Our Legends


Memorial Garden

The Living Legends’ Memorial Garden is a special indigenous native plant garden located in the centre of the horse paddock area.

The garden is the final resting place for local and international champions including Bay Story, Better Loosen Up, Doriemus, Little Bridge, Manduros Son, Wunderwood, and 2014 Melbourne Cup runners Admire Ratki and Araldo.

The Banjo Memorial Lovelock Bridge is a feature of the memorial garden which provides everyone the opportunity to leave a lasting message of love, respect, dignity and appreciation for a special horse or person.


Honour Roll

Chief De Beers

Deceased 17 July 2020
Chief De Beers won the Doomben 10,000 twice in a career that included 20 wins - all at Doomben. This was followed by a distinguished decade long career in the QLD Police Force. As an ambassador for racing with Living Legends, Chief’s community service was recognised with a Blue Cross Medal early in 2020.
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Deceased 11 January 2015

Doriemus, winner of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double in 1995, ranks as one of Australia’s best stayers of recent years, and was an enormously popular horse.
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Sky Heights

Deceased 13 April 2011

Sky Heights is by Zabeel from Moet Heights, which traces to the famous Heights family of Battle Heights and Mapperley Heights.
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Takeover Target

Missing Date

He is owned and was trained by Joe Janiak, a former Queanbeyan, New South Wales taxi driver and was ridden by Sydney based jockey Jay Ford in all but two race starts.
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22 March 2022
Zip was known as an iron horse on the racetrack and is a strong-willed horse who will not do anything he doesn’t want to do. He won the Sandown Classic, the traditional last race of the Spring Carnival on 4 occasions and in recognition of this feat the race was renamed as the Zipping Classic.
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Might & Power

Deceased 12 April 2020
Might and Power (foaled 1993) was named Australian Horse of the Year in 1998 and 1999. His great victories included the 1997 Melbourne and Caulfield Cups which he won leading all the way, no other horse has achieved this feat. He won the Cox Plate in 1998 leading all the way again. He was a wonderful horse, a great ambassador for Living Legends.
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Deceased 09 May 2012

Northerly, foaled in 1996, was bred by Oakland Park Stud in Western Australia, and is arguably one of Australia’s best ever middle distance racehorses.
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Sacred Kingdom

Missing Date

In Australia he was known as Jumbo Star. Trainer Clarry Connors bought Jumbo Star as a yearling for $200,000 at the Inglis Melbourne yearling sale on behalf of Hong Kong-based owner Sin Kang Yuk.
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Super Impressive

04 June 2021

Super Impressive was in the Victorian Mounted Police for over 10 years after his racing career finished. As a police horse, Super could handle most situations, except parading on the racetrack at Flemington where he wanted to be a racehorse again
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Rogan Josh

24 June 2022
A beautiful gentle giant standing at 17 hands high. The kindest of horses with people on our guided horse tours. Excited when he visited the racetrack mounting yard on race days or walking down Swanston Street during the Melbourne Cup Parade. Josh was one of the original nine horses at Living Legends.
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Better Loosen Up

Deceased 15 March 2016

Better Loosen Up has been rated as one of Australia’s top thoroughbreds over the past 25 years.
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Regal Roller

Deceased 12 March 2014
Regal Roller came to Living Legends with a wonderful record on the racetrack. A homebred by the Canadian stallion Regal Classic from Arantxa Rose, the chestnut was bred and raced by the Durran family. A brave front runner on the track and a very kind horse with a gentle nature off the track.
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Saintly was known as “The Horse From Heaven” and was ridden by Darren Beadman sometimes called “God’s Jockey”. He will be remembered for winning the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup in the one year, his brilliant acceleration and long stride, and his great duels with his 3yo rival Octagonal.
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Paris Lane

02 July 2021

Percy won the 1994 Caulfield Cup and was second in the Melbourne Cup that year. Percy was one of the original nine horses at Living Legends.
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