Sunrise Ruby seeks Karaka Million start
20 Jan 2017Trainer Stephen McKee will be hoping two-year-old filly Sunrise Ruby (Jimmy Choux x A Touch of Ruby) can win at Tauranga on Friday to guarantee a start in the Karaka Million (RL, 1200m) at Ellerslie on 29 January.
McKee, who won the Karaka Million last year with Xiong Feng, already has the Group Three winner Hasahalo and last start winner Star Treasure en route to the $1,000,000 race.
“If she wins this race she’ll go to the Karaka Million,” McKee said.
“It’s a pretty attractive option for owners of two-year-olds, so they’re keen to have a go. There’s a few bridges to cross yet, she’ll need to win this race to get enough money to make the field, but that’s the plan.”
Sunrise Ruby was purchased from Trelawney Stud's 2016 NZB Premier draft for $110,000.