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Karaka Millions Barrier Draws

Thursday, 25th January 2018

Yesterday's Karaka Million barrier draws have seen mixed results for the early favourites of the million dollar features at Ellerslie on Saturday. Undefeated juvenile filly Avantage (Fastnet Rock) will jump from barrier five for the $1 million Karaka Million for 2YOs, while Gr1-winning colt Embellish (Savabeel) drew poorly in barrier 13 for the $1 million Karaka Million Classic for the 3YOs. The Chris Waller-trained Scream Park (Ocean Park) is the only Australian-based horse to come across the Tasman and will contest the Karaka Million 3YO Classic from barrier 12 with the world's best jockey Hugh Bowman guiding the colt. While Bowman is the only international jockey to ride in either race, he will also ride the stakes winning colt Al Hasa (Exceed and Excel) from another wide barrier (10) in the Karaka Million 2YO. The Karaka Million twilight race meeting will act as a curtain raiser to the NZB National Yearling Sale Series which kicks off at Karaka on Sunday. Click here to view the final field for the Karaka Million 2YO. Click here to view the final field for the Karaka Million 3YO Classic.

Karaka 2018 Schedule:

  • Karaka Million Twilight Meeting: Saturday 27 January
  • Karaka Million 3YO Classic: Race 4 – 6.36pm
  • Karaka Million 2YO: Race 6 – 7.51pm

National Yearling Sales Series

  • Book 1: Sunday 28 – Wednesday 31 January
  • Book 2: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February
  • Book 3: Sunday 4 February
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