racehorse Ipswich Cup winner
Prunda was foaled in 1959 being by Pan II out of the mare Boxilla
and went on to become "the peoples' champion" in Queensland
where he did all of his racing.
name supposedly was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning 'big
nearly 120 starts he won 31 times and amassed prizemoney of about
$80000 - a small fortune back in the 1960's
the picture (left) he is being ridden by Lester Piggott in the 10
furlong Doomben International in 1969 which was his last race beating
Desert Glance and Galleon King.
Group races he ran 2nd in the 1963 Stradbroke behind Mullala and third
in the 1962 Queensland Derby.
of his main wins was in the 1966
He won other features such
as the Summer Cup, Doomben Stakes, Albion Park 2000, Tattersall’s
President’s Cup, Doomben Cup, Autumn Stakes (twice), ITC Shorts
and Ross Stakes.
sidelight: (pardon the pun) Prunda was allegedly blind in one eye
after an accident with a tree branch when he was being broken in!
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