2019 CAPTAIN COOK STAKES - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The Captain Cook Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for milers at Trentham course conducted by the Wellington Racing Club.
The Captain Cook Stakes is run over 1600m.
The Captain Cook Stakes was moved to the December date so it avoided clashing with the Hastings G1 features.
Danzdanzdance ran in the 3yo features but graduated to open company later in the year and won two G1s including this one.
Captain Cook Stakes is worth NZ$200,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of Captain Cook Stakes include Danzdanzdance (2018), Kawi (2017), Shuka (2013/2014), Mufhasa (2011), Dorabella (2007), Penny Gem (2003), Tit For Taat/Elevenses D/H (2002), Cinder Bella (2000), Cent Home (1999), Foxwood (1998), Marquise (1996), Allegro (1995), Rough Habit (1992) and Solveig (1986).
The 2018 Captain Cook Stakes was won by Danzdanzdance from Authentic Paddy and Our Abbadean.