Popsy (horse)

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Sire Sir Tristram
Grandsire Sir Ivor
Dam Beks
Damsire In The Purple
Sex Filly
Foaled 7 October 1990
Country New Zealand
Colour Bay
Breeder Bhima Stud No. 4 Breeding Partnership
Owner Barnaby & Co. Limited
Trainer Dave & Paul O'Sullivan
Record 18:6-5-2
Earnings $351,750
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1993)
Last updated on July 3, 2007

Popsy (foaled 7 October 1990)[1] is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 1993, one of very few fillies to have achieved the feat.

In a stunning season for the Matamata training stable of Dave and Paul O'Sullivan in three-year-old races, Popsy brilliantly beat the males in the Derby at Ellerslie while her stablemate Snap outclassed her opposition in the Oaks at Trentham.

In 16 races in New Zealand, Popsy was unplaced only three times. She won twice at Group 1 level, following up her Derby win with a victory against fillies later in the season.

She won at Group 2 level as a four-year-old, and finished second to Royal Tiara in a photo finish in the 1995 Auckland Cup.

As a broodmare, Popsy has been the dam of eight winners, including New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Rock 'n' Pop and stakes-winner Lilakyn.


  1. ^ "Popsy (NZ) 1990". NZRacing. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc. Retrieved 29 November 2015.