Harness Racing

20/01/16 When his eyes closed for the final time last week, the Queensland harness racing lost a man whose amazing ability to research and write stories will live on throughout …

21/01/16 In yesterday’s Justracing website story on the sad passing of harness racing author Raymond Lowndes – whose funeral is on at 2pm today – he’d advised that opening night …

31/12/15 As this is the last story that will go up on this website until next Monday (4/1/16) when rails bookmaker Lindsay Gallagher’s betting ring report from the Caloundra meeting …

30/12/15 As was exclusively advised by Justracing back at the start of 2015, ironically not long before the racing industry was blown apart by sickening Four Corners television footage, “animal …

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 …

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 …

01/07/15 I must say that when I saw all the vacant stables that were on course at the Gladstone racecourse when I visited that city nine days ago, I was …

22/06/15 The thoroughbred racing world woke up to the sad news last Saturday morning that one of the few champions that we will get to see in our lifetime, even …

03/06/15 If picking a winner at the races is hard yakka then picking a politician to vote for at an election who will actually do something constructive for their constituents …

29/04/15 The Toowoomba Turf Club should feel humbled to have a horse with the possible potential of Pornichet nominated to run in the Toowoomba Cup at the track next Saturday. …

24/04/15 The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival kicks off tomorrow with a nine-race card at the Gold Coast, but the day has me worried right from the start, as I cannot …

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 …

02/04/15 Punters have at least been given plenty of notice to start looking for wet trackers over the Easter weekend of racing at Doomben in Brisbane and Randwick in Sydney. …

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” …

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 …

16/01/15 As I’ve been exclusively writing here for many years “the biggest problem racing has is racing itself”. And so it came to pass that two of the three codes …

06/01/15 It’s Magic Millions week at the Gold Coast this week and it’s always a good week to have the chukkie bucket very handy as so much vomitable tripe will …