Spotlight on Te Akau’s Karaka Million 3YO Classic Runners
20 Jan 2022
With two sleeps to go until the big dance at Ellerslie let’s take a look at race that was formally named Karaka 3YO Mile with stakes quadrupling since its $250,000 running in 2012 to $1million.
Team Te Akau are on the beat for the Karaka Million 3YO double this year with 3 runners, last year’s Karaka Million 2YO winner On The Bubbles, last years 2YO Karaka Million 4th place getter Sophisticardo and Pin Me Up.
The race will be pretty special for the current tote favourite On The Bubbles as he will attempt to match stable-mate Probabeel (Savabeel), the first and only horse to achieve the Karaka Million double in 2019 – to date the only horse to have done so!
Good luck to our 3YO contenders:
🏆 ON THE BUBBLES (9)– Opie Bosson
🏆 SOPHISTICARDO (19) – Johnathan Parkes
🏆 PIN ME UP (10) – Sam Weatherley<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/B_iGGmungqU” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
Good luck and go the tangerine! 🍊