Trackwork

Trackwork – 17th March

The Mitigator underlined his fitness for Saturday’s Japan Trophy when he galloped impressively at Matamata on Tuesday morning. On the No. 1 sand The Mitigator (P McKay) set off several lengths behind Watch This Space (Danis) and Bad ‘n’ Bouj (S McKay) and was timed...

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Trackwork 10th March

A trio of Stephen Autridge-trained New Zealand Oaks candidates looked the part when they got through their main gallops at Matamata on Tuesday morning, where most work took place 20 metres out on the dead course proper. Sunline Vase winner Communique had raceday rider...

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25th February

Dragon Leap left no doubts he will be at concert pitch for the Vodafone New Zealand Derby when he worked superbly at Matamata this morning. Galloping solo on the course proper, where the going was dead 20 metres out, Dragon Leap (Yanagida) strode into his work from...

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18th February

A large number of feature race candidates for Saturday’s local meeting as well as Otaki made for a busy training session at Matamata on Tuesday. Karaka Million winner Cool Aza Beel (McNab) and recent debut winner Need I Say More (Bosson) were paired over 1000m on the...

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11th February

Dragon Leap confirmed that his New Zealand Derby campaign is back on track when he galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday. Working on the plough, Dragon Leap (Yanagida) was paired with Shezathinka (T Harris) over ground, with the last 1200m in 1:19.3, 1000m in...

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4th February

Heavy fog put a dampener on proceedings at Matamata as a number of leading candidates for feature events at Te Rapa on Saturday were put through their paces. Amongst the handful of gallops that were able to be partially timed, Waikato Guineas entry Dragon Leap...

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21st January

Bordeaux le Rouge and Princess Kereru were paired in an impressive gallop at Matamata on Tuesday ahead of the Karaka Million meeting. Working on a good plough, Bordeaux le Rouge (Bosson) and Princess Kereru (Lammas) cut out 1000m in 1:02.8, quickening readily for a...

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14th January

Avantage and Spring Heat underlined their readiness for Saturday’s Telegraph with smart work at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Galloping on the course proper, which was at the upper end of dead after overnight rain, Avantage (Bosson) was paired with fellow Trentham...

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7th January

Harlech looked the part ahead of his Trentham Group One assignment when he galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday. Galloping 12 metres out on the dead course proper, Harlech (McNab) had pace on from the start of his 1200m hitout, covering the distance in 1:15.4,...

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17th December

Hay Tiger and Germanicus shaped up well for Te Rapa this weekend when they galloped impressively at Matamata on Tuesday. The course proper 18 metres out was dead after overnight rain. Hay Tiger (Fawcett) and Germanicus (Leighton) were well matched over a solid 1000m...

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