Racing community in mourning

The Matamata Racing Club joins the New Zealand racing community in mourning the passing on Tuesday evening of popular jockey Taiki Yanagida, who had been on life support in Waikato Hospital following a race fall last Wednesday. The Japanese-born 28-year-old was highly...

Tuesday Trackwork – 19/07/2022

Opunake Cup entries Cork, Aromatic and Angelica looked ready for Saturday’s New Plymouth feature when they worked in good style at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Galloping right-handed on the outside of the course proper, which was just into the heavy range, Cork...

Newman brings up century of wins with Ruakaka double

A frustrating wait for jockey Tegan Newman ended at Ruakaka on Saturday when she claimed the final two races on the card to bring up her 100th career victory. The bubbly 26-year-old had been sitting agonisingly on 99 career wins when she had one taken off her due to...

Trackwork – Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Le Sablier, Millefiori and So Gorgeous, form runners in the Team Wealleans Tauranga Classic, shaped up well during trackwork at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Last-start Pukekohe winner Le Sablier (Tynan) worked on the No. 2 sand, where she gradually built up momentum...

Tuesday Trackwork – 14 June 2022

Shoshone and Myrtle Creek looked on target for their Te Rapa weekend engagements when they turned in a smart gallop in company at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Galloping right-handed 25 metres out on the heavy course proper, Shoshone (Lammas) and Myrtle Creek...