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Lyell Creek

LYELL CREEK
Breed Standardbred
Sire ROYDON (NZ)
Dam KAHLUM (NZ)
Damsire
Gender Gelding
Foaled 01 Sep 1993
Country New Zealand Template:Country data NZ
Color Bay
Breeder P H Smith (NZ)
Owner A M Butt, G A V Bruton (NZ)
Trainer T G Butt (NZ)
Record 113:56-15-11
Earnings NZ$2,256,924
Major Wins, Awards and Honors
Major Wins
2004 Dominion Handicap
2004 Rowe Cup
2001 Rowe Cup
2001 Dominion Handicap
2000 Inter Dominion Trotting Championship
2000 Rowe Cup
1999 Dominion Handicap
Infobox last updated on: 2009-05-01.


Lyell Creek is one of New Zealand's best trotters. Also known as "Creek The Freak", he had 113 starts for 56 wins, 15 seconds and 11 thirds, including an Australasian record 15 Group One wins. [1] His fastest mile rate was 1.52.4 and he won $2,256,924 in stake money, which is an Australasian record for a trotter. Lyell Creek won the 2000 Inter Dominion Trotting Championship Grand Final at Moonee Valley in Melbourne, taking home $295,000 for his efforts. [2] He also won New Zealand's two biggest trotting races, the Dominion Handicap and the Rowe Cup, both on three occasions. He also raced in Europe and campaigned extensively in North America, where highlights included a win in the Su Mac Lad and a close second in the Titan Cup.

Lyell Creek has won the following major races:

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