Polo Prince

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Polo Prince
Sire Marco Polo (FR)
Grandsire Le Pacha (FR)
Dam Sou’ East (NZ)
Damsire Ruthless (GB)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1958
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Owner Mr & Mrs Laurie W Davis
Trainer John P Carter
Major wins
1964 Melbourne Cup
Last updated on 30 December 2012

Polo Prince was a New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1964 Melbourne Cup.

Having run an excellent fourth in the VRC Mackinnon Stakes and allotted just 8 st 3 lb (52 kg) for the cup he was backed from 20/1 to 12/1 to win the race which he did in near record time.

Unfortunately, he died in 1973 after being struck by a car.[1]


  1. ^ Rolfe, C. (2008). Winners of the Melbourne Cup. Red Dog ISBN 9781742035093, p. 253-4