Doriemus

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Doriemus
Doriemus smiling, nuzzling handler.jpg
Doriemus with his strapper.
Sire Norman Pentaquad (USA)
Grandsire Riverman
Dam Golden Woods
Damsire Zamazaan
Sex Gelding
Foaled 17 November 1990
Country New Zealand
Colour Chestnut
Trainer Lee Freedman
Record 44: 9-8-4
Earnings $3,588,412
Major wins
Caulfield Cup (1995)
Melbourne Cup (1995)
Queen Elizabeth Stakes(1996)
Turnbull Stakes(1996)

Doriemus (17 November 1990 – 11 January 2015) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who began his career in New Zealand and rose to prominence in Australia by winning the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in 1995. He was the eighth of just nine horses to complete the double in the same year.[1]

Breeding[edit]

He was bred to stay, being by Norman Pentaquad (USA) (by Riverman) out of Golden Woods by Zamazaan (FR). Doriemus was foaled in New Zealand and was a half-brother to the filly, Margaux by War Hawk II (GB).[2][3][4]

Racing career[edit]

After two wins from three starts in New Zealand, Doriemus was transferred to Lee Freedman late in his three-year-old term, in the winter of 1994. The small, wiry chestnut won by four lengths on his Australian debut,[5] but was considered immature and spelled.

He won only twice as a four-year-old, but did enough to qualify for the following year's Caulfield Cup. Carrying 52 kilograms, and ridden patiently by Damien Oliver, Doriemus overhauled South Australian and West Australian Derby winners, Count Chivas and Beaux Art over the closing stages. Penalised 2.5 kilograms for the Melbourne Cup, to take his weight to 54.5 kilograms, Doriemus revelled in the rain-affected going to defeat Victoria Derby winner Nothin' Leica Dane and Irish Champion and 1993 Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop. Freedman and Oliver had earlier combined to win Caulfield Cups with Mannerism and Paris Lane, and Doriemus was the third of Freedman's five Melbourne Cup winners, and the first of two for Oliver.

In 1996, Doriemus won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, in the autumn, and the Turnbull Stakes, in the spring, but was fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Cups. In 1997, he bled in Octagonal's Australian Cup, but returned to run second to Might and Power in both Cups. Doriemus's jockey, Greg Hall, believed he had won the Melbourne Cup, and gave a wave of his whip after crossing the line, but the photo showed Might and Power had prevailed by the barest of margins. In the autumn, Doriemus was again placed behind Might and Power in the Mercedes Classic, and was runner-up to Tie the Knot in the Sydney Cup. In his final campaign, in the spring of 1998, he was second in the The Metropolitan but finished 19th in the Melbourne Cup.

Doriemus was retired to Living Legends, the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses in Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Victoria.[6]

He was euthanised in January 2015 following a paddock accident aged 24.[7]

Race record[edit]

1993-94 season as a three year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
10th 23 Mar 1994 No Age Restriction Hcp Te Rapa NA 2100 m 60 M. Williamson 1st - Tele Lies
Won 20 Apr 1994 No Age Restriction Hcp Te Rapa NA 2100 m 55 M. Williamson 2nd - Shubier
Won 7 May 1994 No Age Restriction Hcp Trentham NA 2100 m 55.5 D. Walker 2nd - Unknown
Won 28 May 1994 No Age Restriction Hcp Doomben NA 2200 m 51.5 L. Cassidy 2nd - Booked
1994-95 season as a four year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
4th 01 Oct 1994 No Age Restriction Hcp Flemington NA 1405 m 52 G. Hall 1st - Monsieur
Won 15 Oct 1994 4yo & Up Restricted Caulfield NA 2000 m 57 D. Oliver 2nd - Ice Doctor
Won 05 Nov 1994 Grey Smith Stakes Flemington LR 2000 m 55.5 D. Oliver 2nd - Seto Bridge
3rd 12 Nov 1994 Sandown Cup Sandown G2 2400 m 55 D. Oliver 1st - Our Pompeii
2nd 13 May 1995 No Age Restriction Hcp Doomben NA 1350 m 57 T. Pattillo 1st - Lady Nickelii
16th 27 May 1995 BATC Sprint Doomben LR 1350 m 55.5 S. Sharman 1st - Cohort
2nd 12 Jun 1995 Thai International Stakes Eagle Farm LR 1600 m 56.5 D. Oliver 1st - Monopolize
1995-96 season as a five year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
9th 02 Sep 1995 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58.5 B. Prebble 1st - Island Morn
8th 23 Sep 1995 Underwood Stakes Caulfield G1 1800 m 59 G. Hall 1st - Sharscay
2nd 07 Oct 1995 Turnbull Stakes Flemington G2 2000 m 56 D. Nikolic 1st - All Our Mob
Won 21 Oct 1995 Caulfield Cup Caulfield G1 2400 m 52 D. Oliver 2nd - Count Chivas
Won 07 Nov 1995 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 54.5 D. Oliver 2nd - Nothin' Leica Dane
12th 02 Mar 1996 Futurity Stakes Flemington G1 1400 m 57.5 S. King 1st - Star Dancer
16th 06 Apr 1996 Doncaster Handicap Randwick G1 1600 m 57.5 R. Thompson 1st - Sprint By
Won 20 Apr 1996 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Randwick G1 2000 m 58 S. Dye 2nd - Juggler
2nd 18 May 1996 Doomben Cup Doomben G1 2040 m 57.5 S. Dye 1st - Juggler
1996-97 season as a six year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
7th 07 Sep 1996 Craiglee Stakes Flemington G2 1600 m 58.5 D. Oliver 1st - Saleous
6th 22 Sep 1996 Underwood Stakes Caulfield G1 1800 m 59 G. Hall 1st - Octagonal
Won 05 Oct 1996 Turnbull Stakes Flemington G2 2000 m 59 G. Hall 2nd - Beaux Art
4th 19 Oct 1996 Caulfield Cup Caulfield G1 2400 m 58 D. Oliver 1st - Arctic Scent
6th 05 Nov 1996 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 58 D. Oliver 1st - Saintly
8th 08 Feb 1997 C F Orr Stakes Caulfield G1 1400 m 57.5 G. Hall 1st - Cut Up Rough
8th 22 Feb 1997 Clyon Cup Caulfield G2 1800 m 61 G. Hall 1st - Peep On The Sly
10th 10 Mar 1997 Australian Cup Flemington G1 2000 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Octagonal
1997-98 season as a seven year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
3rd 30 Aug 1997 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58.5 G. Hall 1st - Tarnpir Lane
7th 13 Sep 1997 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58.5 G. Hall 1st - Arctic Scent
6th 04 Oct 1997 Turnbull Stakes Flemington G2 2000 m 59 G. Hall 1st - Marble Halls
2nd 18 Oct 1997 Caulfield Cup Caulfield G1 2400 m 57.5 G. Hall 1st - Might and Power
2nd 04 Nov 1997 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 57.5 G. Hall 1st - Might and Power
8th 14 Feb 1998 C F Orr Stakes Caulfield G1 1400 m 57.5 R. Griffiths 1st - Special Dane
6th 28 Feb 1998 St George Stakes Caulfield G2 1800 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Dane Ripper
10th 09 Mar 1998 Australian Cup Flemington G1 2000 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Dane Ripper
3rd 04 Apr 1998 Mercedes Classic Rosehill G1 2400 m 58.5 G. Hall 1st - Might and Power
2nd 18 Apr 1998 Sydney Cup Randwick G1 3200 m 59 G. Hall 1st - Tie The Knot
1998-99 season as an eight year old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
7th 29 Aug 1998 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Dane Ripper
3rd 12 Sep 1998 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Aerosmith
7th 20 Sep 1998 Underwood Stakes Caulfield G1 1800 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Tie The Knot
2nd 05 Oct 1998 Metropolitan Handicap Randwick G1 2600 m 52.5 G. Hall 1st - In Joyment
6th 24 Oct 1998 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Might and Power
19th 03 Nov 1998 Melbourne Cup Flemington G1 3200 m 58 G. Hall 1st - Jezabeel

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Doriemus (NZ)
Sire
Norman Pentaquad (USA)
1983
Riverman (USA)
1969
Never Bend (USA)
1960
Nasrullah (GB)
Lalun (USA)
River Lady (USA)
1971
Prince John (USA)
Nile Lily (USA)
Lady Rebecca (GB)
1971
Sir Ivor (USA)
1965
Sir Gaylord (USA)
Attica (USA)
Pocahontas (USA)
1955
Roman (USA)
How (USA)
Dam
Golden Woods (NZ)
1971
Zamazaan (Fr)
1965
Exbury (Fr)
1959
Le Haar (Fr)
Greensward (GB)
Toyama (Ire)
1955
Tulyar (Ire)
Rose Olynn (Ire)
Hollywood (NZ)
1950
Underwood (GB)
1944
Bois Roussel (Fr)
Snowberry (GB)
Gay Triumph (NZ)
1943
Beau Repaire (NZ)
Battleflag (NZ)

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