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Flight racehorse Cox Plate winner

Flight - racehorse champion - Cox Plate winnerRace horse Flight was foaled in 1940 and was by Royal Step out of the mare Lambent (by Tractor)

From 65 starts this champion mare won 21 times and had 19 seconds and 9 thirds and won a total of $31,185.

Her main wins were in the 1943 Champagne Stakes, Cox Plate (twice in 1945 and 1946), 1946 C F Orr Stakes and 1946 Mackinnon Stakes.

The Group 1 ATC Flight Stakes is contested annually over 1,600 metres for three-year-old fillies at set weights.

She produced only five foals at stud before her death in September 1953, due to an internal hemorrhage.


Breeder: Mr C.H.J. Schmidt, Merridong Stud, Cudal,NSW
Owner : Brian Crowley
Cost : 60 guineas as a yearling
Trainer : Frank Nowland
Jockey (wins): J.O'Sullivan (10) J Thompson (8) E McMenamin (4) N McGrowdie (1) R Carter (1)









Royal Step Heroic Valais
Roseflight Rossendale
Flying Lem
Lambent Tractor The Tetrarch
Dazzling Light Kilbroney







Career Highlights:

2yo   2nd     1943   Randwick      Sires Produce Stakes 7F
2yo   Won    1943  Randwick     Champagne Stakes     6F
3yo   Won    1943  Randwick      Hobartville Stakes        7F    
3yo   3rd      1943   Rosehill      Rosehill Guineas           10F  
3yo   2nd     1943  Randwick     AJC Derby                      12F   
4yo   Won    1943   Randwick      Craven Plate                 10F   
4yo   Won    1944   Randwick     Adrian Knox Stakes      8F   
4yo   2nd     1944   Randwick      Doncaster Hcp             8F   
4yo   2nd     1944   Randwick      All Aged Stakes            8F   
4yo   Won    1944   Rosehill          Lord Mayor's Cup       8F    
5yo   Won    1944   Randwick     Warwick Stakes           7F
5yo   3rd      1944   Rosehill          Rawson Stakes         9F
4yo   3rd      1944   Randwick     Craven Plate                10F
5yo   Won    1944   Randwick     Colin Stephen Stakes 12F
5yo   2nd      1944   Randwick     Metropolitan Hcp          13F
5yo   2nd      1945   Randwick     Chipping Norton Stakes 10F
5yo   3rd       1945   Randwick     Sydney Cup                   2m
6yo   3rd       1945   Canterbury     Canterbury Stakes     6F

6yo   2nd      1945    Randwick     Tramway Hcp              7F
6yo   Won     1945   Randwick     Craven Plate               10F
6yo   Won     1945   Moonee Valley     W.S. Cox Plate    10F
6yo   2nd      1945   Flemington      Mackinnon Stakes   10F
6yo   unpl     1945   Flemington      Melbourne Cup         2m
6yo   Won     1946  Williamstown      C F Orr Stakes        8F
6yo   Won     1946  Caulfield          St George Stakes      9F
6yo   Won     1946   Flemington     Essendon Stakes   10F
6yo   Won     1946   Flemington     C.M. Lloyd Stakes    14F
6yo   2nd      1946   Randwick      Chipping Norton Stakes 10F
6yo   Won     1946   Randwick      Queen Elizabeth Stakes 14F
7yo   3rd       1946   Canterbury      Canterbury Stakes        6F
7yo   2nd      1946   Rosehill          Hill Stakes                       8F
7yo   2nd      1946   Randwick      George Main Stakes       8F
7yo   Won     1946  Moonee Valley     W.S. Cox Plate         10F
7yo   Won     1946  Flemington     Mackinnon Stakes        10F
7yo   Won     1947  Flemington     Essendon Stakes         10F