|Nightmarch is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Marsa by Night Raid. He was born around 1925 in New Zealand.|
New Zealand Derby (1928)|
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1928)
Epsom Handicap (1929)
Melbourne Cup (1929)
W S Cox Plate (1929)
New Zealand Cup (1930)
Awapuni Gold Cup (1931, 1932)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 9 June 2009|
Nightmarch, foaled in 1925 was a New Zealand champion Thoroughbred racehorse known as The Kiwi. He was by Night Raid, the sire of Phar Lap out of Marsa (1911) by Martian, a mare that traced to Manto. At the time the two greats Gloaming and Nightmarch were considered New Zealand's true champions.
Nightmarch was the first horse to win both the Melbourne Cup (beating Phar Lap) and Cox Plate in the same year (1929), a feat repeated by Phar Lap the following year (1930), fellow Kiwi racehorse Rising Fast in 1954, Saintly in 1996 and Makybe Diva in 2005.
He sired four stakes winners for nine stakes wins.