Tag: 'Matamata Breeders’ Stakes'

Cincoro

Savabeel filly all business at Wanganui

If co-trainer Stephen Autridge could use just one word to sum up his two-year-old filly Cincoro then that word would be professional. The Savabeel youngster,...
Bonny Lass

Richardson excited about new season prospects

With the onset of spring and summer racing just around the corner, you can hear the excitement in the voice of trainer Graham Richardson as...
Bonny Lass

In-form Grylls making every post a winner

There aren’t many better ways for a jockey to celebrate buying a new home than riding a treble the next day. Craig Grylls did exactly...
Graham Richardson

Richardson still buzzing over home track success

After a night of celebrations at his favourite local restaurant, Matamata trainer Graham Richardson made an understandably slow start to his Sunday morning schedule. Richardson...
Bonny Lass

Richardson and Norvall double up in Matamata features

Local filly Bonny Lass carried the hopes of her breeder Sandy Moore and a mixture of racing newbies and experienced hands to victory in Saturday’s...
Beldarra

Noble in search of more success at old stomping ground

Trainer Lance Noble is shooting for back-to-back winners of the Group 2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) when he saddles Hinchinbrook filly...
Bonny Lass

Richardson chasing hometown feature with Bonny Lass

Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall head to their local meeting on Saturday with talented yet unassuming filly Bonny Lass in the Group 2...
Mozzarella

Northern features beckon promising juvenile

Nick Wigley and Kayla Milnes had an exciting spring with stakes-winning three-year-old Matchmaker, and now promising two-year-old Mozzarella is giving the Rangiora trainers something to...
Mozzarella

More ahead for impressive Riccarton winner

Promising two-year-old Mozzarella could have booked a trip north for a juvenile feature later this month after her impressive victory over 800m at Riccarton on...
Dream Queen

Dream filly makes successful debut at Te Aroha

Trainer Ken Rae knew he had just the sort of filly he likes dealing with when he picked her up on the float on the...
Aretha

Broodmare paddock beckons Aretha

Group 2 winning mare Aretha has been retired after trailing the field home in the Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) last Saturday, with a stallion...
Lance Noble

Noble savours special win

Vernazza’s victory in the Group 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) was a special moment in the career of trainer Lance Noble. The...
Michael Coleman

Coleman back on top after lean summer

Popular Matamata jockey Michael Coleman hopes the feature race double he achieved on his home track on Saturday provides the catalyst to lift the number...
Vernazza

Favourite takes Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

Race favourite Vernazza overcame a wide run and a dogged local challenge to take out the feature event at Matamata on Saturday, the Group 2...
American Princess

Patient approach with impressive juvenile

Te Rapa winner American Princess is likely to be put aside for a short break as her trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman look ahead...

Spanish Whisper wins 2018 Group 2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

Peter and Dawn Williams will please rival trainers if they play the waiting game with Spanish Whisper. The husband and wife team produced the daughter...