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Vale Melba Murfitt

New Zealand owner and breeder Melba Murfitt has died aged 94.

Christchurch-based Murfitt bred and raced the Roger James-trained Gr.1 New Zealand Stakes winner Gaze, along with her Group One performing dam Eye Full.

Along with her late husband Mick, Murfitt ran Riccarton Stud where they stood stallions such as Treasure Hunt, Ribotlight, and Palatable, the sire of Eye Full.

Murfitt attributed her longevity to her interest in horses, with the Murfitts' involvement dating back to the mid 1950s.

- NZ Racing Desk


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