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Captain Cook Stakes

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History

ROCK ON WOOD winning the Captain Cook Stakes.
ROCK ON WOOD winning the Captain Cook Stakes. Picture: Race Images Photo

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.
After many attempts and G1 placings, Wyndspelle finally got his G1 win in the 2019 edition.
In 2020 Rock On Wood was trained to win by Leanne Elliot and ridden by her son Ryan Elliot. It was also owned by her mother and sister too.
Captain Cook Stakes was worth NZ$200,000 in 2020.
Notable winners of Captain Cook Stakes include Rock On Wood (2020), 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 2020 Captain Cook Stakes was won by Rock On Wood from Concert Hall and Deerfield.
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Previous Captain Cook Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
ROCK ON WOOD (NZ) 6G
REDWOOD (GB) - ROCK ON RYE (AUS) CATCHER IN THE RYE (IRE)
RYAN ELLIOT 59.0 LEANNE ELLIOT 7
WYNDSPELLE (NZ) 6H
IFFRAAJ (GB) - WESTERN STAR (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
J L WADDELL 59.0 JOHNO BENNER & HOLLIE WYNYARD 6
DANZDANZDANCE (AUS) 4M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NIGHT DANZA (AUS) DANZERO (AUS)
O P BOSSON 57.0 CHRISTOPHER GIBBS & MICHELLE BRADLEY 7
KAWI (NZ) 7G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
J L WADDELL 59.0 A SHARROCK 4
AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) 5M
REMIND (USA) - EXPLAIN (NZ) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
R J HANNAM 57.0 FRASER AURET 9
JULINSKY PRINCE (NZ) 6G
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - JULINSKY PRINCESS (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
J PARKES 59.0 FRASER AURET 4
SHUKA (NZ) 6G
BACHELOR DUKE (USA) - ALABAMA ROSE (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
D S JOHNSON 59.0 PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS 8
SHUKA (NZ) 5G
BACHELOR DUKE (USA) - ALABAMA ROSE (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
D S JOHNSON 59.0 PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS 3
FINAL TOUCH (NZ) 5M
KASHANI (USA) - MY LYDIA (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
C W JOHNSON 57.0 J F PARSONS 7
MUFHASA (NZ) 7G
PENTIRE (GB) - SHEILA CHEVAL (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
S C SPRATT 59.0 STEPHEN MCKEE 2
WE CAN SAY IT NOW (AUS) 3F
STARCRAFT (NZ) - WE CAN'T SAY THAT (NZ) GENEROUS (IRE)
L J ALLPRESS 51.0 MURRAY & BJORN BAKER 15
EKSTREME (NZ) 4M
EKRAAR (USA) - CASHCADE (NZ) ANZIYAN (USA)
O P BOSSON 57.0 BRYCE REVELL 9
DEZIGNA (NZ) 9G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - LABEL BASHER (NZ) CONQUISTAROSE (USA)
T N HARRIS 59.0 VANESSA HILLIS 7
DORABELLA (NZ) 4M
POSTPONED (USA) - CASERIO (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
H S TINSLEY 56.0 HOWIE & LORRAINE MATHEWS 5
JURYS OUT (NZ) 7G
FALTAAT (USA) - TARANTIA (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
M T COLEMAN 59.0 D & S HAWORTH 10
HURRAH (NZ) 4G
BAHHARE (USA) - SHOCK ATTACK (NZ) INVITING (IRE)
H S TINSLEY 57.0 SHANE KENNEDY & RICKY CARSTON 5
RODIN (NZ) 7G
MASTERPIECE (AUS) - FINE DECISION (AUS) AVEROF (GB)
D G BRADLEY 58.5 K ZIMMERMAN 2
PENNY GEM (NZ) 4M
PENTIRE (GB) - GEMSCAY (AUS) MAIZCAY (AUS)
M T COLEMAN 54.5 M MORONEY & A SCOTT 13
ELEVENSES (NZ) 5M
STAR WAY (GB) - CELTIC JOY (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
L G INNES 56.0 D & G SANDERS 11
TIT FOR TAAT (NZ) 5G
FALTAAT (USA) - MISS KIWITEA (NZ) TRULY VAIN (AUS)
M J WALKER 58.5 W HERBERT 8
HELLO DOLLY (NZ) 6M
MI PREFERIDO (USA) - DRAMBUIE (NZ) RED TEMPO (NZ)
B S HERD 56.0 B WILLS 1
CINDER BELLA (NZ) 5M
VICTORY DANCE (IRE) - LUCKY JEWEL (NZ) LUCKY RING (IRE)
L A O'SULLIVAN 56.0 K ZIMMERMAN 6

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