Champion horse breeder Sir Patrick Hogan dies

Sir Patrick Hogan has passed away. He was legendary in New Zealand horse racing and breeding sectors. He was 83.

For his work at Cambridge Stud, the racing and breeding business he founded that helped to establish the thoroughbred racing sector in New Zealand and Australia, Hogan achieved international fame in the racing world.

One of his finest moments came in 1990 when the late Queen Elizabeth II visited Cambridge Stud for a private tour. His renown had grown to the point where he once had a private audience with the Pope.

Hogan, an Irishman by background who was born in New Zealand, became racing royalty, rising to the top of the sport thanks to Sir Tristram and Zabeel of Cambridge Stud. These champion stallions produced champions and Melbourne Cup winners all around Australasia.

What happened to Sir Patrick Hogan?

Hogan, who has been ill for a while, has been recognised as the most significant figure in New Zealand racing for the past four decades.

The news was published on social media by Cambridge University.

We all feel profound sadness at hearing the news of Sir Patrick Hogan’s passing. We view it as a privilege to carry on the name Cambridge Stud, which Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan worked for more than 40 years to become a New Zealand institution.

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Sir Patrick’s Cause of Death

Sir Patrick Hogan, a pioneer in Kiwi horse racing and thoroughbred breeding, passed away at 83. The two daughters of Sir Patrick and his wife Justine survived him. Unknown at this time is the exact cause of death.
We are trying to contact Sir Patrick’s friends and family to find out more information about his passing. This section will be updated as soon as we learn more details regarding the tragic occurrence that made so many people cry.

Who was Sir Patrick Hogan?

Scott, Sir Irish-born Sir Patrick, born on October 23, 1939, had left school by age 15 to work on the family’s Waikato farm.
One of the best horse breeders and stud masters in the world, the 83-year-old died recently.

In the 1960s, he started working in the equine breeding business at the Fen Court Stud, where his father and brother later joined him. Five of the horses died within a year, which caused the company to suffer.

The brothers decided to split up at the start of the 1970s, and Sir Patrick borrowed funds to buy the land that would eventually become the Cambridge Stud. Despite all warnings and with borrowed money, he purchased a stern Irish horse in 1975 that had potential in his bloodline. He went against all odds and made a fortune, and became famous.

Despite having little success on the racetrack, Sir Tristram produced many winners. The stallion, affectionately known as “Paddy,” had a particular place in Sir Patrick’s heart and helped him go from being a fighter to becoming a multimillionaire.

At age 26, Sir Tristam passed away, and his son, the legendary Zabeel, took over as the premier stallion.

Sir Patrick horse-trading

Patrick was a passionate rival who approached the horse trade like an arrogant marketer. He was the first to offer horse assurances, and he once had to settle a dispute involving a $1 million yearling.

By 2007, Cambridge Stud had been the largest seller in the country’s yearling sales for 26 years, and its owner had been named New Zealand Breeder of the Year repeatedly.

For his achievements in thoroughbred breeding and racing, he was knighted in 1999. Additionally, in 2005, he became the first horse breeder honoured by the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

The following year, he became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame for the New Zealand racing industry. Sir Patrick paraded the final progeny of one of New Zealand’s most prominent stallions, Zabeel, in January 2015 while he was at the Karaka yearling sales.

Leading Vendor in the Market

According to Danny Roulston, the sales manager for Bloodstock NZ, Sir Patrick guided the colt around the ring in front of a crowded pavilion. He made a big difference, says Peter Vela, the proprietor of Pencarrow Stud in Waikato.

He said that Sir Patrick served as the National Yearling’s primary dealer. During The Sales, his accomplishments and influence were on show for almost 30 years.

Sir Patrick was referred to by the former racing minister Winston Peters as a genuine racing titan. He took enormous risks to advance his career as a leading authority in racehorse breeding.

Hogan returned home after a fruitless buying trip of the US and Europe and decided to pay $160,000 for Sir Tristram, an Irish-bred runner-up in the 1974 Kentucky Derby.

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