Chestnut gelding bred in New Zealand in 1926
by Night Raid (GB)
from Entreaty (NZ)

The most famous horse ever to race in Australia, Phar Lap became the darling of Australian race crowds during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The mighty chestnut won on all four days of the 1930 Flemington Spring Carnival including the Melbourne Cup carrying 62.5 kgs.

His legend grew when he was sent on a ship to Mexico and won the Agua Caliente Handicap, at the time the world's richest race. Sixteen days later, the champion died in mysterious circumstances at Menlo Park in California.
Phar Lap's fame has been immortalised in books and on film and his stuffed hide remains the most popular exhibit in the Museum of Victoria in Melbourne.
Phar Lap WON 37 races of 51 starts.


Bay horse bred in New Zealand in 1954
by Khorassan (IRE) from Florida (NZ)

Tulloch's three-year-old career remains unmatched in Australian racing history. His 14 victories in that season included the 1957 Caulfield Cup in Australian record time as well as the VRC, AJC and Queensland Derbies.

Tulloch's sensational career was interrupted by a serious stomach illness that sidelined him for nearly two years. He then made an amazing comeback which culminated in an emotion-charged victory with 62.5 kgs in the 1961Brisbane Cup.

Tulloch WON 36 races of 53 starts & also placed 16 times. The only unplaced run was a luckless 7th in the 1961 Melbourne Cup.


Black horse bred in Victoria in 1976
by Bletchingly (AUS) from Ada Hunter (GER)

Passed in as a yearling, Kingston Town was to become the outstanding galloper of his era.

After an inglorious debut, the son of Bletchingly was to carve out a brilliant career which included the extraordinary feat of three successive W.S.Cox Plates (1980-81-82). He also won the AJC Derby and Sydney Cup and was a gallant 2nd in the 1982 Melbourne Cup.
Kingston Town WON 30 races of 41 starts.


Foaled in the United Kingdom in 1999, Makybe Diva was put up for sale by owner Tony Santic but she failed to make her reserve (20,000 Guineas). It was therefore decided to bring her to Australia and put her in the hands of trainer David Hall.

After a dashing fourth in the Caulfield Cup, she was not produced again until Melbourne Cup day when she won decisively. Taken to Sydney for the 2004 Autumn carnival, she ran placings in the Ranvet and BMW and then won the Sydney Cup, becoming the first horse since Galilee in 1966-67 to win both the Melbourne and Sydney Cups in the same season.

Makybe Diva's 2004 spring campaign was highlighted by her narrow, half-head defeat in the Caulfield Cup, and her dramatic second winning of the Melbourne Cup. In doing so she created a weight carrying record for a mare of 55.5 kg, became the fifth horse to win two Melbourne Cups, the fourth horse to win consecutive Melbourne Cups, and the first mare to accomplish this feat. She also became the first horse since Carbine in 1890 to win the Melbourne Cup and the Sydney Cup in the same calendar year.

2005 was a succession of triumphs for Makybe Diva with wins in the Australian Cup, BMW, Memsie Stakes, Turnbull Stakes, Cox Plate, and record breaking third Melbourne Cup.

Makybe Diva WON 15 races of 36 starts.


Black Caviar (foaled 18 August 2006) is undefeated in 25 races, including 15 Group One victories, eclipsing the previous mark set by Kingston Town. She was named WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Black Caviar remarkable record saw her amass wins in Melbourne(19) Sydney(2) Adelaide(2) Brisbane(1) & Royal Ascot ENG (1). She won over 1000m(6) 1200m(17) 1300m(1) 1400(1)
Her debut odds were 2/1 and then started odds-on in the following 24 starts, officially starting at odds 1/20 on 7 occasions.

Black Caviar was trained by Melbourne-based trainer Peter Moody. Luke Nolen rode her in 22 of her Victories.


Winx has proven to be a Champion of the Modern Era in Australian racing.
Winx has won a record 33 races in a row including the W.S.Cox Plate in 4 consecutive years (2015-16-17-18)
Winx won 37 of 43 races.

*Facts courtesy of the Australian Racing Museum.