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:
ETHEREAL
2001
MIGHT AND POWER1997
DORIEMUS1995
LET'S ELOPE1991
GURNER'S LANE1982
GALILEE1966
EVEN STEVENS1962
RISING FAST1954
Seven of Bart Cummings' 12 Melbourne Cup winners have also been bred in NZ:
LET'S ELOPE
1991
HYPERNO1979
GOLD AND BLACK1977
THINK BIG1974 & 1975
RED HANDED1967
GALILEE1966
LIGHT FINGERS1965
Eight New Zealand-breds are members of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame
CARBINE (inaugural)
GALILEE
MIGHT AND POWER
PHAR LAP (inaugural)
RISING FAST
SUNLINE
TULLOCH (inaugural)
SUPER IMPOSE
 

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