New Format for Live Karaka Million Barrier Draw

A live barrier draw with a new format at Karaka’s iconic sales complex will set the scene for the $1 million Karaka Million 2YO and $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic races in the lead up to the twilight meeting at Ellerslie on the 25 January.

The barrier draw for both of the $1 million races will take place on Wednesday 22 January with connections being invited to personally draw their own barrier by picking which stall they prefer, in order of the horses being drawn. Similar to the Cox Plate barrier draw, horses that are drawn out early will give their connections the opportunity to pick the best starting gate for the million dollar features.

Trackside’s Michael Guerin will be hosting the event from 11.00am which will be broadcast live from the Village Green at Karaka. Follow all the action and post-draw commentary by tuning in to Trackside 1 (SKY Channel 62), watching online at, or on NZB’s facebook page.

View the live order of entry for the Karaka Million 2YO here and Karaka Million 3YO Classic here.


Barrier Draw: Wednesday 22 January at Karaka
Karaka Million Twilight Meeting: Saturday 25 January at Ellerslie
Book 1: Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28 January at Karaka
Book 2: Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 January at Karaka
Book 3: Friday 31 January at Karaka

Catalogues can be viewed online or requested from

Author: IRace