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Redelva was a notable Australian thoroughbred racehorse.

A chestnut son of Romantic Hope from the mare Delvena, he was foaled in 1983 and was trained throughout his career by Greg Varcoe.

Redelva competed primarily in sprint races winning up to a distance of 1400m. He was a durable horse winning quality races at the highest level as a two-year-old right through to the age of eight.

Amongst his major wins were the 1990 VRC Lightning Stakes, 1991 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the SAJC Spring Stakes on three occasions (1988-90).


Race Record

61 starts - 21 wins, 13 seconds, 5 thirds [1]


A$1,791,710 [1]

Major Wins

Redelva won the following major races:

  • 1985 VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes – (900m) - Listed
  • 1987 SAJC City Stakes – (1000m) - Listed
  • 1987 SAJC Lightning Stakes – (1000m) – G3
  • 1988 SAJC R.N. Irwin Stakes – (1100m) – G2
  • 1988 SAJC Spring Stakes – (1200m) – G2
  • 1988 VRC Linlithgow Stakes – (1400m) – G2
  • 1988 VRC Rupert Steele Stakes – (1200m) – G2
  • 1988 VRC Standish Handicap – (1200m) – G3
  • 1989 SAJC Spring Stakes – (1200m) – G2
  • 1990 VRC Linlithgow Stakes – (1400m) – G2
  • 1990 SAJC Spring Stakes – (1200m) – G2
  • 1990 VRC Lightning Stakes – (1000m) – G1
  • 1990 MVRC Stanley Wootton Stakes – (1200m) – G3
  • 1991 VATC Rubiton Stakes – (1000m) – Listed
  • 1991 MVRC William Reid Stakes – (1200m) – G1
  • 1991 VATC Futurity Stakes – (1400m) – G1
  • 1991 VATC Memsie Stakes – (1400m) – G2

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia



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