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Jolly Jake

Jolly Jake
Sire Three Legs
Dam Honeypot
Grandsire Petingo
Damsire Sucaryl
Gender Colt
Foaled 1981
Country New Zealand
Color Brown
Breeder Mrs J D Scoular
Owner I W Allan
Trainer Alan Jones
Record 16:5-3-2
Earnings $165,335
Jolly Jake is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Honeypot by Three Legs. He was born around 1981 in New Zealand, and was bred by Mrs J D Scoular.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1985)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 26, 2008

Jolly Jake is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 1985.

It took five attempts for the colt to clear maiden company, which he did at Pukekohe four months before his Derby triumph, but he steadily improved, performing consistently throughout. He only finished further back than fifth twice, once in the Waikato Guineas and once over an unsuitable 1200 m at Te Aroha, and was also successful in the Avondale Guineas prior to winning the Derby.

He won the Derby in 2:27.39, a race record that stood until broken by The Phantom Chance 8 years later. This race, easily his greatest career performance, turned out to be his final career start.


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