Mathew Gillies

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Gillies aims to bounce back in National

Mathew Gillies has gained a doctor’s clearance to ride Gagarin in Saturday’s Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase (NZ) (5600m) at Riccarton. The jumps jockey was concussed in a fall at Riccarton last Saturday, an injury that led to him missing the winning ride on Tallyho Twinkletoe in last Sunday’s Grand National[...]
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Gillies on a winning roll

Cambridge jumps jockey Mathew Gillies has been enjoying a great run of form in recent weeks. On Sunday the 33-year-old notched his first winner as both trainer and jockey when Borninasandpit, who he trains in partnership with Graham Thomas, was successful at Te Aroha. “It was my first ride on a horse I train too[...]
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Gillies breaks Awapuni hoodoo

Talented jumps jockey Mathew Gillies was able to put his self-described Awapuni hoodoo to rest on Saturday when he rode home a winning double at his former home track. The Cambridge horseman, who these days also trains in partnership in Cambridge with Graham Thomas, spent half a decade working at the Palmerston North track and[...]
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