New Zealand-breds success
|MELBOURNE CUP RECORD|
NZ-breds have won 30 of the past 57 Melbourne Cups (up to & including 2015).
In all New Zealand-breds have won 43 Melbourne Cups;
19 of them have also been owned in New Zealand.
The first New Zealand-bred winner of the Melbourne Cup was MARTINI HENRY (1883).
The first NZ-owned winner was APOLOGUE (1907).
The first NZ-bred, -owned & -trained Melbourne Cup winner was SASANOF (1916).
CAULFIELD-MELBOURNE CUPS DOUBLE
Eight of the eleven horses that have won the two Cups in the same season have been bred in New Zealand:
|MIGHT AND POWER||1997|
Seven of Bart Cummings' 12 Melbourne Cup winners have also been bred in NZ:
|GOLD AND BLACK||1977|
|THINK BIG||1974 & 1975|
|Eight New Zealand-breds are members of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame|
|MIGHT AND POWER|
|PHAR LAP (inaugural)|