Terror to Love wins third NZ Trotting Cup

12:02, Nov 12 2013
Body art models Bailey Kennedy & Pearl Babington
WINNERS: Body art models Bailey Kennedy, left and Pearl Babington at NZ Cup Day, Addington.
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BEST DRESSED WOMAN: Claire Foley winner of the best dressed woman at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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BEST DRESSED MAN: Peter Grooby winner of the best dress man at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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A STYLISH PAIR: Peter Grooby & Claire Foley winners of the best dress man and woman at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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STRIPES ARE IN: NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway....Ingrid Taylor NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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RATHER DAPER: Vincent Sanders. FashionNZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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STAR SPANGLED BANNER: 'Nice' shoes. NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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DROP OF CULTURE: Aftab Naika at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.
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WINNERS: Peter Grooby and Claire Foley took home the best dressed man and woman awards.
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BEST DRESSED WOMAN: Claire Foley winner of the best dress woman at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway.

Terror To Love claimed his third New Zealand Trotting Cup in sensational style at Addington today, after appearing to lose his chance at the start.

The Canterbury pacer became the first horse to win three consecutive NZ Cups since False Step claimed his treble 53 years ago, but he had to do it the hard way.

The second favourite broke as the field left the standing start, settling 10 lengths behind the body of the field.

But driver Ricky May never panicked and took him to the lead with 800m to go and the horse had enough left in the tank to hold off Fly Like An Eagle, which had led through the early and middle stages. 

Favourite Christen Me could not get clear from the inside until too late but rattled home for third.

"We made a proper ballsup at the start,'' May said. "To do what he did afterwards was just fantastic.''

It was May's seventh win in the race - taking him clear of Cecil Devine in having the most outright wins. 

Cup Day fashion and body art
Peter Grooby's dapper jacket, vest and hat combo took the top male fashion award of the day. We love the brick red pants and tie, as well as Peter's suitably model-like pose.
Cup Day fashion and body art
Claire Foley won Best Dressed Female at Addington in this high-necked turquoise number with butterfly fabric and yellow accents.
Cup Day fashion and body art
Model Bailey Kennedy shows off the winning Body Art design created by Clara Wells (left) alongside the winning Wear Art design.

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Kate Sullivan, Maddy Dickson, Emma Frapwell
HAPPY TIMES: Emma Frapwell, right, had friends over for a champagne breakfast. Kate Sullivan, left, and Maddy Dickson, centre.
Emily Musson
UNDETERRED: Emily Musson broke her arm falling from a horse.
Racegoers from Riccarton
WARMING UP: Emma Frapwell, second left rear, invited friends over for a champagne breakfast.
Trevinos Cup Day breakfast
DORMER CONSTRUCTION: Taylor Enright, left, James Patton, and Murray Wakelin at Trevinos
Trevinos Cup Day breakfast
TREVINOS: Mary Cooper, left, Sally McKerchar and Leigh Luney.
Blokes enjoy Riccarton champagne breakfast
THE BLOKES: Jack Brown, left, Connor Lynskey, Matt Evlampieff, and Hunter Haines.
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A general view during New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington Raceway .
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Eager punters watch the action during New Zealand Cup day.
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Terror To Love driven by Ricky May on the way to winning the NZ Trotting Cup at Addington today.
Chanelle Dickie
HAVING FUN: Chanelle Dickie loves the fashion and the horses.
Cup Day club sandwiches
PREPARATION FRENZY: Over 1000 club sandwiches are being made.
Cup Day chocolate eclairs
BIG JOB: Greg Corbitt gives fellow pastry chef Stephanie Muethel a pat of encouragement before she fills 600 eclairs with cream.
Cup Day pavlovas
SUGARY DELIGHTS: More than 100 pavlovas are ready.
Setting the tables at Addington
PERFECTION: The calm before the storm allows track-side tables to be set.
Cup Day crowds
EARLY ARRIVALS: Racegoers head into Addington this morning.
Cup Day crowds
WELL-DRESSED: High heels, floral hair pieces and fancy hats are the order of the day.
Cup Day crowds
TOP MODEL: Stunning looks on show.
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DRESSED FOR ATTENTION: This racegoer jazzed up his white suit with a few spots.
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FAST PACE: Action in race two at Addington today.
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ROCKERS AND MODS: Terry Ormandy dressed as a sequined Rod Stewart.
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UNIQUE APPROACH: Punters react to body art at Addington today.
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CHOICE PERSPECTIVE: View from Silks lounge at NZ Cup Day at Addington today.
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A DAPPER BUNCH: Joe Telford (L), Paul Rugg, Jared McGregor, Hugh Jorgen, Jordon Latter and Rob McGregor.
Body art models Bailey Kennedy & Pearl Babington
WINNERS: Body art models Bailey Kennedy, left and Pearl Babington at NZ Cup Day, Addington.
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STEPPING OUT: Lynne Rait and John Morrow at NZ Cup Day.
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LADY IN RED: Natasha Falgueirette at the Addington Raceway.
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HOW DO YOU DO?: The raceway proves a great place to meet new 'friends'.
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MIND YOUR STEP: Girls give each other a hand down the steps to the Lindauer Lawn.
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WORDS: Punters have a discussion at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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A PACKED HOUSE: The final of race three at Addington Raceway.
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HIGH SPIRITS: Gals skylarking at Addington Raceway.
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SHENANIGANS: On a roll at Addington Raceway.
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RACE ONE: Adore Me takes No 1 spot from Franco Nelson in the Junior-Free-For-All.
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STAND-OUT ART: Pearl Babington, winner of the wearable art at NZ Cup Day.
Cup Day drinks
ORDER'S UP: It's beer all round for Cup Day drinkers.
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WINNERS: Peter Grooby and Claire Foley took home the best dressed man and woman awards.
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GROOVER: Partying to the NZ Army band performance at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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GETTING IT ON: Ladies invade the stage during an NZ Army band performance.
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GET INTO THE GROOVE: Dance party on Lindauer Lawn at Addington's NZ Cup Day.
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ARREST: Police escort one punter away from the Addington grounds.
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A SCUFFLE: A man restrained by police after a fight in the toilets at Addington Raceway.
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BIT OF A TIPPLE: NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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TARTAN IT: A brave and hearty bloke wearing a kilt at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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DRINKING GAMES: Retiring to the lawn at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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DANCE PARTY: Dance party on the Lindaur lawn at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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WANT A LIFT?: A young couple enjoying a day out at the NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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A MOMENT: Taking time out at NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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GOLDEN MOMENT: No.7 Terror To Love driven by Ricky May won the NZ Trotting Cup at NZ Cup Day at Addington Raceway today.
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ELATED OWNER: 'Terror to love' wins the NZ Cup. 'Terror to love' owner Terry McDonald (right) celebrates in the stand.
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RELIEF & ELATION: 'Terror to love' owner Terry McDonald (right) embraces Ricky May after a jubulent win today at Addington.
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WHAT A TEAM: Trainer Graham Court (L), driver Ricky May, trainer Paul Court, and owner Terry McDonald of 'Terror to Love', winner of the New Zealand Trotting Cup during New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington.
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SKILLED OPERATOR: Ricky May sporting a smile after winning the NZ Cup at Addington today.
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SHOWS OVER: NZ Cup Day at Addington.
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GOING FOR GOLD: No. 5 'Peak' takes a win in Race 6 The New Zealand Trotting Free-For-All at the NZ Cup in Addington today.
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WAY TO GO: No 6 'Tiger Tara' storms past No. 10 'Better Offer' to win the Sires Stakes at the NZ Cup at Addington Raceway.
Cup Day Aftab Naika
DRESSED UP: Cup Day punters impressed this year.
Vincent Sanders
DAPPER: Vincent Sanders in a linen suit from Madrid.
Ingrid Taylor
STUNNING: Ingrid Taylor made it to the fashion finals.
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DRINKS ON: NZ Cup Day at Addington.

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