Apollo Eleven (horse)

Apollo Eleven was a New Zealand thoroughbred racehorse.

Apollo Eleven
SireCyrus
GrandsireDarius
DamLady Rizzio
DamsireTreasure HUnt
SexStallion
Foaled1967
CountryNew Zealand
ColourGrey
BreederJ D Foote
TrainerMerv Ritchie
Record87: 12-9-7
Major wins
Auckland Cup (1973)
Chipping Norton Stakes (1973, 1975)
Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1973)
Sydney Cup (1973)
The Tancred (1973)

BackgroundEdit

Apollo Eleven was foaled in 1967 by Cyrus out of Lady Rizzio.

Racing careerEdit

He is notable for winning the following races:

Apollo Eleven held the distinction for the fastest recorded time in 3 minutes and 19 seconds, equalled by Just A Dancer in 1991.

He returned to Sydney in 1975 to win the Chipping Norton Stakes but was suspected of being poisoned when travelling to the racecourse to compete for the Sydney Cup in 1975 by Sydney-based crime syndicates.[1]

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Apollo Eleven
Sire
Cyrus

1959

Darius

1951

Dante Nearco
Rosy Legend
Yasna Dastur
Ariadne
Good Line

1954

Owen Tudor Hyperion
Mary Tudor
Best Seller Fair Trial
Serial
Dam
Lady Rizzio

1947

Treasure Hunt

1940

Bahram Blandford
Friar's Daughter
Amuse Phalaris
Gesture
Broieden

1941

Broiefort Blandford
Innoxa
Trimden Tea Tray
Agnestes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wild ride in a deadly game".