Syndicators vie for two-year-old honours

By Richard Edmunds

19 Jun 2024

 
Syndicators vie for two-year-old honoursWins in the Gr. 1 Sistema Stakes and Karaka Millions 2YO Velocious

The ever-growing influence of syndicators in New Zealand racing has been mirrored by their decade-long stranglehold on the Champion Two-Year-Old Award – a trend that is set to continue at the 2023-24 edition of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards.

Syndicates have taken the two-year-old title in eight of the last 11 seasons. The dominant force in that statistic, and in Kiwi racing in general during that period, is the tangerine juggernaut that is Te Akau Racing.

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