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Inductee 2010: Daintys Daughter

Hall of Fame
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Bred by her owner/trainer Jock Coleman at his Cunderdin farm and foaled in 1963, Daintys Daughter began her career as a 3yo in the summer of 1967 and brought up the first of her 36 wins at Kellerberrin.

Transferred to the stables of Coleman's great mate Bernie Cushing as a 4yo, Cushing was at the reins for 29 of her 33 Perth wins.

In a century of harness racing in Perth no other mare has won more than 25 city class races.

In the 1969 Meteor Mile at Gloucester Park Daintys Daughter set a new World Record mile mark of 1:58.8 for a mare on a half-mile track bettering the 1:59.2 set by Countess Adios at Delaware, Ohio in 1960.

It was just the third sub-2:00 race mile in Australia, bettered only by stallion Halwes which ran 1:58.6 in the 1968 Miracle Mile. She bettered the 1:59.0 run by champion New Zealand mare Robin Dundee in winning the 1967 Miracle Mile.

Her performances earned her the honour of being the first Western Australian horse invited to compete in the Miracle Mile.

When Daintys Daughter won the 1970 WA Pacing Cup by an ever-widening margin of 12yds, her time of 4:07.0 for the two miles from a standing start bettered the previous World Record of 4:07.6 set by New Zealand legend Johnny Globe in winning the 1954 New Zealand Cup.

She amazed racegoers with a remarkable win in the 1971 Fremantle Cup overcoming a 24 yard handicap and coming from near last at the bell, four and five horses wide, to win running away by eight yards from Comet Again.

Daintys Daughter remains the only mare to win the WA Pacing Cup/Fremantle Cup double since World War 2.

Principal Wins

3yo season
WA Country Derby

4YO SEASON
WA Christmas Gift

5YO SEASON
J P Stratton Cup 
Meteor Mile Invitation Stakes (World Record)

6YO SEASON
WA Pacing Cup Group One (World Record) 
WA State Sprint Championship

7YO SEASON
Fremantle Cup Group One



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