Brew is by the great Sir Tristram from Horlicks, the champion New Zealand race mare who ran a world record for 2400 metres when she won the Group 1 Japan Cup in 1989. This makes Brew the best bred horse to win a Melbourne Cup since the 2nd World War.
From humble beginnings to Melbourne Cup hero, Brew ran unplaced in a Te Rapa maiden in New Zealand in March 1997. He won only one race in over 2 years and that was a Kembla Grange maiden in August 1997.
It was the patience of trainer Mike Moroney and the late developing of the horse that made the year 2000 Brew’s year. He won the listed JPN Trophy at Flemington in early October 2000, was just beaten in the Moonee Valley Cup won the Saab Quality on Derby day at Flemington, and then dropped 7.5 kilos into the 2000 Melbourne Cup with Kerrin McEvoy. The horse travelled kindly all the way and had the cup won inside the 400 metre mark.
Brew had five further runs and failed to regain his Spring 2000 form and was retired.
Date of Birth: 24/11/1994
Sex: Gelding Colour: Bay
Sire: Sir Tristram (IRE) Dam: Horlicks (NZ)
Grand Sire: Three Legs (GB)
Owners: P A Moroney, Gurner’s Bloodstock Ltd (Mgr: A P Ramsden), G G Peterson, P D Leaming, C F Lindberg, R A Pegum, B A Schroder & P S Lindberg
Colours: Pale Blue, Black Sleeves, Red Cap
Prize Money: $2,383,467
Starts: 44 Wins: 7 2nds: 8 3rds: 3
- Melbourne Cup (2000)