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Tulloch

Tulloch won the1960 Cox Plate.

Tulloch was trained by Tommy Smith, who bought him for 750 guineas in 1956, Tulloch was sold to E.A Haley, who named him after the Scottish town his mother was from..

Despite his small stature, Tulloch showed remarkable strength, winning races at distances from 5 furlongs (1,000m) to 2 miles (3,200m) and established records in the 1960 Cox Plate and the 1957 Caulfield Cup.

Dubbed ‘Haley’s Comet’ by the Australian press, 3-year-old Tulloch showed beginnings of a champion, winning 14 of his 15 starts and beating Phar Lap’s 28-year record in the AJC Derby by more than 2 seconds .

His 3-year-old record remains unmatched in Australian racing history. Tulloch was favourite for the 1957 Melbourne Cup, but was scratched from the race by Haley, who deemed the race too arduous for a small horse.

In 1958, Tulloch suffered a serious illness that kept him off the racing scene for nearly two years.

His triumphant return to the track was as a 5 year old in 1960. In what seemed an impossible challenge, Tulloch won the Cox Plate.

Following his Cox Plate victory, Tulloch won the VRC Queen’s Plate, Chipping Norton Stakes, Craven Plate and the PJ O’Shea Stakes in the same season.

Overall, Tulloch had a record of 24:15-5-3 with 1 unplaced run,13 of these wins were at weight for age in stakes races.

Tulloch served at Haley’s Te Koona Stud, siring two stakes winners, Dahma Star and Valide.

He died at Old Gowang stud in 1969.

In 2001, Tulloch was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, alongside Carbine, Phar Lap, Bernborough and Kingston Town.

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