Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses: Bunratty Castle & Sobar

Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses – ‘Egalitarian Extras’

Featured Image: Bunratty Castle & Sobar

Acknowledge: ‘The Australian & New Zealand Thoroughbred’ by Ross du Bourg

Bunratty Castle (Henry the Seventh* – Winter Solstice by Djebe* by Djebel*)

Photo @ Glenn Stott’s Balbethan Stud, Oaklands Junction, Victoria. Mick Mallyon rode Bunratty Castle to an all-the-way win in the 1968 Caulfield Cup, defeating Future, Arctic Coast, Shorengro and Lowland. (Melbourne Truth)

Sobar (Sobig – Miss Filou by Le Filou*)

Harry White was aboard when Sobar blitzed a strong field in the1972 VATC Caulfield Cup. Sobar equalled Tulloch’s weight carrying record for a 3-year-old (7st 8lbs.) trouncing Stormy Seas, Gunsynd, Grand Scale and Gay Icarus in course record time of 2 mins 27.1 secs for 2400m.