GRAHAM RICHARDSON (RICHIE)
His many training successes includes winners such as: Kailey (G.1 Railway Hcp); Tobruk (G.1 Bayer Classic and Doomben Classic); Platonic (32 starts, 10-4-4, $506,703.00 in prizemoney in Group and listed races) Masai (G.1 & G.2 placed); Fiorenza (won a G.2 and was placed in G.3 and Listed races; Rodrigo Rose (won a G.2, placed in G.1 and Listed races; Sista (won G.2 and Listed races), Italian Princess, and most recently Strada Cavallo (multiple G.1 placed) and Volpe Veloce (Listed win at 2nd start)
GAVIN PARKER (PARKSY)
Parksy joined the Richardson Racing team in November 2016, bringing with him a wealth of equine knowledge and experience.
A talented horseman, he has worked with some of New Zealand's best trainers and horses including a long and very successful term with Dave and Paul O'Sullivan.
Parksy gained his NZ Trainers License mid-2017 and joined Richie in a training partnership.
Parksy takes a very hands-on role with the team, keeping a keen eye on the health and well-being of the horses.
The Matamata Racing Club has long been recognised as one of New Zealand's most significant racing and training centres and being based right on the track complex our horses have daily access to grass, plough, sand and an all-weather tracks, as well as a swimming pool, schooling fences, weighing scales and other modern facilities including customised jumpout gates.
An added bonus is 'The Farm' owned by Graham and situated down Banks Road. The Farm is very close to the stables and offers a private, quiet and secluded environment for your horse to enjoy. For those that may not do well in a stabled environment, horses can be trained from the tranquility of the farm, enjoying a paddock, a spell or a break in between runs. It's all about individual attention.
We warmly welcome new people to racing and invite you to join us for the ultimate racing experience. We believe communication is paramount and that's why we have implemented new initiatives to ensure our owner are always well informed wherever they are. Our owners enjoy weekly emails, calls, photos and track videos of their horses, a regularly updated Richardson Racing Facebook page, an up to date stable website, raceday outings and annual events including the Richardson Racing Owners Day function.