What do Savvy Coup, Age of Fire and Patrick Erin have I common?
They were three Group 1 winners from last year’s Ashburton meeting.
The Ashburton Racing Club’s meeting in October has long had a reputation for the quality of horses contesting the Barneswood Farm Stakes (historically the John Grigg Stakes) for three-year olds.
In fact, it has almost become a rite of passage to be considered a real contender for the guineas races that follow at Riccarton to perform well at Ashburton.
Past New Zealand Horses of the Year are included on the honours board and . . .