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Popsy (horse)

Sire Sir Tristram
Dam Beks
Grandsire Sir Ivor
Damsire In The Purple
Gender Filly
Foaled 1990
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder Bhima Stud No. 4 Breeding Partnership
Owner Barnaby & Co. Limited
Trainer Dave & Paul O'Sullivan
Record 18:6-5-2
Earnings $351,750
Popsy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Beks by Sir Tristram. She was born around 1990 in New Zealand, and was bred by Bhima Stud No. 4 Breeding Partnership.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1993)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 3, 2007

Popsy is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 1993, one of very few fillies to have achieved the feat.

In a stunning season for the Matamata training stable of Dave and Paul O'Sullivan in three year-old races, Popsy brilliantly beat the males in the Derby at Ellerslie while her stablemate Snap outclassed her opposition in the Oaks at Trentham.

In 16 races in New Zealand, Popsy was unplaced only three times. She won twice at Group 1 level, following up her Derby win with a victory against fillies later in the season.

She won at Group 2 level as a four year-old, and finished second to Royal Tiara in a photo finish in the 1995 Auckland Cup.


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