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Te Akau TV – Spotlight on Te Rapa Trials

31 Jul 2020

On the final week of the 2019/20 season team Te Akau ventured out with numerous sets of hands to take care of 40 horses trailing at Te Rapa. We thought we’d take the cameras along with us, so you could enjoy catching up with the team for the 2020/21 season ahead.

It was great to see our rising three year olds Fashion Shoot, Need I Say More & No Limits progressing towards their assignments and our older more experienced horses like Avantage, Prise De Fer and In A Twinkling trialing up ahead of their upcoming spring campaigns. These races will include the Foxbridge Plate and the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown series.

These trials help build fitness as well as play a crucial part in educating and preparing our horses for their upcoming campaigns. We learn a lot more about our horse’s progress under these conditions – with our experienced race horses, their performances tell us for example if they are ready to go to the races or whether perhaps they need more time to build their fitness before they are ready to race.

We believe that a trial can bring a horse’s fitness along as much as two to three track gallops.Check out some of the action as it happened through the day with some of our exciting tangerine team for the 2020/21 season!

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