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Sire Decies
Dam Sweet Candy
Grandsire Pardal
Damsire Todman
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1975
Country New Zealand
Color Bay[1]
Owner Colin Hayes
Trainer Colin Hayes
Record 21: 10-2-3
Earnings AU$568,775[citation needed]
Dulcify is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sweet Candy by Decies. He was born around 1975 in New Zealand.
Major wins
Victoria Derby (1978)
Craiglee Stakes (1979)
Australian Derby (1979)
Rosehill Guineas (1979)
Australian Cup (1979)
Turnbull Stakes (1979)
LKS Mackinnon Stakes (1979)
Cox Plate (1979)
Dulcify Quality Handicap at Randwick Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 24, 2009

Dulcify (1975-1979) was an New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. His British-bred sire was the 1970 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, Decies, a grandson of Pharis, the very important French sire whom Thoroughbred Heritage says is considered one of the greatest French-bred runners of the century. Dulcify's dam was the Australian mare, Sweet Candy, a daughter of the 1957 Golden Slipper Stakes winner and Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Todman.

Dulcify was owned and raced by Colin Hayes, who purchased him for $3,250. Hayes called him the best horse he ever raced. [1]

Dulcify was a patent come-from-behind runner who electrified racegoers with his dramatic charge down the home straight. His most important career win came in the 1979 Cox Plate which he won by a still standing record of seven lengths. [2] The betting favourite for the 1979 Melbourne Cup, he suffered a broken pelvis during the race and had to be euthanized.


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