Feature Trotting Carnival Gets Underway At Alexandra Park
- 14 April 2015
Friday night sees the running of some amazing group races including the following, check out a few insights into a night of great Autumn racing.
Group 2 $60,000 Lone Star Riccarton 3YO S/Stakes Trotting Championship
Group 1 $100,000 2015 Anzac Trotting Cup
Group 1 $119,375 Woodlands Stud/Caduceus Club 2 YO Fillies Classic
Group 1 $100,000 Waste Management Taylor Mile for 4 and 5YO pacers
The Lone Star Riccarton Trotters Sires Stakes Race has a quality field of eight starters. The Northern star Speeding Spur has come off five wins from six starts but he won’t have it all his own way though with Arya from the powerful Mark Purdon & Natalie Rasmussen team also coming off five wins from six starts. This race sets the tone for the North vs. South type fields with so many southerners coming up to race at Alexandra Park for this Autumn carnival and the great prize money that is on offer.
The 2015 Anzac Trotters Cup a free for all race for the 6 win and faster trotters has an impressive field with the headliner being Stent who has dominated throughout Australasia this season competing from barrier 5. All starters will be eligible to back up their race performance from this week going into the Canam Rowe Cup next Friday (24 April) competing for a stake of $150,000.
The Woodlands Stud/Caduceus Club 2 Year Old Fillies Classic is an eight horse field for the 2015 edition. The race has four horses from the Purdon/ Rasmussen stables including Dream About Me who is owned by Charles Roberts along with Mary and Paul Kenny. They will be looking to keep their winning streak going after their recent success with Christen Me and Adore Me. Also the Purdon/Rasmussen stable have brought Northern Velocity to Auckland and have made a late acceptance payment to make her eligible for this race.
The Waste Management Taylor Mile has stiff competition with the race evenly split between North Island and South Island runners. Messini now domiciled in Australia and is trained by former Kiwi trainer Brent Lilley in Victoria and is part owned by sponsors of the Lone Star Riccarton Sires Stakes race Trevor Casey will make the trip across the Tasman. Dalton Bromac an up and comer who seems to always be in the money could be at nice odds on the tote. No doubt every runner in this field will want to put their best hoof forward and be greeted in the winner’s circle by their connections.