Harness 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 …

08/06/16 There’s a once in the history of Brisbane thoroughbred racing, which is an event unfolding over the next three days when we see the Lightning Handicap and the Stradbroke …

12/05/16 Next Saturday is BTC Cup day at Doomben and these days the race is a Group 1 event worth $500,000 in total prizemoney. The race has been afforded Group …

04/05/16 In recent weeks on this website I researched the results of trainers that are at the top of the Brisbane trainers premiership ladder. The form guide in last Friday’s …

29/03/16 After last Saturday’s Rosehill Group 1 The BMW meeting I’ve reached the conclusion that fining jockeys for overuse of the whip is pretty much a total waste of time. …

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 …

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 …