Scott Base joined Te Akau Racing in 2019 after an injury break. His previous highlights before being trained by Jamie Richards included winning both the $1,000,000 Karaka 3YO Million and $100,000 Group 2 Wellington Guineas in 2018.
He showed he was rebuilding towards his previous career best form when placing in both the Group 3 Anniversary Handicap and Group 3 Taranaki Cup, won by stablemate Prise De Fer.
In March 2020, he was back in the winner’s circle when claiming the $100,000 Group 2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy SW&P over 1600m by 2.5 lengths with Danielle Johnson aboard – this race becoming Jamie Richards’ 20th stakes’ win for the season.
Scott Base has raced 21 times for five wins and nine placings, with prizemoney won for his owners Chris Rutten, John Norwood and John and Joanna Frew of $734,750.