Trackwork

1st October

Melody Belle looked every bit the hot favourite to complete the Hawke’s Bay triple crown as she got through her major Livamol Classic gallop at Matamata this morning. With raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle, Melody Belle and stablemate Savy Yong Blonk (T Harris)...

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27th August

Melody Belle and Avantage looked sharp for their weekend engagements when they galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working right-handed 15 metres on the heavy course proper, Melody Belle and Avantage were ridden by their respective raceday jockeys Michael...

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20th August

Uncle Ern and King Khalid flagged their prospects for Hastings next week with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning. On the sand Uncle Ern (C Grylls) and King Khalid (S McKay) cut out 1000m in 1:02.5 and finished off with an impressive final 600m in 35.4. The Jacob...

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August 13th

Stablemates Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark did all that was expected of them in the heavy conditions at Matamata this morning as they prepared for Saturday’s US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate. Course proper gallops took place right-handed 20 metres, where raceday jockey...

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11th June

English Rose looked set for a return to winning form on the weekend when she galloped impressively at Matamata this morning. Working 12 metres out on heavy course proper, English Rose (T Harris) and Bojangles (Burdan) strode over 1200m in 1:22.2, with the last 1000m...

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4th June

Recollect and Angelica looked in good order for upcoming engagements when they galloped together on the course proper at Matamata this morning. With the markers out 25 metres and the going heavy, fast times were out of the question, but Recollect (Wratten) and...

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28th May

Ellerslie weekend candidates Burgundy Belle and Shoshone caught the eye when working together at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the course proper, where the footing was slow 18 metres out, Burgundy Belle (T Harris) and Shoshone (Lammas) were well matched over...

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May 21st

Hello M’Lady and Qian Gua prepared for weekend racing with impressive work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the course proper, where the going was slow 12 metres out, Hello M’Lady (A Jones) and Quin Gua (T Harris) were paired in solid work, covering 1200m in...

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14th May

Paisley Park looked on target for weekend racing at Te Rapa when he worked impressively at Matamata this morning. Galloping solo 13 metres out on the course proper, where the going was on the far end of slow, Paisley Park (Coleman) strode over 1200m in 1:20, with his...

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30th April

Folk Dress and Louis Luck shaped up well for Te Rapa on Saturday with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning. Most work took place 18 metres out on a heavy course proper, when fog interrupted timing of some gallops. The Jamie Richards-trained pair Folk Dress (C...

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