by J.B. Cummings
16 starts : 12 wins 1 second 1 third $245,150
1972-73 At TWO YEARS 5 starts 4 wins 0 seconds 1 third
|3-Apr||WON||14||Caulfield||VATC Trenton Sks||1200m||53.5||3-1||6L||Dejavu||52||1:12.6||Good|
|12-Mar||WON||14||Flemington||VRC March Nursery||1200m||54.5||1-7 f||3L||Tambaran||49||1:11.5||Fast|
|24-Mar||3RD||14||Rosehill||STC Todman Slipper Trial||1200m||55||9-2||5¾L||Imagele||55||1:10.8||Good|
|7-Apr||WON||16||Rosehill||STC Golden Slipper Sks||1200m||54||6-1||1¼L||Snuff||54||1:11.7||Good|
|21-Apr||WON||14||Randwick||AJC Sires' Produce Sks||1400m||55.5||1-1 f||¼L||Latin Romance||55.5||1:23.8||Good|
1973-74 At THREE YEARS 6 starts 5 wins 0 seconds 0 thirds
|23-Feb||WON||17||Caulfield||VATC Oakleigh Plate||1100m||54||5-2||¼L||Kymwood||50||1:04.5||Fast|
|9-Mar||6TH||25||Flemington||VRC Newmarket Hcp||1200m||56||--||Coolalinga||50.5||1:10.2||Good|
|25-Mar||WON||8||Randwick||AJC Ajax Stakes||1200m||57||13-8 f||1¼L||Kista||56.5||1:13.3||Heavy|
|13-Apr||WON||23||Randwick||AJC Doncaster Hcp||1600m||56||7-1||1¼L||Toltrice||55.5||1:39.2||Soft|
|17-Apr||WON||9||Randwick||AJC All Aged Sks||1600m||54.5||8-13 f||½L||Samist||57||1:41.0||Heavy|
|1-Jun||WON||15||Doomben||BATC Delaney Quality||1350m||59.5||5-2 f||2¼L||Donwana||47.5||1:19.5||Slow|
1974-75 At FOUR YEARS - No starts
1975-76 At FIVE YEARS 5 starts 3 wins 1 second 0 thirds
|23-Aug||6TH||14||M.Valley||MVRC Freeway Sks||1200m||58||5-2||Lord Dudley||50.5||1:18.9||Heavy|
|13-Sep||WON||18||Flemington||VRC Craiglee Sks||1600m||58.5||7-4 f||¾L||Tudor Peak||58.5||1:42.4||Slow|
|20-Sep||WON||8||M.Valley||MVRC JF Feehan Sks||1600m||58.5||8-11 f||5L||Rangitoto||58.5||1:44.9||Heavy|
|25-Sep||2ND||18||Caulfield||VATC Marlboro Cup||1400m||60.5||4-5 f||½hd||Cap d'Antibes||55.5||1:23.7||Fast|
|His Cox Plate campaign was aborted after incurring a stone bruise after the Marlboro Cup.|
|15-Oct||WON||13||Caulfield||VATC Chirnside Sks||1200m||58||8-11 f||3L||Hamden||51.5||1:12.1||Slow|
1976-77 At Six Years - No starts
1977-78 At Seven Years - No starts
Tontonan was returned to work with a view to a Cox Plate campaign but broke down before starting in a race and was retired to a new career as a police horse in Victoria
Hopefully this fixes it. The widescreen causes me all sorts of authoring issues.
Australia 40 Starts: 12-8-3-17 (5 x G1)
USA 13 Starts: 1-1-0-11
Total: 53 Starts. 13-9-3-28
Win % 24.5, Place % 47.2.
Australia: AUD 334,412
USA: USD 26,625
Total AUD and USD: estimated equivalent AUD 355,686.09.
I do not have details of prizemoney paid for each race. In working out the AUD estimated equivalent I have allocated each calendar years total US earning as follows:
Calendar year 1977 earnings of USD 18,500. I have allocated USD 15,000 for his only win (= 60% of the race prize) and the balance of USD 3,500 allocated to his one second place assuming prizemoney is not paid for his one fifth placing.
Calendar year 1978 earnings of USD 5,125. I have allocated this to his two fourth placings assuming fourth place pays about 7.25% or so of the total race prize and assuming prizemoney is not paid for his two fifth placings.
The RBA exchange rate for that month is used to convert the estimated USD figure to AUD. Details are included with the race details appearing below. Note the USD / AUD exchange rate for 1977 is the same for both stake earning races. A several hundred dollar variation to the 1978 USD allocation will only effect the AUD equivalent by a couple of dollars.
He retired as Australasia's second highest stakewinner behind Battle Heights.
TWO YEARS: 1973-1974 Starts 4: 2-0-1-1
3rd-9 12/01/1974. 4L x ½ nk Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Juvenile Hcp 1200m. 51kg 1.12.8. Good, 20/1. Full Flight 54 6/4EF 1st The Virginian 57 6/4EF 2nd AUD 360
1st-16 9/02/1974. 1.5L x 0.75L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Montrose Hcp 1200m. 48.5kg 1.11.8. Fast, 7/1. Skyjack 55 7/2 2nd Bazaari 58 5/1 3rd AUD 3,500
1st-16 2/03/1974. 1L x 1L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Trenton Stakes 1200m. 53.5kg 1.13.4. Fast, 9/2. Skyjack 55 4/1 2nd Plush 54.5 6/4F 3rd AUD 3,500
4th-13 9/03/1974. 0.5L x 1.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Sires Poduce Stakes 1400m. 55.5kg 1.23.9. Good, 6/4F. Skyjack 55.5 7/2 1st Mulligatawny 54 10/1 2nd AUD 1,422
THREE YEARS: 1974-1975 Starts 15: 5-3-1-6
13th-14 24/08/1974. 1.25L x 0.75L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC Freeway Stakes (later Manikato Stakes) 1200m. 50.5kg 1.13.4. Slow, 50/1. Tauto 58 11/2 1st Love Aloft 54.5 5/1EF 2nd AUD 0
5th-15 31/08/1974. ½ hd x 0.5L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Liston Stakes 1400m. 49.5kg 1.32.6. Heavy, Brandy Balloon 58.5 4/1F 1st Bay Time 54.5 7/1 2nd AUD 0
12th-17 11/09/1974. 8L x 1L Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Donvale Welter Hcp 1600m. 52kg 1.45.0. Heavy, 9/10F. Frozen Section 59 10/1 1st Spirit Lover 55 33/1 2nd AUD 0
1st-18 23/09/1974. 2L x Lg hd Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Rosehill Guineas (G1) 2000m. 53kg 2.03.3. Good, 16/1. Definate 53 25/1 2nd Manawapoi 53 9/4F 3rd AUD 22,050
1st-18 5/10/1974. 0.5L x 2.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.33.6. Slow, 5/2F. Definate 55.5 9/1 2nd Stop The Music 55.5 11/1 3rd AUD 70,500
2nd-13 26/10/1974. 1.5L x hd Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC W S Cox Plate 2050m. 49kg 2.09.9. Slow, 5/2F. Battle Heights 59 7/1 1st Bellota 54.5 20/1 3rd AUD 13,500
8th-18 2/11/1974. Sht hd x 1.25L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Derby 2500m. 55.5kg 3.05.0. Slow, 5/4F. Haymaker 55.5 9/2 1st Pyramul 55.5 10/1 2nd AUD 0
12th-22 5/11/1974. 1L x 1L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Melbourne Cup 3200m. 47kg 3.23.2. Good, 20/1. Think Big 53 12/1 1st Leilani 55.5 7/2F 2nd AUD 0
6th-12 14/12/1974. ½ nk x 0.75L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Quality Stakes Abt 1800m. 59.5kg 1.50.2. Good, Exalt's Pride 58 8/1 1st Shiftmar 59.5 3/1 2nd AUD 0
2nd-14 26/12/1974. 2.5L x 1.25L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Australian Derby 2400m. 55.5kg 2.27.68.(RR) Good, 3/1. Haymaker 55.5 9/4F 1st Shiftmar 55.5 5/1 3rd AUD 14,000
2nd-16 1/01/1975. 1L x 2.5L Ascot, Perth, WA, AUS WATC Perth Cup 3200m. 49.5kg 3.21.17. Good, 8/1. Runyon 53.5 7/1 1st Think Big 56 4/1 3rd AUD 19,000
1st-12 1/03/1975. Lg nk x 1.25L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Hawksburn Hcp (1st Division) 1200m. 54kg 1.11.0. Fast, 12/1. Pride of the Stud 45.5 12/1 2nd Kentland 54.5 15/1 3rd AUD 3,500
3rd-11 15/03/1975. 1L x 1.75L Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Tulloch Stakes 1850m. 54kg 1.55.6. Good, 10/9F. Mansingh 54 5/1 1st Pyramul 54 7/4 2nd AUD 1,000
1st-9 31/03/1975.* 1.25L x 3L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Australasian Champion Stakes (G1) 2000m. 54kg 2.04.5. Slow, 15/2. Cap d'Antibes 53 4/6F 2nd Major Battle 54 50/1 3rd AUD 70,500
1st-12 25/04/1975. 2L x 5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC St Leger Stakes 2700m. 55.5kg 2.47.0. Fast, 4/6F. Shiftmar 55.5 12/1 2nd Opening Bowler 55.5 16/1 3rd AUD 17,500
* Run Monday due to the weather.
FOUR YEARS: 1975-1976 Starts 14: 5-2-1-6
4th-14 23/08/1975. 2.5L x 0.75L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC Freeway Stakes (later Manikato Stakes) 1200m. 57kg 1.18.9. Heavy, 14/1. Lord Dudley 50.5 25/1 1st Wandle 58 50/1 2nd AUD 1,000
4th-8 6/09/1975. ½ hd x 1L Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Memsie Stakes 1600m. 57kg 1.41.6. Slow, 2/1F. Battle Sign 50 5/1 1st Classic Conquest 54.5 9/2 2nd AUD 480
5th-8 20/09/1975. 5L x 1.25L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC J.F. Feehan Stakes 1600m. 57kg 1.44.9. Heavy, Tontonan 58.5 8/11F 1st Rangitoto 58.5 7/1 2nd AUD 0
1st-12 25/09/1975. 3.5L x ½ hd Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Underwood Stakes (G1) Abt. 2000m. 57kg 2.00.9. Fast, 6/4F. Wave King 59 5/1 2nd Gala Supreme 59 66/1 3rd AUD 8,400
3rd-13 4/10/1975. 0.75L x 1L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Turnbull Stakes 2000m. 57.5kg 2.05.5. Slow, 4/6F. Analight (NZ) 51 8/1 1st Vicky's Son 53 66/1 2nd AUD 1,600
4th-13 25/10/1975. 1L x 8L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC W S Cox Plate 2050m. 57kg 2.20.4. Heavy, 10/1. Fury's Order (NZ) 59 7/1 1st Kiwi Can 59 25/1 2nd AUD 5,000
17th-20 4/11/1975. 0.75L x 3L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Melbourne Cup 3200m. 57kg 3.29.6. Slow, 15/1. Think Big 58.5 33/1 1st Holiday Waggon 50 7/1 2nd AUD 0
2nd-9 14/02/1976. Lg nk x Lg nk Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Blamey Stakes 1600m. 57kg 1.36.9. Fast, 5/4F. Lord Dudley 53 7/4 1st Shiftmar 57 8/1 3rd AUD 4,500
1st-4 6/03/1976. 1.25L x 6L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen's Plate 2000m. 57kg 2.00.9. Fast, 1/1EF. Leilani (NZ) 56.5 1/1EF 2nd Chelsea Tower 58 40/1 3rd AUD 10,500
1st-4 13/03/1976. 6L x 12L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2500m. 57kg 2.42.1. Fast, 4/7F. Shiftmar 57 10/1 2nd Leilani 57 2/1 3rd AUD 11,300
6th-10 20/03/1976. 4L x 1L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC Alister Clark Stakes 1600m. 57kg 1.35.1. Fast, Leica Show 55.5 10/9F 1st Better Draw 52 20/1 2nd AUD 0
1st-6 10/04/1976. 1L x 0.75L Warwick Farm, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Chipping Norton Stakes 2100m. 57kg 2.11.9. Good, 4/9F. Leica Lover 58 11/2 2nd Analight (NZ) 56 12/1 3rd AUD 6,500
2nd-17 19/04/1976. 0.5L x 3L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Sydney Cup 3200m. 57kg 3.23.6. Good, 11/2. Oopik 57.5 2/1F 1st Tom's Mate 51 16/1 3rd AUD 22,500
1st-5 24/04/1976. 2L x Lg nk Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes (G1) 2400m. 57kg 2.28.6. Fast, 13/4. Balmerino (NZ) 52.5 7/2 2nd Leica Lover 58.5 9/1 3rd AUD 13,000
FIVE YEARS: 1976-1977 Starts 12: 1-4-0-7
4th-16 28/08/1976. Sht ½ hd x hd Sandown, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Liston Stakes 1400m. 58.5kg 1.25.5. Good, 7/4F. Bold Mayo 57 10/1 1st Sou' Wester 57 6/1 2nd AUD 600
7th-11 11/09/1976. 1.25L x 0.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Craiglee Stakes 1600m. 58.5kg 1.37.9. Good, How Now 54.5 5/1 1st Sou' Wester 57 7/4F 2nd AUD 0
2nd-10 23/09/1976. Lg hd x ½ hd Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Underwood Stakes Abt 2000m. 59kg 2.03.8. Heavy, 11/2 How Now 54.5 5/4F 1st Denise's Joy 54.5 8/1 3rd AUD 2,700
2nd-5 2/10/1976. Sht hd x 5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Craven Plate 2000m. 59kg 2.05.1. Good, 2/11F Battle Heights 59 7/1 1st Grand Scale (NZ) 59 15/1 3rd AUD 3,000
6th-20 4/10/1976. 1.25L x nk Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Metropolitan 2600m. 59kg 2.46.9. Good, Battle Heights 56.5 12/1 1st Participator 54.5 12/1 2nd AUD 0
13th-14 23/10/1976. 3L x 1.25L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC W S Cox Plate 2050m. 59kg 2.04.3.(CR) Fast, 4/1. Surround 47 7/2 1st Unaware 49.5 16/1 2nd AUD 0
2nd-11* 12/02/1977. 1.25L x ½ nk Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Expressway Stakes 1100m. 61kg 1.04.3. Good, 10/1. Red Ruffian 51.5 5/2 1st El Sonic 52.5 8/1 3rd AUD 3,000
*Second bleeding attack disqualified Taras Bulba from racing in Australia again.
2nd-10 13/04/1977. Nk x 0.75L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Allce 8f. 1609m. 114lbs 51.8kg 1.36.0. Firm Chil the Kite 115 1st Gaitor Ratten 114 3rd USD 3,500 1.1045 AUD 3,168.85
1st-6 24/04/1977. 3L x hd Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Allce 8.5f. 1709m. 114lbs 51.8kg 1.40.4. Fast The Keed Himself 115 2nd Ensign Ruken 114 3rd USD 15,000 1.1045 AUD 13,580.81
5th-7 18/05/1977. 0.75L x 1L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA South Bay Hcp (2nd Division) 11f. 2212m. 123lbs 56kg 2.16.0. Firm Gallivantor 117 1st Effervescing 122 2nd USD 0
10th-12 30/05/1977. 0.75L x 0.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Charles Wittingham Memorial Hcp 12f. Turf 2414m. 122lbs 55.5kg 2.26.8. Firm Vigors 117 1st Caucasus 126 2nd USD 0
12th-12 18/06/1977. Nk x nse Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Hollywood Gold Cup 10f. Turf 2011m. 118lbs 53.5kg 2.00.0. Fast, $16.90. Crystal Water 129 $2.40 1st Cascapedia 116 $3.80 2nd USD 0
SIX YEARS: 1977-1978 Starts 8: 0-0-0-8
9th-9 2/01/1978. 8L x 5L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, USA San Gabriel Hcp 9f. 1810m. 118lbs 53.5kg 1.48.4. Good Mr Redoy 110 1st Dr Krohn 116 2nd USD 0
9th-11 4/02/1978. Hd x 0.5L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, USA Racename? Allce 9f. 1810m. 121lbs 55kg 1.50.2. Yldg Properantes 121 1st Exact Duplicate 114 2nd USD 0
7th-7 16/03/1978. 4L x 2L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, USA Racename? Allce 6.5f. 1307m. 117lbs 53kg 1.12.6. Firm Effervescing 117 1st Uniformity 114 2nd USD 0
5th-6 26/03/1978. 0.75L x 8L Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, USA Racename? Allce 9f. 1810m. 114lbs 51.8kg 1.47.4. Firm Effervescing 118 1st Landscaper 114 2nd USD 0
8th-8 16/04/1978. 1L x 1.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Clm 8f. 1609m. 116lbs 52.5kg 1.35.4. Fast Rescator 111 1st Impressive Luck 122 2nd USD 0
4th-8 22/04/1978. 2L x 1.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Allce 11f. 2212m. 117lbs 53kg 2.15.8. Firm Terete 114 1st Chil the Kite 117 2nd USD 2,175 1.1362 AUD 1,914.28
5th-6 18/05/1978. 1L x 2L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Allce 9f. 1810m. 116lbs 52.5kg 1.48.0. Firm Deerslayer 114 1st Happy New year 115 2nd USD 0
4th-12 29/05/1978. 5L x 1.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Racename? Clm 9f. 1810m. 111lbs 50.5kg 1.47.8. Firm Trevi III 114 1st El Tarta 116 2nd USD 2,950 1.1302 AUD 2,610.16
Tontonan - my screen is obviously not as wide as yours. I haven't checked but have you posted a photo of your namesake to pedigreequery.com.
I am loving the horses of the 1970's.
Hopefully I have fixed the problem. The widescreen causes me all sorts of grief.
The photo of Tontonan on pedigree query is a ripper but it was posted by someone else. It was lifted from the bartcummings.com site but that link has been broken. James has been upgrading it seems.
Anyway I have repaired the link. This is the photo, Harry White in the saddle. It's a great shot. It captures some of the power of the horse...
Raced in NZ, AUS, GB, FRA, ITY, USA
46 Starts: 22-11-2-11 (5 x G1 (3 in NZ, 2 in AUS))
Win % 47.8, Place % 76.1.
Poinson Pen's record contains a number of errors including the following:
The following starts were omitted:
30/05/1977. Hollywood Park Hollywood International Invitation Hcp
18/06/1977. Hollywood Park Hollywood Gold Cup
13/07/1977. Hollywood Park Toluca Lake Hcp
25/07/1977. Hollywood Park Sunset Hcp
In 1977 the 'Arc' was run a month earlier than the date given and before his third European start in Italy (ie not in the order stated).
The winner of the DC International is incorrectly named.
He finished officially fourth not fifth in the 1978 King George after the second horse was subsequently disqualified.
I have included the classification of foreign races where known. His only two wins in Europe/USA were in 'listed' races (both in England) albeit he lost a G1 race in Italy on protest and was placed second in three others.
I have been able to locate earnings for three of his ten Eurpoean starts (inc. 1 x nil) and all of his five USA starts (inc. 3 x nil).
His total earnings were AUD equivalent
New Zealand NZD 130,740 AUD 110,625
Australia AUD 98,050
USA USD 31,500 AUD 28,004
France Earnings ?
Italy Earnings ?
England Earnings ?
Mark Taylor's figure for European earnings GBP 117,102
AUD estimate at AUD 1.00 = GBP 0.6192 assuming equal spread of earnings from each European start. AUD 189,111
TOTAL AUD 425,790
I have inserted the actual earnings, AUD conversion rates for the two European starts where I have actual earnings and for his two USA starts.
Balmerino passed Battle Heights career earnings of AUD 395,157 to move to first place as Australasia's leading stakewinner.
TWO YEARS: 1974-1975 Starts 4: 1-1-1-1
2nd-12 21/03/1975. Hd x hd Ruakaka, near Whangarei, NI, NZ WhRC Juvenile Hcp (2nd Division) 1000m. 53.5kg 1.00.0. Firm Mi Gold 52.5 1st Dame Valiant 53 3rd NZD 110 1.0102 AUD 108.89
1st-12 1/04/1975. 2L x 3L Te Rapa, Hamilton, NI, NZ CambJC El Ganador Stud Hcp (1st Division) 1200m. 52.5kg 1.12.4. Firm Patronia 51 2nd Mi Devil 50.5 3rd NZD 975 1.0104 AUD 964.96
7th-14 26/04/1975. 2L x lg nk Hastings, NI, NZ HBJC Juvenile Hcp 1400m. cd 51.75kg 1.25.6. Firm Rojanda 51.5 1st Chetseron cd 56.75 2nd NZD 0 1.0104 AUD 0.00
3rd-15 3/06/1975. 5L x nk Te Rapa, Hamilton, NI, NZ CambJC Batchelor Hcp 1200m. 56kg 1.17.3. Heavy Caboodle cd 52 1st Happy Union 51.5 2nd NZD 140 1.0232 AUD 136.83
THREE YEARS: 1975-1976 Starts 18: 14-3-0-1
2nd-15 16/08/1975. 0.75L x Lg nk Te Rapa, Hamilton, NI, NZ WaikRC Glenvale Hcp 1200m. 53kg 1.16.6. Heavy, 4th Fav Sea Egg 53.5 1st Friendly Lad 51.5 3rd NZD 400 1.1990 AUD 333.61
1st-15 27/08/1975. 1.5L x 0.5L Tauranga, NI, NZ BoPRC Citrus City Hcp 1600m. 54kg 1.39.4. Firm, 10/9F Raging Moon 53.5 2nd Calm Lomond 53 3rd NZD 1,000 1.1990 AUD 834.03
1st-11 13/09/1975. 2.5L x 0.5L Hastings, NI, NZ HBJC Glenaray Hcp 1609.3m. 54kg 1.38.8. Easy, 5/4F Tariana 50.5 2nd Lover's Dream 52.5 3rd NZD 845 1.2009 AUD 703.64
1st-14 17/09/1975. Lg nk x 0.5L Hastings, NI, NZ HBJC Hawkes Bay Guineas 1609.3m. 55.5kg 1.37.6. Fast, 2/1 March Legend 55.5 2nd Nippy Jim 55.5 3rd NZD 5,000 1.2009 AUD 4,163.54
2nd-16 4/10/1975. 1.25L x 1.5L Ellerslie, Auckland, NI, NZ AuRC Great Northern Guineas 1600m. 55.5kg 1.38.4. Easy, Fav Purple Pearl 55.5 1st Thunderchief 55.5 3rd NZD 1,800 1.2014 AUD 1,498.25
1st-18 18/10/1975. Hd x 3L Trentham, Wellington, NI, NZ WeRC Wellington Guineas 1600m. 55.5kg 1.37.75. Firm, 6/4F March Legend 55.5 2nd Nuriootpa 55.5 3rd NZD 9,100 1.2014 AUD 7,574.50
1st-15 8/11/1975. 1L x 1.5L Riccarton, Christchurch, SI, NZ CJC New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas (G1) 1600m. 55.5kg 1.37.4. Firm, 1/1F March Legend 55.5 2nd Nuriootpa 55.5 3rd NZD 13,000 1.2047 AUD 10,791.07
1st-18 13/12/1975. 0.5L x 0.5L Avondale, Auckland, NI, NZ AvJC Avondale Guineas 1600m. 55.5kg 1.36.61. Fast, 4/6F Nuriootpa 55.5 2nd Imperial Chief 55.5 3rd NZD 5,200 1.2045 AUD 4,317.14
1st-14 26/12/1975. Hd x 5L Ellerslie, Auckland, NI, NZ AuRC New Zealand Derby (G1) 2400m. 55.5kg 2.31.21. Easy, 5/4F Caboodle 55.5 2nd Lucky Strike 55.5 3rd NZD 28,125 1.2045 AUD 23,349.94
1st-11 19/01/1976. 4.5L x 2L Trentham, Wellington, NI, NZ WeRC Wellington Derby Stakes 2400m. 55.5kg 2.29.0. Fast, 1/2F Caboodle 55.5 2nd Happy Union 55.5 3rd NZD 14,105 1.2025 AUD 11,729.73
1st-10 9/02/1976. 3L x 2L Arawa Park, Rotorua, NI, NZ RotRC Rotorua Challenge Stakes 1900m. cd 52.5kg 1.59.5. Easy, 1/3F My Cue 52 2nd Vale 52 3rd NZD 6,750 1.2038 AUD 5,607.24
1st-5 27/03/1976. Sht ½ hd x 3L Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Rawson Stakes (G1) 1750m. 52.5kg 1.47.8. Slow, 4/7F. Hartshill 55.5 3/1 2nd Authentic Heir 58 6/1 3rd AUD 6,200
1st-13 3/04/1976. 0.5L x 3.75L Rosehill, Sydney, NSW, AUS STC Tulloch Stakes 1850m. 54kg 1.51.8. Fast, 5/4F. Lord Dudley 54 7/4 2nd Better Draw 51 16/1 3rd AUD 6,200
6th-15 17/04/1976. Lg nk x 1L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Australasian Championship Stakes 2000m. 54kg 2.02.7. (RR) Good, 1/1F. Cheyne Walk 54 80/1 1st Lord Dudley 54 13/8 2nd AUD 0
2nd-5 24/04/1976. 2L x lg nk Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes 2400m. 52.5kg 2.28.6. Fast, 7/2. Taras Bulba 57 13/4 1st Leica Lover 58.5 9/1 3rd AUD 4,000
1st-10 22/05/1976. 0.5L x 3L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC XXXX Grand Prix Stakes 2200m. 58kg 2.33.5. Heavy, 5/1. Cheyne Walk 56.5 8/1 2nd Our Cavalier 53 11/4F 3rd AUD 14,000
1st-14 5/06/1976. 2L x 1.25L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC P.J. O'Shea Stakes 2200m. 54.5kg 2.16.1. Good, 4/6F. Participator 57.5 10/1 2nd Veil Kingdom 57.5 5/1 3rd AUD 3,400
1st-15 14/06/1976. 0.5L x 0.5L Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD, AUS QTC Brisbane Cup (G1) 3200m. 54.5kg 3.24.2. Good, 5/4F. Participator 54.5 9/1 2nd Our Cavalier 49 10/1 3rd AUD 45,500
FOUR YEARS: 1976-1977 Starts 13: 5-3-0-5
2nd-16 18/09/1976. 1.25L x 0.5L Moonee Valley, Melbourne, VIC, AUS MVRC John F Feehan Stakes 1600m. 57kg 1.40.1. Slow, 13/8F. Wave King 58.5 11/2 1st Mer'Cler (NZ) 54.5 12/1 3rd AUD 4,500
2nd-8 2/10/1976. Sht ½ hd x 1.5L Flemington, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VRC Turnbull Stakes 2000m. 57.5kg 2.04.1. Good, 2/5F. Denise's Joy 55.5 13/2 1st Better Draw 55.5 12/1 3rd AUD 3,600
4th-9 9/10/1976. 2.25L x hd Caulfield, Melbourne, VIC, AUS VATC Caulfield Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.04.8. Heavy, 6/4F. How Now 54.5 3/1 1st Happy Union (NZ) 57 9/1 2nd AUD 800
2nd-12 23/02/1977. ½ hd x 0.5L Te Rapa, Hamilton, NI, NZ WaikRC Lion Brown Sprint 1400m. 57kg 1.23.1. Fast, 3rd Fav. Soliloquy 56 1st Battle Eve 56 3rd NZD 3,690 1.1474 AUD 3,215.97
1st-9 5/03/1977. Nk x ½ hd Ellerslie, Auckland, NI, NZ AuRC Air New Zealand Stakes (G1) 2000m. 57kg 2.02.74. (CR) Fast Tudor Light 55.5 2nd Battle Eve 56.5 3rd NZD 25,750 1.1475 AUD 22,440.09
1st-7 26/03/1977. 3L x sht nk Awapuni, Palmerston North, NI, NZ MwtuRC Awapuni Gold Cup 2000m. 57kg 2.03.4. Firm Copper Belt 58 2nd La Mer 51 3rd NZD 7,750 1.1475 AUD 6,753.81
1st-6 9/04/1977. 3L x 0.5L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Autumn Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.08.0. Fast, 4/9F. Gold and Black 57 13/2 2nd Valadero 57 50/1 3rd AUD 9,850
6th-20 11/04/1977. 1.5L x 0.75L Randwick, Sydney, NSW, AUS AJC Sydney Cup 3200m. 59kg 3.19.4. Fast, 3/1EF. Reckless 49.5 20/1 1st Gold and Black 55 3/1EF 2nd AUD 0
1st-8 23/04/1977. 6L x ½nk Hastings, NI, NZ HBJC Ormond Memorial Stakes 2000m. 57kg 2.08.2. Soft, 1/5F Fraxy 57 2nd Prepak 57 3rd NZD 7,000 1.1472 AUD 6,101.81
8th-12 30/05/1977. 1.75L x 2.5L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Hollywood International Invitation Hcp (later Charles Wittingham Memorial Hcp) (G1) 12f. 2414m. 125lbs 56.5kg 2.26.8. Firm, $9.70. Vigors 117 $13.10 1st USD 0 AUD 0.00
7th-12 18/06/1977. Nk x nse Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) 10f. 2011m. 120lbs 54.5kg 2.00.00. Fast, $19.90. Crystal Water 129 $2.40F 1st USD 0 AUD 0.00
1st-5 13/07/1977. Hd x 2L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Toluca Lake Hcp 11f. 2212m. 118lbs 53.5kg 2.17.2. Firm Today'n Tomorrow 122 2nd USD 16,500 1.1225 AUD 14,699.33
12th-13 25/07/1977. 1.25L x 1L Hollywood Park, Inglewood, LA, CA, USA Sunset Hcp 12f. (turf) 2414m. 118lbs 53.5kg 2.27.6. Firm, $13.10. Today'n Tomorrow 116 $10.30 1st USD 0 AUD 0.00
FIVE YEARS: 1977-1978 Starts 10: 2-4-1-3
1st-9 12/09/1977. 5L x 2L Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, GB Valdoe Stakes (LR) (later Select Stakes) 9f. 192y. 1986m. 9.9. 61.5kg 2.11.19. 6/1. Lucent 8.10 4/1 2nd
2nd-26 2/10/1977. 1.5L x 2L Longchamp, Paris, FRA Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) 2400m. 9.4. 59kg 2.30.6. Good 12/1 Alleged 8.11 (56) 1st FRF 480,000 5.421 AUD 88,544.55
2nd (LOP)-8 16/10/1977. Sht hd x 6L San Siro, Milano, ITY Gran Premio del Jockey Club (G1) 2400m. 9.3. 58.5kg 2.33.3. 2/5F. Stateff (UK) 8.11 10/1 WOP 1st
4th-8 5/11/1977. 2.5L x 14L Laurel Park, near Baltimone, Maryland, USA Washington DC International Stakes (G1) 12f. (turf) 2423m. 127lbs 57.5kg 2.42.0. Soft, $9.50. Johnny D 120 $10.00 1st USD 15,000 1.1274 AUD 13,304.95
4th-8 30/04/1978. 3L x 0.75L Longchamp, Paris, FRA Prix Ganay (G1) 2100m. 9.2. 58kg 2.18.3. Trillion (USA) 8.13 1st
1st-6 23/05/1978. 0.75L x hd Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, GB Clive Graham Stakes (LR) (later Festival Stakes) 9f. 192y. 1986m. 9.7. 60.5kg 2.10.32. 8/11F. Unble Pokey 9.0 7/2 2nd
2nd-5 8/06/1978. 4L x 1.5L Epsom, Surrey, GB Coronation Cup (G1) 12f. 10y. 2423m. 9.0. 57kg 2.34.28. 6/5F. Crow 9.0 9/4 1st
3rd-8 23/06/1978. 1.5L x hd Ascot, Berkshire, GB Hardwicke Stakes 12f. 10y. 2423m. 9.0. 57kg 2.33.33. 9/4F. Montcontour 8.12 25/1 1st
2nd-9 8/07/1978. ? x 0.5L Sandown Park, London, GB Joe Coral Coral Eclipse Stakes (G1) 10f. 7y. 2018m. 9.7. 60.5kg 2.05.5. 6/1. Gunner B 7/4F 9.7 1st
4th-14* 22/07/1978. 1.5L x 1.5L Ascot, Berkshire, GB King George and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Stakes (G1) 12f. 10y. 2423m. 9.7. 60.5kg 2.30.53. Odds? Ile de Bourbon 8.8 12/1 1st GBP 8,358 0.6002 AUD 13,925.36
*Acamas 2/1F, 2nd past the post, subsequently disqualified for failing a routine dope test. Balmerino promoted from 5th to 4th.
SIX YEARS: 1978-1979 Starts 1: 0-0-0-1
6th-10 22/08/1978. 1.5L x 2.5L York, York, GB Benson & Hedges Gold Cup (G1) (later Juddmonte International Stakes) 10f. 88y. 2092m. 9.6. 60kg 2.09.75. 12/1. Hawaiian Sound 2/1F 1st GBP 0.00 AUD 0.00