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Ascot Ascot R1. Amelia Park Handicap

Terry Leighton | Ascot 25 Nov

I’m fairly excitable when it comes to a few nags running on some grass (or dirt for that matter). So when it comes to couple of high quality ones we’ve been able to bet on for weeks in...

93 Comments | 7 months ago

RJ Peters Stake Day Preview news

RJ Peters Stake Day Preview

Chris Nelson | Metropolitan Racing | 7 months ago

Some unexpected storms have hit the west and thrown a bit of a dampener over the start of the carnival. After the shocking news from Northam on Thursday, every precaution must be taken to ensure th...

67 Comments | 7 months ago

The Ascot Preview 4th November news

The Ascot Preview 4th November

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 8 months ago

Race 1 - Party Night At Shafto Lane Absolute belter of a card at Ascot with the features looking like extremely good betting races. We may even see a Winterbottom or Railway winner on this prog...

1 Comments | 8 months ago

First Group 1 for Raceday front runners news

First Group 1 for Raceday front runners

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 8 months ago

Raceday welcomes the first Group 1 of the season with the 16 highest ranked competitors getting their chance to bank big dollars in the Group 1 Carey Classic. thefalcon started the season with...

1 Comments | 8 months ago

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The Ascot Preview 20th October news

The Ascot Preview 20th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 8 months ago

Race 1 - It's Good To Be Back The smell of spring racing. Is there anything better? I feel like a kid at Christmas and will probably be as broke as my parents after it. If you are not h...

35 Comments | 8 months ago

Full Bunbury Preview 14.07 news

Full Bunbury Preview 14.07

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 9 months ago

Race 1 - Triple Play We head south this weekend with a ripper of a race card at everyone's favourite port city. The weather has hit us hard late on Friday in Perth, but from all reports Bun...

16 Comments | 9 months ago

Full Belmont Preview 7th October news

Full Belmont Preview 7th October

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 9 months ago

Race 1 - Hec Of A Start Hec Mc Laren saddles up the favourite in the first event, in what should be a cool but pleasant afternoon of racing at Belmont Park. Just Like That has not been afforded...

48 Comments | 9 months ago

Full Belmont Preview 23/09 news

Full Belmont Preview 23/09

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 9 months ago

Race 1 - Burning Pockets The weather gods decided to mix things up for the form analysts out there and throw 50mm of water over the hallowed Belmont Park. Writing this on the Thursday evening m...

36 Comments | 9 months ago

Full Belmont Preview 9th September news

Full Belmont Preview 9th September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 10 months ago

Race 1 - Bars Off, We're On An absolute belter of a week in the wild west with barely a drop of rain hitting the metropolitan area. We should be looking at a Good 4 track rating. Going...

1 Comments | 10 months ago

Full Belmont Preview 2nd September news

Full Belmont Preview 2nd September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 10 months ago

Race 1 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother A muddling week weather wise has left guesstimating track conditions a little difficult. With Fridays downpour I think we will be looking somewh...

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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...

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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...

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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...