Bet these connections feel like a million-bucks!

22 Jan 2023
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

The New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million took place at Pukekohe Park this season due to Ellerslie’s track upgrade but that didn’t take away from the seriously impressive racing on display at the industry’s richest (and most glamourous) raceday.

The $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO and the $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic headline a 6-race card with the Group 2 Westbury Classic, the Group 3 Brighthill Farm Yearlings Concorde Handicap, the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Almanzor Trophy and the Collinson Forex Karaka Cup all run in support.


The night saw Te Akau Racing take out their 7th consecutive Karaka Million 2YO – an achievement that cannot be understated and we also welcomed Roger James and Robert Wellwood into the Karaka Million club when their runner, Prowess, took out the 3YO feature.

A full list of the nights winners below:

Race 1: Collinson Forex Karaka Cup

Horse: Zee Falls

Jockey: Damian Lane

Trainer: Stephen Marsh

Race 2: Westbury Classic

Horse: Imperatriz

Jockey: Opie Bosson

Trainer: Mark Walker

Race 3: Cambridge Stud Almanzor Trophy

Horse: Maven Belle

Jockey: Opie Bosson

Trainer: Mark Walker

Race 4: DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO

Horse: Tokyo Tycoon

Jockey: Craig Zackey

Trainer: Mark Walker

Race 5: Brighthill Farm Yearlings Concorde Handicap

Horse: Green Aeon

Jockey: Samantha Spratt

Trainer: Todd Mitchell

Race 6: Karaka Million 3YO Classic

Horse: Prowess

Jockey: Warren Kennedy

Trainer: Roger James & Robert Wellwood

Keep an eye on our Ellerslie and Pukekohe Park Facebook pages in the coming days for a full album of all of the evening’s highlights – both on and off the track.

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