Gold and Black

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Gold and Black
Sire In the Purple
Grandsire Right Royal
Dam Gem
Damsire Talismano
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1972
Country New Zealand
Colour Brown
Breeder M. R. Renton
Owner Jack Harris
Trainer Bart Cummings
Major wins
STC Cup (1976)
Mackinnon Stakes (1976)
Melbourne Cup (1977)

Gold and Black was a New Zealand-bred racehorse which was ridden by Johnny Duggan to win the 1977 Melbourne Cup for the "Cups King" Bart Cummings.

In 1976, Gold and Black won the Mackinnon Stakes and finished second to Van der Hum in the Melbourne Cup. In early 1977, Gold and Black fell seriously ill with "travel fatigue"[1] and his life was briefly in danger but Cummings restored the horse to health for his spring campaign. At Flemington in November Gold and Black started 7/2 favourite for the Cup. Carrying a weight of 57kg he won by a length from the Australian horse Reckless with Hyperno in third. His victory gave Cummings a record sixth win in the race.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bart hits 'em for 6". The Age. 2 November 1977. Retrieved 2012-09-26.