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Winning a Group I race is the ultimate for any owner and Lincoln Farms has enjoyed 11 successes at the highest level, nine in harness racing and two in the thoroughbred code.

Badlands Bute had a blistering turn of speed which saw him win two derbies.
Badlands Bute had a blistering turn of speed which saw him win two derbies.

Badland’s Bute

13 wins, 21 placings, $340,357 in stakes
Two Group I wins

The Derbies: Badlands Bute led the way for the team in the 2004-05 season when he bagged the big Group I three-year-old double - the Great Northern Derby and New Zealand Derby double. Across the Tasman he added the Gold Coast Derby to his haul before being beaten a head in the Queensland Derby.

Galleons Sunset scored a brave win in the Interdominion Trotting Grand Final.
Galleons Sunset scored a brave win in the Interdominion Trotting Grand Final.

Galleons Sunset

14 wins, 9 placings, $343,849 in stakes
Two Group I wins

The Interdom: Galleons Sunset gave team Lincoln a rare Group I trotting double in 2007-08 when, transferred to Chris Lang in Melbourne, he trotted 1:58.9 to win the Bill Collins Mile at Moonee Valley before taking the A$250,000 Interdominion Trotting Grand Final in the hands of his Kiwi trainer Derek Balle. Galleons Sunset won only four races after that, battling unsoundness.
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Sir Lincoln downs Terror To Love in the Auckland Cup.
Sir Lincoln downs Terror To Love in the Auckland Cup.

Sir Lincoln

21 wins, 15 placings, $663,601 in stakes
Three Group I wins

The Auckland Cup: Sir Lincoln won three-year-old of the year in 2009-10 when he took the $184,000 Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington and $200,000 Harness Jewels at Cambridge. But it was his third Group I win, the $234,000 Auckland Trotting Cup in 2012 that credited Lincoln Farms with its greatest triumph.

Besotted scores a huge upset in the Taylor Mile for Simon Lawson.
Besotted scores a huge upset in the Taylor Mile for Simon Lawson.

Besotted

17 wins, 19 placings, $304,666 in stakes
One Group I win

The Mile: Besotted was the stable star of 2014 when he won six races, culminating in a win over Elios and Adore Me in the $100,000 Taylor Mile at Auckland. He paced 2:00 flat for the mobile 1700 metres, recording the fastest mile rate of the season on the track, 1:53.5, and rocking punters with a $42 win dividend. He narrowly missed a second Group I win when pipped a head by Ideal Scott in the 2013 Breeders’ Crown.

David Butcher rated King Of Swing perfectly to win the Breeders’ Crown Final.
David Butcher rated King Of Swing perfectly to win the Breeders’ Crown Final.

King Of Swing

7 wins, 4 placings, $236,244
One Group I win

Breeders’ Crown: King Of Swing was a relatively inexperienced two-year-old when trainer Ray Green took him to Australia for the 2017 Breeders’ Crown at Melton - he’d won four of his six starts but never tackled top company. But the Rocknroll Hanover colt, perfectly rated by driver David Butcher, downed star Aussie juvenile Poster Boy and Colt Thirty One to bag the A$285,000 Final, pacing the 2240 metres in a sizzling mile rate of 1:55.2. He was sold soon after to clients of leading Perth trainer Gary Hall.

Jockey Bruce Herd pumps his fist as Mikki Street downs the favourite Sharvasti (Noel Harris ) to win the 2006 Zabeel Clasic at Ellerslie.
Jockey Bruce Herd pumps his fist as Mikki Street downs the favourite Sharvasti (Noel Harris ) to win the 2006 Zabeel Clasic at Ellerslie.

Mikki Street

6 wins, 9 placings, $268,967
One Group I win

Zabeel Classic: Mikki Street gave Lincoln Farms some terrific highs but was also responsible for co-owner John Street’s biggest low in racing. After winning the Group III Winter Cup on a heavy Riccarton track in August, 2006, the five-year-old showed his versatility and class by beating the best weight-for-age gallopers on top of the ground in the Group I Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie in the hands of Bruce Herd. Sadly it was to be his last race as he broke a leg in training and had to be put down.

Platinum Witness was built more like a colt than a filly.
Platinum Witness was built more like a colt than a filly.

Platinum Witness

5 wins, 8 placings, $436,025
One Group I win

1000 Guineas: Built more like a colt than a filly it was hardly surprising trainer Lisa Latta elected to set Platinum Witness for the 2000 Guineas - 1000 Guineas double at Riccarton in November, 2014. And the California Dane filly excelled, finishing four lengths fourth against the boys behind Turn Me Loose before romping home in the 1000 Guineas for Darryl Bradley. The filly wrecked her chance of bagging the big Group I double four months later, when second in the New Zealand Oaks after over-racing badly.

Fort Lincoln

2 wins, 6 placings, $614,802

Karaka Million: The 2011 Karaka Million wasn’t a Group I race, due to it being restricted to sale graduates, but Fort Lincoln’s win earns him a place in Lincoln Farm’s Hall Of Fame as it was their biggest payday. The $1 million race carried a first prize of $550,500 which the Charge Forward juvenile grabbed by a nose, courtesy of a brilliant ground saving ride by Jonathan Riddell. Four deep, he weaved a passage in the home stretch and flew the last 100 metres to grab Antonio Lombardo on the post. The horse never won another race in 19 further starts but retired a two-race winner of $614,802.