As well as the success of Super Impose, Pharaoh was another dual winner in the 1990s. Trained to the win in 1994 by T. J. Smith, the horse passed to his daughter Gai Waterhouse for Pharaoh’s 1995 win, one of her first major race wins. Rounding out the decade, champion mare Sunline would have her first victory in the race. She started again in 2000, weighted 57.5kg but could not quite hold off Over, carrying 51.5kg. Sunline started again in 2002 this time carrying 58kg. She fought off the determined challenge of quality horses Shogun Lodge (58) and Defier (51.5) to win by a nose.
Pictured: Pharaoh crossing to win, 1995, Steve Hart Photographics