Sailor's Guide

(1952 - post 1960) | Lighthouse II (FR) | Jehane (GB) | Inducted in 2021

Sailor's Guide

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TRAINER: George Daniel, J.Bowes Bond

OWNERS: Albert Dibb, Keith Dibb, Leon Levi

RACE RECORD: 70 starts, 23 wins, 17 seconds, 8 thirds

PRIZEMONEY: £66,494 plus US$116,586


Sailor’s Guide enjoyed success on the world stage, winning races in his native Australia as well as the United States of America and Canada. Trained for most of his career by retired Bendigo schoolteacher George Daniel, Sailor’s Guide had a calm temperament which belied his gallant racing efforts and frequent close finishes. During his Australian career, Sailor’s Guide scored 18 wins from 58 starts including a three-way photo finish defeat of Prince Darius and Tulloch in the 1958 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, where the Queen Mother was guest of honour. He would win a further five times from 12 starts in America. The most memorable of those victories, the 1958 Washington D.C. International Stakes was won on protest. 

Major Wins

  • Victoria Derby; 1955; Flemington
  • VRC St. Leger; 1956; Flemington
  • VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes; 1956 Flemington
  • AJC St. Leger; 1956; Royal Randwick 
  • Sydney Cup; 1956; Royal Randwick 
  • Craiglee Stakes; 1956; Flemington 
  • C. B. Fisher Plate; 1956; Flemington
  • Blamey Stakes; 1957; Flemington 
  • Craiglee Stakes; 1957; Flemington 
  • LKS Mackinnon Stakes; 1957; Flemington 
  • Williamstown Cup; 1957; Sandown
  • Blamey Stakes; 1958; Flemington 
  • VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes; 1958, Flemington
  • P.J. O'Shea Stakes; 1958; Eagle Farm 
  • Washington DC International; 1958; United States of America