All About New Zealand’s Wellington Cup Super Saturday

Wellington Cup Super Saturday Racing

The holy grail of horse racing action for New Zealand racing enthusiasts and punters is the Wellington Cup Super Saturday horse race, held annually. This race day forms part of the prestigious Wellington Cup Carnival that’s held in January each year.  In 2017 the Wellington Cup Super Saturday was held on the 21st of January 2017 and there were a host of thrilling races to lay stakes on.

The Wellington Cup Super Saturday is just one of three days in the carnival and the most esteemed. The Wellington Cup is considered the crown jewel of horse racing titles and  a highlight for so many avid racing fans..

With thoroughbred racing pedigree and expert jockeys taking to the track, the day features a buzzing social scene. A divergent mix of eclectic fashion and hypnotic trend engulfs Wellington Cup Super Saturday racing.

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The first race is scheduled to run at 12:13 pm with the last race set to take place at 5:31 pm, providing punters with a full day of horse racing action.  The featured Wellington Cup Super Saturday race will race into action at approximately 4:56 pm.

With a total of ten races and $250.000 in prizes for the Wellington Cup Group 3 race covering 3200 meters, the Wellington Cup Super Saturday always provides high octane racing action coupled with some of the most thrilling horse betting opportunities of the year.

Super Saturdays Outright Favourite 

Jimmy Mac continued to dominate as the winning favourite for the Wellington Cup Super Saturday event in 2017. The horse drew wide, placed at barrier twelve among fourteen runners.

Taking victory in the New Zealand Cup in November and the Martin Cup, Jimmy Mac has the racing pedigree to clinch the Wellington Cup Super Saturday event.

If a horse manages to take gold in the Wellington Cup, they have a neat progression to the Auckland Cup held in March where there is a one million dollars purse at stake, as many consider one race being the prelude to the other.

Futures For Jimmy Mac

Jimmy Mac has had a cracker of a season for a horse that was surrounded by controversy and negativity. The runner’s impressive Marton Cup victory at Awapuni saw the thoroughbred in from $5 to $3.50 favouritism odds on futures markets for the Wellington Cup Super Saturday race. This is not bad for a horse that’s been through the wringer.

Other Strong Runners

Second favourite Pentathlon drew five and this inside draw may work to a favourable advantage come race time.  Nashville drew position three, another favourable position inside the starting gates for the Wellington Cup Super Saturday race.

This time around none of the favourites ended up crossing the finish line first. Instead, as is so often the case in horse racing, Savaria, a horse not tipped as a favourite ended up being victorious. This is exactly what makes the Wellington Cup so exciting and such a well-attended event. Punters not lucky enough to be at the track can also bet online and online sportsbooks make wagering simple and quick, ensuring that anyone can get in on the action.