Hi Jinx

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Hi Jinx
Hi Jinx (NZ).jpg
Sire Pride of Kildare (IRE)
Grandsire Royal Charger
Dam Lady's Bridge
Damsire Foxbridge (GB)
Sex Mare
Foaled 1955
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Breeder Seton Otway, Trelawney Stud
Owner T. H. Knowles & K. R. Sly
Colours: maroon, light blue diamonds, armbands & cap
Trainer Trevor H. Knowles
Earnings £23,968 (after the Melbourne Cup)
Major wins
1960 HBJC Hawkes Bay Cup
1960 Melbourne Cup
Last updated on 16 March 2010

Hi Jinx (foaled 1955) was a New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racemare who won the Centenary Melbourne Cup in 1960, at the odds of 50 to 1.


Hi Jinx was bred by Seton Otway and foaled at Trelawney Stud, Cambridge. She was sired by the non-winner, but good sire, Pride of Kildare (IRE), her dam was the Great Northern Oaks winner, Lady's Bridge by the leading sire, Foxbridge (GB) out of Miss Ridicule by The Ace (GB).[1] Pride of Kildare was imported into New Zealand by Seton Otway and sired 15 stakes-winners that won 36 stakes races before he was exported to Japan.[2] Hi Jinx was a half-sister to Erin's Bridge (dam of the stakes-winner, Marchere). She was inbred to Bayardo in the fourth generation (4mx4f).

Race record[edit]

She was sold for 500 guineas and raced in the partnership of Trevor H. Knowles and Mr. K.R. Sly.[3]

Hi Jinx was trained by her part owner, Trevor H. Knowles. Her record was undistinguished prior to going to Australia. There she was unplaced in the Caulfield Cup before finishing second in the Moonee Valley Cup. Hi Jinx was allotted 7 stone 10 pounds in the Centenary Melbourne Cup and ridden by William A. Smith. The field of 32 included the champion racehorse Tulloch who finished seventh. Hi Jinx started at 50/1 and defeated the New Zealand-bred horses Howsie and Ilumquh by a half head, and a neck in 3.23¾.[3]

Stud record[edit]

She is known to have produced:

  • 1963 a filly Centinx by Comte De Grasse (USA) (third dam of Robyn's Faffair, which won the Group 3, Winter Cup Handicap)[4]
  • 1968 a filly Royal Service by Alcimedes (GB)[5]

See also[edit]

List of Melbourne Cup winners


  1. ^ Digby, John; Thoroughbred Families and Sires of Australian and New Zealand, AJC & VRC, 2002
  2. ^ de Bourg, Ross, The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred, Nelson, West Melbourne, 1980, ISBN 0-17-005860-3
  3. ^ a b Cavanough, Maurice, The Melbourne Cup, Jack Pollard P/L, North Sydney, 1976 ISBN 0-909950-62-8
  4. ^ Morris, Simon; Tesio Power 2000 - Stallions of the World, Syntax Software
  5. ^ ASB: Hi Jinx (NZ) Retrieved 2010-3-16

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