Harness Racing

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 …

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 …

17/12/14 Heard the latest? Tattsbet is going to change its name and become UBET. What a stupid idea – as I can think of a stack of negative slogans straight …

12/12/14 Some Queensland and New South Wales racetracks have certainly received plenty of rain this week. In fact on the Weather Channel this morning at 7am they advised that Thangool …

11/12/14 On 13/11/14 on this website I advised readers that I had been gifted a copy of the 1976 book written by the late Clif Cary entitled How Professionals Bet …

05/12/14 One gets the distinct impression that Brisbane is currently experiencing an embarrassment of riches in the jockey ranks, not so much talent wise, but numbers wise – to a …

03/12/14 On 11 November, I put up the first of what was promised to be a series of articles turning the clock back some 26 years for website visitors, looking …

01/12/14 Well last Saturday saw your typical controversial racing industry in full cry again.   Excited parents took their kids to Meet George Jetson at Doomben, but after paying some …

28/11/14 There is no shadow of doubt that the thoroughbred racing industry around Australia is so incestuous that it defies belief. Many of the main characters are all mates and …

21/11/14 Australian punters are being duped into betting on “Saturday city races” that in reality aren’t Saturday city races. Tomorrow at Doomben in Brisbane and Ballarat in Victoria are two …

23/10/14 It is my considered opinion that Racing Queensland is doing the thoroughbred industry in Australia a major disservice – and is leaving itself wide open to public ridicule and …

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 …