Trackwork – August 11th

The Mitigator and Cavallo Veloce prepared for Ruakaka on Saturday with a rousing gallop at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the No. 1 sand, The Mitigator (P McKay) and Cavallo Veloce (S McKay) were well matched over 1000m in a smart 1:01.2, keeping up a solid...

Trackwork – 28th July

Lily D’Or and Gus The Maverick were in good form at Matamata on Tuesday morning as they prepared for Saturday’s season-opening race meeting on their home track. Working against the rail set at three metres on the slow course proper, Lily D’Or (Dellow) and Gus The...

Trackwork 14th July

Born To Fight and Tiny Terror caught the eye at Matamata on Tuesday morning ahead of their Te Rapa weekend engagements. Galloping 18 metres out on a heavy course proper, Born To Fight (R Elliot) and Tiny Terror (Lammas) were well matched over a solid 1000m in 1:06.5,...

Trackwork 30th June

Vainglory was right at home in the heavy conditions on the course proper at Matamata this morning ahead of Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting. With raceday rider Michael Coleman in the saddle, Vainglory strode to the end of 1200m in 1:26.7, the last 1000m in 1:11.9 and 600m...

Passing of Racing Bill welcomed by Industry

The passing of the Racing Industry Bill after its third reading today is a momentous occasion for New Zealand racing and delivers transformational change, says the leaders of New Zealand racing. Read full article here