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Waikato Sprint

Group I race
Waikato Spring
Location Te Rapa Racecourse
Hamilton, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1400m (7 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Weight for Age
Purse NZ$200,000

The Waikato Sprint is a Thoroughbred horse race run at Te Rapa Racecourse in Hamilton in early February every year. Currently sponsored by Waikato Draught, the race has become one of the highlights of the New Zealand summer racing season.

The list of winners includes almost every top-class sprinter-miler to have raced in New Zealand in the last three decades, and is highlighted by the back-to-back victories by champion mare Sunline in 2001-02.

Winners of the Waikato Sprint



2010 Tavistock
2009 Mufhasa
2008 Seachange
2007 Darci Brahma
2006 Kristov
2005 Sedecrem
2004 Sedecrem
2003 Tit For Taat
2002 Sunline
2001 Sunline
2000 Tall Poppy
1999 Surface
1998 Rebel
1997 Avedon
1996 Allegro
1995 Snap
1994 Western Red
1993 Veandercross
1992 Mrs Selleck
1991 Mr Tiz
1990 Not Held
1989 Poetic Prince
1988 Courier Bay
1987 Courier Bay
1986 Tanalyse
1985 Super Tai
1984 Abit Leica
1983 Pinson
1982 Givenchy
1981 Mun Lee
1980 Coobers Queen
1979 March Legend
1978 Copper Belt
1977 Soliloquy
1976 Mop
1975 Auditor
1974 Kings Romance


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