Even Stevens (horse)

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Even Stevens
SireFairs Fair
GrandsireFair Trial
DamsireGold Nib
CountryNew Zealand
BreederD. P. Clark
OwnerJames Wattie
TrainerArchie McGregor
Major wins
Avondale Cup (1961)
C.B.Fisher Plate (1962)
Caulfield Cup (1962)
Melbourne Cup (1962)

Even Stevens (1957–1975) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won both the Caulfield and Melbourne cups in Australia in 1962.[1][2] He was ridden in both cups by his regular rider Les Coles.[3]


Even Stevens won 8 races in total, including the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Werribee Cup, and £43,895 in prize money.

He was leased to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, but prior to sailing for England, suffered an accident in training which necessitated his retirement from racing.

He was retired to stud in New Zealand in 1963 where he sired two Group 1 winners, Master John and Evenstead. He died in 1975.[4]


Australian rail operator CFCL Australia named locomotive CF4403 after the horse.[5]


  1. ^ "RACING, HORSE - Successes in Australia - 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand". Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  2. ^ "BBC - h2g2 - Melbourne Cup - The NZ Story - A461053". Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  3. ^ Les Coles may settle here
  4. ^ "Past Champions Even Stevens". racerate.com.
  5. ^ Motive Power Roundup Motive Power issue 79 January 2012 page 20

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