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Rough Habit

Rough Habit
Sire Roughcast
Dam Certain Habit
Damsire Ashabit
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1986
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Trainer John Wheeler
Record 74: 29-16-7 [1]
Earnings AUD$3.89 million [1]
Rough Habit is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Certain Habit by Roughcast. He was born around 1986 in New Zealand.
Major wins
Queensland Derby (1990)
Stradbroke Handicap (1991 & 1992)
Doomben Cup (1991, 1992 & 1993)
Captain Cook Stakes (1992)
All-Aged Stakes (1992 & 1993)
AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1992)
Caulfield Stakes (1994)
New Zealand Horse of the Year (1992 & 1995)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 7, 2009

Rough Habit was a New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won Group One races on both sides of the Tasman, and won New Zealand's Horse of the Year Award in 1992 and 1995. By Roughcast out of Certain Habit (by Ashabit), the bay gelding with a distinctive white blaze trailing over his near-side nostril was trained by John Wheeler, and had nine campaigns in Australia, from three to eight years of age. He won Group One races in Sydney and Melbourne and won six of his 11 Group One races at the Brisbane winter carnivals, where his wins included the Queensland Derby, two Stradbroke Handicaps, and a record three Doomben Cups. Rough Habit won 21 feature races[1] from 1,400 to 2,400 metres, on wet tracks and dry, and was narrowly beaten by fellow New Zealander Solvit in the 1994 Cox Plate. Later in the season, Rough Habit won the O'Shea Stakes, in Brisbane, at his final start in Australia.[2] In retirement, Rough Habit appeared in a set of stamps issued by New Zealand Post in 1996 with fellow champion thoroughbreds Kiwi, Bonecrusher, and Horlicks, and the harness racing champions Blossom Lady and Il Vicolo.[3]

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia



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