• Racing Tips
    Semi-final spot would be fitting reward for this ‘Heavenly’ three-year-old
    IT will be with a heavy heart that Adam Ruggari heads to Newcastle tonight to contest the qualifying heat of the New South Wales Breeders Challenge with three-year-old gelding Three In Heaven. Ruggari took over the training of the talented youngster following the passing of his grandfather Barry Matterson,... Read more
    Vale: Barry Matterson

    Vale: Barry Matterson

    October 5, 2021

    ONE of New South Wales’ most respected horseman Barry Matterson lost his battle with cancer last weekend, leaving a real hole in the light harness sport in the Hunter Valley. Originally from Granville in Sydney’s inner west, Matterson based himself at Sawyers Gully later in life where he trained... Read more
    We owe it all to Barry, says Ruggari
    SAWYERS Gully trainer Adam Ruggari gives most of the credit for his success in harness racing to his 85-year-old grandfather, Barry Matterson. Up until two weeks ago, Ruggari was working his team of six pacers alongside his ‘Pop’ at the same property in the Hunter Valley when it all... Read more
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