Dulcify

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Dulcify
Sire Decies
Grandsire Pardal
Dam Sweet Candy
Damsire Todman
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1975
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay[1]
Owner Colin Hayes
Trainer Colin Hayes
Record 21: 10-2-3
Earnings A$568,775[citation needed]
Major wins
Victoria Derby (1978)
Craiglee Stakes (1979)
Australian Derby (1979)
Rosehill Guineas (1979)
Australian Cup (1979)
Turnbull Stakes (1979)
LKS Mackinnon Stakes (1979)
Cox Plate (1979)
Honours
Australian Racing Hall of Fame (2014)
Dulcify Quality Handicap at Randwick Racecourse
Last updated on 10 March 2014

Dulcify (1975–1979) was a New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racehorse. His British-bred sire was the 1970 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, Decies, a grandson of Pharis, the very important French sire whom Thoroughbred Heritage says is considered one of the greatest French-bred runners of the century. Dulcify's dam was the Australian mare Sweet Candy, a daughter of 1957 Golden Slipper Stakes winner and Australian Racing Hall of Fame inducteeTodman.

Dulcify was owned and raced by Colin Hayes, who purchased him for $3,250. Hayes called him the best horse he ever raced. [1]

Dulcify was a patient, come-from-behind runner. His most important career win came in the 1979 Cox Plate, which he won by a still-standing record of seven lengths.[2] The betting favourite for the 1979 Melbourne Cup, he suffered a broken pelvis during the race and had to be euthanized.

Inducted into the Australian racing Hall of Fame in 2014

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