From the club pres­i­dent . . .

Matamata Chronicle - - Breeders’ Stakes -

MATA­MATA Breed­ers’ Stakes day has long been a land­mark event and once again it is shap­ing up as the an­nual high­light for Rac­ing Mata­mata and the com­mu­nity on Fe­bru­ary 26.

Our big day is cen­tred on the $100,000 J Swap Con­trac­tors Mata­mata Breed­ers’ Stakes, New Zealand’s high­est rated race for twoyear-old fil­lies.

Last year, for the first time, we had an Aus­tralian-trained run­ner, Karaka Mil­lion win­ner Sis­ter Havana. But even with­out any trans-Tas­man in­flu­ence next week we are still ex­pect­ing a field of the best avail­able fil­lies.

On top of the sup­port the club gets from own­ers and train­ers, we are also very grate­ful for the in­put from our spon­sors, headed by J Swap Con­trac­tors, who have a long as­so­ci­a­tion with Rac­ing Mata­mata.

One of this town’s other sig­nif­i­cant op­er­a­tions, Stan­ley Group, fea­tures as the spon­sor of the Listed TRAC Stan­ley Group Stakes.

Waikato Stud is the spon­sor of the other black-type race on the pro­gramme, the Waikato Stud Slip­per.

All spon­sors on the day, and for that mat­ter ev­ery spon­sor that sup­ports our ex­ten­sive rac­ing pro­gramme through­out the year, are an es­sen­tial el­e­ment to our suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tion as a club.

The other way that the Mata­mata com­mu­nity sup­ports the club is by its at­ten­dance at our race meet­ings.

Once again I wel­come you all to come along for a day of high class rac­ing ac­tion com­ple­mented by a very pop­u­lar Fash­ion in the Field con­test and other off-track en­ter­tain­ment.

John Moore, Pres­i­dent Rac­ing Mata­mata

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