Pope Aims To Take Out The Undercard

The Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) takes top billing at Belmont on Saturday but a worthy undercard will be a hot edition of the Westspeed 3YO Handicap (1300m). It’s attracted a cracking line up including outstanding last-start winners, Bourne Supremacy and Flying Roar as well as the return of talented gelding, Outlaw Pete. The son…

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New Wage Rates

The Fair Work Commission has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stablehands) a pay rise effective 1 JULY 2015.  The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has mailed the following information to ATA Members which you should receive shortly. Included in the mailer referred to above, ATA Members…

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Qld Boss Issued Show Cause Notice

Racing Queensland’s top integrity man Wade Birch has to fight to retain his job after he received a show-cause notice from the new administration. The Queensland Government sacked RQ’s board early this month in the wake of the live baiting furore that erupted in greyhound racing following an ABC investigation into the illegal process of…

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Belmont Preview: Dan Morton

Dan Morton says it’s time for Woolibar to step up and reignite his campaign in the perthracing.com.au Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Wednesday. After two fifths at Belmont and Northam, Morton concedes Woolibar has yet to reach the same heights he set last year The Ascot trainer set a high bar for Woolibar but based…

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Back-To-Back Group One’s For Srikandi

The Ciaron Maher-trained Srikandi ended her highly successful Queensland campaign with an emphatic victory in the Group I Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Srikandi claimed Queensland’s richest race, the Group I Stradbroke Handicap, two weeks ago at Doomben and on Saturday she repeated the dose against her own sex under weight-for-age…

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