Beldale Ball

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Beldale Ball
Sire Nashua
Grandsire Nasrullah
Dam San Cat
Damsire Barbizon
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1976
Country United States
Colour Bay
Owner Swettenham Stud
Trainer Colin Hayes
Major wins
Melbourne Cup (1980)

Beldale Ball (foaled 1976) was a brown Thoroughbred racehorse stallion by Nashua out of the mare San Cat (by Barbizon).

Trained by Colin Hayes and owned by the Swettenham Stud Syndicate (Robert Sangster) his best win came in the 1980 VRC Melbourne Cup.[1]

Having an undistinguished racetrack career in England as a three-year-old he was sent to Australia and Colin Hayes to train.

Ridden by John Letts and carrying the featherweight of just 49.5 kg he took the lead at the half way mark of the race and was never headed.

His victory was the first Melbourne Cup win for trainer Colin Hayes.