Vosne Romanee

Vosne Romanee is a three-time Group 1 winning New Zealand Horse. While being a competitive Group 1 horse earlier in his career, he rose to prominence as a seven-year-old in 2009/10. His most significant win came as one of several longshots in the Kelt Capital Stakes in October 2009,[1] and followed up with wins in the Zabeel Classic[2] on Boxing Day and New Zealand Stakes[3] in March 2010. The achievement was most notable as the three events were for the most competitive races in New Zealand that season; the distinction was the basis of being named the New Zealand Horse Of The Year for the 2009/10 season.

Vosne Romanee
GrandsireRahy (USA) 1985
DamMadison Avenue (NZ) 1994
DamsireMorcon (GB) 1980
CountryNew Zealand
BreederTurnham Green Holdings Ltd
OwnerIan and Alana Smart Trust
TrainerJeff Lynds
Major wins
Kelt Capital Stakes (2009)
Zabeel Classic (2009)
New Zealand Stakes (2011)
09/10 New Zealand Horse of the Year

Vosne Romanee returned in 2010 to race in what was formerly the Kelt Capital Stakes, the Spring Classic. He never has travelled comfortably and ran last behind his stablemate Wall Street.

Vosne Romanee is named after a wine region in France. Buddy Lammas was his rider in the Kelt Capital Stakes but has since been regularly in races with Opie Bosson as his regular rider. Vosne Romanee is owned by Ian and Alana Smart Trust. He is trained by Jeff Lynds.


  1. Quay, Phillip (3 October 2009). "Romanee causes major upset". One Sport. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  2. "Horse Racing News | Latest Racing Updates". Racing Post. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
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