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Subzero (horse)

Sire Kala Dancer
Dam Wiley Trade
Grandsire Niniski
Damsire To Market
Gender Gelding
Foaled 26 September 1988
Country Australia
Color Grey
Breeder Wakefield Stud Management, NSW
Owner D H K Investments
Trainer Lee Freedman
Record 48: 6-6-5
Earnings $2,008,100
Subzero is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Wiley Trade by Kala Dancer. He was born on 26 September 1988 in Australia, and was bred by Wakefield Stud Management, NSW.
Major wins
South Australian Derby (1992)
Adelaide Cup (1992)
Melbourne Cup (1992)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on June 23, 2007

Subzero ("Subbie") (foaled 1988 in Australia)[1] was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1992 Melbourne Cup. Trained by Lee Freedman and ridden by veteran jockey Greg Hall, the four-year-old revelled in the rain-affected going to defeat the favourite Veandercross and the two-miler Castletown.[2] The win was to be Subzero's last, but, as one of the few grey winners of the race in the post-War era, his fame was assured.

Upon retirement from racing, the big, near-white gelding with a lovely temperament was employed as the clerk of the course's horse by Racing Victoria's long-time Clerk, Graham Salisbury, and has made numerous appearances on television, at charity functions, and at schools[3]. In July 2008, he was fully retired as he had developed arthritis.

In October 2009, it was reported that Subzero may need to be put down as the medication he needs for his arthritis is now unavailable in Australia.[4][5]

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


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