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Star New Zealand mare Horlicks dies aged 28

Champion mare Horlicks, the first New Zealand horse to win the Japan Cup and the dam of Melbourne Cup winner Brew, has died at the age of 28.

Fiumicino - The BMW - April 2009

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  PICTURE: racingandsports.com.au  

The Australian site racingandsports.com.au reported that Horlicks died at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand and was buried at her owner-breeder Graham de Gruchy's Hawke's Bay property early on Thursday.

Horlicks,won 17 of her 40 starts including six Group One victories in three countries.

In the spring of 1989 she won the G1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington and three weeks later won the Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo in world record time for her trainers Dave and Paul O'Sullivan.

She was retired from racing in 1990 with career earnings of $A3.2 million (£2.05 million/€2.32 million)

At stud she left 13 foals including Brew, the winner of the Melbourne Cup in 2000. And one of herdaughters, Latte, produced the 2007 AJC Derby winner Fiumicino.

 

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