Tidal Light

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Tidal Light
GrandsireSir Wiggle
DamsireKing Of Babylon
CountryNew Zealand
BreederMr & Mrs J D O'Flaherty
OwnerS A Taylor
TrainerJim Gibbs
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1986)
Canterbury Guineas (1987)

Tidal Light was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was the champion filly of her year and beat the colts in the 1987 New Zealand Derby.

Thoroughbred Horse breed developed for racing

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit. Thoroughbreds also have a lot of success off the track, in homes such as showjumping, Eventing and dressage

New Zealand Derby Auckland

The New Zealand Derby is a set-weights Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, run over a distance of 2,400 metres at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland, New Zealand. It is held on the first Saturday in March, as the opening day of Auckland Cup Week. The purse of the race in 2019 was $1 million.

After finishing second in her debut, Tidal Light won ten of her next 13 races, including the Derby, Avondale Guineas, Waikato Guineas, Canterbury Guineas and a Group 1 victory in the Air New Zealand Stakes over older horses under weight-for-age conditions, beating the great Solveig.

She returned in the spring of 1987 as a four-year-old, but failed to win a race and despite some good performances was obviously not the same horse she had been the previous season.

Her three-year-old season earned her both the Three Year-Old of the Year award and Horse of the Year, a rare feat for a filly.

She died in March 2007.

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