On Sunday Matthew C Smith Racing Stables open their hospitality doors to invite all their owners and guests. Over 180 people turned up which was such a great turn out in what was a glorious winter’s day.
Catering for that many at the Track was no easy accomplishment. Plenty of food and dessert plus the bar was open – mind you from 11 am!!!!
A big success of the day would have to be the walk on the track with Andrew Adkins. Andrew explained what each spot would mean to a jockey, also explaining conditions of the tracks.
While the adults were learning racing tactics, the kids were enjoying their interaction with the cute miniature animal farm: bunnies, goats, ducks, lambs were a huge hit.
Matthew kept the adults well and truly entertained when he bought out 7 horses for either leasing or buying.
These open days are invaluable to both trainers and owners. You get to feel part of a huge family with everyone mingling and enjoying their day. Also a great way to see the new horses available in the stable. We can highly recommend if considering a metropolitan trainer, you consider Matthew – so approachable, knowledgeable and knows how to look after his clients.
But we all know, behind every great man is an amazing woman and this is so true when it comes to Matthew’s wife, Melissa. This woman is Wonder Woman. Nothing too hard, and always a pleasure to talk too. Melissa can pull off any event and they are always a great success.
Last season the Matthew C Smith Racing Stable trained 42 winners and so far this season has produced the winners of 35 races, with the latest winner being Catmosphere at Wyong on July 14.
Congrats to all the team at Matthew Smith Racing Stable on your success and, for the way you look after your owners.