Brookby Song - Steeplechaser

Brookby Song was one of New Zealand’s all-time great steeplechasers

A Chestnut gelding he was foaled in 1940, by Hunting Song-Hulomee.

Brookby Song won his jumping debut by 10 lengths and combining stag-like jumping, stamina and huge weight carry ability in 1948 he became only the third horse to win the Great Northern, Wellington and Grand National Steeples all in one year.

Brookby Song carried record weights of 12 stone (76kg) in his second Great Northern win and 12 stone 7lbs (79kg) in the Grand National. He retired with an Australasian stakes record for a jumper of £17,000.

He was trained by Bob Hall and mostly ridden by Jack Chaplin.