THE Cranbourne racing team of Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock is running at a 25% winning strike rate from its first 28 runners, and they feature in the Wednesday edition of ANZ Bloodstock News.
Griffiths said: “I thought we would bide our time. I told Mathew to be prepared for a light spring and that we would attack the summer racing with gusto.
“He is bringing so much to the table. The youth I can see in him, his excitement, his enthusiasm, we are all feeding off it plus his knowledge is extraordinary… he’s experienced, he’s travelled the globe working for his father (champion trainer Mike De Kock) and he’s also worked for Baffert (in the US) and O’Brien (in Ireland).”
The ANZ Bloodstock News article quotes Griffiths as saying: “There is a lot of interest already from clients because of the way we have restructured the business and, naturally, there’s international interest as well because everything that we are doing has a multitude of layers attached to it.
“What we have structured gives us the opportunity to send horses to Mike’s stable in Dubai; it has the opportunity to send horses to South Africa and there’s the opportunity to send horses from South Africa to us. It has a whole international layer to it.
“There is a really great opportunity on a local and international level – there’s no boundaries to what we are doing. I think it is going to appeal to our local supporters in Victoria and Australia and the international interest that Mike has had in the past.”