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Tarzino Trophy

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CALLSIGN MAV winning the Tarzino Trophy.
CALLSIGN MAV winning the Tarzino Trophy. Picture: Race Images Photo

The Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for sprinters at Hastings race course conducted by the Hawke's Bay Racing.
The Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes is run over 1400m.
The Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes has had several names but is currently run as the Tarzino Trophy.
This race is the opening G1 of the Spring trilogy of races at Hastings. The Windsor Park Plate and the Spring Classic follow.
It is also the first major race of the season in New Zealand. The race was delayed until mid-September in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus and again in 2021 by a week.
Ocean Park won the race first up before embarking on his Cox Plate campaign in Australia.
Sunline and Starcraft ran well in Cox Plates following victories at Hastings while other top kiwi WFA performers Surfers Paradise, Rough Habit and Poetic Prince saluted.
Melody Belle made it back to back wins in the race in 2019 and took her record to seven G1 wins at the time. She would double that by the end of her career.
Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes was worth NZ$220,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes include Callsign Mav (2020/2021), Melody Belle (2018/2019), Kawi (2015/2016), Ocean Park (2012), Mufhasa (2011), Tavistock (2009), Seachange (2006/2007), Xcellent (2005), Starcraft (2004), Miss Potential (2003), Sunline (2002), Fritz (2001), Cent Home (2000), Vialli (1996), Snap (1994), Surfers Paradise (1992), Rough Habit (1991) and Poetic Prince (1988).
The 2021 Hawke's Bay Challenge Stakes was won by Callsign Mav from Spring Tide and Masetto.
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Previous Tarzino Trophy Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) 5G
ATLANTE (AUS) - RAADISI (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
J K RIDDELL59.0JOHN BARY10
CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) 4G
ATLANTE (AUS) - RAADISI (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
J K RIDDELL58.5JOHN BARY8
MELODY BELLE (NZ) 5M
COMMANDS (AUS) - MELEKA BELLE (NZ) IFFRAAJ (GB)
M MCNAB57.0JAMIE RICHARDS15
MELODY BELLE (NZ) 4M
COMMANDS (AUS) - MELEKA BELLE (NZ) IFFRAAJ (GB)
SHARIF RUSOF56.5JAMIE RICHARDS7
CLOSE UP (NZ) 8G
SHINKO KING (IRE) - REGELLE (NZ) EXPLODING PROSPECT (USA)
G COOKSLEY59.0S HALE2
KAWI (NZ) 6G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES59.0A SHARROCK14
KAWI (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES59.0A SHARROCK12
I DO (NZ) 7M
NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) - FREEQUENCE (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
O P BOSSON57.0A SHARROCK6
SURVIVED (NZ) 4G
ZED (NZ) - LIBERAL (NZ) GENEROUS (IRE)
O P BOSSON58.5JOHN BARY7
OCEAN PARK (NZ) 4H
THORN PARK (AUS) - SAYYIDA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
L J ALLPRESS58.5G HENNESSY4
MUFHASA (NZ) 7G
PENTIRE (GB) - SHEILA CHEVAL (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
S C SPRATT59.0STEPHEN MCKEE8
KEEP THE PEACE (NZ) 4M
KEEPER (AUS) - PEACE OF MIND (NZ) WILD RAMPAGE (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD56.5SHAUNE RITCHIE1
LORD TAVISTOCK (NZ) 4H
MONTJEU (IRE) - UPSTAGE (GB) QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
J L WADDELL58.5ANDREW R CAMPBELL13
FRITZY BOY (NZ) 4G
BRILLIANCE (USA) - FRITZY GIRL (NZ) CACHE OF GOLD (USA)
N G HARRIS58.5A MACGREGOR1
SEACHANGE (NZ) 5M
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - JUST CRUISING (AUS) BROAD REACH (NZ)
G MCKEON56.5R R MANNING9
SEACHANGE (NZ) 4M
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - JUST CRUISING (AUS) BROAD REACH (NZ)
G MCKEON56.0R R MANNING4
XCELLENT (NZ) 4G
PENTIRE (GB) - EXCELO (NZ) CENTRO (NZ)
M T COLEMAN57.0M MORONEY & A SCOTT13
STARCRAFT (NZ) 4H
SOVIET STAR (USA) - FLYING FLOOZIE (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
L G INNES57.0GARRY NEWHAM12
MISS POTENTIAL (AUS) 5M
DOLPHIN STREET (FR) - RICHFIELD ROSE (NZ) CRESTED WAVE (USA)
B R JONES56.0BILL BORRIE4
SUNLINE (NZ) 7M
DESERT SUN (GB) - SONGLINE (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
G CHILDS56.0STEPHEN & TREVOR MCK2
FRITZ (NZ) 7G
KREISLER (IRE) - BRIGHTEN UP (GB) SHARPO (NZ)
N G HARRIS58.5N COULBECK2
CENT HOME (NZ) 5G
LORD BALLINA (AUS) - CENTURIA (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
DAVID WALKER58.5J V WALLACE9

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