Jump to: navigation, search

Park Top

Park Top
Sire Kalydon
Dam Nellie Park
Grandsire Alycidon
Damsire Arctic Prince
Gender Filly
Foaled 1964
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Owner Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire
Trainer Bernard van Cutsem
Record 17: 9 - (unknown) - (unknown)
Earnings £136,440
Park Top is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nellie Park by Kalydon. She was born on 1964 in Great Britain.
Major wins
Ribblesdale Stakes (1967)
Coronation Cup (1969)
Hardwicke Stakes (1969)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1969)
Prix Foy (1969)
La Coupe (1970)
Cumberland Lodge Stakes (1970)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on August 25, 2008

Park Top (foaled in 1964) was a British racehorse. She had an unfashionable pedigree, cost only 500 guineas as a yearling and did not run as a two-year-old. Her Grand-dam Oola Hills was the dam of Pappa Fourway, but unlike him, Park Top was at her best over middle distances, as she showed when gaining her first major success in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot in 1967. She won the Brighton Cup (then a good handicap) that year and as a four-year-old, when she also took the Prix d'Hedouville at Longchamp. But it was as a five-year-old that she really shone. A victory at Longchamp in May was followed by a success in the Coronation Cup, Hardwicke Stakes and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. She was the victim of alleged poor rides[citation needed] in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Eclipse Stakes. Park Top went on racing at age six, when she won twice more, bringing her career tally to 13 races worth £136,440. She was disappointing as a broodmare and her few foals had shown minimal talent before she was retired in 1979.

See also


  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing - written by Bill Mooney and George Ennor


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...