Cynisca (horse)

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Sire Apremont
Grandsire Mortemer
Dam Nautilus
Damsire Traducer
Sex Mare
Foaled 1886
Country New Zealand
Colour Not found
Breeder Not found
Owner Sir George Clifford
George Hunter
Trainer Not found
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Major wins
CJC Welcome Stakes (1888)
CJC Oaks Stakes (1889)
Dunedin Champagne Stakes (1889)
Wellington Cup (1890, 1891, 1892)
Hawkes Bay Cup (1891)
WRC Autumn Handicap (1892)
CJC Metropolitan Trophy (1892)
Easter Handicap (1892)

Cynisca (foaled 1886 in New Zealand) was a Thoroughbred mare racehorse named for the Spartan princess Cynisca who became the first woman in history to win at the ancient Olympic Games when she won the four-horse chariot race in 396 BC.

The New Zealand mare is best remembered for winning three consecutive Wellington Cups. She was owned by Sir George Clifford and George Hunter.[1]

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  1. ^ "Obituary". The Evening Post. CX (44). 20 August 1930. p. 11. Retrieved 21 November 2013.