The Tarzino Trophy is one of three races during the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown in New Zealand. It’s the first of three in the spring, with the Windsor Park Plate and Spring Classic to follow.


    Melody Belle
    Melody Belle works before winning the Tarzino Trophy

    Tarzino Trophy Betting Tips

    We have 2020 Tarzino Trophy Tips available. 

    Bookmakers offer a comprehensive Tarzino Trophy market and punters are getting good early value. 

    Tarzino Trophy Betting Odds

    All odds presented are for all-in markets* 

    Melody Belle - 2.50 
    Danzdanzdance – 4.75 
    Te Akau Shark – 4.75 
    Avantage – 8.00 
    Helena Baby – 11.00 
    Rondinella – 12.00 
    Endless Drama – 15.00 
    Cliff’s Edge – 15.00 
    Sleeping Beauty – 17.00 
    Shadows Cast – 26.00 
    Santa Monica – 26.00 
    Wyndspelle – 26.00 

    For a full market, head to BetEasy or bet365. 

    Tarzino Trophy Field

    The field for the 2019 Tarzino Trophy won’t be confirmed until August 28 when NZTR releases the final field, barrier draw and weights. 

    Tarzino Trophy fields consist of 14 runners plus emergencies.

    Tarzino Trophy Bonus Bets

    The following bookmaker are offering Tarzino Trophy bonus bet deals. 

    • BetEasy 
    • bet365 
    • Ladbrokes 
    • Sportsbet 

    Tarzino Trophy Barrier Draw

    We will have all 14 barrier draws available when the draw is done during the week of the 2019 Tarzino Trophy. 

    Tarzino Trophy Dates & Schedule

    Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Tarzino Trophy and the eight supporting races on the big card. 

    Date: August 31, 2020
    Time: 3.30pm 
    Track: Hastings 
    Distance: 1400m 
    Conditions: WFA 
    Prize Money: $200,000 
    Age: 3YO+ 

    The Tarzino Trophy is one of 9 quality betting races on the card.  

    The Tarzino Trophy is the only Group 1 on the feature card. 

    • Race 1: Rating 65  
    • Race 2: Rating 82 
    • Race 3: SW+P Stakes 
    • Race 4: Rating 72  
    • Race 5: Colin Meads Trophy  
    • Race 6: Reliable Man Trophy 
    • Race 7: Tarzino Trophy 
    • Race 8: Rating 72 
    • Race 9: Rating 65 

    Tarzino Trophy Livestream

    Punters can livestream the Tarzino Trophy at Beteasy. The Australian-based bookmaker shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance. 

    To live stream the 2019 Tarzino Trophy, sign up with Beteasy. 

    Tarzino Trophy History

    The Tarzino Trophy has changed names plenty of time. It started off as a Mudgeway Stakes before being renamed the Challenge Stakes. 

    It has been won by many of New Zealand’s finest thoroughbreds, including Kawi, Ocean Park, Mufhasa, Tavistock, Sunline, Seachange and Xcellent. 

    It has been one of the best form guides for Australian racing and many of the winners have crossed the Tasman and had great success.  

    With it being the first leg of the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown, it always attracts a quality field in late August. 

    Tarzino Trophy 2018 Result

    1st - Melody Belle 
    2nd - Hiflyer 
    3rd - Our Abbadean 

    Melody Belle continued her fine run of form when scoring by a half-length over two classy New Zealand types.

    Tarzino Trophy Past Winners

    • 2019 - Melody Belle
    • 2018 – Melody Belle 
    • 2017 – Close Up 
    • 2016 – Kawi 
    • 2015 – Kawi 
    • 2014 – I Do 
    • 2013 – Survived 
    • 2012 – Ocean Park  
    • 2011 – Mufhasa 
    • 2010 – Keep The Peace 
    • 2009 – Tavistock 
    • 2008 – Fritzy Boy 
    • 2007 – Seachange 
    • 2006 – Seachange 
    • 2005 – Xcellent 
    • 2004 – Starcraft 
    • 2003 – Miss Potential 
    • 2002 – Sunline 
    • 2001 – Fritz 
    • 2000 – Cent Home 

    Tarzino Trophy FAQ

    When is the 2019 Tarzino Trophy? 

    The 2019 Tarzino Trophy runs on Saturday August 31, 2019. 

    How long is the Tarzino Trophy? 

    The sprinting contest is run over 1400m. 

    Where is the Tarzino Trophy held? 

    The Tarzino Trophy is held at Hastings Racecourse, which is located in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. 

    What time does the Tarzino Trophy run?
     
    The Tarzino Trophy is Race 7 and is held at 3:30pm. 

    Who won the 2018 Tarzino Trophy? 

    Melody Belle won the 2018 Tarzino Trophy. 

    Who won the 2017 Tarzino Trophy? 

    Close Up 

    What’s the prize money for the 2019 Tarzino Trophy?
     
    $200,000 is the total prize pool for the 2019 Tarzino Trophy