FRIDAY: December 13, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Matthew Vella is hoping “lightning will strike twice” at his home track’s final meeting of the year on Sunday.
THURSDAY: September 12, 2019: ANOTHER “legend” hit the winning trail at Hawkesbury today – and jockey Blake Shinn would have taken a keen interest even though he is thousands of kilometres away in Hong Kong.
MONDAY: July 22, 2019: HAWKESBURY horseman Matthew Vella’s core business is breaking in and pre-training – and he’s proving a dab hand at training them in his own right as well.
FRIDAY: June 7, 2019: HAWKESBURY has proven a happy hunting ground for Peter and Paul Snowden in the past.
THURSDAY: May 16, 2019: IT might not have been a Lionel Rose knockout punch, but a Niccirose knockout punch worked just as effectively at Wyong today.
SUNDAY: April 28, 2019: THERE’S more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes!
FRIDAY: March 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White rates Dunatun the “toughest horse I have put a bridle on” and feels he is in a suitable race to regain winning form on his home track on Monday.
TUESDAY: January 29, 2019: REIBY RHYMER’S $101 upset at Bathurst today shocked punters – but not entirely her trainer Jason Attard.
SUNDAY: December 16, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Matthew Vella was confident beforehand that punters had it wrong with his two runners in the same race on his home track today – and so it proved!
MONDAY: March 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Rebecca Brewer never took part in a two-horse race when she rode under her maiden name (Mawdsley) and neither had apprentice Alena Skerritt.
SUNDAY: February 11, 2018: THEY know each other well, so it was fitting that Hawkesbury trainers Brad Widdup and Matthew Vella each celebrated milestones yesterday – albeit at different tracks.