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Doriemus with handler
Sire Norman Pentaquad
Dam Golden Woods
Grandsire Riverman
Damsire Zamazaan
Gender Gelding
Foaled 17 November 1990
Country New Zealand
Color Chestnut
Trainer Lee Freedman
Record 44: 9-8-4
Earnings $3,588,412
Doriemus is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Golden Woods by Norman Pentaquad. He was born on 17 November 1990 in New Zealand.
Major wins
Caulfield Cup (1995)
Melbourne Cup (1995)
Queen Elizabeth Stakes(1996)
Turnbull Stakes(1996)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Doriemus (foaled 1990) is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse who began his career in New Zealand and rose to prominence in Australia by winning the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in 1995. He became just the ninth of eleven horses to complete the double.[1] After two wins from three starts in New Zealand, Doriemus was transferred to Lee Freedman late in his three-year-old term, in the winter of 1994. Bred to stay, by a Riverman stallion out of a Zamazaan mare,[2][3][4] the small, wiry chestnut won by four lengths on his Australian debut,[5] but was considered immature and spelled. He won only twice as a four-year-old, but did enough to qualify for the following year's Caulfield Cup. Carrying 52 kilograms, and ridden patiently by Damien Oliver, Doriemus overhauled South Australian and West Australian Derby winners Count Chivas and Beaux Art over the closing stages. Penalised 2.5 kilograms for the Melbourne Cup, to take his weight to 54.5 kilograms, Doriemus revelled in the rain-affected going to defeat Victoria Derby winner Nothin' Leica Dane and Irish Champion and 1993 Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop. Freedman and Oliver had earlier combined to win Caulfield Cups with Mannerism and Paris Lane, and Doriemus was the third of Freedman's five Melbourne Cup winners, and the first of two for Oliver. In 1996, Doriemus won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, in the autumn, and the Turnbull Stakes, in the spring, but was fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Cups. In 1997, he bled in Octagonal's Australian Cup, but bounced back to run second to Might and Power in both Cups. Doriemus's jockey, Greg Hall, believed he had won the Melbourne Cup, and gave a wave of his whip after crossing the line, but the photo showed Might and Power had prevailed by the barest of margins. In the autumn, Doriemus was again placed behind Might and Power in the Mercedes Classic, and was runner-up to Tie the Knot in the Sydney Cup. In his final campaign, in the spring of 1998, he was second in the The Metropolitan but finished 19th in the Melbourne Cup. Doriemus is now at Living Legends, the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses in Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Victoria.[6]


See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


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