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PUNTA to cease operations.

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

Belmont Preview, 22nd September news

Belmont Preview, 22nd September

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

Belmont Preview, 15th September news

Belmont Preview, 15th September

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

Belmont Preview, 8th September news

Belmont Preview, 8th September

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

Belmont Preview, 25th August news

Belmont Preview, 25th August

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

Belmont Preview, 18th August news

Belmont Preview, 18th August

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

Belmont Preview, 11th August news

Belmont Preview, 11th August

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

Belmont Preview, 4th August news

Belmont Preview, 4th August

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

Belmont Preview, 28th July news

Belmont Preview, 28th July

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

Belmont Preview, 21st July news

Belmont Preview, 21st July

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

Belmont Preview, 22nd June news

Belmont Preview, 22nd June

Chris Nelson | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago

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User freodockers

freodockers 26 Nov | Posts: 578

With current stake and participation levels on a continual decline in two years time we won’t have any horses left to run around. But we will still have GP to look at.

User JayJay

JayJay 26 Nov | Posts: 5569

Yes, Martin at McKays when Jeff Berry first started....dont thyink he rode a winner for McKay (2nd at his first ride I think), Albie Smith was the stable ride for all those "Ace" horses,  but when he went to Brian Muellers, things got cranked up (Scornval...

User KTQ

KTQ 26 Nov | Posts: 187

The $10mill they are considering would go towards making GP safer. There would be no upgrades to help racing like auto timers. This was confirmed to me at the outreach sessions. If harness racing had money, they should hire a marketing/media planning agenc...

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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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