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HAS LINK WITH DOMINION Quixotic, winner of the Victoria Grand National Steeplechase last Saturday, is the son of a New Zealand-bred mare, his dam. Miss Quex, being bred by the late Mr. T. Ht Lowry at the Okawa Stud. Miss Quex was by Lord Quex and was the first foal of the imported Charles O'Malley mare, Miss Cute, one of whose daughters, April Fool, became dam of Lambourn, Beaupartir, and other good winners. Miss Quex became notable in Australia as dam of the Australian Cup and Grand National Hurdles winner, Saul, which is a full-brother to Quixotic. Their sire is David, which has sired the last four winners of the Grand National Hurdles as well as three winners of the Grand National Steeplechase. He has also sired a winner of the Australian Hurdles and two winners of the Australian Steeplechase.

David, which changed hands early in his career for 40gns, was a good stayer and won the Sydney Cup in 1923. He was never at his best on the left-handed courses in Melbourne. He was by Baverstock from Linotype, by Linacre.


When "Globe Derby's Greatness" was published at the end of 1942 it was thought that the great sire's total of 303 must have been nearly the end of his winners. However since that time (states the Australian Trotting Record) Holly Derby, Creamy Way, Ellen Derby, Rata- - wood, arid Bronze Girl have entered the winning list and brought the total to 308. Less than a year ago, a Southern writer, "Ribbonwood" dipped into history and succeeded in discovering 306 winners by the great Rothschild, which temporarily put Globe Derby in Uie shade. However, till statistics prove otherwise, Globe Derby is now entitled to the honour of having more individual winners to his credit than any other sire in Australia or New Zealand.

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V.R.C. NATIONAL WINNER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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V.R.C. NATIONAL WINNER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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