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Gay Icarus racehorse Caulfield Cup winner

Gay Icarus - racehorse AustralianRace horse Gay Icarus was foaled in 1967 and was by Icarus out of the mare Gay M'selle(by Bilbao)

42 starts - 12 wins - 11 placings - nearly $180,000 in stakes

The bay gelding was Australian Horse of The Year in 1970 - 71 and, ridden by Mick Mallyon, won the Caulfield Cup in 1971 as well as the Underwood Stakes the same year.

He was beaten as $2.75 favourite in the 1971 Melbourne Cup.

His main wins were in the 1970 VATC Burwood Handicap, 1971 AJC Australasian Champion Stakes, 1971 AJC Chipping Norton Stakes, 1971 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 1971 VATC Caulfield Cup , 1971 VATC Caulfield Stakes, 1971 VATC St George Stakes, 1971 VATC Underwood Stakes, 1971 VRC Australian Cup, 1971 VRC Blamey Stakes and 1973 VRC Craiglee Stakes.

He was retired to a property in Bacchus Marsh, which is where he died at age 28.

 

 

 

 

 

Icarus Tenerani Bellini
Tofanella
Sun Chariot Hyperion
Clarence
Gay M'Selle Bilbao Sultan Mahomed
Bourgogne
Gayuga Atout Maitre
Gay Day

 

Career:

TWO YEARS: 1969-1970 Starts 4: 0-1-0-3

8th-12 30/03/1970. 5L x nk Caulfield, VATC Orrong Hcp (2nd Division) 6f. 1207m. 7.11. 49.5kg 1.16.0. Heavy Rashomon 7.2 7/2 1st
2nd-16 11/04/1970. Hd x 2L Caulfield, VATC Chadstone Hcp 6f. 1207m. 7.11. 49.5kg 1.13.4. Good, 100/1. Message 8.3 5/1 1st
6th-13 18/04/1970. Sht ½ hd x 2L Moonee Valley, MVRC Somerton Hcp 6f. 1207m. 7.7. 47.5kg 1.13.3. Good, Catch Me 7.12 5/1 1st
5th-12 2/05/1970. 6L x nk Caulfield, VATC Glenferrie Hcp (2nd Division) 7f. 1408m. 7.12. 50kg 1.29.4. Heavy Message 8.11 4/5F 1st

THREE YEARS: 1970-1971 Starts 17: 8-4-1-4

4th-12 13/08/1970. 1.25L x 2L Mornington, MornRC Three Year Old Hcp (1st Division) 6f. 1207m. 7.13. 50.5kg 1.15.0. Ishkoodah 8.3 3/1 1st
1st-11 2/09/1970. 1L x ½ hd Werribee, WerrRC Intermediate Hcp 6.75f. 1358m. 7.13. 50.5kg 1.23.1. 8/1. Enoch 8.5 4/5F 2nd
3rd-17 12/09/1970. DH x 3L Flemington, VRC Exford Hcp 7f. 1408m. 7.13. 50.5kg 1.25.1. Slow, 12/1 Abdul 8.10 5/1 DH 1st
2nd-15 19/09/1970. Lg nk x 1.25L Moonee Valley, MVRC Cumberland Hcp 8f. 1609m. 7.13. 50.5kg 1.38.2. Slow, 7/1. Top Subject 7.2 14/1 1st
2nd-8 26/09/1970. Nk x 0.75L Moonee Valley, MVRC Moonee Valley Stakes 8f. 1609m. 8.9. 55kg 1.39.3. Good, 25/1. Eastern Court 8.9 11/4 1st
1st-11 17/09/1970. 2L x 2.5L Caulfield, VATC Burwood Hcp 10f. 2011m. 8.5. 53kg 2.03.1. Good, 1/1F. Rich Legend 8.3 12/1 2nd
12th-16 24/10/1970. 3L x nk Moonee Valley, MVRC W. S Cox Plate 10f. 2011m. 7.12. 50kg 2.05.5. Good, 8/1. Abdul 7.12 33/1 1st
2nd-18 31/10/1970. 3L x hd Flemington, VRC Victoria Derby 12f. 2414m. 8.10. 55.5kg 2.30.5. Fast, 5/1. Silver Sharpe 8.10 5/1 1st
4th-13 23/01/1971. 1.5L x hd Sandown, VATC Deauville Hcp (2nd Division) 7f. 1408m. 8.12. 56kg 1.23.9. Fast Roman Art 8.9 6/1 1st
5th-12 30/01/1971. Sht ½ hd x 1.5L Flemington, VRC River Hcp 8f. 1609m. 8.10. 55.5kg 1.403. Heavy My Sahib 8.13 9/10F 1st
1st-11 13/02/1971. 0.75L x 1L Flemington, VRC Blamey Stakes 10f. 2011m. 8.3. 52kg 2.04.7. Fast, 9/4F. Trial and Error 8.13 8/1 2nd
1st-9 20/02/1971. ½ nk x nk Caulfield, VATC St George Stakes 9f. 1810m. 8.3. 52kg 1.50.3. Fast, 6/4. Rajah Sahib 9.2 20/1 2nd
1st-19 8/03/1971. ½ hd x 4L Flemington, VRC Australian Cup (G1) 10f. 2011m. 7.10. 49kg 2.02.1. Fast, 9/4FRajah Sahib 8.10 7/1 2nd
2nd-7 13/03/1971. Hd x 1.5L Flemington, VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes 12f. 2414m. 8.2. 52kg 2.30.4. Fast, 2/1.
Fileur 9.3 16/1 1st
1st-11 3/04/1971. 4L x lg nk Warwick Farm, AJC Chipping Norton Stakes 10f. 2011m. 8.6. 53.5kg 2.04.4. Good, 7/4F. Arctic Symbol 9.2 7/2 2nd
1st-13 10/04/1971. 2L x 1.5L Randwick, AJC Australasian Champion Stakes (G1) 10f. 2011m. 8.7. 54kg 2.04.0. Good, 11/8F.
Baguette 8.7 2/1 2nd
1st-6 17/04/1971. 5L x sht nk Randwick, AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes (G1) 12f. 2414m. 8.4. 52.5kg 2.31.8. Dead, 10/9F. Fileur 9.3 5/2 2nd

FOUR YEARS: 1971-1972 Starts 6: 3-0-1-2

4th-9 4/09/1971. Nk x sht hd Caulfield, VATC Memsie Stakes 8f. 1609m. 9.0. 57kg 1.38.7. Slow, Cyron NZ 9.3 14/1 1st
3rd-11 11/09/1971. 2.5L x 2.5L Flemington, VRC Craiglee Stakes 8f. 1609m. 9.0. 57kg 1.34.9. Good, 5/2. Dual Choice 8.9 7/4F 1st
1st-8 23/09/1971. 1.75L x nk Caulfield, VATC Underwood Stakes (G1) 10f. 2011m. 9.0. 57kg 2.03.7. Good 1/2F Lancelot 9.4 12/1 2nd
1st-9 9/10/1971. Lg hd x hd Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Stakes (G1) 10f. 2011m. 9.0. 57kg 2.03.5. Good 1/2F Arctic Symbol 9.4 25/1 2nd
1st-18 16/10/1971. 2L x 6L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Cup (G1) 12f. 2414m. 9.2. 58kg 2.28.0. Good, 7/2F Igloo 8.5 11/2 2nd
9th-21 2/11/1971. 1.25L x 1.5L Flemington, VRC Melbourne Cup 16f. 3219m. 9.7. 60kg 3.19.5. Fast, 7/4F. Silver Knight 8.9 10/1 1st

FIVE YEARS: 1972-1973 Starts 5: 0-0-1-4

5th-12 9/09/1972. Sht ½ hd x sht ½ hd Flemington, VRC Craiglee Stakes1600m.58.5kg 1.37.5. Good, Gossiper 54.5 14/1 1st
5th-14 28/09/1972. 1.5L x 1.25L Caulfield, VATC Underwood Stakes2000m.59kg 2.01.9. Fast, Sobar 49 5/2F 1st
3rd-8 14/10/1972. 2L x nk Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Stakes2000m.59kg 2.03.0. Good, 3/1. Gunsynd 59 4/7F 1st
5th-18 21/10/1972. 2L x 0.75L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Cup2400m.62kg 2.27.1. (CR)* Fast, 13/2. Sobar cd 48 2/1F 1st
6th-14 28/10/1972. 1L x 1L Moonee Valley, MVRC W. S Cox Plate2000m.59kg 2.01.9. Good, 8/1. Gunsynd 59 6/4F 1st

SIX YEARS: 1973-1974 Starts 3: 1-1-0-1

DH 4th-13 11/08/1973. 1.5L x 8L Sandown, VATC St. Aubin Hcp (1st Division)1200m.62.5kg 1.16.2. Heavy Salvo 52 11/8F 1st
2nd-11 25/08/1973. 6L x 2L Sandown, VATC J. J. Liston Stakes1400m.58.5kg 1.28.8. Slow, 12/1. Zambari 58.5 11/4 1st
1st-12 8/09/1973. 1L x 0.5L Flemington, VRC Craiglee Stakes1600m.58.5kg 1.38.4. Good, 5/1. Golden Sam 58.5 14/1 2nd

SEVEN YEARS: 1974-1975 Starts 7: 0-0-2-5

8th-14 24/08/1974. 1.25L x 0.75L Moonee Valley, MVRC Freeway Stakes (later Manikato Stakes)1200m.58kg 1.13.4. Slow, 66/1. Tauto 58 11/2 1st
4th-15 31/08/1974. ½ hd x 0.5L Sandown, VATC J. J. Liston Stakes1400m.58.5kg 1.32.6. Heavy, Brandy Balloon 58.5 4/1F 1st
5th-11 7/09/1974. Nk x 2L Caulfield, VATC Memsie Stakes1600m.58.5kg 1.43.9. Heavy, Nandalie Lass 54.5 9/1 1st
3rd-17 14/09/1974. Sht hd x sht ½ hd Flemington, VRC Craiglee Stakes1600m.58.5kg 1.41.5. Slow, 7/1. All Shot 58.5 6/1F 1st
3rd-9 26/09/1974. 4L x 2L Caulfield, VATC Underwood Stakes2000m.59kg 2.07.9. Slow 11/8F. Frozen Section 59 6/1 1st
4th-8 12/10/1974. 1.5L x 2L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Stakes2000m.59kg 2.11.1. Heavy, Igloo 59 8/1 1st
4th-15 19/10/1974. 2.75L x 2.25L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Cup2400m.58.5kg 2.38.3. Heavy, 40/1. Leilani 52 9/4F 1st

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