A - Z New Zealand Cup - M
There are 14 days to the New Zealand Cup
From now to November 10 we will feature some of the great races, horses and personalities with a new letter for each day.
M = Million
Only twice has the New Zealand Cup been worth a million dollars. In 2008 it was worth $1.2m with winner Changeover netting an impressive $650,000 for trainer Geoff Small and driver David Butcher. In 2009 the stake was exactly one million dollars with Monkey King winning the first of his two New Zealand Cups.
The win was worth $538,860 for trainer Brendon Hill, driver Ricky May and owner Robert Famularo.