North Island Challenge Stakes Winners

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The North Island Challnge Stakes is a race of tremendous historical value.

At least six horses are in the NZ Racing Hall of Fame who have won the race, Desert Gold, Gloaming, Kindergarten, Mainbrace, Grey Way and Show Gate.

Great support also by other great names in the past like Panzer Chief, Star Belle, Yahabeebe, Coleridge, Defaaulter, Beau Vite, Somerset Fair etc.



North Island Challenge Stakes (Seven furlongs then 1400m)
Year Horse Owners Jockey Time Trainer  
1899  Screw Gun  G G Stead  W Holmes  1.30    
1900  Formosan   G G Stead  W Holmes  1.35.2    
1901  Menschikoff  G G Stead  R Derrett  1.28.8    
1902  Porirua  D Gordon  C Jenkins  1.31    
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A Premier Meeting

Gates open: 11:00am

First race: 12:45 pm*

Last race: 5:30 pm

Number of races: 9

Reserved hospitality open: 11:30 am

Race program and times here

"What's On" to come

 *initial race timing schedule is normally available approx 4 weeks from the race day however final timings are not confirmed until the Wednesday of the week of the event.


The $200,000, Group One
Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes WFA over 1600m

The $100 000, Group Two 
Anuka Smoker Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1200m

For a listing of previous winners and connections click here

$10 Punters Club Tickets

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