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Sire Star Kingdom
Dam Oceana
Grandsire Stardust
Damsire Colombo
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1956
Country Australia
Color Bay
Owner Gene Goff (United States)
Trainer Maurice McCarten (Australia)
A. W. Beuzeville (USA)
Record 41: 12-9-2
Earnings A$441,610 & US$40,194
Noholme is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Oceana by Star Kingdom. He was born around 1956 in Australia.
Major wins
Champagne Stakes (1959)
Epsom Handicap (1959)
Hill Stakes (1959)
VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1959)
The Age Classic (1959)
Cox Plate (1959)
All Aged Stakes (1960)
Australian Horse of the Year (1959)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 5, 2009

Noholme (also known as Noholme II)[1] (1956-1983) was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who was the 1959 Australian Horse of the Year [1] and who took nearly a full second off the race record in winning the prestigious Cox Plate. He was a full brother to the stallions, Todman, Faringdon and Shifnal.[2] The chestnut colt raced for trainer Maurice McCarten in Australia until July 1960 when he was purchased by an American horseman Gene Goff who brought him to the United States where he raced as Noholme II until being retired to stud.[2] Noholme was part of a shipload of forty-one Thoroughbreds bought by Goff in Australia where he spent considerable time as a result of his investment in oil exporation in the Maryborough Basin of coastal Queensland.

A successful stallion at Goff's Verna Lea Farm in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1967 he was syndicated and moved to a farm near Ocala, Florida then in 1974 to the nearby stud farm owned by Dan Lasater (now Southland Farm) where he died on 17 May 1983 at the age of 27. Noholme was buried in the Lasater Farm equine cemetery.

Noholme sired 20 two-year-old winners in his first crop, putting him on top of the American list of first crop sires. In that first crop was champion handicap horse Nodouble, an outstanding runner who was voted American Co-Champion Older Male Horse honors in 1969 and 1970 and was the Leading sire in North America in 1981. Nodouble sired over 72 stakes winners during his career. Noholme's offspring includes Shecky Greene, the 1973 American Champion Sprint Horse and in a short career, he in turn sired Green Forest, the champion two-year-old of Europe in 1981, and a successful sire. Noholme also sired Fools Holme, the 1986 South African Horse of the Year, and General Holme, who has been a significant sire in France.


  1. NOHOLME II (AUS) Retrieved on 5 June 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 de Bourg, Ross, "The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred", Nelson, West Melbourne, 1980, ISBN 0 17 005860 3

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