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Racing icon Sir Patrick Hogan dies, aged 83

Sir Patrick founded famed racehorse nursery the Cambridge Stud in 1976 with his wife Justine.

The family announced the news today.

Hogan was born in Rotorua and was educated at St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream. He was a partner in the Fencourt Stud from 1965 to 1977 before going on to establish the Cambridge Stud, starting with Sir Tristram.

Hogan was a chairman and vice-president of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association, and a president of the Cambridge Jockey Club.

The Hogans have been the owners of a number of top race horses such as:

  • Irish Chance, 1999 Auckland Cup winner.
  • Katie Lee, winner of the 2009 New Zealand 1000 Guineas and New Zealand 2000 Guineas double.
  • Lashed, 2004 Zabeel Classic, New Zealand International Stakes and New Zealand Stakes winner. Also runner up in the VRC Oaks.
  • Smiling Like, 2001 Wellington Cup and 2000 New Zealand Cup winner.

Hogan is survived by his wife Lady Justine, daughters Erin and Nicola, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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