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Horlicks (horse)

Sire Three Legs (GB)
Dam Malt
Grandsire Petingo
Damsire Moss Trooper (USA)
Gender Mare
Foaled 1983
Country New Zealand
Color Grey
Owner Graham de Gruchy (NZ)
Trainer Dave and Paul O'Sullivan (NZ)
Record 40:17-10-2
Earnings NZ$4,165,407
Horlicks is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Malt by Three Legs (GB). She was born around 1983 in New Zealand.
Major wins
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.

Racing record

The grey mare was owned by Graham de Gruchy of Hastings and trained by Dave and Paul O'Sullivan.

Big race wins

  • 1989 LKS MacKinnon Stakes

Horlicks retired from racing with a record of 17 wins and 12 places from 40 starts[1] and career earnings of NZ$4,165,407.

Stud record

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.

In 2006 Horlicks delivered her 13th foal, a colt by One Cool Cat, at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand and was retired from stud duties at the age of 24 years.[2]

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


  1. Horlicks (NZ) Retrieved on 2 May 2009
  2. Horlicks Produces Her Last Foal Retrieved 2010-4-23

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