Te Akau Racing and Brendan and Jo Lindsay are set to be major players in a huge week of selling action at Karaka 2019, and they joined forces for an unforgettable victory by Probabeel (NZ) (Savabeel) $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday evening.
The long run of Group One success by Australian-breds in New Zealand continued on Saturday with Testa Rossa sprinter, Enzo’s Lad, going back to back in the time honoured Telegraph Handicap over 1200m at Trentham.
$36,000 Select Sale purchase Madison County (NZ) (Pins) scored his second consecutive Group 1 win with a never-say-die performance in Saturday’s $225,000 Group 1 Fusion Electrical Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
When January 26 rolls around the lights will come down on New Zealand’s richest sporting event of the year, the Karaka Million Twilight Meeting at Ellerslie Racecourse.
On The Rocks (NZ) (Alamosa) headed a Karaka trifecta in the $100,000 Group 2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
Karaka graduates filled the quinella in Saturday’s $100,000 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni, with Shadows Cast (NZ) (Per Incanto) claiming the second Group Two win of his career.