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Ascot Preview, 15th December news

Ascot Preview, 15th December

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

Race 1 - Trial And Error Won’t bother even attempting a speed map with the juveniles, with six of the nine runners unraced. Specialism completely picks itself on what it has shown at the...

15 Comments | 1 year ago

Full Kingston Town Classic Day Preview news

Full Kingston Town Classic Day Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

We reach a sad but fulfilling conclusion to the TabTouch Master series, with my body feeling the full effects of many a Kirin Megumi. It’s definitely been a staying test, ran at a sprinters t...

4 Comments | 1 year ago

Full Winterbottom Stakes Day Preview news

Full Winterbottom Stakes Day Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 1 year ago

The lengthy stint in the nets paid dividends last week when all our wildest Railway Stakes dreams came true. Unfortunately there are still remnants of the hangover present as I type this four days...

35 Comments | 1 year ago

Full Railway Stakes Day Preview news

Full Railway Stakes Day Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

While it’s now known as the ‘masters series’, Railway Stakes day will always be Super Saturday to me. The day which makes a grown man feel like a twelve year old kid at Christmas...

6 Comments | 2 years ago

2018 Railway Stakes Preview news

2018 Railway Stakes Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

The race which stops half a nation. This isn’t the highest quality Railway Stakes of all time and I don’t really agree with the 4kg swing from top to bottom in the weights, but nonethel...

2018 WA Guineas Preview news

2018 WA Guineas Preview

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 3rd November news

Ascot Preview, 3rd November

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 27th October news

Ascot Preview, 27th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 20th October news

Ascot Preview, 20th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

Bunbury Preview, 12th October news

Bunbury Preview, 12th October

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 6th October news

Belmont Preview, 6th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

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User savethegame

savethegame 26 Nov | Posts: 1878

Mark Mcgowan salary must have been worked out in cambodia in charge of 2 mil. people --400k. Burt in charge what 500 people at rwwa.----- 800k. you don;t have to be dead to be stiff.

User Chariotsonfire

Chariotsonfire 26 Nov | Posts: 1945

Who sanctioned Burt;s salary at over 800k. was it rwwa----- What is the new CEO  Salary surely we can get it down to half. that and spent  the .other 400k at  g.p. Esp. when the premier is only on about 400k. The RWWA Board  signs off on...

User maybeso

maybeso 26 Nov | Posts: 28

it was also said at the outreach meeting that RWWA is planning to upgrade the lights at GP, Bunbury and Northam to LED lighting. That wont be budgeted for for two, three or four odd years. I cant recall the exact timeline.Harness needs money being spent on inf...

User savethegame

savethegame 26 Nov | Posts: 1878

Who sanctioned Burt;s salary at over 800k. was it rwwa----- What is the new CEO  Salary surely we can get it down to half. that and spent  the .other 400k at  g.p. Esp. when the premier is only on about 400k.

User savethegame

savethegame 26 Nov | Posts: 1878

Martin rode at Kalg not for long.Peter mckay was the  one,trying to think why i put ken james,may have worked at both over the years---Rod Kirkup won apprentices cup,was it  Queen Inca or Hasten Lass.Curmugeon  he sure did ride short for that ...

User spinking

spinking 26 Nov | Posts: 2776

Peter Mckays stables were directly behind Colin Websters . At the time Mark Grigsby and Rod Kirkup were apprentices to C.H.Webster

User spinking

spinking 26 Nov | Posts: 2776

STG. Martin Macphilomy worked for Peter Mckay for a long time at the same time J.Berry was apprentice to him. I didnt think Martin rode in races but stand to be corrected

User Chariotsonfire

Chariotsonfire 26 Nov | Posts: 1945

By the way all of the funds for the above projects were provided by RWWA and to that can be added the infield tote indicator and vision facilities.

User curmudgeon

curmudgeon 26 Nov | Posts: 1808

STG..I think Harry Wulff may have been stood down from riding because he refused a stewards direction to lengthen his irons. Seem to recall a controversy of some sort occurring there.

User curmudgeon

curmudgeon 26 Nov | Posts: 1808

Correct @Manchild. Sadly deceased now Rob was a loyal local in Kalgoorlie and rode for a number of years there. He had a long time association with trainer John (Popeye) Eaton and rode a number of good priced well supported winners for him...one nice horse cal...