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    Some of NZ's best WFA horses have won the Captain Cook Stakes


    Mufhasa
    Mufhasa was a winner of the Captain Cook Stakes in NZ before travelling the world

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Betting Tips

    We will have Captain Cook Stakes betting tips when markets are released.

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Odds

    All-in odds for the Captain Cook Stakes are released around a month in advance but the final field is confirmed on the Wednesday before the race.

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Bookmaker Offers

    Bookmakers will have bookie offers for the Captain Cook Stakes closer to the race time. Typically, bookmakers will offer bonus bets for running second or third in the major races. 

    Captain Cook Stakes History

    The Captain Cook Stakes became the Captain Cook Stakes in 1977 after it was originally called the Marlboro Stakes. 

    Since then it has been taken out by some of New Zealand’s finest thoroughbreds. Copper Belt was the first winner for Kevin Gray and the past winners include the likes of Solveig for Trevor McKee and Colin Curnow, Rough Habit for John Wheeler and Ballroom Babe for Graeme Sanders. 

    In 2009 the Captain Cook Stakes was moved to December to avoid a clash with the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival and the winners since have resulted in a benefit from the change.
     
    Many older types have won, excluding Danzdanzdance which scored nicely in 2018. The more experienced types, which have been saved for the race seem to excel.

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Field

    The field for the Captain Cook Stakes is released on the Wednesday morning prior to the race.

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Form Guide

    The Captain Cook Stakes is a great form guide for the Zabeel Classic later that month and Danzdanzdance is the latest runner to complete the double. 

    Held over 1600m at Trentham, the Captain Cook Stakes is often won by New Zealand’s best middle-distance horses but sprinters also have a good record in the race. 

    Champion sprinter Mufhasa was a winner in 2011 for Stephen McKee and that was followed up with a win by Final Touch for South Island trainers John & Karen Parsons. 

    Despite being a weight-for-age race, it’s often won by the older types. Julinsky Prince and Aide Memoire went back-to-back in 2015 and 2016 for minor upset results.
     
    Shuka scored consecutive Captain Cook Stakes wins in 2013 and 2014.

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Previous Winners

    Year
    Winner
    2018Danzdanzdance
    2017Kawi
    2016Aide Memoire
    2015Julinsky Prince
    2014Shuka
    2013Shuka
    2012Final Touch
    2011Mufhasa
    2010We Can Say It Now
    2009Ekstreme
    2008Dezigna
    2007Dorabella
    2006Jurys Out
    2005Hurrah
    2004Rodin
    2003Penny Gem
    2002Tit For Taat/Elevenses
    2001Hello Dolly
    2000Cinder Bella

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Live Streaming

    Punters can watch the Captain Cook Stakes at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand. 

    Captain Cook Stakes New Zealand Race Schedule

    There are 9 races on the Captain Cook Stakes card at Trentham, which also includes the Wakefield Challenge Stakes. 

    Race 1: 3YO Premier 
    Race 2: R82 Handicap 
    Race 3: R82 Handicap 
    Race 4: Wakefield Challenge Stakes 
    Race 5: R65 Handicap 
    Race 6: R65 Handicap 
    Race 7: Premier SP Handicap 
    Race 8: Captain Cook Stakes 
    Race 9: R72 Handicap

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