26th February

New Zealand Derby contendors Arrogant, Prise De Fer and In A Twinkling all shaped well at Matamata this morning when put through their major work ahead of Saturday’s Ellerslie classic. Arrogant, ridden by raceday jockey Cameron Lammas, went right-handed 20 metres out...

19th February

Feature race runners at both the local Premier meeting and Otaki on the weekend were the centre of attention at Matamata this morning. The Jamie Richards-trained trio for the Waikato Stud Slipper, Yourdeel, Aotea Lad and Equinox, looked sharp for Saturday’s colts and...

12th February

She’s A Thief looked in tune for Ellerslie on Saturday when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working 15 metres out a dead course proper, She’s A Thief (Bayliss) was deceptive as she cut out 1000m in 1:03 and completed the gallop with a final 600m...

NOBLE PAIR SET FOR MATAMATA FEATURES

Bavella will be out to preserve her unbeaten record in the Matamata breeders’ Stakes The leading lights of Lance Noble’s Lindsay Racing team are set to step out in feature events at Matamata on Saturday week. Snitzel filly Bavella, a brilliant stakes winner on...

5th February

Horses with engagements at Saturday’s big Te Rapa meeting were the focus in training at Matamata this morning. BCD Group Sprint entry Melody Belle (T Harris) galloped impressively on the plough with Queen of the Air (Miller), completing 1000m in 1:03.3 and finishing...