In punting circles he is well known. A diminutive figure reeking of incense and chanting for its calming influence while doing the form. The gambler known as the Guru is feared by bookies and the TAB when he spurts incantations after placing a wager. Continue reading “Punting Guru stalks The Everest by Brendan Cormick”
Saturday’s Everest is a great credit to NSWR CEO Peter V’Landys. Only he could have brought this concept to fruition. NSW Racing is the richer for it. Well done, Peter! Continue reading “The Everest – Group Zero!”
It is wrong thinking to change the time-honoured handicapping practice and eliminate the Caulfield Cup-winner’s penalty, if he is already allocated 56kg and never to go above 56kg.
This memorandum seeks to put the case against this move. Continue reading “Caulfield Cup winner’s penalty change”
The Melbourne Cup is the highlight of my racing year.
What more could I ask than to be fielding on the middle of the Flemington bookmakers’ rail and to have been involved in the acquisition of a horse, Excess Knowledge, which takes his chance in the Cup, trained by my wife Gai Waterhouse? Continue reading “Melbourne Cup 2016: Don’t doubt the favourites”
I feel as though I am a frog in a pot that is slowly being heated. Will I have the wit to jump out before
I am cooked?
Racing has given me a great living throughout my working life and I’m very grateful to it. I suspect I’m about to be “restructured”.
Continue reading “The Frog”
The Championships were a great success but premier trainer Chris Waller and I both are of the view Continue reading “The Championships needs to move away from Easter with fixed dates”
Clearly Innocent, who won Saturday’s Country Championship Final, looked a good thing in the race. He was the clear up-and-comer, very well-weighted and boasted outstanding sectional times. During the week, his best price was $2.50.
But on Friday morning he was found to be ‘3 out of 10 lame’. Continue reading “Racing: How Clearly Innocent breaks the heart bar in the Country Championship”