Trackwork 20th October

Rocket Spade was one of a number of talented three-year-olds preparing for weekend feature racing at Te Rapa when he galloped impressively at Matamata on Tuesday morning. On the course proper, where the going was slow 22 metres out, Rocket Spade (Yanagida) was...

Trackwork 13th October

  Livamol Classic contenders were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday morning, when leading candidates Melody Belle and Avantage took time honours. Melody Belle (T Harris) and Avantage (Bosson) were paired in solid work on the course proper, where the...

Trackwork 6th October

Exciting three-year-old Rocket Spade shaped up for Saturday’s Team Wealleans Matamata Cup meeting with an impressive hitout on Tuesday morning. Most work took place on the plough, with intermittent fog affecting some timing. Rocket Spade (Yanagida) was paired with...

Melody Belle claims second MRC Horse of the Year title

Despite the strength of her opposition in a season that saw Matamata-trained horses win no less than 13 Group One races, there was no great surprise that star racemare Melody Belle successfully defended her Matamata Horse of the Year title when the 2019-20 awards...