Barriers Drawn for Saturday’s Karaka Million Fields

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2020 Karaka Million 2YO & 3YO Classic Barrier Draw Results.
2020 Karaka Million 2YO & 3YO Classic Barrier Draw Results.

A live barrier draw with a new format at Karaka’s iconic Sales Centre has confirmed the final fields for the $1 million Karaka Million 2YO and $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic at Ellerslie this Saturday 25 January.

Similar to the Cox Plate barrier draw, horses that were drawn out early gave their connections the opportunity to pick the best starting gate for the million dollar features.

First on the two-year-old order of entry was Not An Option (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt) owned by Cambridge Stud’s Brendan and Jo Lindsay. History repeated itself today when owner Jo and her granddaughter pulled barrier 14, the same barrier drawn by their very own Probabeel (NZ) (Savabeel) last year who went on to become the Karaka Million 2YO victor.

Ridden by leading Jockey Opie Bosson, Probabeel will have another opportunity to win the lucrative $1 million in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic, giving her the chance to make history and become the first horse to claim back-to-back Karaka Million victories. Owner Brendan Lindsay drew mid-field with barrier number seven for the Group-performing filly.

Part-owner Denise Bassett drew barrier number two for the Jamie Richard’s trained colt Cool Aza Beel (NZ) (Savabeel), while a member of  Te Akau’s Fine Red Syndicate drew barrier six for $20,000 Book 1 purchase Bordeaux le Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy). Te Akau Racing now has an opportunity to become the first and only stable to win four consecutive Karaka Million 2YO races.

The only Australian raider in the 3YO field has come from the stables of Lindsay Park Racing who drew barrier four for the Group Two performer Conqueror (AUS) (Fastnet Rock). Co-trainer David Hayes is aiming for back-to-back victories after Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) took out last year’s Karaka Million 3YO Classic.

Karaka Million 2YO Field:

Order Barrier Horse Breeding Trainer Sale Vendor Purchaser Owner Prize Money
1 14 Not An Option (AUS) B. C Not A Single Doubt x Chintz A W Pike Book 1 $240,000 Curraghmore Pike Racing B J Lindsay Mnzm & Mrs J E A Lindsay, Raffles Racing, R A Ferguson, Haunui Farm Lp, M L Watson, N Greenhalgh, B & L Waldron $96,060
2 2 Cool Aza Beel  Br. C Savabeel x Cool 'n' Sassy J W Richards Book 1 $150,000 Fairdale Stud DC Ellis Te Akau Sassy Beel Syndicate $23,060
3 6 Bordeaux Le Rouge B. G Burgundy x De la Vere J W Richards Book 1 $20,000 Phoenix Park DC Ellis Te Akau Fine Red Syndicate $17,525
4 13 Trident B. G Smart Missile x Best of British Andrew Campbell Book 2 $26,000 Westbury Stud AR Campbell C V & J A Barnao, A R Campbell, N Cruickshank, T G Heptinstall, T M Pivac, D R Platt & Withonel Syndicate $14,000
5 11 Piaggio Br. C Vespa x Sand'ior J Benner & H Wynyard Book 3  $8,000 Three Valleys Benner Racing S J Barber & J W Benner $10,250
6 4 Play That Song  B. or Br. F Showcasing x Supreme N W Tiley Book 2 $40,000 Windsor Park Stud Tiley Racing Nigel & Lee Tiley, Mandy Rutherford, Alex Opie & Richard Cole $94,375
7 12 Taroni B. F Showcasing x Alagant Satin L R Noble Book 1 $90,000 Curraghmore Cambridge Stud B J Lindsay Mnzm & Mrs J E A Lindsay $33,840
8 9 De Le Terre B. F Reliable Man x Veva Girl Team Rogerson Book 1 $55,000 Westbury Stud Rogerson Bloodstock G A Rogerson, Dr Siro Fuatai, Te Keeti Bloodstock Ltd, B A Hamilton, Butterworth Racing Syndicate & G R Wilson $17,060
9 5 Tivaan Warrior Ch. F Swiss Ace x Ma Belle Ami D R Wiles Book 2 $9 000 Seaton Park Ltd Warrior Stables Warrior Stables $15,875
10 3 Dragon Queen Br. F Sweynesse x Happy Endings M Moroney & P Gerard Book 3 $50,000 Brighthill Farm New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club/Paul Moroney Bloodstock Pegasus Bloodstock, Go Bloodstock Australia Pty Ltd & Dragon Queen Syndicate $13,895
11 8 Lovebug B. F Iffraj x L'Amour M & M Pitman Book 2 $20,000 Haunui Farm MR Pitman Pearl Syndicate No. 2 $13,500
12 1 Hasstobemagic Ch. F Scissor Kick x Shanina R James & R Wellwood Book 2 $16,000 Fairdale Stud The Robt Dawe Agency R & Cm Hassall Family Trust $13,225
13 7 Amor Fati Ch. F Showcasing x Musigny C Isdale Book 2 $35,000 Curraghmore Isdale Racing C R J Isdale $10,000
14 10 Helsinki Br. F Savabeel x Rush P & D Williams Book 1 $525,000 Waikato Stud GC Beemsterboer Barneswood Farm for S C Green and G C Beemsterboer $4,350


Karaka Million 3YO Classic Field:

Order Barrier Horse Breeding Trainer Sale Vendor Purchaser Owner Rating
1 5 Harlech  3C Darci Brahma x Obsession M Morroney & P Gerard Book 1 $100,000 The Oaks Stud Paul Moroney Bloodstock Elias Fletcher Partnership, R A & J A Paddon, A Schmedje & Ballymore Stables NZ Ltd 87
2 4 Conqueror (AUS) 3C Fastnet Rock x Diademe D & B Hayes & T Dabrnig Book 1 $1,000,000 Curraghmore Mark Pilkington Management/Lindsay Park Racing Coolmore, Jadesky, Sheikh Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Dorrington Farm, A Kheir, M B Lee, D A Hayes & J M Strofield 80
3 10 Our Creed 3C Charm Spirit x Clerihew M G Forbes Book 1 $155,000 Windsor Park Stud Kiltannon Stables R Cummings, J F Collinson, C Feneridis & P Bettany 75
4 12 He's Got Power 3C Power x Keepereel K & A Tyler Book 3 $10,000 Seaton Park Mr KL Tyler Jason & Laura Tyler, Michael & Emma Tyler & Avalon Todd 73
5 3 Mascarpone 3C Shooting to Win x Fromage Team Rogerson Book 1 $160,000 Westbury Stud Team Rogerson Butterworth Racing Syndicate, NZ Thoroughbred Holdings Ltd, G A Rogerson & G R Wilson 72
6 11 Pimlico 3C Proisir x Amiga Mia Andrew Campbell Book 1 $75,000 Highline Thoroughbreds Mr AR Campbell C V & J A Barnao, A R Campbell, N Cruickshank, T G Heptinstall, T M Pivac, D R Platt & Withonel Syndicate 71
7 1 Tibetan 3C Shocking x Baltis Andrew Campbell Book 2 $40,000 Martindale Stud Mr AR Campbell C V & J A Barnao, A R Campbell, N Cruickshank, T G Heptinstall, T M Pivac, D R Platt & Withonel Syndicate 70
8 8 Rhaegar 3C Pluck x Grand Lady M Baker & A Forsman Book 2 $60,000 Landsdowne Park Mr AC Forsman The Rhaegar Syndicate 69
9 9 Stateline  3C Zacinto x Kingsley Rose Shaune Ritchie  South Island Sale $15,000  Hedwood Thoroughbreds Ltd Chris Rutten Bloodstock S F Ritchie & C A Rutten 67
10 6 Sacred Lae 3C Sacred Falls x Pin Up Lae C Gibbs & M Bradley Book 1 $100,000 Little Avondale Stud Mr JA & Mrs A Gibbs Mr J A Gibbs, Mrs A Gibbs, Mr G Woodham, Mrs K Woodham, Mr C W Gibbs, Mr D J Conder, Mr D D Wintle, Mr G D Lemon & Mr M Darroch 63
11 7 Probabeel 3F Savabeel x Far Fetched J W Richards Book 1 $380,000 Waikato Stud Mr DC Ellis B J Lindsau Mnzm & Mrs J E A Lindsay 88
12 2 Hasstobegood 3F Per Incanto x Don't Dilly Dally R James & R Wellwood Book 2 $35,000 Fairdale Stud The Robt Dawe Agency R & Cm Hassall Family Trust 72
13 13 Aalaalune 3F Reliable Man x Veva Girl Team Rogerson Book 1 $230,000 Westbury Stud Te Keeti Bloodstock/Richardson Racing Te Keeti Bloodstock Ltd & Mrs V D Gates 65

To watch the replay of the live barrier draw click here.

KARAKA 2020 SCHEDULE:

Karaka Million Twilight Meeting: Saturday 25 January at Ellerslie

Book 1: Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28 January

Book 2: Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 January

Book 3: Friday 31 January

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