TRACKCHAT | Ladies' Day | Wednesday 21st June 2023

21 Jun 2023
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

Need an insider tip? Keen to know how the track is shaping up? Here’s your preview of our upcoming raceday complete with Craig Baker’s best bet, speed maps, a track report AND some tips from some special guests.

Track update

The track on Tuesday morning was a Heavy 10. With rain forecast tomorrow, the track will deteriorate during the day so, when doing the form, ensure you are looking at horses with form on heavy tracks.

Here’s what our assistant track manager, Ray Hamilton, and racing operations manager, Mark Nowell, had to say about the track this morning (Tuesday):

Craig Baker’s Best Bet

Race 2 | BARFOOT & THOMPSON 1200

#1 | Quirky Habits

He was very good on debut finishing off strongly to run second at Avondale on a Heavy 10 on 3 June. If he has progressed since, he should be hard to hold out tomorrow.

More things to know about the day



  • Facilities open: 10.30am
  • Hospitality opens: 11.00am
  • First race (of 9): 11.23am
  • Last race: 4.04pm

More racing info

Check out the fields

Need some tips?

ATR CEO Paul Wilcox rates:

Race 4 | 1.07pm | NZB AIRFREIGHT 1400
Bet: Etienne #1 (FFW)

Race 5 | 1.43pm | NZB INSURANCE 1600
Bet: Timeless #2 (FFW)

Pukekohe Park Racing Operations Manager Mark Nowell rates:

Race 5 | 1.43pm | NZB INSURANCE 1600
Bet: Timeless #2 (Each Way)

Race 7 | 2.54pm | TRELAWNEY STUD 1600
Bet: Dashwood #2 (Win)

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