HARNESS Racing New Zealand has issued the first two Australian invitations to the rich Harness Jewels
Lulu Le Mans (Two-Year-Old Diamond) and Major Occasion (Four-Year-Old Diamond) have been invited to wear the Australian Jewels colours at Addington Raceway in Christchurch on June 1.
A daughter of Bettors Delight and Elusive Chick, Lulu Le Mans came to compete in New Zealand with two wins and placings in the Group Two Sapling Stakes and Group Two Pink Bonnett.
Lulu Le Mans is trained by Aaron Goadsby and Mark Jones and is currently in New Zealand racing in the two-year-old fillies’ features.
She will compete again this week at Alexandra Park in the NZ Sires’ Stake Two-Year-Old Fillies’ Championship
Major Occasion will fly the flag for Australia in the Four-Year-Old Diamond, and brings with her an impressive array of achievements in her homeland.
Major Occasion is trained by Chris Frisby and has recorded four wins from 10 starts this season, including the Group Two Sebelia Stakes in 1.50.4. She was also a game second in the Ladyship behind Dream About Me last month.
She also competed at the highest level as a three-year-old, finishing second in the Queensland Oaks to Sociable.
Interest from Australian connections this year has been extremely high, hot off the back of the strong showing from Australians during last season’s Harness Jewels.
More Australian invites will be announced in the near future as the Aussies search for their first success in the series.
- HRNZ Media