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...

Trackwork 29th September

Avantage turned around her trackwork from two weeks ago when she led fellow class racemare Melody Belle in a testing hitout at Matamata on Tuesday morning. With significant overnight rain continuing into the session, conditions were far from ideal. Windsor Park Plate...

Trackwork 22nd September

In-form stablemates Shoshone and Codecracker prepared for Ellerslie on Saturday with smart work at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Shoshone (C Grylls) worked against the rail in the 12-metre position on the dead course proper, where she cut out 1000m in 1:03.2 and the...

Trackwork 15th September

Three-year-old stablemates Miss Aotearoa and Yourpoint drew attention to their Hastings prospects with impressive work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the plough, Gold Trail Stakes runner Miss Aotearoa (Bosson) shaded Tarzino Trophy favourite Avantage (D...

Trackwork – 1st September

Class racemare Avantage highlighted her Foxbridge Plate prospects with an impressive hitout at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Course proper gallops took place right-handed, where the going was slow 22 metres out. Avantage (Bosson) was paired with Savvy Yong Blonk (T...