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03/10/13 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 …

01/10/13 Shock horror last Saturday when a long odds-on favourite got rolled in Race 1 at one of the two eastern seaboard capital city races that raced on the day. …

27/09/13 Whilst there is a plethora of Group racing happening in Sydney and Melbourne over this weekend, it’s quite easy to sit back and smell the roses and peruse the …

19/09/13 When I sit down in the cold hard light of day and reflect on the Queensland racing industry across its three codes in the last couple of decades I …

18/09/13 Up until a few weeks ago it would be fair comment that the Turkington family from up at Pilton on the Darling Downs would be the envy of many. …

17/09/13 I shake my head a lot about things that I see happen in the racing industry, across its three codes, but I reckon that the thoroughbred industry dodged a …

12/09/13 As advised in Part 1 of this story yesterday – today it’s time to go into an in-depth analysis of what was said to the assembled gathering last Sunday …

23/08/13 The Justracing website has singlehandedly brought to public account over the last couple of years much of the what I’d call “rot” that goes on at Tattsbet, which is …

22/08/13 Justracing travelled to Warwick last week to catch up with Lyndhurst Stud boss Jeff Kruger and get his thoughts on this season’s stallion roster at the stud, along with …

21/08/13 So yesterday on Part 1 of this story I gave the average punter 11 tips on how to improve the chances of them winning over any period of time …

20/08/13 It’s simply a fact of life that the vast majority of punters will proceed along the path of life simply donating to bookmakers and/or TABs and losing money. It …

14/08/13 If you asked most racing people to name the best trainer in Queensland, it’s fair to say that many people, without hesitation, would put forward the name “Kelso Wood”. …

09/08/13 I must say I’ve been totally amazed at the thoroughbred industry response to the tragic death in Darwin on Monday of Simone Montgomerie. Almost instantaneously an appeal was launched …

08/08/13 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 …

07/08/13 I make a point of trying to keep out of stewards work. Over the 16 years this website has been operational, I only publicly comment on stewards issues if …

02/08/13 Tomorrow will be a strange Saturday in the history of Australian thoroughbred racing on two fronts. For the first time in over five decades the name Alan Bailey won’t …

01/08/13 On 30/8/12, I publicly placed on this website the first of what was to be 12 monthly articles proving how financially catastrophic the practice of backing horses resuming from …

31/07/13 Over the course of a year a plethora of interesting emails come into this website. To that end, an email with an accompanying newspaper article came in last week …

25/07/13 It’s fair to say that 38-year-old Ian French has tried his hand at a few occupations along the path of life, anything from apprentice jockey, to apprentice chef, to …

24/07/13 SAIRYN (“pronounced siren as in police siren”) FAWKE is 22-year-old and he’s apprenticed to Pat Duff at Deagon. Pat Duff, a licenced trainer for about 45 years, has been …

23/07/13 BROOKE AINSWORTH is 20-year-old and was born into a racing family. Her father is respected Beaudesert based thoroughbred trainer Ted. Whilst her only other sibling, an older sister, is …

18/07/13 As I advised in an article several weeks ago, the race that’s now called the Magic Millions was originally known as the “Magic Million”. The “s” got added to …

17/07/13 On 30/8/12, I publicly placed on this website the first of what was to be 12 monthly articles proving how financially catastrophic the practice of backing horses resuming from …

05/07/13 Well anyone heading to Eagle Farm racecourse tomorrow will need to make sure they have a supply of angina pills handy. Hopefully the club will do the right thing …

26/06/13 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 …

25/06/13 When the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara meeting is run according to Sky Channel, that’s the end of the Brisbane Winter Carnival for another year. In their official advertising on …

20/06/13 As I regularly write here Justracing has a wonderful array of historical racing books to fall back on and so today I thought I’d go back to the February …

19/06/13 On 30/8/12 I publicly placed on this website the first of what was to be 12 monthly articles proving how financially catastrophic the practice of backing horses resuming from …

18/06/13 The freight train that is the Brisbane Winter Carnival is now fast running out of steam and there’s only the Eagle Farm meeting next Saturday and the Caloundra Cup …

12/06/13 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 …