Otaki-Maori Weight for Age

The Otaki-Maori Weight For Age Stakes is a group 1 flat horse race held at Otaki racecourse in New Zealand, racing under the name El Cheapo Cars WFA Classic.

HistoryEdit

The race is held annually in February and is run under weight for age (WFA) conditions. It is now raced over a distance of 1600 metres, although in the past it was a 1400-metre event.

Originally the race was run as a Listed race and eventually stepped up to Group 1 status in 1992.

Past names for the race include the:

  • Family Hotel WFA;
  • Auto Auctions WFA;
  • Terrace Regency Hotel WFA;
  • First Sovereign Trust Otaki-Maori WFA; and
  • Huanui Farm WFA Classic.

Past resultsEdit

Year Stake Winner Sire Dam Jockey Time Second Third
2022 $220,000 Mascarpone 59 Shooting To Win (Aus) Fromage (Aus) Wiremu Pinn 1:34.61 (dead) Amarelinha 57 Brando 59
2021 $200,000 Avantage 57 Fastnet Rock Asavant (by Zabeel) Opie Bosson 1:34.07 (dead) Callsign Mav 59 Travelling Light 57
2020 $200,000 Avantage 57 Fastnet Rock Asavant (by Zabeel) Danielle Johnson 1:35.02 (dead) Prise De Fer 59 The Chosen One 59
2019 $200,000 Melody Belle Commands Meleka Belle Opie Bosson 1:36.27 Wyndspelle Consensus
2018 (Hastings) $200,000 Devise 57 Darci Brahma Doneze Girl Michael Coleman 1:34.30 (good) Consensus 57 Travimyfriend 59
2017 $200,000 Kawi 59 Savabeel Magic Time Jason Waddell 1:34.60 (good) Start Wondering 59 Sofia Rosa 57
2016 $200,000 Volkstok'n'barrell Tavistock Volkster Vincent Colgan 1:36.12 Julinsky Prince Scapolo
2015 $200,000 Iamishwara Keeninsky She's Heroic Robert Hannam 1:35.68 Natuzzi Julinsky Prince
2014 $200,000 Nashville Darci Brahma Royal Kiss Jonathan Riddell 1:35.68 Xanadu Final Touch
2013 $200,000 Nashville Darci Brahma Royal Kiss Kelly McCulloch 1:34.07 Veyron Better Than Ever
2012 $200,000 Veyron 59 Thorn Park Over The Limit Mark Hills 1:34.03 (dead) Lady Kipling 57 Guiseppina 57
2011 $200,000 Keep the Peace Keeper Peace Of Mind James McDonald 1:33.51 Wall Street Dasoudi
2010 $200,000 Mufhasa Pentire Sheila Cheval Samantha Spratt 1:32.89 Hold It Harvey Daffodil
2009 $200,000 Culminate 57 Elnadim Solstice (by Marceau) Samantha Spratt 1:37.46 (slow) Eel Win 59 Atapi 59
2008 $200,000 Alamosa O'Reilly Lodore Mystic Michael Walker 1:32.69 Sir Slick Fiscal Madness
2007 $150,000 Sir Slick Volksraad Miss Opera (Paris Opera) Bruce Herd 1:34.97 Jokers Wild Shinzig
2006 $100,000 Darci Brahma Danehill Grand Echezeaux Michael Walker 1:33.67 Kristov Penitentiary
2005 $100,000 Zvezda His Royal Highness Carnival Girl Bruce Herd 1:24.47 Shastri Travellin’ Man
2004 (Hastings) $100,000 King's Chapel King Of Kings Lower Chapel (by Sharpo) Rhys McLeod 1:20.32 Vinaka Sedecrem
2003 $120,000 Critic Centaine Benazir (by Vice Regal) Lance O'Sullivan 1:21.86 Hustler Tit For Taat
2002 $100,000 No Mean City Star Board Jigtime Damian Browne 1:21.82 Star Satire Fritz
2001 $100,000 Star Satire Volksraad Satirical (by Kaapstad) Mark Du Plessis 1:21.44 Cinder Bella Golden Butterfly
2000 $90,000 Surface 57.5 Crested Wave Kosha Noel Harris 1:20.33 Furnish 57.5 Centre Crest 57.5
1999 $80,000 Hero Deputy Governor Domino (by Grosvenor) Brian Hibberd 1:20.47 Integrate Rebel
1998 $80,000 Centre Crest Lord Century Crest Of Casitas (by Crested Wave) Catherine Huchinson 1:20.19 Jazzac Ferragamo
1997 $80,000 It's My Sin Success Express Rosalina T Brett 1:21.22 Panagold Batavian
1996 $80,000 Diablo Girl Bletchencore Bandonair Bruce Compton 1:20.72 Corndale Snap
1995 $80,000 Allegro Red Tempo Gallant Heights Gary Grylls 1:25.72 Ensign Ewart Avedon
1994 $80,000 Lord Tridan 57.5 Lord Ballina Salaprime David Walsh 1:21.27 Javelin Panagold
1993 $80,000 Javelin 57.5 Famous Star Kay Ward Lance O'Sullivan 1:22.22 Calm Harbour Status
1992 $100,000 Javelin 57 Famous Star Kay Ward Lance O'Sullivan 1:21.55 Vain Sovereign Prince Of Praise
1991 $100,000 Rough Habit Roughcast Certain Habit Ross N Elliott 1:27.09 Mr Tiz Sandboy
1990 $120,000 Westminster Grosvenor Apple Blossom Grant Cooksley 1:20.70 Fun On The Run Cotton Club
1989 $112,000 Poetic Prince Yeats Finisterre Noel Harris 1:22.70 Straight Order Krona
1988 April $100,000 Poetic Prince Yeats Finisterre Noel Harris 1:20.30 Westminster Courier Bay
1987 $75,500 Society Bay Zephyr Bay Pacaya David Walsh 1:22.80 Dare Lady Aloof
1986 $50,600 Peat Beaufort Sea Wayward Lass Grant Davison 1:21.30 Shifnal Prince Tanalyse

See alsoEdit


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