After each race at the SkyCity New Year's Day Races, we spoke to jockeys of beaten favourites to hear their thoughts.
Race One: SKYCITY 2100
Lochwinnoch Trudy Thornton
Didn't get a great run. I think the horse is a little tired. He's going to go out and have a little break and come back better after that.
Race Two: MAINSTREAM PLUMBING & GASFITTING 1400
Not Usual Litening Matt Cameron
Wasn't a bad run, just pulled a bit at the start and a bit green when I pulled out to get the run. He'll keep.
Race Three: BARNESWOOD FARM ECLIPSE STAKES
Not An Option Leith Innes
Went super. Got beaten by a better horse on the day but will take a lot out of it.
Race Four: VALACHI DOWNS ROYAL STAKES
Two Illicit Vinnie Colgan
Race Five: DUNSTAN FEEDS STAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Swords Drawn Opie Bosson
Went up to win the race but got shut out.
Race Six: JAMIESON PARK AUCKLAND GUINEAS
Riodini Sam Collett
Full credit to my horse, he was gallant in defeat. I think he's been beaten by a very smart horse
Race Seven: RICH HILL MILE
Prise De Fer Mick Dee
Race Eight: SKYCITY CITY OF AUCKLAND CUP
Concert Hall Ryan Elliot
Race Nine: SISTEMA RAILWAY
Winter Bride James McDonald
Race Ten: BARFOOT & THOMPSON 1600
Vichy James McDonald