VDM Winner 2017 (Colts Division)

MATTICULOUS (Hasty Hall – Another Mattie)
Time: P, 2, 1:58.9 **Track Record**
Owner: BKB Morgans Syndicate
Trainer: Alexis Laidler
Driver: William Greenhorn
Breeder: Gareth Price (WALES)
An astonishing feat was achieved in 2017 when Matticulous strode to an imperious victory in the final of the colts VDM. His dam Another Mattie was responsible for Titanium in 2014 and Miraculous in 2015 making her the mother of 3 separate VDM final winners in just 5 years. A £32,000 yearling from Builth in October 2016, Matticulous cruised to a heat win in 2:01.4 before going on to smash the TRACK RECORD clocking 1:58.9 in that year’s grand final. Owned by a syndicate hailing from Wales and England the colt was driven by crack Scottish reins man for the UKs champion trainer Alexis Laidler.

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The Vincent Delaney Memorial Committee regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 VDM festival due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It was a hard decision to make, and we pushed it as long as possible, ” said chairman Derek Delaney, “Not only are we looking at the issues with the racing schedule, but we are also looking at the social aspects of the festival. Without being able to host international and local visitors at the track, we believe that canceling is the best choice to make.”

The plans are already being laid for next year, which will mark the big 10 year anniversary of the VDM weekend.

“10 years is a huge achievement, both for us as a family and for Irish harness racing,” said Derek, “When we started with a race in memory of our brother, Vincent, we could never have envisioned we would be here, gearing up for the 10th anniversary. We have big dreams in the works and the sky is the limit!”

All fully paid up horses will be refunded. For questions please contact Derek at derek@oakwoodstud.ie.