Name:  Show Gate
Breed: Thoroughbred
Breeding: By Gate Keeper out of Minglow
Born - Died: born 1969, Mosgiel, Dunedin - died 1988, Prebbleton Farm, Christchurch, NZ
Sex: Mare
Colour: Bay
Country Born: New Zealand
Owned By: Gordon Thomson
Trained By: Gordon Thomson
Country(s) raced in: New Zealand and Australia
Race Record: 51 starts, 30 wins, 7 seconds, 2 thirds
Claim to Fame:

In the 1977 Trenthem Stakes, ridden by legendary NZ jockey Bob Skelton Show Gate faltered at the 1000m mark, fracturing a sesamoid bone she refused to be pulled up and went on to win the race in a track record time.

Show Gate was the winner of the New Zealand Horse of the Year in 1975 and 1977 making her the first the first duel winner of this award.

She is considered as one of the top half dozen mares to have raced in New Zealand since 1945. She won or placed at all distances from 1200m to 3200m. On numerous occasions she was asked to carry top weight and still won.

Her favourite track was Riccarton where she won 3 major races twice each these being the Canterbury Gold Cup(2000m), the Churchill Stakes (1600m) and the Stewards Handicap (1200m).

Unfortunately her one trip to Australia was unsuccessful with the mare not coping well with the heat.

Show Gate's record may have been even more impressive had she not been injured and missed two years of racing. In spite of this she still won 16 black type races and $104,167 in stakes money.