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Sire Night Raid
Dam Marsa
Grandsire Radium
Damsire Martian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1925
Country New Zealand
Color Brown
Record  ?: 22-?-?
Earnings £32,500[1]
Nightmarch is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Marsa by Night Raid. He was born around 1925 in New Zealand.
Major wins
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.

Stud career

He sired four stakes winners for nine stakes wins.[2]


  1. Barrie, Douglas M., Turf Cavalcade, Halstead Press, Sydney, 1960
  2. ASB


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