She won the 2000 Cox Plate by seven lengths in front of a top field, unheard of!
Hall of Fame galloper Sunline was humanely destroyed this morning after a lengthy battle with laminitis. (Photo)Everything was attempted to save Sunline. It wasn't just the money, she was a much loved horse.
The champion mare, who claimed two WS Cox Plates and Doncaster Handicaps during her stellar career on the race track, had been suffering from the disease for nine months.
Sunline earned over NZ$13 million during an illustrious career in which she won 32 of her 48 starts.Sunline foal breaks bank! (photo)
Sunline photographs at life.com.
She will live on through her progeny, four-year-old Rock of Gibraltar mare Sunstrike, who is a winner, three-year-old Zabeel colt Sun Ruler who only a week ago won his maiden in New Zealand, an unraced Rock of Gibraltar two-year-old filly and a Hussonet yearling filly.