Horse-racing: Kiwi race-caller set to make history at Addington

Matt Cross is set to make history when he becomes the youngest commentator ever to call the New Zealand Cup at Addington on Tuesday.

It's a moment the 26-year-old has been dreaming of from a very young age.

Calling races several times a week has Cross "matchfit" ahead of the New Zealand Cup, but he knows tomorrow will be different.

"It's my home cup," Cross told Newshub. "It's what I grew up with as a kid, it's what I aspired to call.

Having called all the major lead-up races - including the Ashburton Flying Stakes - he agrees  the strong Mark Purdon - Natalie Rasmussen stable will take a power of beating. 

Cross knows it's the biggest day in his race-calling career, and he says the key is to embrace the occasion rather than being daunted by it.   

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