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Belmont Preview, 7th July news

Belmont Preview, 7th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 week 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 | 1 week ago

Belmont Preview, 22nd June news

Belmont Preview, 22nd June

Chris Nelson | Metropolitan Racing | 3 weeks ago

Race 1 – Kepler With the Eagles, Socceroos and Royal Ascot treble on the horizon, time is limited so we’ll keep this short and sweet. Not since Kepler Bradley went down clutch...

40 Comments | 3 weeks ago

Belmont Preview, 16th June news

Belmont Preview, 16th June

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

Race 1 – Two Two’s Belmont with be bathed in sunshine on a cracking winter’s day befitting a brilliant edition of the Hyperion Stakes. The Socceroo’s knocking off the f...

8 Comments | 1 month ago

Belmont Preview, 9th May news

Belmont Preview, 9th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

Perth's tipping championship Raceday is returning shortly for PTT. Get on board.   Race 1 – Withdrawals I haven’t coped well this week.  With only SEVEN r...

48 Comments | 1 month ago

Back to Belmont Preview, 26th May news

Back to Belmont Preview, 26th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

Race 1 – Winter Is Coming There is every chance this preview will be written in vain with around 70-80mm of rain forecast between now and the first race on Saturday. I for one, am a glass...

62 Comments | 1 month ago

Ascot Preview, 18th May news

Ascot Preview, 18th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 months ago

Race 1 – Seeya Scott With a small tear running down my cheek, we say goodbye to another Ascot season. There has been some high’s and some low’s but as long as we’ve all...

35 Comments | 1 month ago

Ascot Preview, 12th May news

Ascot Preview, 12th May

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 months ago

Race 1 – Budding Boo… Star Glorious conditions for the penultimate Saturday Ascot meet of the season with the sun shining and Fremantle continuing to embarrass themselves as a foo...

18 Comments | 2 months ago

Ascot Preview, 5th May news

Ascot Preview, 5th May

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 months ago

Race 1 – Vaughn’s Missile Last week I used the terms ‘cracking’, ‘ripper’ and ‘brilliant’ to describe the Ascot card ahead of us. This time roun...

10 Comments | 2 months ago

Ascot Preview, 28th April news

Ascot Preview, 28th April

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 months ago

Race 1 – Maiden Over An absolute cracking Ascot card after a less than enticing midweek ANZAC day meet. 28 degrees and no precipitation on the horizon looks a fitting forecast for a grea...

46 Comments | 2 months ago

Ascot Preview, 14th April news

Ascot Preview, 14th April

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 months ago

Race 1 - Shaun Of The Dead I was going to write this on Thursday night, but I was far too disgruntled after Shaun McGruddy’s ride on Jester Rock. On a rail and leader bias track, you hav...

22 Comments | 3 months ago

Ascot Preview, 7th April news

Ascot Preview, 7th April

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 3 months ago

Race 1 – Stevie Wonder 24 degrees and slightly overcast – perfect racing conditions for those with red hair and fair complexions. It’d be fair to say that this first event of...

3 Comments | 3 months ago

Good Friday Racing, 29th March news

Good Friday Racing, 29th March

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 months ago

Race 1 – The Best Friday Ever I’m not overly religious. In fact, I believe religion tends to cause more harm than good. So, the fact we can drink, gamble and yell at horses on a ma...

77 Comments | 3 months ago

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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...