SUNLINE (V502) (1995–2009)

SUNLINE (V502) (1995–2009)


Light On Wire


1995-12-29 SUNLINE was foaled at Pleasanton Stud near Cambridge, New Zealand.


2009-05-01 SUNLINE was put down after suffering from the debilitating hoof disease laminitis for nine months.


Country of Origin : NZ Owner : T J McKee, T A Green & Mrs H M Lusty
Colour / Sex : Bay / Mare Last Rating : 129
Import Type : VIS Sire : Desert Sun
Total Stakes* : A$11,351,607
Dam : Songline
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 32-9-3-48
Dam’s Sire : Western Symphony


Land On Mile



The field, led by SUNLINE with regular partner Greg Childs, bunched up through the first six furlongs of the mile.
Leaving the final turn, SUNLINE, the 2-1 favorite, entered the stretch with a golden lead,
but Fradd urged FAIRY KING PRAWN accelerated to cut into her margin.
FAIRY KING PRAWN responded with more speed and fell just a tad short of the bay mare.
The millimeters separating them at the wire.
SUNLINE stole the show with a whisker’s win in the HK$10 million Mile.





Major Wins


  • (1998) Flight Stakes
  • (1999 & 2000) Cox Plate
  • (1999 & 2002) Doncaster Handicap
  • (2000 & 2002) All Aged Stakes
  • (2000 & 2002) Coolmore Classic
  • (2001 & 2002) Waikato Sprint
  • (2000) Hong Kong Mile
  • (2000) Manikato Stakes

    Major Awards


    • (1999) BMW NZ Champion Three-Year-Old
    • (1999-2002) New Zealand Horse of the Year
    • (2000, 2001) Australian Middle Distance Champion
    • (2000, 2001, 2002) Australian Horse of the Year
    • (2000, 2001, 2002) Australian Champion Racehorse, Mare, Mercedes NZ Champion WFA Performer

      Major Honors


      • (2002) Australian Racing Hall of Fame
      • (2004 – 2006) New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame (inaugural inductee)


        Winning Distance


        • from 1100m to 2040m
        • 1200m (5 times)
        • 1400m (10 times)
        • 1600m (9 times)




          SUNLINE led in most of her races, and sometimes settled just behind the leader. She was renowned for her tremendous constitution, and for being difficult to pass.









          P Johnson, L. Cassidy and Greg Childs were the jockeys who rode SUNLINE
          Greg Childs (rode 33 times, won 22 times)



          Trainer: T J McKee




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