False Step (inner) defeats Glint in the 1955 NZ Derby Stakes.
|Grandsire||Light Brigade (USA)|
|Dam||Dainty Direct (NZ)|
|Maternal grandsire||Dan Direct Eu (UK)|
|Foaled||1 September 1952|
|Trainer||C C Devine|
|1956 New Zealand Trotting Derby
1958, 1959 & 1960 New Zealand Trotting Cup
|Last updated on: 24 October 2011.|
False Step was a New Zealand Standardbred racehorse. He is notable in that he won three New Zealand Trotting Cup races, the richest harness race, and sometimes the richest horse race in New Zealand. False Step is one of two horses to win the NZ Trotting Cup three times, the other being Indianapolis.
False Step was also taken to the United States in 1960 by his trainer and reinsman Cecil Devine, who had driven him to victory three times in the New Zealand Cup. The horse scored success in the International Series at Yonkers Raceway, and also defeated the acknowledged American champion of the time, Adios Butler.
He won the following major races:
- 1956 New Zealand Trotting Derby
- 1958 New Zealand Trotting Cup
- 1959 New Zealand Trotting Cup (handicapped 24 yards)
- 1960 New Zealand Trotting Cup (handicapped 48 yards)