A ride down memory lane: Cameron Rodger

13 Feb 2024
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

As we gear up for Auckland’s biggest and best week of racing, Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week, we took some time to catch up with Cameron Roger, Managing Director of Entain, one of the major sponsors of the week. With so much history here at the big ‘E’, we found out what Cameron’s favourite racing moment at Ellerslie has been to date.


Cameron oncourse here at the big ‘E’ at our big return, the TAB Karaka Millions


Here’s what Cameron had to say…..

“Choosing my favourite memory at Ellerslie is easy. Watching the filly Silent Achiever overcome tough track conditions to win the 2012 New Zealand Derby with J Mac onboard.

“There was so much expectation on her that day after she went on an absolute tear across the lead-in stakes races. She was so, so, tough in winning. Helped that I had my biggest collect ever (at the time) riding on her.

“To this day, I have never ridden one home as hard as we did from the public stand that day.”


Relive the moment below:


If you’re keen to experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing, be sure to get oncourse for Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week, with either Trackside Derby Day on Sat 2 March or Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day on Sat 9 March, or both!

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