Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses: Dayana & Grand Cidium

Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses – ‘Egalitarian Extras’

Featured Image: Dayana & Grand Cidium

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

Dayana (Oncidium* – Dicidiana by Agricola*)

Shown at Randwick prior to the running of the 1974 AJC Sydney Cup, Dayana was ridden by Roy Higgins and finished a gallant third behind in heavy going behind Battle Heights and Grand Scale in a time of 3 minutes 37.1 seconds. (Racetrack)

Grand Cidium (Oncidium* – Dicidiana by Agricola*)

Grand Cidium returns to scale with Mick Mallyon up after blitzing Imagele, Prince Shifnal, Taj Rossi and Purple Patch in the classic $60,000 VATC Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on 13 October 1973. Les thn 3 years old when this picture was taken Grand Cidium died tragically 5 months later (Simon Studios)