Te Akau TV - Weekend Preview

Date: 18 Nov 2022

Te Akau TV - Weekend Preview

We're back with another edition of Te Akau TV! This week, Reece and Hamish wrap up the week that's been including winners Family Ties, Illicit Miss and Tavernia.


David Ellis and Mark Walker have been busy buying nine lots at the NZB Ready to Run sale. We've had great success from this sale with the likes of Group 1 winners Gingernuts, Te Akau Shark and Hall of Fame.. The top end of the market was strong but the team certainly found good value.  


We now have shares available in promising two year olds, who were great value for money - they will be joining both our NZ stable with Mark and Singapore stable with Donna. With a favourable exchange rate, these horses will be eligible for NZ$90,000 maiden/novice races, Singapore is a very attractive place to consider racing a horse. Check out our opportunities here: https://teakauracing.com/yearlings-shares/


This week, Reece and Hamish cover off our runners at Pukekohe on Saturday. This includes Balance of Power and Cyclonic King in the Listed Barfoot & Thompson Challenge Stakes. Winning this race secures a place in the Karaka Million and provides these two year olds with much needed practice at Pukekohe Park ahead of January's feature meeting. We also see our Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas' winner The Perfect Pink line up in the Group 2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes while Self Obsession, Belle En Rouge and Aromatic take their place in the Group 3 Pukekohe Traders Counties Cup. 

Also keep a close eye on our Singapore team on Saturday. Te Akau Singapore trainer Donna Logan was in NZ for the Ready to Run Sale this week, casting her eye over the new horses we have bought for our Kranji stable (shares available now)! She has now arrived back to put the finishing touches on 'Minister' and 'Super Impact' our contenders in the $1 million Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup. Super Impact will be ridden by our former Te Akau apprentice Mick Dee.

Minister has won $1.1 million in stakes already and is one of only two last start winners coming in to this time-honoured race. Te Akau's Mark Walker won the race in 2018 with Elite Invincible, and Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas' winner Tell A Tale was also second when he contested the event.

Good luck to all runners and connections this weekend!


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