Harness Racing

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 …

22/10/13 I read a newspaper article only last Sunday about the dangers of modern betting, particularly sports betting, which stated in part, “We are breeding the next generation of problem …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

29/05/13 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 …

09/05/13 Well what a week in racing we’ve had. It would be as funny as a tin of worms if it wasn’t so serious. Down in Sydney A’s accused B …

16/04/13 It seems to me as an outsider looking in that the incompetence that is Tattsbet just continues on unabated. As per several stories I’ve penned here in the last …

08/04/13 Golden Slipper day came and went for another year and I’m sure that given the passage of time most of the starters in the race will be proven to …

04/04/13 When his eyes closed for the final time in the Allamanda Private Hospital at the Gold Coast on 29 June 1991 after an 18-month battle with cancer, the curtain …

27/03/14 After recent events which I have personally witnessed, Racing Queensland, the governing body of the sport in Queensland really needs to employ a “secret shopper” style of person to …

20/03/13 There is no question that Star Thoroughbreds is one of the best known thoroughbred syndication companies operating around Australia. The Justracing website has been operating since 1997 meaning it’s …

14/03/13 It’s fair to say that the two major Australian bloodstock sales companies – Gold Coast based Magic Millions and Sydney based Inglis – are pretty well connected. In the …

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 …

07/02/13 On 27/12/12 I penned a story entitled “New Year Punting Resolution Number Two: Don’t back horses that haven’t won a race for 52 weeks or more in Saturday city …

14/01/13 When the sun first peeped its boiling hot head over the horizon last Saturday morning, the only certainty to look forward to in racing was that all and sundry …