News About: Matamata

Shane Dye’s return to riding unspectacular

Shane Dye’s return to riding unspectacular

9 Nov, 2012

Shane Dye’s low key return to race riding was unspectacular with his mount Goyescas finishing in seventh position in a Maiden at Matamata in New Zealand today.

Dye was having his first ride for almost two years since fading out of the jockey ranks after riding successfully in Mauritius following a lucrative stint in Hong …

Sargent set for Sydney with NZ premiership

Sargent set for Sydney with NZ premiership

31 Jul, 2012

New Zealand trainer John Sargent is set to expand his operations to Sydney full of confidence after setting a new record in taking out his first New Zealand trainer’s premiership with 111 winners for the season.

And Sargent expects that it will be his last New Zealand title as he spreads his team over three …

Miss Artistic starts Qld Oaks campaign in GC Bracelet

Miss Artistic starts Qld Oaks campaign in GC Bracelet

4 May, 2012

New Zealand trainer Shaune Ritchie has his sights set on a second Oaks victory with Miss Artistic when she kicks off her Winter Carnival campaign at the Gold Coast tomorrow.

Miss Artistic was sent for a short break after winning the Group 1 NZ$300,000  Wellfield New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 17 and …