Sundees Son Is The New Trotting Masters Champion

07 May 2019 | Chris Barsby
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Meet the new Trotting Master – Sundees Son.

The rising New Zealand star has capped a great season by being crowned the 2018/19 Australian Pacing Gold Trotting Master champion following his heroics in Auckland over the past week.

Prepared by father/son combination Robert and John Dunn, the Majestic Son gelding claimed both North Island features at Alexandra Park which catapulted him to the lead passing Victorian mare Dance Craze in the process.

With Auckland playing host to the two final legs of the six race series, the title was very much alive with connections of Dance Craze electing to remain local while New Zealand’s best gathered in preparation of claiming the rich prizes on offer.

And Sundees Son took the lot.

The four-year-old scored a brilliant victory in the $100,000 ANZAC Cup before returning a week later to take the $150,000 Rowe Cup in devastating fashion which also propelled him to victory in the race to be crowned the Totting Master for the current term.

The Trotters Grand Circuit commenced in 1999.

In 2012, the Grand Circuit was revamped with the Trotters competing in a stand-alone branded series, Trotting Masters.

Points are awarded during the Circuit, 100 points for a win, 60 points for second, 40 points for third, and so on, to last placing.

In his 12 starts throughout the season, Sundees Son amassed more than $183,000 while taking his overall earnings past $243,000.

Sundees Son will next start in the $125,000 Ruby on Jewels day at Addington on June 1.

The six leg Australian Pacing Gold Trotting Masters series starts in November with the Dominion in Christchurch before heading to Melbourne for the Inter Dominion, Great Southern Star and Australian Grand Prix while the series concludes in Auckland with the Anzac and Rowe Cups.

The full list of Australian Pacing Gold Trotting Masters winners for the season were Marcoola (Dominion), Tornado Valley ( Inter Dominion), Dance Craze (Great Southern Star), Big Jack Hammer (Grand Prix) and Sundees Son (ANZAC & Rowe Cups).

The top five point scorers were;

Sundees Son (200 points)

Dance Craze (160)

Speeding Spur (143)

Lemond (120)

Marcoola (108)

Sundees Son is raced by his North Canterbury based breeders Colin and Nancy Hair while being prepared by Robert and John Dunn.