Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses: Divide and Rule & Magnifique

Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses – ‘Egalitarian Extras’

Featured Image: Divide and Rule & Magnifique

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

Divide and Rule (Alcimedes* – Beehive by Pride of Kildare*)

Magnificent ‘almost-black’ NZ champion Divide and Rule made a huge impact on Californian racegoers when decisively beating Argentinian hero Figonero in the US$81,400 1971 Lakeside Handicap (1 mile) in near turf record time of 1 min. 34.6 seconds. (Melbourne Truth)

Magnifique (Alcimedes* – Rose Belle by Bois de Rose*)

Magnifique parades at Flemington prior to the running of the Melbourne Cup 1972. The great mare ran a gallant second to Piping Lane as 7/2 favourite. The lightly weighted winner posted a race record time of 3 mins 19.3 secs for the 3200 metres.