OUR MEMORIES
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

 

2000-12-17

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.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

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
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    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
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      Major Honors

       

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

         

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

           

          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.

           

           

           

          REFERENCE

           

           

          Jockey

           

          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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