TRACKCHAT | Anniversary Weekend Raceday | 30 January 2022

Need an insider tip? Keen to know how the track is shaping up?

Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on tomorrow's feature race, speed maps, track manager Jason Fulford's report and some tips from the office lads.


Track update

The track is rated a Dead 5 at time of writing (Saturday morning) after 15mms of irrigation was applied last night.

A further reading will be done this afternoon with the final reading tomorrow morning.

Here's what our track manager, Jason Fulford, had to say about the track earlier this morning:


Feature race preview

Race 5 | Dunstan Feeds 1600| $45,000 | Rating 74| 2.50pm

On a low key feature day, there isn’t a feature race as such, however we will take a look at the Dunstan Feeds 1600.

The Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall trained Carolina Reaper looks well placed here after an excellent second in the Stella Artois 1500 Championship Final on Boxing Day and a last start win at Tauranga. She brings great form and if she can get luck from a sticky gate, I expect her to be very hard to beat.

The dangers include Campionessa and Waimoku Falls.


More things to know about Anniversary Weekend Raceday:


  • 11.30am - Gates open

  • 12.30pm - First race (of 11)

  • 6.24pm - Last race

COVID-19 update

Auckland moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework 'Red' setting on Monday 24 January 2022. Due to the short timeframe between then and Sunday's meeting, the decision has been made to restrict entry to this raceday to those owners who have horses racing and those who work in critical roles that allow a race meeting to go ahead.

To know more about the restrictions for this raceday, please click here.

More racing info

Speed Maps - Sunday, 30 January 2022
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Need some tips?

CEO Paul Wilcox rates:

  • Race 5 - 2.50pm - Dunstan Feeds 1600 - Tannahill - (#1)

  • Race 9 - 5.10pm - NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race - Contagious - (#6) - FFW

Sponsorship Manager Bill Heap rates:

  • Race 4 - 2.15pm - Franklin Auctions 1400 - Gee Ce - (#2)

  • Race 6 - 3.25pm - Eagle Technology 1600 - Pinarello - (#8)