Superstar pacers set to make Rangiora Classic a cracker


The Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s richest race of the season, the $30,000 Rangiora Classic, is set to be a cracker again this year with two superstar, millionaire pacers in hot form included in the field.

Self Assured and Spankem quinellaed Addington’s big feature races, the New Zealand Trotting Cup and the Easter Cup, this season and the Hayden Cullen-trained stablemates will certainly be the ones to beat again in the Rangiora Classic this Sunday.

The Group Three free-for-all mobile pace is the feature race at the meeting, starting at noon at Rangiora Raceway. The race was not held last year because of Covid 19 lockdown restrictions but it has proved a thriller in previous seasons with big-name winners such as AG’s Whitesocks, Alta Orlando, Classie Brigade, two-time winner London Legend, and three-time New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love all part of the race history.

This year the Rangiora Classic has attracted a large group of sponsors including the Angler's Arms Hotel, the Kaikanui Tavern, the Leithfield Hotel, the Kaiapoi Club, the Rangiora Vet Centre, Canterbury Honda, Farmlands Rangiora, Floorpride Rangiora, Goodwin Contracting Ltd, NDA Sites Services, Vallance, Rangiora Hyundai and Clean Up Canterbury.

Sunday’s meeting also includes the $15,000 Kotare Downs Stakes for three-year-pacers with a strong field expected to line up, including the flying filly, Bettor Talk Art, trained by Regan Todd at Woodend Beach, and the winner of her last two starts.

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