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Martello Towers racehorse Australian Derby winner

Martello Towers - racehorseRacehorse Martello Towers was foaled in 1956 and was by Gaekwar's Pride out of the mare Nidhauli (by Nizami)

Trained by Peter Dawson, he won the "Triple Crown" in 1959 when he won the Canterbury Guineas, Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby in 1959 as a flashy grey three year old. (Octagonal did the same in 1996)

A courageous front runner, he also won the Hobartville Stakes in 1959, the George Main Stakes in 1961 (trained by T J Smith).

He was ridden in a great many of his wins by George Podmore.

In his career he had 37 starts for 11 wins, 8 seconds and 4 thirds and rang up $44806 in prize money.

He was retired in 1962, was purchased by Mrs Dot Parry, and stood at Perringa Stud in Western Australia for a fee of 5000 guineas (about $11500). His offspring included Kendor, Fine Marty and Santa Martell.



Gaekwar's Pride Fair Trial Fairway
Lady Juror
Correa Coronach
Nidhauli Nizami Firdaussi
Mumtaz Mahal
Fort Denison Midstream








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