New Zealand Cup day in 2023 was a hallmark day for CAPTAINTREACHEROUS with three winners on the biggest race card of the season, including two GROUP 1 winners taking victory in the most spectacular style…
UNBEATEN SUPER FILLY
Millwood Nike (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS) lifted his status to new levels at Addington on the biggest harness racing day of the year. She held on to her unbeaten run, and now has sixteen in a row. And despite getting well behind the leading runners early in the race, she came four wide to win by six lengths in a new New Zealand record time. Her amazing run evaluates her into the group of top three year old fillies in this country, ever.
“We know she’s always been good and she had to have a bit of luck today to overcome a full field like that and come out on top, so I’m very very proud,” co-trainer and driver Mark Purdon said after the run. With the challenging run and Aardiebytheseaside’s breakneck speed a lesser horse might have thrown in the towel. But Millwood Nike proved her potential champion status. Read Bruce Stewart’s full story on HarnessLink HERE.
CHASING A DREAM
Chase A Dream’s (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS) win in the Woodlands Stud Sires Stakes final on Cup Day at Addington today (Nov. 14) is one that will live in the memories of harness racing pundits for a long time. From a wide draw, driver Olivia Thornley had no option but to take the two year old colt back when the gate left the 1980 metre dispatch.
Coming round the bend the first time, commentator Matt Cross thought Chase A Dream was thirty to thirty-five metres behind stablemate Vessem (Vincent) who had taken up the role of pacemaker. And even when the field was running for the finish line Chase A Dream still had lengths to make up. Read Bruce Stewart’s full story on HarnessLink HERE.