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Sky High (horse)

Sky High was an Australian thoroughbred racehorse. A son of the champion sire Star Kingdom from the Helios mare Flight’s Daughter and younger brother of another notable performer Skyline, he was bred and raced by former AJC chairman Sir Brian Crowley.

Some of his major race victories include the 1960 STC Golden Slipper Stakes, 1960 VRC Derby, 1961 and 1962 VRC Lightning Stakes and the 1961 AJC Epsom Handicap.

A versatile horse he won races over distances ranging from 5 furlongs (1000m) to 12 furlongs (2400m) and remains the only Golden Slipper winner to have contested the VRC Melbourne Cup (in 1961). He held the Flemington track record for 2000m until equalled by Let's Elope in 1992 and broken by Makybe Diva in 2005.

During his career Sky High raced against quality horses the calibre of Aquanita, Dhaulagiri, Fine And Dandy and his long-time rival Wenona Girl.

When retired to stud he was Australia’s second highest stakes-winner behind Tulloch.

Following two seasons at stud in Australia he was sold to American interests and shipped to the famous Clayborne Stud in Kentucky where he enjoyed a successful career and sired Autobiography, US Handicap Horse of the Year in 1972 and 1973.

Race Record

55 starts - 29 wins, 10 seconds, 9 thirds

Prizemoney

A£77,055

Major Wins

Sky High won the following major races:

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