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Minimum bet laws might not make much difference to the casual punter, but to those serious about the game, bookmakers with all the odds in their favour are finally being challenged.
Mike Baird is the Premier of NSW, the state with the biggest population in the Commonwealth.
The NSW Government’s decision to ban greyhound racing from July 1 next year came as a shock, but not necessarily a surprise. The industry is set to disappear, and that’s going to affect more than just trainers and owners.
Finally it has happened. Greyhound racing in New South Wales is no more. Or at least it is not very much more, and is scheduled to be no more fairly soon.
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In a huge blow for the racing industry, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced plans to end greyhound racing in the state.
Queensland’s biggest race-day is upon us, with the added complexity that comes with the unveiling of a new Eagle Farm track that was rain-affected enough to call off a meeting last week, but has since been baked by a week of sun.
A momentous change was announced by Racing Victoria yesterday, with the swapping of the Emirates Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes during the Flemington Melbourne Cup carnival.
The Queensland Oaks, while hardly the most esteemed Group 1 race we have in Australia, can produce a nice winner, and it will forever have more cache for having Winx on the winners list.
The Adelaide Group 1 carnival is over, and now Queensland racing gets their chance to shine in the sun they keep telling us they always get. The Stradbroke, Brisbane’s most famous race, is only two weeks away and that means it’s Doomben 10,000 time.
This week gives us another Saturday with Group 1 races in two different states.
Two $500,000 Group 1s in different parts of the country greet us this week – the BTC Cup for sprinters at Doomben and the SA Derby for the young stayers at Morphettville.
The Warrnambool carnival, as it always does, provided some spirited racing through the week, having commendably carved out an old-school niche on the calendar.
The last day of the Sydney Group 1 autumn carnival is upon us, and what racing we’ve been subject to over the last few weeks.
There’s been plenty of fantastic racing at Randwick over the past two weeks for the ‘grand finals of Australian Racing’: The Championships.
The news champion mare Winx wouldn’t be running in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday might have left a lesser sporting administrator in the foetal position on the floor of his office as he battled with the growing challenge of trying to pull a crowd.
Day 2 of The Championships is upon us. Yesterday we looked at the Sydney Cup and Queen of the Turf, and today we get to the big one, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Australian Oaks.
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Ahoy Roarers! The roughies were out in force at Flemington on Saturday, including a $101 chance to close out the day, but hopefully we can bounce back this Saturday.
We went close in both quaddies last week at Canterbury but, as always, three legs out of four.
The 2015-16 season is just about done and dusted. The racing game is as strong as ever, but there could certainly be improvements. Here is my wish list for the upcoming season.
I wrote a couple of years ago in the spring of 2014 that John O’Shea was struggling as head trainer for Godolphin.
Ahoy roarers! The roughies were out in force at Caulfield on Saturday and we couldn’t snare a quaddie, but hopefully we can bounce back this Saturday.
Hey Roarers! Since there is no major Group races to analyse, I will be running my eye over the Flemington Quaddies, with the early Quaddie being races two through to five and the regular Quaddie being races six through to nine.
Ahoy Roarers! We went close in both quaddies last week at Rosehill but as always, three legs out of four don’t make a winner!
Ahoy Roarers! The roughies were out in force at Flemington last Saturday and we couldn’t snare a Quaddie, but hopefully we can bounce back this Saturday.
A couple of absolute bolters knocked us out of the Quaddies last weekend but hopefully we can bounce back this week. I’ll be previewing the quaddies at Rosehill this Saturday, starting off with the early quaddie, with the legs being races two through to five:
Hello Roarers, I’m back to help find a winner in the Sir John Monash Stakes, a Group 3 race held at Caulfield over 1100 meters.
Greyhound racing needs reform. It’s needed reform for years. But before people cheer on the decision, and before I have a proper read of the document, have a think about what it means to a family like mine.
The decision to ban greyhound racing in NSW could begin one of the biggest bidding sagas in the state’s history.
Ahoy roarers! I’m back to fatten up your wallets, hopefully, for the Spring Carnival, by previewing the quaddies at Randwick this Saturday, starting off with the early quaddie, with the legs being races two through to five.
Ahoy Roarers! I’m back to fatten up your wallets, hopefully, for the Spring Carnival, by previewing the quaddies at Flemington this Saturday.
Race 8 at Eagle Farm on Saturday (3.17pm AEST) is the Tattersalls Club Tiara run at a distance o 1400m.
With the Victoria Racing Club moving the Mackinnon Stakes to the last day of the Flemington carnival, the time is right for the three Melbourne metropolitan clubs to work together and create a rich weight-for-age race series.