Greyhound Racing

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 …

21/03/14 I know from a lifetime spent in either 1) management roles in large companies, or 2) running my own business for 17 years, that it’s impossible to keep everybody …

19/03/13 Nowhere was it more apparent that Tattsbet, which is the “home TAB” for each of Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania, needs to be swallowed up by …

04/03/13 Last Saturday saw Queensland unfortunately lose a host of thoroughbred race meetings due to rain when each of Eagle Farm, Gatton, Gold Coast, Thangool, Chinchilla and Toowoomba (on today) …

21/02/13 Black Caviar’s career to this point teaches racing devotees valuable lessons that they can utilise for the rest of their life, if they are smart enough to pick up …

20/02/13 It’s a well-known fact of life in racing that if you want to know the state of health of the racing industry, a good place to start is by …