Biscay (horse)

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SireStar Kingdom (IRE)
DamMagic Symbol
DamsireMakarpura (GB)
Record8: 6-0-0
Major wins
VATC Debutant Stakes (1967)
Maribyrnong Plate (1967)
VATC Merson Cooper Stakes (1968)
Last updated on 10 August 2011

Biscay was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse. As a two-year-old 1965 he won the Maribyrnong Plate by eight lengths.


A son of Star Kingdom from Magic Symbol by Makarpura (GB) he was a brother to Star of Heaven and Tattenham (9 wins and $26,845).[1] Biscay was bred by Stanley Wootton at Barramul Stud in New South Wales.

Angus Armanasco, who was the leading trainer of two-year-olds in Melbourne for many years, declared Biscay was a star before the colt raced.

Racing career[edit]

Biscay was undefeated as a three-year-old.[1] An exceptionally speedy type, who usually jumped from the barrier clear of his rivals, Biscay had a short but successful racing career. From 8 starts he recorded 6 wins and was unplaced twice. His wins included the VRC Maribyrnong Plate, Merson Cooper Stakes and the VATC Debutant Stakes, all good quality races.

Stud record[edit]

He was syndicated and in 1969 retired to stud to stand at the Bhima Stud, Scone, New South Wales. In 1972-73 Biscay was the leading first season sire.[2] A quality sire in his own right he passed on his speed to his progeny which included the stakes winners:

Biscay was among the leading sires in Australia four times and Champion Juvenile Sire in 1981-82 and 1985-86. He has also proved to be a successful broodmare sire.

He died on 7 November 1987 having sired 300 individual winners (including 40 stakeswinners with 81 stakeswins) worth more than A$5.5 million in stakesmoney.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Register of Thoroughbred Stallions, Excelsis Press, Sydney, 1974
  2. ^ Kenny, Mr BF (ed.), Thoroughbred Stallion Register 1978, Australian Jockey Club, Randwick
  3. ^ a b ASB - Biscay Retrieved on 2009-6-19

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