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Tidal Light

Tidal Light
Sire Diagrammatic
Dam Azores
Grandsire Sir Wiggle
Damsire King Of Babylon
Gender Filly
Foaled 1983
Country New Zealand
Color Brown
Breeder Mr & Mrs J D O'Flaherty
Owner S A Taylor
Trainer Jim Gibbs
Record 19:10-2-1
Earnings $567,678
Tidal Light is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Azores by Diagrammatic. She was born around 1983 in New Zealand, and was bred by Mr & Mrs J D O'Flaherty.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1986)
Canterbury Guineas (1987)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 3, 2007

Tidal Light was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was the champion filly of her year and beat the colts in the 1987 New Zealand Derby.

After finishing second in her debut, Tidal Light won ten of her next 13 races, including the Derby, Avondale Guineas, Waikato Guineas, Canterbury Guineas and a Group 1 victory in the Air New Zealand Stakes over older horses under weight-for-age conditions, beating the great Solveig.

She returned in the spring of 1987 as a four year-old, but failed to win a race and despite some good performances was obviously not the same horse she had been the previous season.

Her three year-old season earned her both the Three Year-Old of the Year award and Horse of the Year, a rare feat for a filly.

She died in March 2007.


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