Living Legends horse Brew


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.

Brew at Living Legends

Brew at Living Legends



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


Career Record

Brew wins Melbourne Cup 2000

Brew wins Melbourne Cup 2000

Prize Money: $2,383,467
Starts: 44       Wins: 7       2nds: 8       3rds: 3

Major Wins:

  • Melbourne Cup (2000)


Date Venue Track Distance Race
07/11/2000 FLEM Good 3200 MELB CUP
04/11/2000 FLEM Good 2500 SAAB QLTY
7/10/2000 FLEM Good 2559 JPN TROPHY
18/08/2000 BDGO 1300 3UP
15/04/2000 M V Dead 2040 HCP
25/09/1999 M V Good 2040 CL6
14/06/1999 FLEM Heavy 2531 HCP
09/08/1997 K GR Good 1600 MDN


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