Sir Lincoln archive
- Wow! 1:53.3: This Girl just keeps getting better and better and now it’s all on for the Oaks 31 May 2019
- Now Sir Lincoln is turning out sharp two-year-olds - buyers scramble for Cranbourne 24 April 2019
- Glenthorne likes to run hard in front - just like his sire Sir Lincoln and relative Locharburn 15 April 2019
- Waimate Cup winner Onedin Reign a real Diamond in the rough 25 March 2019
- Another special Moment for the Hollanders thanks to the Sir Lincoln factor 15 March 2019
- Yes, Maurice is named after the Magic man and he’s tough like Sir Lincoln 9 March 2019
- Sir Lincoln filly’s stubborn streak earns her a start in the Oaks 15 February 2019
- Mitchell gives progressive Lady Cherokee her chance in the Oaks 12 February 2019
- Quiet achiever Rupert Of Lincoln continues on his winning way 3 February 2019
- And that’s five on end for Lincoln Road! 16 January 2019
- Boof-headed Uncle Drew is coming of age for Wendy 14 January 2019
- Mitchell No. 1 fan of Sir Lincoln after Lady Cherokee’s professional debut 1 January 2019
- Liberal Arden keeps his impeccable formline going for 91-year-old owner 1 January 2019
- Three from three on grass has Onedin set to Reign over summer 17 December 2018
- Lincoln Skipper has the motor, it’s just the steering wheel which needs adjusting 16 December 2018
- Quinella for Sir Lincoln as Barkley stages remarkable recovery to grab Lincoln Skipper 1 December 2018
- Ray and Debbie just love Rupert of Lincoln and his picket fence formline 7 November 2018
- Paisley hopes it’s Sir Lincoln blood that’s helping Theodora and her spunky little bro 5 November 2018
- Rupert Of Lincoln carries army of fans through in Aussie debut 26 October 2018
- Aramis worthy musketeer for Sir Lincoln in the States 23 October 2018
- Nicky: Attsa really Nice foal and it’s all down to Sir Lincoln 7 October 2018
- Filly’s long legs just what the doctor ordered for Joanednobettor’s first foal 7 October 2018
- Denny’s prayers for Sir Lincoln strength answered by Cambridge winner Abraham 5 October 2018
- Sir Lincoln headliners spread far and wide 3 October 2018
- Wheretheresawill, Sir Lincoln finds a way 30 September 2018
Sir Lincoln Top 10
Did you know…
1. CUP DAY BIRTH: It was preordained Sir Lincoln would be a headliner when he was born just hours before the 2006 New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington. Three years later to the day, and almost the hour, he annihilated his rivals on the same course in the Sires’ Stakes Final.
2. AGE NO BARRIER: In his second last race start, at the age of six, Sir Lincoln paced the fastest 1700 metres in New Zealand history, 2:00.5, beating Gold Ace and clocking a mile rate of 1:54 at Alexandra Park. Champion pacer Elsu held the previous record at 2:01.1.
3. ON THREE LEGS: Sir Lincoln ran his last race virtually on three legs, when second to Terror To Love in an Interdominion heat at Auckland. He had to be pulled out of the Melbourne series, and retired, when found to have a subluxated pastern joint - basically his ankle joint was dislocated.
4. SWIFT GOLDEN MILE: Sir Lincoln’s fastest mile was recorded in the 2012 Group III Golden Mile at Menangle in Sydney when he was nosed out by Captain Joy in 1:51.4. He was known by the name Lincoln Royal in Australia.
5. AT THE REINS: One for the trivia fans - how many drivers did Sir Lincoln have in his 57-start career? Maurice McKendry was Linc’s pilot throughout his career but he was MIA four times when the horse was handled by James Stormont, Ken Barron and Blake Fitzpatrick (twice).
6. WINNERS KEEP COMING: In only his third season with runners on the track, Sir Lincoln has already sired the winners of 30 races despite having limited numbers to represent him. Last season in New Zealand alone he had 16 winners from only 39 starters and this term he already has six winners from just 18 starters.
7. SOMEBEACH SOME RAP: Breeding buffs made a beeline for Sir Lincoln after superstar racehorse and stallion Somebeachsomewhere had to be put down with cancer. Sir Lincoln is 7/8th bred on the same cross as Somebeachsomewhere - by Mach Three out of a Beach Towel mare who is in turn out of a Cam Fella mare.
8. DISCOUNT FOR LOYALTY: Broodmare owners are returning to Sir Lincoln in droves. Taken by the attractive foals he is leaving, many book straight back to the Alabar-based sire and take advantage of Lincoln Farms’ loyalty scheme which cuts his service fee in half to just $1250 plus GST.
9. TIME BEST FRIEND: Sir Lincoln’s progeny are mirroring the sire’s own start on the racetrack, benefitting from a little time to mature. The best the horse himself could manage as a two-year-old was one third from four starts but he was a different animal at three, winning four of his first five starts.
10. MEGASTAR’S FREAK DEATH: A freak accident claimed the life of valuable broodmare Lincoln’s Megastar, a full sister to Sir Lincoln. The mare, who opened her career with a nine and a half length walloping at Auckland, was retired after six wins, but left only one foal. She was killed when crushed by a fallen tree in a violent storm. Woodlands Stud has another full sister in two-year-old Moonlighting who is in training with Ray Green.