La Mer (horse)

La Mer was a thoroughbred racehorse, who raced from 1976 to 1979. She raced and won 24 times out of 43 starts, as well as second 5 times and third 6 times in 1200m to 2400m, winning NZ$225,925 and AUS$19,500 in stake money.[1]

La Mer
GrandsireRoyal Charger
DamLa Balsa
CountryNew Zealand
Major wins
Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes (1976)
New Zealand Oaks (1977)
Great Northern Oaks (1977)
Trentham Stakes (1977)
Awapuni Gold Cup (1978)
Desert Gold Stakes (1978)
Ormond Memorial Stakes (1978,1979)
Air New Zealand Stakes (1979)
New Zealand horse of the year 1975, 1977.
Last updated on April 3, 2009

Major Wins

La Mer was the 1979 Horse of the Year and 1977 Filly of the Year in New Zealand. She raced in Australia once, and was 2nd in the LKS MacKinnon Stakes. She won numerous Weight for Age races in New Zealand, as well as the WRC Desert Gold Stakes in 1978.[2]

Parentage & Training

La Mer was sired by Copenhagen II from La Balsa and then trained by the New Zealander Malcolm Smith.[1]


  1. "New Zealand Racing Legends and Memories". Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  2. "Sales & Results". New Zealand Bloodstocks. Retrieved 11 October 2012.

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