|Sire||Three Legs (GB)|
|Damsire||Moss Trooper (USA)|
|Owner||Graham de Gruchy (NZ)|
|Trainer||Dave and Paul O'Sullivan (NZ)|
|Horlicks is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Malt by Three Legs (GB). She was born around 1983 in New Zealand.|
1989 Japan Cup|
1989 LKS MacKinnon Stakes
|New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on April 3, 2009|
Horlicks (foaled 1983) was an outstanding Thoroughbred racemare from New Zealand. She won the lucrative, internationally-contested 1989 Japan Cup in a world record time of 2.22 for 2,400 metres - a remarkable feat given that many of the world's classic races, such the Belmont Stakes, are run over this distance. In addition to the Japan Cup, she won five Group One (G1) races in Australia and New Zealand, namely the LKS MacKinnon Stakes, the Television New Zealand Stakes (twice), and DB Draught Classic (twice).
Horlicks was by Three Legs (GB) from the unraced mare, Malt, by Moss Trooper (USA). Malt was later sold to the United States by Australian Bloodstock agent Brian King.
Big race wins
- 1989 Japan Cup
- 1989 LKS MacKinnon Stakes
Horlicks retired from racing with a record of 17 wins and 12 places from 40 starts and career earnings of NZ$4,165,407.
Horlicks has also proven to be an outstanding broodmare, as the dam of the 2000 Melbourne Cup winner Brew (by Sir Tristram), and the ill-fated stakes winner Bubble. Another daughter, Latte, was the dam of G1 AJC Australian Derby winner, Fiumicino.
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