Te Akau Looking to Extend Karaka Million Run

Date: 10 Dec 2019

Te Akau Looking to Extend Karaka Million Run

NZ Racing News reports:

Te Akau have a
formidable record in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and trainer Jamie Richards
is hoping they can extend their association with the race in January.

The Matamata-based
racing team has won the past three editions of the race, including taking out
the trifecta in this year's running, and Richards believes his stable will have
a couple of nice chances in the juvenile feature next month.

“We have got two nice chances
qualified at this stage,” he said.

“Bordeaux Le Rouge (main picture) is definitely in. He is a horse with some controversy around his win the other day at Ellerslie (when promoted above Taroni), but he's going well.

“We have another nice
horse, Cool Aza Beel, who was an impressive winner on debut at Wanganui and
then he was very unlucky at Counties when running fourth.

“He has got close to $9,000
(in earnings), so hopefully that will be enough.”

“Both of those horses
will run a fortnight beforehand at Ellerslie on the 12th (of
January). It is a race we have used successfully before.”

While Richards looks
likely to have two starters in the race, he said there are a number of
juveniles in his barn who may make a late run at qualifying for the rich

“We have also go some
horses to trial in the next couple of weeks. They are running out of time a
little bit, but if they can trial well we will certainly give them the
opportunity to race and they might be able to get in late in the piece.”


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