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Highland Fling (horse)

Highland Fling
File:Highland Fling (NZ).jpg

Highland Fling winning the 1948 New Zealand Trotting Cup with a handicap of 60 yards.

Breed Standardbred
Sire U Scott (USA)
Grandsire Scotland
Dam Queen Ayesha
Damsire Frank Worthy (USA)
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1 September 1942
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder K Bare (NZ)
Owner A T Kemble (NZ)
Trainer L F Berkett (NZ)
Record 70 starts: 23 wins, 6 seconds, 4 thirds.
Earnings £32,920
Major Wins, Awards and Honors
Major Wins
1947 & 1948 New Zealand Trotting Cup
New Zealand Trotting Hall of Fame
Mile rate of 1:57.8
Infobox last updated on: 2009-04-27

Highland Fling was a New Zealand bred Standardbred racehorse. He is notable in that he won two New Zealand Trotting Cup races, the richest harness race, and sometimes the richest horse race in New Zealand. [2] Highland Fling was a leading performer in the years 1947 and 1948. He won the 1948 New Zealand Trotting Cup with a handicap of 60 yards.

Highland Fling was the winner of the last race he contested. He retired with an unequalled record at the time. Highland Fling not only held the world's two-mile record, and the 2:10 race record as a two-year-old. He bettered 2.00 on three occasions, his best being 1:57.8, and he held the world's grass track record of 2:00 for a mile. [3]

Highland Fling won the following major wins:

He stood at stud in New South Wales and Victoria where he sired many winners.[4]

Highland Fling was an inaugural inductee into the New Zealand Trotting Hall of Fame with the immortals Caduceus, Cardigan Bay, Harold Logan, Johnny Globe and Ordeal.

See also

Reference list

  1. Horse Pedigree - Highland Fling
  2. Harness Racing - Complete Race History of the New Zealand Trotting Cup
  3. Highland Fling held many World Records
  4. Agnew, Max, "Silks & Sulkies – The Complete Book of Australian and New Zealand Harness Racing", Doubleday, Sydney, 1986, ISBN: 0 86824 245 4


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