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2018 WA Guineas Preview news

2018 WA Guineas Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Monster edition of the 2018 WA Guineas, with thirteen blokes to do battle against the three quality girls backing up from the Champion Fillies seven days ago. Chris Waller, Darren Weir and Gai Wate...

Ascot Preview, 17th November news

Ascot Preview, 17th November

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Seven Days With just one week til the biggest day in the Perth Racing calendar, my liver is already starting to get that uneasy feeling when it knows a serious onslaught is coming. For...

2 Comments | 1 year ago

Ascot Preview, 3rd November news

Ascot Preview, 3rd November

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Snip Snip Tinsnip looks extremely well placed to turn the tables on Prim And Proper in the first at Ascot. Was arguably a good thing beaten second up when Pike had some minor traffic i...

33 Comments | 1 year ago

Ascot Preview, 27th October news

Ascot Preview, 27th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Swimming And Tits Unfortunately the team behind the Tabtouch early markets, learnt how to frame a quote this week and there were no early Galaxy Star or Jeraft gifts. Cracking effort r...

20 Comments | 1 year ago

Ascot Preview, 20th October news

Ascot Preview, 20th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Let The Carnival Begin A wet and windy Thursday morning cannot deflate the spirits of this Western Australian racing enthusiast as the carnival is officially upon us. There is a lo...

47 Comments | 1 year ago

Bunbury Preview, 12th October news

Bunbury Preview, 12th October

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Funbury Feature racing makes its way to the South West with arguably the best Saturday race card we’ve seen in months. There is a real ‘start of the carnival’ feel ab...

27 Comments | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 6th October news

Belmont Preview, 6th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

PUNTA to cease operations. news

PUNTA to cease operations.

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 22nd September news

Belmont Preview, 22nd September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 15th September news

Belmont Preview, 15th September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 8th September news

Belmont Preview, 8th September

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

Belmont Preview, 25th August news

Belmont Preview, 25th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

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User The_Bull

The_Bull 21 Jan | Posts: 718

Sad news. He was a cracker.

User Markovina

Markovina 21 Jan | Posts: 1087

Shane Trittons father Peter has been training in the US for years so without further in depth information it is hard to assess what lays behind the move. Shane Tritton has gone from being the pre - eminent Menangle trainer to a distant second to Craig Cross so...

User savethegame

savethegame 21 Jan | Posts: 1557

Riders you forgot the GOLDEN MILE  the club that's was about to race for as much money as  city track Richmond raceway  ,so they changed the stakes to race distribution format.---- which was the start of there,decline, no doubt, plus 12 hour shi...

User curmudgeon

curmudgeon 21 Jan | Posts: 1518

Shane Trittons father Peter has been training in the US for years so without further in depth information it is hard to assess what lays behind the move. Shane Tritton has gone from being the pre - eminent Menangle trainer to a distant second to Craig Cross so...

User TheDiva

TheDiva 21 Jan | Posts: 10723

As I thought... pretty ordinary against good opposition. last night they trounced the sydney thunder... who are pathetic. their bowling line up was full of nobodies. Needless to say they wont be playing finals. I reckon the strikers will get over us ...

User Markovina

Markovina 21 Jan | Posts: 1087

Hey Riders - with the exception of about say a dozen trainers Aust wide - the only ones who  would be making a nice income per year from harness racing would be the freelance drivers . What do they get $65 a drive plus superannuation - outside of tho...

User TheDiva

TheDiva 21 Jan | Posts: 10723

my first look at them yesterday too. thought they were pretty good. a couple of things.. the TV's are right in one of the thoroughfares where horses going in and out... not sure that was the best idea.I reckon they should have built in a canteen, shop so ...

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 21 Jan | Posts: 9568

Thats a bit odd, thought selling Harold Park was meant to solve everything and happy days forever, just like the selling of Richmond Raceway, the closure of Cunderdin, Harvey, York, Wyalkatchem, Trayning, Merredin....lets sell Gloucester Park too...that'll sol...

User Markovina

Markovina 21 Jan | Posts: 1087

Interesting comments from Shane Tritton - who along with his wife Lauren who are relocating their establishment to America ( would have preferred to stay in Aust)"Please take notice those in charge need to do better for everyone in this industry who rely on it...

User aussiebattler

aussiebattler 21 Jan | Posts: 109

Pleasing to see my provocative suggestions have fleshed out greater input than earlier efforts.trying to remember the last NZ bred I trained EX JAY JAG NZ back in 2001 is about the only one I can think of the rest have been west bred and most of them have been...