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Overdose (horse)

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Overdose in Budapest 2008 Foto:Judit Seipert

Overdose (foaled April 2, 2005 in Nottinghamshire, Great Britain)[1] Nick name Dózi.

Overdose, also referred to as the "Hungarian Wonder Horse" or "Budapest Bullet" is a Hungarian Thoroughbred racehorse trained by Sándor Ribárszki. He is English bred and was sold at Tattersalls December Yearling Sales in November 2006 for just 2,000 guineas. His sire was also a sprinter called Starborough and he was out of a Warning dam called Our Poppet. He is a half-brother of three winners but he is the most successful among them. He has won over £100,000 (over 200.000 €) in prize money.[2]

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Zoltan Mikoczy and Overdose, Foto:Judit Seipert

Overdose is notable for the fact that he has won 12 out of 12 races, all of them by minimum of two lengths.[3] He won his first race at Kincsem Park in Budapest by 18 lengths. His career has just started, and he entered for many of the top classics in the UK. Only time will tell, if he can match the exploits of 19th Century Hungarian mare Kincsem, who won 54 out of 54 of her races, and with a legitimate claim of being the most successful racehorse of all time.

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Racing career

In a Group One (G1) event, Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Paris
Overdose passed the post first, almost breaking the course record as he was unchallenged. But one horse remained in the stalls and the race became void. Although most of the other horses returned, Ribárszki didn't want to ruin Overdose so withdrew him from the re-run. French champion jockey, Christophe Soumillon, has been booked to ride Overdose in all of his races in 2009 taking over the job from Andreas Suborics who had won on the sprinter the last times.

The owner, Zoltán Mikóczy bought Overdose only by chance. He has been quoted to say "I just put my hand up for fun, I like excitement of the horse auctions. I thought no horse can go this cheap and surely somebody else would bid. He's short and I'd say kind of ugly, so of course nobody wanted him." [4]

Jockeys

  • 2007. Martin Srnec, Zdenko Smida, Piotr Krowicki
  • 2008. Piotr Krowicki, Andreas Suborics

Overdose pedigree

Overdose
STARBOROUGH 1994
SOVIET STAR 1984
NUREYEV 1977
VERUSCHKA 1967
FLAMENCO WAVE 1986
DESERT WINE 1980
ARMADA WAY 1976
OUR POPPET 1997
WARNING 1985
KNOWN FACT 1977
SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS 1979
UPEND 1985
MAIN REEF 1976
GAY CHARLOTTE 1971

Interviews

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