2020 Karaka Millions Night Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips


Date: Saturday January 25, 2020
Track: Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
Stake Money: $2.34 million

The Karaka Million was first held in 2008 when the idea to host a race purely for horses purchased at the Karaka Thoroughbred Bloodstock Sales at Karaka in South Auckland.

It currently holds New Zealand's richest race, the Karaka Million 2YO and Karaka Million 3YO Classic, both worth $1 million and also featuring on the card is the Group 2 Vinery Classic.

With 11 2YO winners already in the books, which next superstar of the Karaka Sales will breakthrough a win the biggest race of their career?

2020 Karaka Million betting schedule


All six races are held during a twilight meeting in order to attract the younger racegoers. The first race starts at 4:44pm local time with the Karaka Million 3YO Classic closing the card at 7:48pm.

  • Race 1: Collinsonforex Karaka Cup ($100,000)
  • Race 2: Mongolian Khan Trophy ($70,000)
  • Race 3: Concorde Handicap ($70,000)
  • Race 4: Karaka Million 2YO ($1 million)
  • Race 5: Westbury Classic ($100,000)
  • Race 6: Karaka Million 3YO Classic ($1 million)

Karaka Million Tips & Betting Predictions



Karaka Million history


The first Karaka Million was run in 2008 when Vincent Mangano took out the honour for Peter McKay. Since then, the winners have included the likes of The Heckler, Vespa, Melody Belle, which won Group 1 races in Australia, and 2018 winner Advantage.

The Australians have a great record in the race, winning with Sister Havana, Ockham's Razor and Hardline, but neither three of those horses were able to perform well on the race track again.

Officials added the Karaka Million 3YO in 2018, which was won by Scott Base. It was seen as a logical step to ensure purchasers weren't just buying two-year-old speed horses and destroying New Zealand's rich history of miler-stayer breeds in the process.

2020 Karaka Million 2YO Classic field & odds


#
Name
Barrier
Odds
Trainer
Jockey
1Aotea Lad127.00Jamie RichardsJames McDonald
2Whiskey Neat22.70Tony PikeLeith Innes
3Neptune's Star1121.00Liam BirchleyJohanthan Parkes
4Exuberant1515.00Stephen MarshJason Waddell
5Yourdeel1312.00Jamie RichardsMatthew Cameron
6Louis Luck412.00Jamie RichardsShafiq Rusof
7Challa591.00Jamie RichardsJohnathan Riddell
8Tappy's One751.00Stephen McKeeSamantha Collett
9Blackrockdetox351.00Wallace/PeardVinnie Colgan
10Appellant921.00Stephen MarshTommy Berry
11Probabeel163.70Jamie RichardsOpie Bossom
12Beauty Diva6101.00Clinton IsdaleWinona Costin
13Aalaalune1035.00Jacob McKayN/A
14Flaunting135.00David GreeneSam Spratt
15Rainbow Dash851.00Jenna MahoneyN/A
16Qiji Swordsman1491.00Nigel TileyN/A

2020 Karaka Million 3YO Classic field & odds


#
Horse
Barrier
Odds
Trainer
Jockey
1Madison County72.70Baker/ForsmanMatthew Cameron
2Hypnos611.00James/WellwoodRyan Elliott
3Sir Nate1219.00Lisa LattaJohanthan Riddell
4Surely Sacred45.00Tony PikeLeith Innes
5Long Leaf119.00Lindsay ParkJames McDonald
6In A Twinkling351.00Jamie RichardsShafiq Rusof
7Langkawi1551.00Peter McKayN/A
8Swords Drawn841.00Shaune RitchieJason Waddell
9Prise De Fer235.00Jamie RichardsOpie Bossom
10Prince Albert161.00Stephen MarshMichael McNab
11Super Gee551.00Gibbs/BradleyVinnie Colgan
12Red Dynamo17201.00Gibbs/BradleySam Spratt
13Media Sensation1815.00P & D WilliamsMichael Coleman
14Pinmedown1426.00Moroney/GerardJake Bayliss
15Imelda Mary1635.00Wayne HillisCameron Lammas
16Queen of Diamonds1011.00Baker/ForsmanTommy Berry
17Miss Labasa915.00John BaryJohathan Parkes
18The Real Beel13201.00Jim PenderSamantha Collett

Karaka Million 2YO past winners


Year
Winner
2019Probabeel
2018Avantage
2017Melody Belle
2016Xiong Feng
2015Hardline
2014Vespa
2013Ruud Awakening
2012Ockham's Razor
2011Fort Lincoln
2010Sister Havana
2009The Heckler
2008Vincent Mangano

Karaka Million 3YO Classic past winners


Year
Winner
2019Long Leaf (AUS)
2018Scott Base