Karaka Million

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Karaka Million
Restricted Listed race
Location Ellerslie Racecourse
Auckland, New Zealand
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.ellerslie.co.nz
Race information
Distance 1200 m
Surface Turf
Track right-handed
Qualification Registered Two-year-olds
Weight Handicap
Purse NZ$1 million

The Karaka Million is a major New Zealand horse race. Held at Ellerslie Racecourse, it is New Zealand's richest race, with a stake of NZ$1,000,000. The race is restricted to two-year-olds who were sold through the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales held at Karaka. The race was run for the first time in 2008, replacing a similar race held at Te Rapa. Horses eligible for the Karaka Million can also be entered in an associated race the Karaka Three Year Old Mile (1600 m, NZ$200,000) the following year.

Winners of the Karaka Million[edit]

  • 2017 - Melody Belle
  • 2016 - Xiong Feng
  • 2015 - Hardline
  • 2014 - Vespa
  • 2013 - Ruud Awakening
  • 2012 - Ockham's Razor
  • 2011 - Fort Lincoln
  • 2010 - Sister Havana
  • 2009 - The Heckler
  • 2008 - Vincent Mangano