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Sire Night Raid
Grandsire Radium
Dam Marsa
Damsire Martian
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1925
Country New Zealand New Zealand
Colour Brown
Record ?: 22-?-?
Earnings £32,500[1]
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1928)
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1928)
Epsom Handicap (1929)
Melbourne Cup (1929)
W S Cox Plate (1929)
New Zealand Cup (1930)
Awapuni Gold Cup (1931, 1932)
Infobox last updated on: 9 June 2009.

Nightmarch, foaled in 1925 was a New Zealand champion Thoroughbred racehorse known as The Kiwi. He was by Night Raid, the sire of Phar Lap out of Marsa (1911) by Martian, a mare that traced to Manto. At the time the two greats Gloaming and Nightmarch were considered New Zealand's true champions.

Nightmarch was the first horse to win both the Melbourne Cup (beating Phar Lap) and Cox Plate in the same year (1929), a feat repeated by Phar Lap the following year (1930), fellow Kiwi racehorse Rising Fast in 1954, Saintly in 1996 and Makybe Diva in 2005.

Stud career

He sired four stakes winners for nine stakes wins.[2]


  1. ^ Barrie, Douglas M., Turf Cavalcade, Halstead Press, Sydney, 1960
  2. ^ ASB


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