Million Dollar Babies (3)-Sokyola

Million Dollar Babies (3)

Bruce Stewart

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

Sokyola – Soky’s Atom – Maudola (Maiden Chiola Hanover mare)

Breeder: GL McCulloch

Province of Origin: Southland

Lifetime: 161-78-29- 13 $1,890,990

Biggest win: $550,000 2004 Miracle Mile

Number of Group One wins: 1

Longest winning streak: 12

Sold: Privately


  • Started his career with Gore trainer Merv Todd. Had four starts for a win before being bought by Lance Justice.
  • In his first 36 starts in Australia he won 25 and was placed second or third in the other 10.
  • Was bought back to New Zealand for the Interdominions winning once and placing fourth twice in the lead up. He led and compounded in the final won by Elsu.
  • Won the 2004 Miracle Mile
  • Won the $300,000 2004 Victoria Cup (Group One)