Michelle Payne is a great asset to racing and I like and admire her very much. I want her to be successful.
However, when you are publicly vocal on an issue (as she is), you must expect debate. Michelle had a lot to say about Sandown on Wednesday. She has publicly complained about Flemington and other tracks in the past.
May I gently point out; Michelle’s “walk” doesn’t match her “talk”? Continue reading “Randwick 7 July 2018”
I feel very sorry for the Doomben course manager Jim Roberts in regards to the goings-on in Queensland on Saturday.
Three months ago at a meeting at Bundamba, favourites dominated, and provided a great day for the punters. However all the vocal non-winning trainers complained that the track was too firm.
With the advent of more money for race clubs, a lot of administrators have become irrigation specialists. Continue reading “Observations 26 May 2018”
When I started bookmaking, the betting fluctuations were printed in the following day’s paper.
The newspaper flucs invariably had the best price always being around 100% and often less than 100%. The bookies eventually made a product out of the top fluc, and still, like it had been for the previous 150 years in the betting ring, the best price was always around 100%. Two years ago, the corporates took over the fluctuations and changed its rules – now it has to have on 6 of 9 corporates for at least 30 seconds, resulting in short odds Continue reading “Canterbury 23 May 2018”