Friday Flash for 31st January

Fortuna runners this week are in Singapore, Brutus in the Restricted Maiden 1000m (Race 2) on Friday 31st and Federation in the Class 3 1200m (Race 8) on Saturday 1st Feb

3yo Gelding Brutus is a relative newcomer to Singapore racing, having had just two starts for a 3rdand a “beaten a lip” 2nd – both in Restricted Maiden Grade – he gets to race again in that Grade early hours of Saturday morning NZT. Unfortunately, he has drawn Barrier 13 in a field of 13 runners and with just a 1000m trip, it won’t be easy for him, but if gun rider Benny Woodworth can race in a mid field position with cover on the Polytrack he is a definite each way chance providing he gets some luck

4yo Federation  has never run a bad race in Singapore and boasts a record of four wins and six prize money placings from his 10 starts. A winner in this grade back in November he has been freshened and had two trials to prepare for this resuming run – drawn perfectly in barrier 3 on the Turf track, he will carry just 54kgs courtesy of the 4kg allowance of stable apprentice K Hakim who has already won four races this calendar year. He presents as a very strong each way chance and may prove hard to beat.

Matamata Track work this week – Fortuna Runners –

Tuesday 28th Jan

No Fortuna track work today

Thursday  23rd Jan


Melody Belle (O.Bosson) worked nicely over an easy 800 metres, home in 40.

Burgundy Belle (T.Harris) worked nicely over 800 metres at three-quarter pace, home in 44.


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 Three new Yearlings acquired at Karaka Book One Sale – Click HERE to read overview – big news is our acquisition of Japanese filly “Haya”

Yearling Filly “Haya” – by Maurice out of Vamoose


Finally, have you voted for Melody Belle in the All Star Mile? And shared the voting option with your network? If not, did you realise that if you cast a vote you will be in with a chance of winning one of 15 prizes with prizemoney totalling A$500k and a first prize of A$250k. Please vote if you have not and feel free to share the item below with all in your network – give them the chance of winning A$250k as well!!! We have ben ramping things up a bit the last few days and she has added over 1000 votes this week as a result – networking is the key!

The All Star Mile – Caulfield 14th March – A$5m of Prizemoney

Public Voting has opened for the A$5m All Star Mile run on 14th March at Caulfield – voting closes 16th Feb – there are 15 runners – the top 10 nominees by voting get to start and there are 5 Wild Cards issued by Racing Victoria – Kiwis can vote this year after not being eligible to cast a vote in 2019. There have been two NZ horses nominated, reigning NZ Horse Of The Year, Fortuna’s own Melody Belle and the gun 3yo Gelding, Catalyst

Currently Melody Belle aka “Valerie” has garnered over 4600 votes and sits in 3rd place – Te Akau and Fortuna are ramping up support for her via newsletters and Social Media – but we cannot be complacent – still a long way to go and we want as many Kiwis as we can to vote for Melody Belle

If you cast a vote you will be with a chance of winning one of 15 prizes with prizemoney totalling A$500k and a first prize of A$250k

How can you vote? See link below and you can share this link with as many family, friends, work colleagues as you like. We would really appreciate your support to help ensure that our wonderful mare can make the field Click the link HERE to vote and remember to share with your friends and ask them to vote – we need as many Kiwis as possible to cast a vote to ensure there is NZ representation in this year’s edition of this exciting event

And click HERE to see the promotional Video put together by Julia Rose Hayes from Te Akau Racing Stables