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I'll give the rest a clue. This was a Listed stakes race yet attracted 3 Gr1 winners - two W.S. Cox Plate winner no less - and two Gr2 winners. This was from the days when owners and trainers didn't avoid other horses and the breed was tougher. What a memory !

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The curtain came down on the Stars Travel Stakes in 1978 with the last running of the race. When Pegs Pride won the 1974 edition of Stars Travel, the Bay of Plenty Racing Club had put up a stake of $30,000, which ranked it second in WFA prizemoney and prestige in Australasia to the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne.

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16 hours ago, Hesi said:

Impressive win for Arrowfield Peter.  Out of that great NZ racemare Rising Romance

Thanks Hesi. Quite a personal triumph as I did the mating which produced the granddam, the dam and the filly herself as well as standing damsire Ekraar and 2nd damsire Postponed. Got plenty off the TAB to boot !

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16 hours ago, Dancing Show said:

I'll get the ball rolling with a random guess, and perhaps get some others having a go...

Show Gate and the North Island Challenge Stakes?

 

No Maria but you are on the right track.

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16 minutes ago, LookingForValue said:

Is it the Port Nicholson Stakes 1974?
Fury's Order 1st
Showgate 2nd

Absolutely LFV. Count Kereru 3rd, Battle Heights 4th. WFA 2000m at Trentham March 1974

Fury's Order's jockey ?? Show Gate's jockey ?

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43 minutes ago, Hesi said:

Out of interest, why would Count Kereru, winner of the 1972 Telegraph, sired by  the legendary Pakistan II, sire of sprinters, run over 2000m

Count Keruru won the Ormond Memorial Gold Cup over 2000m. His damline, broodmare sire Balloch and granddam sire Iliad were contirbutors to the 1600m-2000m distances or thereabouts. 

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2 hours ago, LookingForValue said:

Des Harris rode Fury's Order around that time? Show Gate Bob Skelton?

Wasn't regular hoop DH on Fury's Order or RJ on Show Gate. The jockeys might surprise you a little

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