Million Dollar Babies (11)-Iraklis

Million Dollar Babies (11)

Bruce Stewart

In this series we profile twelve of the millionaires that have been proudly bred and reared in the Southern region.

Iraklis – Vance Hanover – Tuapeka Star (11 win Knowing Bret mare)

Breeder: Est JC Cummings and Est Mrs JH Cumming

Province of Origin: Central Otago

Lifetime: 51-22-14-6 $1,019,042

Biggest win: 1996 $400,000 Miracle Mile

Number of Group One wins: 2

Longest winning streak: 7

New Zealand Records:  12/11/1996 Addington

Sold: 1994 New Zealand Premier Sale for $88,000 (Top Lot)

New Zealand Record/Awards:

  • 2-24.4 – 2000 metre mobile – all-comers- Addington 12th November 1996
  • 1996/1997 Four Year Old Pacing Entire or Gelding of the Year
  • 1996/1997 Horse of the Year
  • 1997/1998 Five Year Old and Older Pacing Entire Or Gelding of the Year


  • Sold as Star Advance at the sales and renamed Iraklis
  • Won 1996 Miracle Mile at Harold Park
  • Won the 1997 New Zealand Trotting Cup ($350,000)
  • Won 1997 Ashburton Flying Stakes
  • Winner of the 1996 Free For All at Addington
  • 2nd in the 1999 Hunter Cup ($400,000)