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|Caulfield Cup (1969)
VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1970)
Underwood Stakes (1970)
Big Philou (foaled in 1965) was a notable New Zealand bred Thoroughbred racehorse. He was by the good sire Le Filou (imported from France) from Pink Lady by Contact and he was trained by Bart Cummings.
He is best remembered for the controversy surrounding his withdrawal from the 1969 VRC Melbourne Cup when as the hot favourite he was the victim of a doping scandal and was withdrawn from the race 39 minutes before the start.
Jockey Roy Higgins believed that the horse was a certainty to win the race.
- ASB - Big Philou (NZ) Retrieved on 2009-6-19
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