Greyhound Racing

04/08/16 After much consideration following a recent medical assessment, which cast a shadow about my current state of health, even though I felt good in myself, I have made the …

03/08/16 When one thoroughbred racing season ended and another started last Monday there was understandably a plethora of positive press about all the warm and fuzzy stories surrounding which respective …

28/06/16 The course proper at Eagle Farm last Saturday has come in for plenty of criticism both on the day and subsequently, but there were other sad aspects of the …

20/06/16 Last Saturday’s Ipswich Turf Club meeting showed yet again that Justracing is simply light years ahead of all the passive and patronizing mainstream media crew. For nearly 12 months …

24/03/16 Of all the aspects of racing there are two that never cease to amaze me. The first one is advertising via race names. What a total waste of money …

10/03/16 In Part 1 of this two part story yesterday I looked at how TABs and racing administrators are pretty much useless at coming up with new and innovative racing …

09/03/16 Forget optimism and pessimism, if one is simply a realist as I am, it’s very easy to stand back and smell the roses and accept that the way things …

24/12/15 Firstly let me wish all website visitors and valued clients to the various website services a safe and happy Christmas. No story will go up here tomorrow but apart …

11/12/15 As today is 11 December we only have 14 more sleeps before Christmas prior to the big fat man in a red suit turning up with one or more …

10/12/15 So yesterday’s story on this website reinforced what everyone in Queensland racing industry knew which was, “Houston we have a problem,” which I referred to as “a speed bump”. …

08/12/15 As mentioned in yesterday’s website story, last Sunday was another glaring example of how in racing in Queensland we for far too long have seemingly had the mentality of …

30/10/15 Well it’s Victoria Derby day on the first of what will be four big days of racing at Flemington and as regularly happens a dreadful field of pretenders have …

07/10/15 Over the 18 years that this website has been functioning, I’ve constantly used constructive arguments to slam racing administrators. Yet 18 years on and they obviously aren’t getting any …

15/06/15 You know there are so many laws in our society they drive most of us mad. Do this – don’t do that. You can do this, but you can’t …

15/04/15 On face value, from a prizemoney perspective, it’s fair to say that the top echelon of Australian racing, across its three codes, paints a healthy impression of the industry. …

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 …