8 Sep 2022

NZ Sporting History: Dave and Lance O'Sullivan

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 8 September 2022

For NZ Sports History today we're looking at the incredible record-setting win of the 1989 Japan Cup by Kiwi-bred horse Horlicks.

Back then the Japan Cup offered the world's largest cash prize and was one of the most prestigious races in the world.

Her win also highlighted the skill of her team - she was trained by Dave O'Sullivan and ridden by his son Lance O'Sullivan.

They both talk to Jesse about the historic win and their wider family ties to Horlicks.

Horlicks wining the Japan cup

Horlicks wining the Japan cup Photo: supplied