22 Nov 2008

Big overseas entries for NZ summer carnivals

1:16 pm on 22 November 2008

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing is excited about the number of overseas entries for the major races at this summer's Auckland and Wellington Cup carnivals.

Some 40 Australian horses and two European gallopers have been nominated for feature races, headed by Australia's world class sprinter Takeover Target which will be prepared for the $1 million Telegraph Handicap at January's Wellington Cup meeting.

The richest event on the summer programme is the $2.2 million New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie.