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Robalan

ROBALAN
Breed Standardbred
Sire LUMBER DREAM (NZ)
Grandsire KNIGHT DREAM (US)
Dam ELSINOR (NZ)
Damsire U SCOTT (US)
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1967
Country New Zealand Template:Country data NZ
Color Bay
Breeder Bill Denton's Russley Lodge (NZ)
Owner A T Devery, P N Hope, D D Nyhan (NZ)
Trainer D D Nyhan (NZ)
Record 39 wins, 37 places
Earnings NZ$176,773
Major Wins, Awards and Honors
Major Wins
1971 Wellington Cup
1974 New Zealand Cup
1972 New Zealand Free For All
1973 New Zealand Free For All
1972 New Zealand Free For All
Awards
1973-1974 Harness Horse of the Year
Infobox last updated on: 2009-04-17.

Robalan was a champion New Zealand pacer standardbred horse, known as "Robbers". He is notable in that he won two NZ Trotting Cup races, the richest harness race in New Zealand, for his epic contests with champion pacer Young Quinn who he more than often beat and is particularly well remembered for being a free legged pacer. [1]

At the age of eight, he hit a purple patch of form, winning six in a row. This effort propelled him into being named Horse of the Year in 1974. He also won the presigious sprint, the New Zealand Free For All three years in a row.

He won the New Zealand Cup in 1974 over 3200 meters beating the hot favorite Young Quinn. He had the distinction of racing without hopples (free legged pacer) and was known for his phenomenal turn of speed. [2]

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