Matamata trainers field winners
son’s champion two-year-old Warhorse putting in a brave run for third. That was the last we will see of Warhorse on a New Zealand racetrack, as he has gone for a spell before entering quarantine and joining the Mark Walker stable in Singapore, where the colt’s owner Tang Weng Fei resides.
Back on the local racing scene, Matamata-trained horses took five of the eight-race card on their home track last Friday and another six at Te Rapa the next day. Augusta National apart, the Matamata winners were the Wayne and Vanessa Hillis-trained and part-owned Armadio Estrada, Graham Richardson’s Burbero, the Andrew Scott-trained Angel’s Share, and to round off proceedings, Olivia Ann from the Phil Stevens stable.
Smart racemare: Viadana scores another win for the Lance Noble stable at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day.