Tag: 'Matamata'

King Of The North

Jon Snow records first win as a sire

Group 1 winner Jon Snow got off the mark as a sire on Thursday when his son King Of The North took out the Farewell...
Savaglee - Matamata Slipper

Savaglee springs Slipper surprise

Savaglee slipped under the radar in this season’s two-year-old crop, but that all changed with an upset victory in Saturday’s Group 3 Matamata Slipper (1200m).
Saint Alice

Black type reward for Saint Alice in Kaimai Stakes

Underrated mare Saint Alice added valuable winning black type to her blossoming career record when she took out the Listed Kaimai Stakes in a blanket...

Te Akau aiming to capture local juvenile spoils

This Saturday’s juvenile features at Matamata are set to paint a clearer picture for upcoming Group 1 targets, and Sam Bergerson is hoping for a...
Robbie Patterson and co.

Patterson’s Taranaki operation flying high again

Robbie Patterson is enjoying another stellar season and is firmly on target to eclipse the heroics of his stable in the 2022/23 term.
Archaic Smile

Pike youngsters chasing Matamata Group 2 success

Two younger members of Tony Pike’s team will spearhead the stable’s representation at Matamata with higher honours beckoning the duo.

Manifique chasing black-type success

Manifique is already assured of a broodmare career, however, Peter Didham is keen to gain some black-type with her before she heads to the breeding...

Alabama Lass makes strong impression on debut

The Kelso's were relatively confident heading into Alabama Lass' raceday debut at Matamata on Wednesday, but she far exceeded those expectations.

Wayne Hillis pair set for home track test

Matamata trainer Wayne Hillis is looking forward to heading to his home track on Wednesday where he will be represented by a pair of runners.

Wiremu Pinn returns home to New Zealand

Wiremu Pinn will be a welcome addition to the New Zealand jockey ranks, with the talented hoop returning to his homeland after a stint riding...

Kelso’s set to unleash My Annie Belle

Regally-bred filly My Annie Belle is set to make her much anticipated debut at Matamata on Friday for trainers Bev & Ken Kelso.

Wexford Stables to continue hot form

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott currently sit fourth on the NZ trainers’ premiership, and the pair can continue their form with a big team of...

A million reasons to stay in NZ

Glenn Old’s phone has been ringing red hot of late after Adam I Am’s impressive maiden victory at Matamata last month, but he will remain...

Moeraki makes pleasing homeland return

Group Three performer Moeraki made a pleasing return to his homeland on Tuesday when winning his 800m trial at Matamata.

Petrucci breaks maiden in style

Petrucci kicked off her campaign in stellar fashion at Matamata, her hometown track on Saturday afternoon with a smart win under Vinnie Colgan.

Golden Eagle next for Legarto

In a commanding performance in Saturday's Listed Matamata Cup (1600m), Legarto overcame last week's weather challenges and is now eyeing Sydney.

Aquacade set for spring campaign kick off

Classy mare Aquacade was dominant in staying company last season and commences an exciting spring campaign in a competitive Listed Matamata Cup (1600m).

Legarto poised to strike in Matamata Cup

Ken & Bev are drawing inspiration from Waverley Star as they ready their Group One-winning mare, Legarto, for the upcoming Listed Matamata Cup on Saturday.
La Crique

La Crique’s last hurrah to NZ spring

Punters might get their last glimpse of La Crique racing during the fickle season in her homeland when she contests the Listed Matamata Cup (1600m)...

Skew Wiff hunting Golden Eagle riches

Last-start Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) victor, Skew Wiff, has taken her last race in New Zealand for the foreseeable future.

Prowess to be aimed towards Champions Stakes at Flemington

Group One winner Prowess, who had faced a couple of setbacks recently, finally made her season debut in an exhibition gallop at Matamata on Wednesday.

Sam Spratt brings up 1000th winner

Sam Spratt was both delighted and relieved to post a winning double at Matamata on Sunday to reach a notable personal milestone.

Jim Collett brings up 100th winner as trainer

Bringing up milestones is nothing new to Jim Collett, but scoring his 100th training win at Matamata on Sunday proved more sentimental than most.
Samantha Collett

Sam Collett returning home on working holiday

Sam Collett will brave New Zealand’s winter for a fortnight to catch up with family and friends and will be available for rides this weekend.

Kurtis Pertab continues strong form

It has been a season to remember for young trainer Kurtis Pertab, but he hasn’t finished winning just yet after Rhapsody Chic's win at Matamata.