Te Akau TV - Karaka Million Preview

Date: 19 Jan 2023

Te Akau TV - Karaka Million Preview

Welcome to a blockbuster edition of Te Akau TV for the 2023 Karaka Million.


This week, we're joined by the trainer who has recorded the fastest 100 wins in NZ racing history. Mark Walker talks us through the team's recent accomplishments including a great weekend at Trentham with Belle En Rouge and Belle of the Ball delivering the quinella in the Group 3 Anniversary Handicap and Cognito taking out the Group 2 Wellington Guineas.


Mark then covers off the team's chances at Trentham on Saturday before providing insight into each of our 19 runners at Pukekohe Park for the Karaka Million meeting.


In the Doubletree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO our runners are:


Trobriand - Opie Bosson

Tokyo Tycoon - Craig Zackey

Talisker - Sam Weatherley

Balance of Power - Warren Kennedy

Believe in Magic - Vinnie Colgan

Rhetorical - Sam Spratt

She Turns Heads - Jake Bayliss


In the Karaka Million 3YO Classic our runners are:


Wild Night - Opie Bosson

Dynastic - Craig Grylls - last year's Karaka 2YO Million winner


We also have a host of top chances in the supporting races including last start Group 1 Railway winner and last season's Champion 3YO Imperatriz - she takes her place in the Group 2 Westbury Classic.


We've rung around the ground this week and provided a best bet from some of our team. This includes Mark Walker, Reece Trumper, Hunter Durrant, Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM, Scott Lucock, Nicole Shailer, David Ellis CNZM and Julia-Rose Ellis.


Next week, the team heads to the New Zealand Bloodstock Sales where we will be hunting down the next line-up of top horses who could take their place in the Karaka Million 2024.


Good luck and go the tangerine!


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