TUESDAY: August 4, 2020: SYDNEY’S premier jockey James McDonald got a “feel” of promising Hawkesbury colt Blaze A Trail in a Rosehill Gardens barrier trial this morning.
SUNDAY: April 19, 2020: THE late great Sydney racing journalist Bert Lillye often said: “There’s a story behind every stable door”.
SATURDAY: January 4, 2020: HAWKESBURY horseman Matt Vella has formed a “special” association with wealthy New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn.
MONDAY: June 3, 2019: MATT Vella is an accomplished horse breaker and pre-trainer.
A decade of planning and astute preparation came to fruition on an unusually warm Winter's morning at Hawkesbury, with the first hoof prints embedded in the Polytrack training surface.
SUNDAY: July 23, 2017: THE tiny township of Carinda, 70km south-west of Walgett, races once a year in July on a dirt track.