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Lance O'Sullivan

Lance O'Sullivan
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Occupation Jockey
Birthplace New Zealand
Birth date August 28, 1963
Career wins 2479
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
AJC Oaks (1984)
Easter Handicap (1985, 1997, 2002)
Chipping Norton Stakes (1987)
New Zealand St. Leger (1987)
New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1988, 1992, 1993)
LKS MacKinnon Stakes (1989)
Japan Cup (1989)
New Zealand Derby (1990, 1993)
Rosehill Guineas (1991)
Cox Plate (1991)
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1992)
Queensland Derby (1992)
Queensland Oaks (1992)
Wellington Cup (1997, 2002)
Racing awards
New Zealand Jockey Premiership by wins (12 times)
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame (2006)
Significant horses
Horlicks, Mr Tiz, Surfers Paradise, Popsy, Waverley Star, Snap

Lance Anthony O'Sullivan (born August 28, 1963 in New Zealand) was one of New Zealand's best-known jockeys, now retired.

He won a record number of races totalling 2479, mainly in the 1980s including the 1989 Japan Cup on champion mare Horlicks, which broke the world record over 2400m. He was also jockey of the unfortunate Waverley Star in the 1986 Cox Plate second to Bonecrusher, called the "Race of the Century."

In 2006, Lance O'Sullivan was part of the inaugural class inducted in the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame.



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