Advance (horse)

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Sire Vanguard (NZ)
Grandsire Traducer (GB)
Dam Laurel
Damsire Young Gownsman
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1896
Country New Zealand
Colour Black
Breeder Donald Fraser
Trainer Joe Prosser
Record 19W 4P 1S
Earnings ?

Advance was one of the great Thoroughbred colts of the New Zealand turf. Crowd-pleasing, front-running colt won good races up to 1-1/2 miles, but "The Black Demon" was best known as a superior weight-carrier, one of the best, if not the best, of all time in New Zealand—in his 19 wins he carried more than 9 st. in 13 of them—and some rank him as a better horse than Carbine.[1][2]

This black colt was foaled in 1896, Bred at Parawanui in the Rangitikei district of the North Island (NZ) by Donald Fraser, he was leased to J.W. Abbott and J.D. Duncan, who raced under the name "Douglas Gordon and J. Monk," and trained by Joe Prosser and ridden by Charlie Jenkins. He won his only two races as a juvenile, and at age three won ten races, seven of them in a row

Age 3[edit]

1900 AJC Autumn Stakes,

1900 Wanganui Cup,

1900 Wanganui Stakes,

1900 Dunedin Cup,

1900 Auckland Easter Handicap

1900 Century Stakes,

1900 Autumn Handicap,

Age 4[edit]

1901 Wanganui Stakes,

1901 The Canterbury Cup,

1901 CJC Jubilee Cup,

1901 Auckland Plate,

After this Advance, the owners went to Australia, where they picked up two seconds and a third, and won

1901 Sydney's Autumn Stakes,

1901 All Aged Stakes

Later career[edit]

A bout with influenza, which affected his breathing, he was sidelined him at age five, but in 1903 he came back to win the

1903 Wellington Cup

1903 WRC Zealandia Handicap,

he ran second in the Wanganui Cup,

Wanganui Jackson Stakes,

Stud record[edit]

Retired to Fraser's stud he got nothing like himself; his best was the sprinting filly Equitas (Family C - 20), winner of the CJC Stewards' Handicap and other good races, and later dam of Wellington Cup and New Zealand Cup winner Oratress. His dam, Laurel, a chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail, won twenty races for Fraser in a long career, interrupted when she was nine to produce her first foal, and then put back into racing. Her daughter Lorelei (1891, by Cruiser) won the Manawatu Cup (12 furlongs), and other races. Laurel was in-bred to Riddlesworth (1837, by Emilius - Bee-in-a-Bonnet, imported 1843; also sire of Sybil, Family C - 20 ) whose blood was favored by Fraser).