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...

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...

Matamata Awards 2020-2021

Matamata Racing Club Awards 2020-2021 season It has been a challenging year with the continuation of disruptions due to COVID-19.  With the restrictions that are/were still in place, it is with regret that we have decided to this year dispense with our usual...