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09/04/14 I had to have a smile recently when I came across an article in the July 1984 edition of Racetrack magazine entitled “Bookies no longer winning the losing battle”. Only …

08/04/14 Since news started circulating in racing circles at Eagle Farm last Saturday of the passing of highly respected racing identity Larry Pratt the day before, I’ve had several emails …

06/03/14 There are not many racing men who are remembered long after their death, but one such man is Clif Cary. Prior to his passing on 10 December 1986, at …

04/03/14 Brisbane’s alleged “Open company’ races sank to a new low last Saturday when Ballina brumby Storm Fabulador won Race 2 on the Eagle Farm card. Storm Fabulador at his …

21/02/14 I must say that I was totally taken aback when Racing Queensland issued a Media Release late yesterday advising that they’d appointed Allan Reardon to the position of thoroughbred …

12/02/14 It’s always interesting picking up a Form Guide and looking through the fields. Names jump off the page at you occasionally because they are well named, but moreover because …

05/02/14 Regarding yesterday’s article on punters leaping to their death after the win by firstly Noogoora Burr then Excellantes, one website reader advised that with the track being upgraded to …

31/01/13 Long before the killer flood waters have receded, I can respectively suggest that the racing industry in Queensland has been set back another five or ten years due to …

29/01/14 On 7/2/2013 I penned the first of what would be 12 monthly stories proving that backing horses that hadn’t won a race anywhere for the last 52 weeks or …

23/01/14 Oh how the world changes. Drive around a major city like Brisbane today then don’t repeat the same exercise for another 52 weeks and the changes to roads and …

16/01/14 There is no question that one of the most amazing events that transpired in Australian thoroughbred racing in the post World War 2 era was Tommy Smith being defeated …

15/01/14 Down in Sydney things are sure bad – and the industry is obviously at the crossroads. If you think that’s not a factual statement, check out the disgrace that …

08/01/14 On 7/2/2013 I penned the first of what would be 12 monthly stories proving that backing horses that hadn’t won a race anywhere for the last 52 weeks or …

03/01/14 When I was a teenager I loved nothing more than to leave the little bush town where our family lived (population about 30) and come to the big smoke …

01/01/14 As we enter 2014 – Sydney racing is really at the crossroads. We have Saturday city meetings being run at tracks like Canterbury, which are clearly not Saturday city …

24/12/13 It would seem to me that whilst seemingly everyone has been extolling the virtues of the ride of jockey Larry Cassidy aboard General Exhibit in Race 3 out of …

19/12/13 Did you know that Merrill Kruger from Lyndhurst Stud was “better known to all as Mick”? I put their stud on the website about 12 or 14 years ago …

12/12/13 Yesterday I went into detail regarding last weekend’s races, but there was one other important aspect of racing last Saturday that I want to raise here in a standalone …

10/12/13 Yesterday in what I’d call “a typical passive and patronizing interview on RadioTAB”, racecaller David Fowler spoke to Racing Queensland Chairman Kevin Dixon – and the Racing Queensland Chairman …

21/11/13 Yesterday I put up a comprehensive list of 30 Queensland trained two-year-olds that saw the light of day from 1960 inclusive right through to 2013 inclusive. Naturally that list …

20/11/13 I thought that an interesting topic to do a story or two on for website visitors would be one that I’ve never seen done anywhere else before, namely an …

13/11/13 On 7/2/2013 I penned the first of what will be 12 monthly stories proving that backing horses that haven’t won a race anywhere for the last 52 weeks or …

12/11/13 There were plenty of lessons for punters to learn from last Saturday’s racing if they really want to learn – so let me share some of them with you. …

22/10/13 I read a newspaper article only last Sunday about the dangers of modern betting, particularly sports betting, which stated in part, “We are breeding the next generation of problem …

17/10/13 You know there is one aspect across the three codes of racing that is always a cornerstone when punting – and that’s “the class factor”. It’s “the class factor” …

11/09/13 I’ve regularly written here over the 17 years that this website has been operating that of the three codes of racing – harness racing is the one that I’ve …

10/09/13 All three eastern seaboard venues raced on either good 3 or dead 4 going last Saturday but Blind Freddie accompanied by a Labrador and holding a white cane would …

09/10/13 When her eyes closed for the final time last Friday night, thus ending the terribly sad health misfortune that had beset her in 2013, the Queensland thoroughbred racing industry …