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Megaphone - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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The Basics

Record: 23 wins
Sire: Newbold
Dam: Sound




Trainers C. Brown/W. Hickenbotham

23 wins

Raced 1880s

Regarded by many as the best horse produced in Queensland in the late 19th century. But to say he had an unusual career would be understatement. Megaphone had 21 starts as a two-year-old and won 15 of them including two in the one day - he won a two-year-old and then backed up to win a good standard weight for age event. Megaphone fell at his first start but then strung together a string of feature wins. He ran second to the champion Carbine in a Sydney race in 1891 and was sold to Carbine’s owner. However, Megaphone fell in the 1891 Melbourne Cup and was badly injured. He never regained his best form and was eventually sold to an owner in Forbes (NSW) where he struggled in minor races.




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