Winning form continues for Terra Mater
Jarrod Austin looks to have unearthed a gem of a horse in Terra Mater, who he purchased for under A$2k
- 4-year-old Terra Mater was bought for A$1750 in 2021.
- Very little was expected of the mare by trainer Jarrod Austin.
- Terra Mater has won last three career starts, including victory at Randwick last time out.
- So far, Terra Mater has collected over A$270,000 in career prize money.
Every now and again, within the world of horse racing, there is a certain story that resonated with both punters and online betting sites alike.
In the sanitized worldwide business of racing, very few horses enjoy the rags to riches story, of being purchased to a cheap price and ending up winning big for their stable.
However, Terra Mater looks to have bucked that trend for enigmatic trainer Jarrod Austin.
The beginning of the year is always a hectic time for both punters and Aussie bookmakers as everybody looks to be ahead of the curve for the season ahead.
However, the start of 2024 looks to be a very significant one for feel-good story Terra Mater, a horse that continues to prove that anything is possible in the world of horse racing and recent performances have really made punters and betting apps stand up and take note.
Rags to Riches
Fabled tales of old spring to mind when the story of Terra Mater is told within the current Australian horse racing landscape.
Designed as a weanling purchase by storied trainer Jarrod Austin, Terra Mater was brought into the yard to boost the numbers up but quickly, it was apparent a gem had been unearthed.
With a price tag of A$1750, very little was expected of Terra Mater but already the 4-year-old has returned over 100% of the initial investment made by Austin, in prize money alone.
Wins keep rolling in
Any punter or online betting sites is always wary of a horse that is in the winning groove and for Terra Mater at Randwick on Saturday 6th January, that groove was never going to be penetrated.
Seeing off the likes of African Daisy and Rocketeer Girl with relative ease, Terra Mater simply doesn’t know how to lose currently, and the omens are good for the remainder of 2024.
The victory at Randwick made it three wins on the spin for Terra Mater, all coming between the 1100m and 1300m and the versatility of the horse has surprised many punters and experts too.
What next for Terra Mater?
On winning yet another race at Randwick, trainer Austin said of Mater that he hoped it could keep churning out the results in 2024, with no real expectations set.
Meanwhile, hoop Nash Rawiller was mightily impressed and with jockeys of that calibre singing its praises, Terra Mater looks set to go far this season.
With three wins on the spin and a barely believable 100% career placing record, Terra Mater is a horse to keep an eye on and its humble beginnings only add to the sense of intrigue surrounding the 4-year-old currently.
Breaking into the cut and thrust of Australian horse racing is no easy task, with carefully nurtured and sired horses generally ruling the roost.
However, Terra Mater, a bargain purchase by Jarrod Austin is causing quite a stir with many Australian horse racing betting apps in 2024 and the rags to riches story is capturing the imagination of all levels of punter.