In fact, the loss of Matuhi
two years ago almost took him out of the sport altogether.
Te Tangi a te Matuhi
(1999) grew out of Station of Earth-bound Ghosts, his monumental art exhibition of the previous year.
But her day at the races was tinged with sadness when 10-year-old gelding Matuhi
broke his neck in a fall and had to be put down.
Earlier in the day, racehorse Matuhi
was destroyed after suffering a serious spinal injury in a fall at the last fence in the Byrne Group Plate.
However, what happened to Matuhi
in the Byrne Group Plate puts it all into perspective - there are some things much more important than horses being beaten.
Also on Thursday, the racehorse Matuhi
suffered was destroyed after falling at the last fence in the Byrne Group Plate and sustaining .
Pipe has also left in last Saturday's Tingle Creek fourth I'msingingtheblues, Matuhi
, who was brought down in the Galway Plate when last seen, and Salut Flo, off the track since failing to bring up the hat-trick over 600 days ago.
The eight-year-old looked like he was going to pull clear of the field as he jumped past the long-time leader Matuhi
The Nicholshayne trainer has another possible runner among 18 left in at the fiveday stage in Matuhi
The Pond House handler also had another runner among the 18 left in at the five-day stage in Matuhi
Her first collection of poetry, matuhi
/needle, was co-published in 2004 by Victoria University Press in New Zealand and Perceval Press in the US.
Calgary Bay had to dig deep in the run-in but kept responding to jockey Dominic Elsworth's urgings to secure a well-deserved win, coming home one-and-a-quarter lengths ahead of the fast-finishing Hector's Choice with Matuhi
filling the places in third.