Delicate Neatness; Handsome Finesse





NAZAKAT, means Good-looking or Handsome, according to Mr T H Barma, the son of owner Mr & Mrs H T Barma.

NAZAKAT, also means Delicacy and Tender, according to Boys Name in 《Muslim Boys Names and Their Meanings》.

NAZAKAT, also Neatness or Finesse in Indian and Muslim Philosophy.

It may come from an ancient Persian cultural etymology, for pretty, delicate features which may not be very masculine.

In the mid 1960s, NAZAKAT, originally was a name for a mare owned by Mr H T Barma’s brother-in-law.

She might be one of the best performed horses in training in Malaysia.






Country of Origin : AUS Owner : Mr & Mrs H T Barma
Colour / Sex : Bay / Gelding Last Rating : 60
Import Type : SG Sire : Robber Prince
Total Stakes* : $359,610 Dam : Florasol
No. of 1-Starts* : 13- 62 Dam’s Sire :


1974 NAZAKAT arrived as Subscripion Griffin from Australia.

He demonstrated remarkable pluck and versatility winning from 1030m to 1800m.

1981 NAZAKAT received the Best Veteran annual award.

He was the only horse to have won every season in his career.








Date Card Jockey Dist. Course Time Odds Race Field
1975-02-15 _8 A K Cheam 1650 HV Turf 1.51.7 17 MountButler Handicap classA 14
1975-03-29 _9 A K Cheam 1650 HV Turf 1.50.6 5.3 class3 Handicap 12
1975-05-05 _5 A K Cheam 1575 HV Sand 1.40.1 18 QEIIcup class2 10
1975-11-01 _4 A K Cheam 1650 HV Turf 1.44.1 5.3 KwangTungHandicapCup class2 cashsweep 13
1976-02-07 _1 A K Cheam 1650 HV Turf 1.43.0 2.8 class2 Handicap 6
1977-01-01 _7 W Hood 1235 HV Turf 1.14.5 46 class1 Handicap 11
1977-10-15 _7 W Hood 1030 HV Sand 1.05.8 13 class1 Handicap 8
1977-11-26 _7 R Setches 1800 HV Turf 1.51.2 84 QEIIcup open 11
1979-02-21 _7 R Setches 1575 HV Sand 1.43.5 3.6 class2 Handicap 8
1980-04-21 _9 R Staple 1400 ST Turf 1.24.0 6.2 class2 Handicap 14
1981-02-11 _4 R Staple 1235 HV Turf 1.14.4 6.2 class1&2 Handicap 10
1982-02-24 _5 A S Cruz 1400 HV Sand 1.31.1 4.2 class3 Handicap 10
1983-03-05 _4 L Piggott 1650 ST Sand 1.48.4 13 RitzSprintHandicap1 class4 12








NAZAKAT was very well-tempered but very fastidious about food.

He was not fond of grass, only carrots.

He did not need a strong rider but nearly always worn blinkers.

Mr H T Barma once said:

“NAZAKAT never let us down.”







NAZAKAT also set the record of winning of:

two QEII Cup

two 2nds in the Stewards’ Cup and Sassoon Cup.

80/1 of his second QEII Cup

3/1 of Class 3 Handicap

The favorite odds was due to Tony Cruz replacing the injured Rod Staples.

Mr & Mrs H T Barma retired NAZAKAT immediately after his last victory of the Ritz trophy.


Total Stakes* = only from 1979-10-20 — *Includes local and overseas records and earnings






NAZAKAT (Z015) – 《RacingMemories.HK》

QEII Cup Race 1975-05-05_5 – 《RacingMemories.HK》

Queen Elizabeth II Cup – 《RacingMemories.HK》

Royal Visit 1976-10-22 Sha Tin Racecourse – 《RacingMemories.HK》

Royal Visit 1975-05-05 Happy Valley Racecourse – 《RacingMemories.HK》


Acknowledgement to Mr Peter YUEN and Mr Kelvin LEE for helping to provide record data.


Acknowledgement to Mr T H BARMA for supplying photos.






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