Cut the Cake (horse)

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Cut The Cake
Sire Yamanin Vital
Grandsire Sir Tristram
Dam Icing On The Cake
Damsire Straight Strike
Sex Gelding
Foaled 26 October 2000
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Breeder Paul Moroney
Owner N M Anderson, G W Breingan, G J N Jagger, T T Manning, P A Moroney & A P Ramsden
Trainer Michael Moroney
Record 32:4-1-2
Earnings $353,339
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (2003)
Last updated on July 3, 2007

Cut The Cake (foaled 26 October 2000)[1] is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 2003.

Coming into the Derby as a winner of only a maiden at Matamata, the gelding was not among the favourites for the Group 1 race. But after being given a beautiful rails ride by Michael Coleman, he simply outstayed his rivals and won by a long head with favourite Mount Street in second place.

The win gave Paul Moroney, who has bought countless Group 1 winners at sales all around the world, the first Group 1 winner he has actually bred.

Cut The Cake was expected to go on and become a leading stayer after his Derby win, but he has been disappointing in only winning two races since, one of which was over hurdles. He ran his last race in 2006.


  1. ^ "Cut The Cake (NZ) 2000". NZRacing. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc. Retrieved 3 May 2014.