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Great Sensation

Great Sensation
Sire Cassock
Dam Speedy
Grandsire Casanova
Damsire Irish Lancer
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1952
Country New Zealand
Color Brown
Breeder Not found
Owner Mick Brown
Trainer Mick Brown
Record 69: 20-11-9
Earnings $78,916
Great Sensation is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Speedy by Cassock. He was born around 1952 in New Zealand, and was bred by Not found.
Major wins
James Hazlett Gold Cup (1959)
Invercargill Gold Cup (1960)
Canterbury Gold Cup (1960)
Trentham Stakes (1960, 1962)
Dunedin Cup (1961, 1962)
Wellington Cup (1961, 1962, 1963)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 4, 2007

Great Sensation (foaled 1952) was a champion New Zealand bred Thoroughbred stayer. He was sired by Cassock and out of the mare, Speedy. Great Sensation began his racing career in 1956 at Wingatui Racecourse in Dunedin.

Nicknamed Cracker, he was ridden by Bob Skelton, who rates him as the best stayer he had even ridden.[1]

Great Sensation won a number of important New Zealand races but is best remembered for his winning three consecutive Wellington Cups from 1961 through 1963. In winning his first Cup in 1961, Great Sensation posted an Australasian record time of 3:17.50 for two miles.

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