QLD Premier Dismisses Racing Boards

“Racing Queensland has failed, and that started with the boards” Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said when telling state parliament she has abolished “all of the boards associated with the racing industry in Queensland”. The drastic action follows the scathing report released on Monday into live baiting from the Commission of Inquiry, headed by Alan MacSporran…

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Parnham Upbeat On Belmont Debutant

Neville Parnham is upbeat about the prospects of Cherabin who steps out for his maiden appearance in the Westspeed Plate (1000m) at Belmont. Parnham’s confidence was given a timely boost after Cherabin, who confronts a field of ten rivals on debut, warmed up with a strong 1000m trial win. The Husson Lightning gelding was momentarily…

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Boss Picks Up Master Ride

Hall of famer Glen Boss has become the beneficiary of Brad Rawiller’s misfortune, picking up the ride on Master Of Arts in Saturday’s Queensland Derby. Rawiller twisted a knee on the way to the barrier before a race at Ballarat on Sunday and was unable to compete, also having to forego his last ride for…

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Knight Shines For Dominant Trio

Shining Knight gave the powerful triumvirate of trainer Grant Williams, jockey Peter Hall and owner Bob Peters with another feature race success in the Belmont Sprint (1400m) on Saturday. While all the pre race talk centred on Fuchsia Bandana and the scratching of Luckygray with a foot abscess, Shining Knight snuck under the guard and…

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Berry Suspended

In-form Sydney hoop Tommy Berry was suspended in Hong Kong on Sunday after causing interference in the Group I Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) at Sha Tin. Berry was aboard the John Moore-trained Dominant in the $10HK million feature and was found guilty of improper riding. Dominant finished runner-up in the race, nosed out by…

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Stradbroke Handicap

Saturday’s $2 million Group I Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) is beginning to take shape and Racenet has compiled a list of the remaining contenders. There are still queries over a couple of entries however the majority of the 16-horse field have been confirmed. One horse sweating on a start is pre-post favourite Lumosty. The Robert Smerdon-trained…

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Record Funding Boost For WA Racing Industry

The Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board has approved a record funding allocation of $136.4million for the racing season commencing 1 August 2015. This represents an increase of $10.3million. RWWA CEO Richard Burt said the 7.9% increase in industry funding reflected the solid performance of the WATAB in a competitive environment and the strong…

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A Ball Of Muscle

Glyn Schofield took the initiative and took home the trophy piloting Ball Of Muscle to an all-the-way win in the Group II QTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday. Utilising the inside barrier aboard a mount blessed with natural speed, Schofield had the $3.30 favourite Ball Of Muscle in front from the outset and although…

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Lucky 13 For Waller

Explosive, exciting, dominant – the superlatives abound when describing the win of odds-on favourite Winx in the $500,000 Group I Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday. Chris Waller’s filly, with Hugh Bowman aboard, made an absolute mess of her opposition, streaking clear to win by a big space. Bowman settled further back then he…

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