|Breeder||Ray Orloff (Oamaru Stud)|
|Owner||David & Ron Bayliss|
|Rubiton is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ruby by Century. He was born around 1983 in Australia, and was bred by Ray Orloff (Oamaru Stud).|
Cox Plate (1987)|
Futurity Stakes (1987)
Underwood Stakes (1987)
Mackinnon Stakes (1987)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on February 10, 2010|
Rubiton (18 October 1983 - 25 November 2005) was a champion Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of the mid-1980s.
He was bred by the Oamaru Stud in Victoria. Rubiton's name was a combination of "Ruby" and "ton", a colloquial term for a century in cricket.
He was then defeated by Drought and Fair Sir in the Caulfield Stakes after ruining his chances by overexerting himself in trackwork.
He won a week later in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington.
Having then gone out for a spell, tragically, he never returned due to a tendon injury. He was retired to stud with earnings of AUD$1,360,330.
An outstanding sire at stud, he is one of only two stallions (the other being Heroic) to have won and sired the winner of Australia's greatest weight-for-age race, the Group 1 MVRC Cox Plate.
Rubiton's progeny include 38 stakeswinners for 102 stakeswins. Besides Fields of Omagh, twice winner of the Cox Plate (2003 & 2006), Rubiton is the sire of sprinter Rubitano, (Newmarket Handicap), Adam (Stradbroke Handicap), Flavour (Victoria Racing Club Stakes), Patezza (Doncaster Handicap), Dilly Dally (T J Smith Stakes) and Monopolize (Hong Kong International Bowl, twice).
Rubiton is also sire of dazzling sprinter Lucky Secret, winner of 14 of 23 race starts, including, respectively, the Group 2 MRC Schillaci Stakes, MVRC A.J. Moir Stakes and MVRC Stanley Wootton Stakes. Lucky Secret was desperately unlucky not to have won the Group 1 rated MRC Oakleigh Plate, having been pipped at the post by Swiss Ace. A $220,000 yearling, winner of over $950,000 in prizemoney, Lucky Secret is trained at Caulfield by Tony Vasil. Unhappily for the horse, bad legs and a serious bleeding attack have conspired to limit the horse from, Vasil claims, becoming "anything."
Melbourne Racing Club have long honoured Rubiton with his own race, the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes, run in February.
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