Back to Home

Our Authors

Our Authors

The people that provide the voice for Perth Turf Talk.

Matt Rigby

Matt Rigby is a local stands bookmaker who fields all Metropolitan Saturday meetings. A true lover of racing, Matt is involved in all aspects of racing as an owner, syndicator, bookmaker and punter.

Greg Hooper

Greg Hooper's reputation needs no introdution as the spearhead of many succesful betting syndicates. "Hoops" features weekly on 1206 Racing Radio as their regular tipster and is an accountant by day.

Gary Wright

There are few people that are members for the Eagles and Dockers, however undoubtedly they're always true sport lovers. There is no better way to subscribe Gary Wright, other than his remarkable accuracy with tipping in all forms.

Chris Nelson

Chris is the owner of JuiceBox Creative, the agency behind Perth Turf Talk since its inception in 2005. Although primarily focused on the maintanence of the website, as a passionate owner/punter Chris has gathered enough information through involvement in the website to contribute an opinion regularly.

Recent Comments

User paraletic

paraletic 18 Jul | Posts: 2700

Wow thats some good prizemoney in NSW. They are leaving the rest of the country behind

User spinking

spinking 18 Jul | Posts: 1572

Geez with those sort of numbers if you had one descent enough I know where it would be heading. I have been told only told so don't know if it is gospel that GRD own basically from the back of the admin /jockeys room at Belmont , if correct so all the tie ups ...

User savethegame

savethegame 18 Jul | Posts: 724

Full well remember the Cruickshank shuffle 20 odd people imitating a rotating spit no one getting any interference in sync.;;;Two good roan horses from the round  Schraders  park royale  warwick  riwaka  vance  other roan horses o...

User TheDiva

TheDiva 18 Jul | Posts: 9754

meanwhile in NSW:As of Sept 1 in NsWSat Metro- 125kMidweek Metro - 50kPublic Holiday Metro -60kHighways - 75kProv- 35kCountry- 22kListed- min 140kG3- min 160k

User RIO

RIO 18 Jul | Posts: 13493

They weren't prepared to give up Ascot as they "thought" - that they owned it. Then discovered they had a never ending lease as long as it was used for equine activity. By that stage they were already deep in negotiations to sell/develop Belmont and keep Ascot...

User spinking

spinking 18 Jul | Posts: 1572

No argument here about that Tivers. The million dollar question is which one to keep. And I dare say most would have the same answer to that one

User Tivers

Tivers 17 Jul | Posts: 6512

Werenít offering to give up Ascot then, as we appear to mostly be suggesting now. Bottom line on that point is - the club can not afford to maintain two venues. End of argument.

User spinking

spinking 17 Jul | Posts: 1572

I think the snub of the Barnett government at the time by PR officials hasn't helped. If more had been done back then to get the gov on board they might have been better of now

User Tivers

Tivers 17 Jul | Posts: 6512

Then need to rework the deal with GRD yes. There needs to be room for two tracks (for racing) at the least... and thatís if crase all training / trials at Belmont (need third / fourth otherwise). Would suggest it is done in a style where they cross cross ea...

User RIO

RIO 17 Jul | Posts: 13493

If done before the stadium, they would have got everything the industry wanted. If the deal is done now. The industry will get what it needs. I think the Lark Hill track would be upgraded, and very minimal race day infrastructure put in...It is still our major...