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Zarathustra (horse)

Gender Colt
Foaled 1951
Country Ireland and England
Color Black
Breeder Terence James Stannus Gray
Owner Terence James Stannus Gray
Trainer Michael Hurley and Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
Zarathustra is a thoroughbred racehorse. He was born around 1951 in Ireland and England, and was bred by Terence James Stannus Gray.
Major wins
Irish Derby (1954)
Irish St. Leger (1954)
Goodwood Cup (1956)
Ascot Gold Cup (1957)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 2008·06·26

Zarathustra (1951 - 1967) was a black thoroughbred racehorse, born at Graymount in Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1951.

Owned by Terence Gray (Wei Wu Wei), it was first trained by Michael Hurley in Ireland, becoming the winner of the Irish Derby and the Irish St. Leger in 1954.

After its transfer to Newmarket, Suffolk in 1956, it was trained by Cecil Boyd-Rochfort winning the Ascot Stakes in 1956. In 1957, ridden by renowned jockey Lester Piggott, it won the Ascot Gold Cup in the first of Piggott's eleven wins of that race.

Exported to Japan in 1964, he died there in 1967.


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