Three-times Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup winner Terror To Love will start for a final time when he lines up in the Group One $100,000 Breckon Farms / All Stars Racing Stables Easter Cup on Easter Saturday, the 4th April. A race he won in 2013.
“The King”, as he is known to many in the industry, lines up in this Friday’s Group Three $25,000 Gordon Roxburgh Free-For-All, before facing the starters tape for the final time in the Easter Cup over his favourite 3200 metre distance where he’ll lead the field out onto the track.
It’s appropriate that he finishes his racing career at his favourite racetrack, he’s won 16 of his 32 starts at Addington, the champ will bow out as one of the greatest pacers we have ever seen with his career highlight undoubtedly being crowned a three-time winner of New Zealand’s holy grail, the New Zealand Trotting Cup. A feat only equalled by two other great pacers – Indianapolis and False Step many years ago.
That won’t be the last time fans will get to see “The Terror” though.
The winner of over a staggering $2.4 million will be back to be officially farewelled on The Breeders New Zealand Oaks Night at Addington on Friday 15 May, before entering his new career as a stallion where he’ll stand at Pinelea Farm in Weedons, Canterbury.
Fans will get the opportunity to see “The Terror” on the night. He’ll parade up the home straight, a presentation hosted by The Met will take place and there’ll be promotions throughout the evening to honour one of the greatest equine athletes ever to grace the racetracks of Australasia.
Adding to this, his owner Terry McDonald will be generously donating a stallion service for Terror To Love which will no doubt be warmly received, as there’ll be a large number of breeders on course attending a function on Oaks Night.
Make sure you are at Addington to see “The Terror” and be part of a farewell he so richly deserves.
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