Observations 26 May 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”

Canterbury 23 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”