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Military Move

Military Move
Sire Volksraad
Dam All Night Party
Grandsire Green Desert
Damsire Just A Dancer
Gender Gelding
Foaled 2006
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder Windsor Park Stud
Owner Steven Lo
Trainer Shaune Ritchie
Record 8:2-2-1
Earnings $1,502,775
Military Move is a thoroughbred racehorse out of All Night Party by Volksraad. He was born around 2006 in New Zealand, and was bred by Windsor Park Stud.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 6 March 2010

Military Move is a New Zealand thoroughbred racehorse. On March 6, 2010, he won the 134th running of the New Zealand Derby.

The gelding is trained by Shaune Ritchie, who was the strapper for the hugely successful and popular 1985 Derby winner Bonecrusher. [1] Bonecrusher was trained by Ritchie's father, Frank. Bonecrusher was inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame less than 24 hours before Military Move's Derby win.

Never further back than fifth in his eight starts as a three-year-old, seven of which were at stakes level, Military Move was the best male three-year-old in the New Zealand 2009-2010 racing season.

He made his case for that title when dashing well clear of the field early in the home straight in the New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton Park in November, ultimately holding all but the outstanding filly Katie Lee at bay.

Despite producing a highly promising Derby trial when finishing strongly from well back to finish a close fifth in the Championship Stakes, Military Move slipped under the radar and went out as a relative outsider at 15-1 in the Derby two weeks later. But aided by a magnificent ride by Michael Walker, he again opened up a big break early in the home straight and determinedly held off all challengers to record an upset victory in New Zealand's richest race.

Military Move is expected to race in Hong Kong for the remainder of his career. [2]



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