Cameron has had a top season
Matthew Cameron was successful aboard both of Te Akau’s Hastings’ winners. Cameron is a rider who is going places – possessed with a terrific work ethic and a considerable riding skill.
He guided both Special Encore and Sans Souci home to salute the judge at Hastings last Thursday.
Cameron will be the number one rider for Te Akau Stables in the new season.
He has been doing riding work at Matamata for Te Akau trainer Jason Bridgman for the past couple of months and will get the first choice of mounts in the spring.
The Te Akau role is another significant step forward for Cameron who has had the best season of his career.
The 24-year-old is in fourth place in the premiership, with 78 wins and has topped $1 million in stakes for the first time.
Te Akau principal David Ellis praised Cameron for his recent success.
‘‘Matt has continued his excellent association with Te Akau Racing Stables in New Zealand by riding a double at Hastings,’’ he said.
‘‘Matt has been riding a great deal of trackwork for us in the past three months – driving from Auckland to do so and always being punctual and working hard for Jason and the team. We have rewarded him with some good rides including at Hawkes Bay and the results speak for themselves.’’
‘‘ Matt has had a wonderful season this past season and cur- rently lies fourth on the Jockeys’ Premiership table – he is a rider that we have always regarded highly and we look forward to him donning the Te Akau tangerine a lot more in the new season which kicks off on August 1.’’
Matt Cameron has ridden 78 winners this season and posted 75 second and 72 third placings – amongst these four black type races.
at $1.2 million.
His fourth placing on the Jockeys’ Premiership sees him ahead of other senior riders of note including Hayden Tinsley, Sam Spratt and Michael Coleman.