Maori's Idol

Maori's Idol

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Maori’s Idol (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.

Racing career

Maori’s Idol was trained by his owner Ric Healy.

1975/76 season

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.

1976/77 season

Maori’s Idol won his first nine race starts before he was defeated from a 60 metre...
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