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Foxbridge

Foxbridge (GB), foaled in 1930, was an English Thoroughbred racehorse by Foxlaw out of Bridgemount by Bridge of Earn. His race record was 18 starts for 1 win, 3 seconds and 4 thirds.[1]

In 1935, the English stallion Foxbridge was purchased for £2,625 by Seton Otway and imported into New Zealand. Here he was a very successful sire at Trelawney Stud near Cambridge, New Zealand. This remarkably consistent horse was New Zealand's most successful sire and brood-mare sire for 11 consecutive seasons.[1] Twice he was the British Empire's champion sire.

His female offspring were to produce five Melbourne Cup winners: Hiraji, Foxzami, Macdougal, Hi Jinx and Silver Knight. Foxbridge's potency was illustrated at Ellerslie Racecourse on Boxing Day 1944, when his progeny won six races on an eight-race card.[2]

He was inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Reference list

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ahnert, Rainer L. (Ed. in Chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  2. Seton Otway



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