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22/01/15 Having lived in Ipswich for over 38 years, one doesn’t need a very high IQ to see what individuals and/or entities are joined at the hip. And in the …

16/01/15 As I’ve been exclusively writing here for many years “the biggest problem racing has is racing itself”. And so it came to pass that two of the three codes …

12/01/15 The Magic Millions race day at the Gold Coast last Saturday was just wonderful to sit back and observe, because it proved once and for all what a monumental …

08/01/15 The Magic Millions race day, which is scheduled for Saturday, is proof of what I often refer to as “the incestuous world of thoroughbred racing” – yet strangely not …

07/01/15 Yesterday on this website I researched the racetrack performances of 2YO’s that contested the Magic Millions on 11/1/14 and that research revealed the fact that only two of the …

06/01/15 It’s Magic Millions week at the Gold Coast this week and it’s always a good week to have the chukkie bucket very handy as so much vomitable tripe will …

05/01/15 When the sun first peeped its head over the Gold Coast horizon last Saturday morning, the day that is the pre-cursor to the Magic Millions race day seven days …

20/11/14 Drought and living on the land are a dreadful quinella – but more often than not they will be the winning combination. To that end, some images never leave …

17/12/14 Heard the latest? Tattsbet is going to change its name and become UBET. What a stupid idea – as I can think of a stack of negative slogans straight …

12/12/14 Some Queensland and New South Wales racetracks have certainly received plenty of rain this week. In fact on the Weather Channel this morning at 7am they advised that Thangool …

11/12/14 On 13/11/14 on this website I advised readers that I had been gifted a copy of the 1976 book written by the late Clif Cary entitled How Professionals Bet …

09/12/14 Last Saturday was the first Saturday of the implementation of the new and stupid track rating system that the Einsteins at the Australian Racing Board came up with and …

05/12/14 One gets the distinct impression that Brisbane is currently experiencing an embarrassment of riches in the jockey ranks, not so much talent wise, but numbers wise – to a …

03/12/14 On 11 November, I put up the first of what was promised to be a series of articles turning the clock back some 26 years for website visitors, looking …

02/12/14 On 13/11/14 I penned a website story entitled “Exclusive: Clif Cary teaches those punters who would like to learn…..Part 1” and in that story the following was written by …

01/12/14 Well last Saturday saw your typical controversial racing industry in full cry again.   Excited parents took their kids to Meet George Jetson at Doomben, but after paying some …

28/11/14 There is no shadow of doubt that the thoroughbred racing industry around Australia is so incestuous that it defies belief. Many of the main characters are all mates and …

27/11/14 The late Warwick Hobson wrote a story in Turf Monthly in September 1985 entitled “The Shoe has turned the clock back 20 years!” That story, written about one of …

21/11/14 Australian punters are being duped into betting on “Saturday city races” that in reality aren’t Saturday city races. Tomorrow at Doomben in Brisbane and Ballarat in Victoria are two …

19/11/14 It’s Emirates Stakes day at Flemington. The best thoroughbreds in Australia as well as some talented horses from overseas are appearing at the meeting. The Track Manager, Mick Goode, …

29/10/14 The TAB price that Tasmanian trained galloper The Cleaner finalized at in the Cox Plate last Saturday at Moonee Valley served as a ringing endorsement yet again at what …

28/10/14 Until last Saturday night, I thought I’d seen and/or heard everything in racing. In my 2006 published book I concluded there were 647 variables working against the punter when …

23/10/14 It is my considered opinion that Racing Queensland is doing the thoroughbred industry in Australia a major disservice – and is leaving itself wide open to public ridicule and …

22/10/14 I must say that from what I’ve seen happen in the racing industry over the decades that I’ve been involved in it, nothing really shocks me anymore – but …

18/12/14 There is no shadow of a doubt that the aftermath of the Villiers Handicap at Randwick last Saturday was what most racing people found more intriguing than the actual …

14/10/14 If one didn’t learn something after watching thoroughbreds for over four-and-a-half decades, one would have to be an extremely thick humanoid. In that timeframe I’ve seen many “worldbeaters” and/or …

01/10/14 On yesterday’s website story I wrote of the “pathetic” run of Scissor Kick last Saturday in the Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill, as whilst he was indeed three wide …

06/10/14 Rails bookmaker, Lindsay Gallagher, didn’t field at the Gold Coast meeting last Saturday so his normal Monday column will be back next week. So today there’s another exclusive story …

18/09/14 One gets the distinct impression that the dawning of the 2014/2015 thoroughbred breeding season has the Kruger family at one of Queensland’s oldest and most successful stud farms, Lyndhurst …