Majestic Son to sponsor Dominion Handicap
The new sponsors of New Zealand’s greatest trotting race could be forgiven for not being totally impartial as they watch it this November as champion trotting stallion Majestic Son will have plenty of his own representatives in the race that now carries his name.
The $270,000 Majestic Son Dominion Trot will be held at Addington on November 13, universally known as Show Day and the second of Addington’s two mammoth Cup Week meetings.
Majestic Son could have such superstars as Inter Dominion champion Winterfell, Rowe Cup winner Sundees Son, and current Dominion favourite Majestic Man in this year’s Dominion, and the stallion’s ownership group say they would love him to sire the winner of his own race.
“That would be the ultimate for us and given the depth of his progeny hopefully heading for the race this year he’s certainly in with a chance,” says Canada-based owners' spokesman, Dave McDonald.
“We are extremely proud of everything Majestic Son has achieved both on and off the race track. His record Down Under where he has been leading stallion multiple times reflects the standing Australasian breeders hold him in.”
McDonald says “the sponsorship is a chance for Majestic Son’s ownership group to contribute back to trotting in New Zealand at a difficult time. It’s our opportunity to thank everyone for their great support of the horse.
We all know the current Covid-19 situation around the world, so we feel supporting this race is a way of us investing back in the industry when many involved are doing it tough.
We are acutely aware of the stature of the Dominion as the premier trotting event in New Zealand and that increased our desire to be involved. Since we joined with Alabar it has taken Majestic Son to a new level. Their professionalism and ability to promote the stallion has been world class.”
Addington’s Racing Secretary, Brian Rabbitt said “It’s great to have Majestic Son as the sponsor of our most prestigious trotting race. He has made a huge impact on the sport and this has been recognised by his owners choosing to support their race.”
The road to the Majestic Son Dominion Trot starts in earnest at Addington this Friday with the winner of the Alabar Ordeal Trotting Cup exempt for the ballot for the Dominion, as will be the winner of the Stevie Golding – Harcourts Canterbury Park Trotting Cup and the first three place getters in the NZ Trotting Free-For-All on IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, November 10.
Winterfell, as the Inter Dominion champion, is already guaranteed a start in the Majestic Son Dominion Trot.
Markets for New Zealand’s richest trot are already open at tab.co.nz while tickets for Addington Cup Week go on sale this Thursday at 9.30am.
Nominations for Majestic Son Dominion Trot close at 3pm (NZ time) on Wednesday 16 September.
For any question on this media release, please contact Brian Rabbitt – [email protected]