Polo Prince

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Polo Prince
Sire Marco Polo (FR)
Grandsire Le Pacha (FR)
Dam Sou’ East (NZ)
Damsire Ruthless (GB)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1958
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Owner Mr & Mrs Laurie W Davis
Trainer John P Carter
Major wins
1964 Melbourne Cup
Last updated on 30 December 2012

Polo Prince was a New Zealand thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1964 Melbourne Cup.

Having run an excellent fourth in the VRC Mackinnon Stakes and allotted just 8st 3lb (52 kg) for the Cup he was backed from 20/1 to 12/1 to win the race which he did in near record time.

Unfortunately, he died in 1973 after being struck by a car.[1]


  1. ^ Rolfe, C. (2008). Winners of the Melbourne Cup. Red Dog ISBN 9781742035093, p. 253-4