Darci Collects Trentham Group 2
Darci Collects Trentham Group 2
Exciting Darci Brahma
filly Recite gave her sire a huge boost ahead of Karaka 2013
when winning the $85,000 Group 2 Little Avondale Stud
Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1200m) at Trentham on
RECITE - G2 Wakefield
Trained by John Bary for her owner The Oaks Stud, Recite (ex Chant) produced a brilliant performance in just her second race start winning the Group 2 by two lengths and breaking 1.10 for the 1200 metre trip.
Recite is now set to head to Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes in the middle of February, a race that Karaka graduates have a great record in recent years with Rollout the Carpet (Holy Roman Emperor), Banchee (Oratorio) and Te Akau Rose (Thorn Park) all winning in the last four years.
Bred & offered: The Oaks Stud - 2012 Karaka Premier Sale.
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Karaka Million Looming Large
With the Karaka Million
less than a week away, the field is all but finalised with
Charlestown (Myboycharlie) securing his spot after running
second in the $85,000 Group 2 Little Avondale Wakefield
Challenge Stakes on Saturday.
Meanwhile Karaka Million rival – Anthony Freedman’s filly Minaj (Commands) – has arrived in the country and will have her first look at the Ellerslie track this week ahead of Sunday’s race, a tactic that worked perfectly for last year’s winner Ockham's Razor (Any Suggestion) from the same stable. She is scheduled to take to the Ellerslie track at 7am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
Tune into Radio Trackside at 11:45am on Wednesday morning for the live barrier draw. To view the order of entry, click here.
Tickets to the Karaka Million are now on sale and
can be purchased by clicking here.
Tweets of the Week
@Ellerslie_Races “@KarakaChat The countdown is
on to the
#KarakaMillion - See you in ONE WEEK oncourse at #Ellerslie!”
@SpicerTbreds: Heading to NZ this week
for Karaka sales.
Trying to find potential Derby/Oaks type
Absolute Excellence in Guineas
Excellent Art three-year-old Absolut
Excelencia took his third consecutive victory in the South
Island on Saturday with victory in the $50,000 Listed
Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
Absolut Excelencia RTR 2YO
Absolut Excelencia at NZB’s 2011 Ready to Run Sale
The Kenny & Lisa Rae trained Absolut Excelencia (Excellent Art x Jarada) raced to a nose victory in the Guineas in a great ride from jockey Paul Taylor who kept his mount on the fence and pinched a gap on the rail at the top of the straight, taking the colt straight to the front.
Bred: A & Mrs K Chrysiliou. Offered: Curraghmore Stud. Purchased: Ken Rae Stables – 2011 NZB Ready to Run Sale - $21,000.
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Yearling Video Clips Online
All the video clips of yearlings heading to New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2013 Karaka Yearling Sales are now online and a selected number of videos will be played on Trackside this week.
The broadcast times for these previews are as follows:
22nd January - 3:00am - 6:30am
Wed 23rd January - 12:30am - 4:00am
Thu 24th January - 12:30am - 4:00am
To view the yearling video clips on NZB’s website, just click on the video camera icon next to the lot number in the Karaka Premier, Select and Festival Sale catalogues.