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Ascot Preview, 20th October news

Ascot Preview, 20th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Bunbury Preview, 12th October news

Bunbury Preview, 12th October

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 6th October news

Belmont Preview, 6th October

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

PUNTA to cease operations. news

PUNTA to cease operations.

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 22nd September news

Belmont Preview, 22nd September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 15th September news

Belmont Preview, 15th September

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 8th September news

Belmont Preview, 8th September

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 25th August news

Belmont Preview, 25th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 18th August news

Belmont Preview, 18th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 11th August news

Belmont Preview, 11th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 4th August news

Belmont Preview, 4th August

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

Belmont Preview, 28th July news

Belmont Preview, 28th July

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 3 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 | 3 years ago

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User freodockers

freodockers 28 Nov | Posts: 1304

Sonny who ??? Will be lucky to get a game this year.

User JayJay

JayJay 28 Nov | Posts: 6132

Yes, I went to many night meetings at Collie, just a few at Katanning. Bookmakers always present. Remember near freezing to death at a Katanning Cup mid 90's I reckon. Coulson had the favourite and it stood on the mark, ran 4th or something to a Terry Purnell ...

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Chariotsonfire 28 Nov | Posts: 2236

JayJay when I first started bookmaking at the trots I would field at Collie on a Friday night betting on GP as well. Stayed the night at Collie and then across to Katanning for the Saturday night meeting.

User thefalcon

thefalcon 28 Nov | Posts: 17939

i just had a look at the replay of midnight blues race. am i mistaken or was there very little vigour over the last hundred or so metres?

User JayJay

JayJay 28 Nov | Posts: 6132

Steve Mulhall fielded at Collie Cup meet today....can't remember when I last saw a Bookie at Collie, bumper crowd on course, warm day and the race caller got all the horses names right, including the pony trots which were called with his usual enthusiasm. Thum...

User thefalcon

thefalcon 28 Nov | Posts: 17939

i recall a few years ago after a gr1 win, i think it was Britteny who asked him what he was going to do that evening. he replied that Sandra will make some lobster sandwiches and he'll have that with a nice cup of tea.

User detonator

detonator 28 Nov | Posts: 3266

Just looking for the positives out of the potential splitUmmm Grant and Alana will be able to get in front of the microphone more instead of Mr P……Not Mr Peters I meant Mr “Personality”. Haha. =))

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detonator 28 Nov | Posts: 3266

Speaking of the inside word….saw Sonny Walters at Cicerellos yesterday in Freo.Reckon he needs to avoid the battered fish and dim sims. Haha.Just sayin !!!  =))

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detonator 28 Nov | Posts: 3266

We will see Freo. Just remember who has all the inside word.  :D

User freodockers

freodockers 28 Nov | Posts: 1304

CLOWN ????