18th February

A large number of feature race candidates for Saturday’s local meeting as well as Otaki made for a busy training session at Matamata on Tuesday. Karaka Million winner Cool Aza Beel (McNab) and recent debut winner Need I Say More (Bosson) were paired over 1000m on the...

11th February

Dragon Leap confirmed that his New Zealand Derby campaign is back on track when he galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday. Working on the plough, Dragon Leap (Yanagida) was paired with Shezathinka (T Harris) over ground, with the last 1200m in 1:19.3, 1000m in...

4th February

Heavy fog put a dampener on proceedings at Matamata as a number of leading candidates for feature events at Te Rapa on Saturday were put through their paces. Amongst the handful of gallops that were able to be partially timed, Waikato Guineas entry Dragon Leap...

21st January

Bordeaux le Rouge and Princess Kereru were paired in an impressive gallop at Matamata on Tuesday ahead of the Karaka Million meeting. Working on a good plough, Bordeaux le Rouge (Bosson) and Princess Kereru (Lammas) cut out 1000m in 1:02.8, quickening readily for a...

14th January

Avantage and Spring Heat underlined their readiness for Saturday’s Telegraph with smart work at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Galloping on the course proper, which was at the upper end of dead after overnight rain, Avantage (Bosson) was paired with fellow Trentham...