Silver Knight (horse)

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Silver Knight
Sire Alcimedes
Grandsire Alycidon
Dam Cuban Fox
Damsire Foxbridge
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1967
Country New Zealand
Colour Grey
Breeder Trelawney Stud
Owner Sir Walter Norwood
Trainer [Eric Temperton]
Major wins
New Zealand St. Leger (1971)
Melbourne Cup (1971)

Silver Knight, foaled in 1967 was a grey New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse stallion. He was by Alcimedes (GB), his dam Cuban Fox was by Foxbridge. He was bred by Seton Otway at the Trelawney Stud, Cambridge, New Zealand. It was here that Polo Prince, Hi Jinx, Macdougal, Foxzami and Hiraji were bred before also going on to win their Melbourne Cups.[1]

He was the winner of the 1971 Melbourne Cup ridden by Bruce Marsh trained by Eric Temperton. He also won the New Zealand St. Leger.

At stud he sired four stakeswinners of six stakes wins.[2] His son, Black Knight, went on to win the 1984 Melbourne Cup.[3]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ Cavanough, Maurice, “The Melbourne Cup”, Jack pollard P/L, North Sydney, 1976
  2. ^ Silver Knight (NZ) Retrieved on 2009-5-5
  3. ^ NZ and the Cup

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