Apollo Eleven (horse)

Apollo Eleven was a New Zealand thoroughbred racehorse.

Apollo Eleven
SireCyrus
GrandsireDarius
DamLady Rizzio
DamsireTreasure HUnt
SexStallion
Foaled1966
CountryNew Zealand
ColourGrey
BreederJ D Foote
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]

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