Karaka Million 2YO Classic

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Clotworthys break new ground with Seven Twenty

Shaun and Emma Clotworthy will take their Byerley Park stable into uncharted territory at Ellerslie this weekend. The couple will saddle their $14,000 yearling purchase Seven Twenty in Saturday’s DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), giving them their first taste of the lucrative juvenile sprint for graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock’s yearling sales. “She’s[...]
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Classic targets for Marsh duo

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to tackling some Classic targets with a pair of promising three-year-olds. Last start Listed 3YO Salver (2100m) winner Milford has returned to Marsh’s barn after a light freshen-up and is being set for a tilt at the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March[...]
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Karaka Million dream turning to reality

Ruakaka trainer Kenny Rae is like a kid before Christmas as he counts down to Saturday’s $1m Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie. The knock-about horseman, who trains in partnership with daughter Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, will saddle exciting youngster Follow Your Dreams, a $7 third favourite in the million-dollar feature. Rae took the[...]
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The Irishman pleases at Te Aroha

Impressive debut winner The Irishman had a quiet trial at Te Aroha on Monday in readiness for a raceday return over the Ellerslie Christmas Carnival. The Tony Pike-trained son of Tavistock won at first time of asking at Avondale over 1100m before finishing fifth to Shezzacatch in the Listed Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at[...]
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