(1972–October 2006) was an Australian Standardbred
racehorse. He was the first Australian trotter to break two minutes with a time of 1:59.3 on 19 November 1977 at Moonee Valley
. Maori’s Idol became one of Australia's greatest trotters, with a record 24 successive race victories before placing in the 1978 Melbourne Inter-Dominion Final. He is still the trotting record holder with 22 wins in a season, against the 10 wins of Simon Tappertit.
He was by a Leading Sire of Trotters, Ike Frost (by Adios
) his dam was Maori Miss by Grand Monarch. Maori Miss won a heat of the 1966 Interdominion Trotting Championship and was selected as the Australian Broodmare of the Year in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Maori’s Idol older half-brother Maori Monarch won the Victoria Trotters Derby and the Australasian Trotting Championship. Maori Miss has founded a very successful family of her own and is the third dam of Sumthingaboutmaori
Maori’s Idol was trained by his owner Ric Healy.
He won his first race start at Adelaide’s Globe Derby Park
in 1975. He started once again that season for a win at Kilmore, Victoria
before being sent for a long spell.
Maori’s Idol won his first nine race starts before he was defeated from a 60 metre... Read More