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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Takeover Target-The People’s Champ

Champion sprinter Takeover Target has been euthanized after succumbing to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. Takeover Target winning at the first post-EI meeting at Randwick in 2007. Photo: Steve Hart Takeover Target’s career was one of the Australian turf’s greatest stories. Purchased by his trainer Joe Janiak in the Inglis sales ring at a…

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Parnham Returns For Top Show

Chris Parnham is banking on giving his father a race that has eluded his grasp when he returns home from Melbourne on Saturday. The gun young jockey has picked up the prized mount on Belmont Guineas (1600m) favourite, Top Show, one of four runners for trainer, Neville Parnham. At $4 Top Show heads an open…

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Harvey’s To Flirt At Kalgoorlie

The Flirt looks well placed to shed his maiden status when he travels to Kalgoorlie and tackles the Like Us On Facebook Maiden (1400m) on Sunday. The Flirt is knocking on the door of victory with co-trainer Todd Harvey desperate for the gelding to prise it open after four placings from five starts. The only…

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