Latest News from M J Dale Racing



Aug 21, 2019

TRIP TO SANDOWN PAYS OFF FOR MATTHEW DALE credit trainer Matthew Dale made the trip to Sandown with two horses and almost came away with a perfect result.Victory by Shangani Patrol in the Long Fine Plate on Wednesday was spoilt by the long neck ...

Dale makes plans clear with Notation in black type - Chris Roots

Jul 09, 2019

Matt Dale will hunt black type with Notation after the Fastnet Rock mare kept up a perfect record for the Canberra stable with a runaway win at Randwick on Saturday. Dale admitted he didn’t know much about her before she won for first start for his yard at Randwick last month ...

Dale's Planning To Swoop On Kosciuszko - by Ray Hickson

Dale's Planning To Swoop On Kosciuszko - by Ray Hickson

Jul 04, 2019

He’s already been part of The Everest, now Matt Dale is taking aim at the $1.3m The Kosciuszko with enduring sprinter Fell Swoop.While Dale’s immediate focus is continuing new recruit Notation’s winning run at Randwick on Saturday he believes Fell Swoop has a good case to ...

Prometheus Gets The Job Done At Flemington

Prometheus Gets The Job Done At Flemington

Mar 18, 2019

Courtesy of Just horse trainer Matthew Dale’s decision to bring Prometheus to Melbourne has been rewarded, with the gelding racing to a convincing win in the Grand Mile Final at Flemington.Formerly trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Prometheus was having ...

Sayed a fresh challenge for Dale at Warwick Farm

Dec 22, 2018

Matthew Dale will have a spring in his step when he heads to Warwick Farm with new recruit Sayed, a horse he hopes can showcase the stable's versatility.Dale is still high on confidence after celebrating a winning double with Standish Handicap-bound sprinter Fell Swoop and ...

Fell Swoop breaks 959-day winless streak

Fell Swoop breaks 959-day winless streak

Dec 15, 2018

Matt Dale knew it might be the day, but he didn’t want say it about his best horse Fell Swoop.It had been 959 days between wins for the horse that finished second and third in two of Chautauqua's TJ Smith triumphs. It had been that long that he might have forgotten what the ...

Kerrin McEvoy times run to perfection on Rapture Miss in Country Classic

Kerrin McEvoy times run to perfection on Rapture Miss in Country Classic

Nov 24, 2018

AS Rapture Miss cruised up to join the leaders at the top of the straight, champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy had the words of trainer Matthew Dale ringing in his ears.“Matty said I needed to time my run just right on the mare because she can clock off when she gets to the ...

Sizzling Filly Shines At Official 2yo Trials

Sep 17, 2018

Only three fillies went around in this heat with the Matt Dale trained winner Calescent sitting three wide and powering to the line to beat Sidestep filly One Step by half a length. The Sizzling filly was bought for a modest $32,500 by Darby Racing/ De Burgh Equine from the ...

Matt Dale Back With A Highway Win

Sep 15, 2018

Favourite Sei Stella has blitzed the field to comfortably win the TAB Highway Handicap at Randwick.Sent out at $3.80, the Matthew Dale-trained four-year-old streaked away to claim victory in Saturday’s 1000m sprint by 3-1/4 lengths ahead of Lifesaver and Prince Planet.It was ...

Canberra back in $75,000 Highway Handicaps after Racing NSW backflip

Aug 14, 2018

The Canberra horse racing industry has been saved, thanks to three blokes jumping in a car and driving up the Hume Highway.Racing New South Wales let Canberra trainers back in the Highway Handicaps on Monday, just nine months after they were banned in a move which has "saved the ...

Akira’s Got His Groove Back

Jul 14, 2018

Akira Kajiya knew he had unfinished business in racing and his appetite to return to race riding is now paying off.Kajiya didn’t ride in races for more than ten years before returning this year – his recent displays earning him praise from a range of trainers.The youthful ...

Beach training has Fell Swoop in top order

Beach training has Fell Swoop in top order

Mar 01, 2018

Beach training has Fell Swoop in top orderThe purchase of a treadmill and enquiries on how best to use it eventually led to Canberra trainer Matthew Dale setting up a satellite base on the NSW south-coast.It’s from that base Dale’s stable star Fell Swoop has been prepared ...

Matt Dale win $50,000 Federal with Fun Tickets to keep Canberra trainers unbeaten

Matt Dale win $50,000 Federal with Fun Tickets to keep Canberra trainers unbeaten

Feb 11, 2018

Matt Dale has continued Canberra trainers unbeaten run at the $50,000 Federal after Nick Heywood rode Fun Tickets to victory at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.Dale made it three in a row for ACT trainers who were booted from the the $60,000 Highways Handicaps in December after ...

Zafina Gives Dale First Millions Win

Jan 13, 2018

ZAFINA GIVES DALE FIRST MILLIONS WINZafina has won the MM Country Cup to give Canberra trainer Matt Dale his first win at the meeting. Tough mare Zafina’s return to racing after failing to get in foal has continued to be a boon for Canberra trainer Matt Dale.Zafina ($11) gave ...

Canberra Racing Club introduce the $50,000 Federal to replace Highway Handicaps

Canberra Racing Club introduce the $50,000 Federal to replace Highway Handicaps

Dec 01, 2017

The Canberra Racing Club will introduce a $50,000 race at every meet next year in a move ACT trainer Nick Olive says has "saved the business" in the capital.The 'Federal' will start in January after Canberra trainers were controversially booted from the Highway Handicaps this ...

The Secret Weapon Helping Dale Swoop On Everest

The Secret Weapon Helping Dale Swoop On Everest

Oct 09, 2017

A second training base at Mourya could turn out to be the secret weapon Matt Dale needs to coax a career best performance out of his Everest runner Fell Swoop. The idea for the stable, to complement his Canberra operation, came when Dale took himself to Warrnambool earlier this ...

Mossman Gorge Wins Another Highway For Dale

Aug 28, 2017

Matt Dale has upstaged Highway Handicap training rival Matthew Dunn as Mossman Gorge kept an unbeaten record this term with a strong all-the-way win at Rosehill. Mossman Gorge fights off all challenges to win at Rosehill. Photo: Steve HartDale missed Mossman's Gorge's win on ...

Clipper Heads In A New Direction

Clipper Heads In A New Direction

Jun 30, 2017

Having already made her mark in a couple of Highway Handicaps in Sydney this preparation, Canberra filly Clipper is set to hit the road in the opposite direction for her first crack at Melbourne racing.Trainer Matthew Dale, who later this week will welcome stable star Fell Swoop ...

Clipper surges through Highway Hcp grades

Jun 11, 2017

Clipper has another road trip ahead of her after racing through the Highway Handicap series in style at Randwick.The three-year-old filly claimed her second Highway on Saturday by a comfortable margin and a Melbourne trip beckons.Canberra trainer Matt Dale revealed those plans ...

Clipper Ready For Highway Success

May 25, 2017

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale took out last Saturday’s TAB Highway Handicap with Hay Now and he could do it again this Saturday with promising filly, Clipper.The three-year-old resumes from a spell at Royal Randwick and will be out to add to her impressive record of two wins ...

New Owners Strike Gold in Highway

May 21, 2017

A group of first-time owners have a promising mare on their hands judging by the impressive win by Hay Now in the TAB Highway Plate (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Prepared by astute Canberra-based trainer Matthew Dale, Hay Now powered home to claim her fourth victory ...

Matthew Dale celebrates a Wagga Town Plate day double with Hay Now

May 09, 2017

TOP apprentice jockey Nick Heywood returned home to Wagga and enjoyed one of the most easiest of carnival wins aboard Hay Now. Town Plate day was a good one for punters and Hay Now finished it with a bang, taking out the Harrisons Joinery Class Two Handicap (1400m).As much as ...

Tommy Berry has high praise for Il Bandito after seven length win on debut at Wagga

May 09, 2017

CANBERRA trainer Matthew Dale unearthed a potential star in Il Bandito after a sensational debut at Wagga on Thursday.Tommy Berry was full of praise for the three-year-old after Il Bandito ($2.00) streaked his rivals by 7¼ lengths to win the Slater & Gordon Lawyers Maiden ...

Emotional Win For Rocket Commander

Mar 04, 2017

Berry honours Riharna Thomson Tommy Berry has honoured the memory of fallen trackwork rider Riharna Thomson, after guiding Canberra-trained mare Rocket Commander to victory in the Wenona Girl Quality (R4) at Randwick. “I’m a bit emotional with this win. For everyone in ...