La Mer (horse)

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LA MER
Sire COPENHAGEN (GB)
Grandsire ROYAL CHARGER (GB)
Dam LA BALSA (NZ)
Damsire WORDEN (GB)
Sex Mare
Foaled 1973
Country New Zealand
Colour Chestnut
Record 34:24-2-2
Earnings NZ$223,304
Major wins
1976 Awapuni Gold Cup
1977 Trentham Stakes
1979 Air New Zealand Stakes
1979 Ormond Memorial Stakes
1978 Awapuni Gold Cup
1978 Desert Gold Stakes
1978 Ormond Memorial Stakes
1977 Great Northern Oaks
1977 New Zealand Oaks
1976 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes
Honours
New Zealand horse of the year 1975, 1977.
Last updated on April 3, 2009

La Mer was a thoroughbred racehorse, who raced from 1976 to 1979. She raced and won 24 times out of 43 starts, as well as second 5 times and third 6 times in 1200m to 2400m, winning NZ$225,925 and AUS$19,500 in stake money.[1]

Major Wins[edit]

La Mer was the 1979 Horse of the Year and 1977 Filly of the Year in New Zealand. She raced in Australia once, and was 2nd in the LKS MacKinnon Stakes. She won numerous Weight for Age races in New Zealand, as well as the WRC Desert Gold Stakes in 1978.[2]

Parentage & Training[edit]

La Mer was sired by Copenhagen II from La Balsa and then trained by the New Zealander Malcolm Smith.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Zealand Racing Legends and Memories". www.racebase.co.nz. Retrieved 11 October 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "racebase" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Sales & Results". New Zealand Bloodstocks. Retrieved 11 October 2012.