Trackwork 2nd March

Leading Vodafone Derby prospects Rocket Spade and Tokorangi looked the part at Matamata on Tuesday in their main work ahead of this weekend’s classic. Rocket Spade (C Grylls) was paired with race rival Perfect Scenario (Bosson) on the plough, where they set off over...

Trackwork 23rd February

Two-year-olds preparing for Saturday’s feature double-header were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Candidates for the J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes and Waikato Stud Slipper were allowed to gallop on the inside of the course...

Trackwork 2nd February

In a relatively quiet session, New Plymouth feature race entries Quattro Quinta and Lily’s Lady shaped up well when paired in smart work at Matamata this morning. On the plough, Quattro Quinta (Bosson) and Lily’s Lady (C Grylls) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:02.8,...

Trackwork 26th January

Champion racemare Melody Belle looked right on song for her shot at a slice of history on the weekend when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working on the plough with raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle, Melody Belle looked comfortable throughout...

Trackwork 19th January

Karaka Million contendors were the centre of attention at Matamata this morning along with those set to contest support races on Saturday’s big Ellerslie twilight card. On the plough, leading Karaka Million 3YO Classic prospect Amarelinha (Bosson) was paired with race...