Hydrogen (horse)

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Sire Delville Wood (GB)
Grandsire Bois Roussel (FR)
Dam Sweet Sound (AUS)
Damsire Magpie (GB)
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1948
Country Australia
Colour Brown
Trainer Ted Hush
Record 60:26-8-9
Earnings A£59,444
Major wins
1951 Caulfield Guineas
1951 Victoria Derby
1951 Rosehill Guineas
1951 Craven Plate
1952 Cox Plate
1952 Craven Plate
1952 Hill Stakes
1953 Brisbane Cup
1953 Cox Plate
1953 Hill Stakes
1953 Mackinnon Stakes
Last updated on 28 December 2012

Hydrogen was a champion Australian thoroughbred racehorse.

By the imported stallion Delville Wood (who also sired Melbourne Cup winner Evening Peal) he was foaled in 1948 and was trained throughout his career by Ted Hush.

Hydrogen failed by a neck of being the first horse to win three Cox Plates when beaten in 1951 as a three-year-old. He won the subsequent two editions of the race in 1952 and 1953.

An outstanding three-year-old he developed into one of Australia’s finest weight-for-age performers and the highest stakes earner at the time eclipsing the record previously held by Phar Lap.

A winner over six furlongs (1,200m) to two miles (3,200m) he won many major races including the 1951 VATC Caulfield Guineas, 1951 VRC Victoria Derby, 1951 STC Rosehill Guineas, 1951 AJC Craven Plate, the 1952 and 1953 MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, 1953 VRC LKS Mackinnon Stakes and the 1953 QTC Brisbane Cup.

He was retired to stud in 1954.