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Belmont Preview, 6th October news

Belmont Preview, 6th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 5 months ago

Race 1 - They Bet Us We sadly said goodbye to PUNTA during the week, in what was a case of the little guy not getting a fair go in a world dominated by the big corporate bookmakers. I think I s...

17 Comments | 5 months ago

PUNTA to cease operations. news

PUNTA to cease operations.

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 5 months ago

It is with much regret and sadness that the boys at PUNTA have decided to cease operations indefinitely. Declining turnover and the leakage of customers to corporate online bookmakers, who have...

3 Comments | 5 months ago

Belmont Preview, 22nd September news

Belmont Preview, 22nd September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 6 months ago

Race 1 - No Mystery It appears a lot of owners and trainers have opted for the footy over the gallops with some very thin acceptances. It isn’t a card which gets the blood flowing. Af...

12 Comments | 6 months ago

Belmont Preview, 15th September news

Belmont Preview, 15th September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 6 months ago

Race 1 - Let’s Go C… Winx could win a fourth Cox Plate this year, but I don’t think there will be a better racing story than that of Andiamo Fica (https://bit.ly/2p7FCjC). I...

21 Comments | 6 months ago

Belmont Preview, 8th September news

Belmont Preview, 8th September

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 6 months ago

Race 1 - Back Pike... I’d be surprised if #backpikedrinkwhatyoulike is not trending globally on twitter by the end of the Belmont card. The Wizard has a book of rides which most jockeys w...

5 Comments | 6 months ago

Belmont Preview, 25th August news

Belmont Preview, 25th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 6 months ago

Race 1 - Broome To Belmont Keen on the chances of Patristic in the first. Looked sharp in a debut trial nearly a year ago, before copping one of the toughest initiations to racing you will see....

8 Comments | 6 months ago

Belmont Preview, 18th August news

Belmont Preview, 18th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 7 months ago

Race 1 – The Word On The Street Sunny, 20 degrees and some competitive fields means I can forgo my usual pre-race one rant. This doesn’t mean all ‘The Bachelor’ related...

6 Comments | 7 months ago

Belmont Preview, 11th August news

Belmont Preview, 11th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 7 months ago

Race 1 – Renouncement After being raised in WA and a proud sandgroper (the construction and erection of the Bell Tower was probably the moment where my pride peaked), I would like to for...

24 Comments | 7 months ago

Belmont Preview, 4th August news

Belmont Preview, 4th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 7 months ago

 Race 1 – Flat I’m a little bit disappointed. A seven race Saturday metro card (which includes a maiden) after a midweek abandonment which can best be described by the technic...

35 Comments | 7 months ago

Belmont Preview, 28th July news

Belmont Preview, 28th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 7 months ago

Race 1 – Pike’s Army After a fairly wet and wild Wednesday, we have some relief from the inclement weather with a semi-dry forecast for a brilliant card of weekend racing. In fact,...

5 Comments | 7 months ago

Belmont Preview, 21st July news

Belmont Preview, 21st July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 8 months ago

Race 1 – Nic’s Knee A really tough week comes to a close with the retirement of Tim Cahill and second knee reconstruction for Nic Naitanui. My biggest mistake this week was reading...

Belmont Preview, 7th July news

Belmont Preview, 7th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 8 months ago

Race 1 – Protest Dismissed After taking a week off in protest of the amount of Love Island tweets popping up on my twitter feed, I am back reinvigorated and willing to forgive. In saying...

15 Comments | 8 months ago

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Stg just recently in Victoria an IT fellow working for Tabcorp waited until just before the cut off time for unclaimed winning bet tickets - a matter of days before they expired - he worked out a way to collect on them, all was going along very nicely - collec...

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