APG Grand Circuit Champion - Christen Me

09 March 2015 | Chris Barsby

Brilliant New Zealand pacer Christen Me is the 2014/15 Australian Pacing Gold Grand Circuit champion.

And its back to back titles for the Christchurch based gelding.

The eight leg Australian Pacing Gold Grand Circuit series starts in October with the Queensland Pacing Championship before heading to Christchurch for the New Zealand Cup followed by the Miracle Mile, WA Cup, Victoria Cup, Hunter Cup, Inter Dominion before concluding with the Auckland Cup.

Christen Me proved successful in the Miracle Mile, Victoria Cup and the Auckland Cup.

The Cran Dalgety trained pacer set a new race record (1;49.1) when winning the speed feature at TABCORP Park, Menangle last November.

Christen Me finished the season with 330 points, 129 clear of nearest rival – Australasia’s fastest pacer and recently retired mare Adore Me (1;47.7).

During the season, Christen Me amassed more than $1.13 million in prizemoney.

Christen Me becomes the first pacer since the incomparable Blacks A Fake to become a back to back Grand Circuit champion.

Blacks A Fake claimed his first title back in 2008 before dead-heating the following year with former North American star Mr Feelgood.

The full list of Australian Pacing Gold Grand Circuit winners this season were; For A Reason (Queensland Pacing Championship), Adore Me (New Zealand Cup), Christen Me (Miracle Mile), My Hard Copy (WA Pacing Cup), Christen Me (Victoria Cup), Arden Rooney (Hunter Cup), Beautide (Inter Dominion) and Christen Me (Auckland Cup).

And the top five point scorers were;

Christen Me (330 points)

Adore Me (201)

For A Reason (194)

Beautide (163)

Arden Rooney (101)

Congratulations to the connections of Christen Me, trainer Cran Dalgety and regular driver Dexter Dunn.