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Our Flight (horse)

Our Flight
Sire Imperial Guard
Dam Jane Flight
Grandsire Brigadier Gerard
Damsire Mellay
Gender Filly
Foaled 1980
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder J W Rusher
Owner J W Rusher
Trainer Errol Skelton
Record 19:9-3-2
Earnings $208,725
Our Flight is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Jane Flight by Imperial Guard. She was born around 1980 in New Zealand, and was bred by J W Rusher.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1984)
New Zealand 1000 Guineas(1983)
Levin Classic (1983)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 26, 2008

Our Flight is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 1984, one of the very few fillies to have done so in the history of the race.

Trained at Levin by Errol Skelton, the filly didn't show a great deal as a two year-old but quickly proved herself as the champion three year-old of the 1983-84 season. Travelling down to the Guineas meeting at Riccarton on the back of two impressive victories at Trentham, Our Flight was beaten by a nose in the 2000 Guineas before asserting her dominance over the fillies in the 1000 Guineas the following Saturday. Shortly after she added the Levin Classic and Eulogy Stakes.

By the time she passed the post in the Derby as a narrow winner over subsequent Auckland Cup winner Secured Deposit, she had won eight of her ten races as a three year-old and finished second in the other two. The Derby was her third Group 1 victory.

After the Derby she only raced twice more, and on the first of those occasions was a close third in the New Zealand Oaks.


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