Greyhound Racing

16/04/15 Yesterday I advised that the racing industry needs to take big steps right now to do something constructive for the industry into the future “from a welfare perspective”. So …

09/04/15 Mid last week brisbanetimes.com.au first broke the story of 55 greyhound carcasses being found in bushland near Bundaberg. They’re the same mob that stole a copyrighted photo that I …

25/03/15 At the outset let me advise that I attended the greyhound industry meeting at Albion Park last night at 7pm – and it was what I’d call a “lively” …

05/03/15 It would seem to me as an outsider looking in, that Racing Queensland’s knee-jerk reaction to the negative publicity that the 4 Corners story generated about greyhound racing a …

04/03/15 It is my considered opinion that the current catastrophic problems that have beset the racing industry via the 4 Corners expose on problems in the greyhound industry would have …

27/02/15 Racing Queensland hierarchy continue to implode with news yesterday that the Toowoomba track is incapable of holding scheduled race meetings on Friday 6 March and Saturday 14 March. And …

25/02/15 Yesterday’s website story on what Racing Queensland Chairman Kevin Dixon and Racing Queensland CEO Darren Condon stated in the 2013/2014 Annual Report sparked a flurry of emails given the …

24/02/15 Following on from the cobalt and greyhound racing scandals that have imploded on racing in the last few weeks, I thought that I’d go back and review what was …

23/02/15 A Sunday afternoon is, in any fair person’s assessment, an odd time for the racing industry to be invoking radical changes at its senior level, but that’s exactly what …

05/02/15 It would seem to me as an outsider looking in, that in the long term, the three codes of racing are in for an extremely worrying time – all …

04/02/15 Website visitors often email me to locate a story that they recall reading on Justracing, but now can’t find. Unfortunately there was no index or key word technology when …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

13/08/14 I must say that when I looked at the fields for Flemington last Saturday and in typical male fashion I was confused. We had nine races on the program …

01/05/14 In what I habitually call “the incestuous world of thoroughbred racing”, almost anything is possible. As recently as the mid 1980’s, Eagle Farm racecourse played host to firstly the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

25/04/13 The age old question in the racing industry is what is its more important aspect – the punter, owner, trainer, breeder or the prizemoney? And you can bet “London …