Graham (Richie) has always had a love of horses, and even as a young boy, he knew what he was destined to do. Over the last 20 years he has trained over 600 winners in New Zealand and Australia with many of them being Group 1 to listed placings.

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)


Our 30 horse barn, located at the Matamata Racecourse, is light and airy and is a perfect environment for both horse and human. Each horse is happy and relaxed in their training habitat. There is a horse walker adjacent to the barn and hosing bays and tie-up stalls inside for staff to tend to each horses individual needs.

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.


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