Thursday, October 22, 2009
Raised in a racing family, Matt Chew has been successfully training Thoroughbred race horses since 1982. A third-generation horseman, he operates the Matthew Chew Racing Stables in both northern and southern California. He regularly runs horses at Santa Anita, Del Mar, Hollywood Park, and Golden Gate Fields.
The barn where Chew Racing is located at Santa Anita was once home to the Noble Threewit Stable, and a commemorative stall plaque is displayed there. Noble Threewit was present as a trainer on the very first Opening Day at Santa Anita in 1934. Threewit continued to train there until well into his 90’s, retiring just a few years ago.
Chew trains for many types of partnerships, including general partnerships and syndicates like Bongo Racing. He is a regular participant on TOC (Thoroughbred Owners of California) educational seminar panels and at conformation clinics.
He uses the latest technology to communicate with owners, including email blasts, web posts and live barn cams so owners can watch their horses. He has partnered with Del Mar Racetrack the last two race meets to provide a barn webcam on the Del Mar website, giving race fans a unique look into the world of a Thoroughbred training barn.