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Belmont Preview, 16th June news

Belmont Preview, 16th June

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Two Two’s Belmont with be bathed in sunshine on a cracking winter’s day befitting a brilliant edition of the Hyperion Stakes. The Socceroo’s knocking off the f...

8 Comments | 2 years ago

Belmont Preview, 9th May news

Belmont Preview, 9th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Perth's tipping championship Raceday is returning shortly for PTT. Get on board.   Race 1 – Withdrawals I haven’t coped well this week.  With only SEVEN r...

48 Comments | 2 years ago

Back to Belmont Preview, 26th May news

Back to Belmont Preview, 26th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Winter Is Coming There is every chance this preview will be written in vain with around 70-80mm of rain forecast between now and the first race on Saturday. I for one, am a glass...

62 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 18th May news

Ascot Preview, 18th May

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Seeya Scott With a small tear running down my cheek, we say goodbye to another Ascot season. There has been some high’s and some low’s but as long as we’ve all...

35 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 12th May news

Ascot Preview, 12th May

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Budding Boo… Star Glorious conditions for the penultimate Saturday Ascot meet of the season with the sun shining and Fremantle continuing to embarrass themselves as a foo...

18 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 5th May news

Ascot Preview, 5th May

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Vaughn’s Missile Last week I used the terms ‘cracking’, ‘ripper’ and ‘brilliant’ to describe the Ascot card ahead of us. This time roun...

10 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 28th April news

Ascot Preview, 28th April

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Maiden Over An absolute cracking Ascot card after a less than enticing midweek ANZAC day meet. 28 degrees and no precipitation on the horizon looks a fitting forecast for a grea...

46 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 14th April news

Ascot Preview, 14th April

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 - Shaun Of The Dead I was going to write this on Thursday night, but I was far too disgruntled after Shaun McGruddy’s ride on Jester Rock. On a rail and leader bias track, you hav...

22 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 7th April news

Ascot Preview, 7th April

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Stevie Wonder 24 degrees and slightly overcast – perfect racing conditions for those with red hair and fair complexions. It’d be fair to say that this first event of...

3 Comments | 2 years ago

Good Friday Racing, 29th March news

Good Friday Racing, 29th March

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – The Best Friday Ever I’m not overly religious. In fact, I believe religion tends to cause more harm than good. So, the fact we can drink, gamble and yell at horses on a ma...

77 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 24th March news

Ascot Preview, 24th March

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

By Nathan Jaskola Race 1 – Magic Millions Plate over 1200m   This looks like a bit of an open two year old race.  Race experience usually goes a long way. I’m goin...

17 Comments | 2 years ago

Ascot Preview, 17th March news

Ascot Preview, 17th March

Terry Leighton | Metropolitan Racing | 2 years ago

Race 1 – Amateur Hour After watching the first two races at Geraldton, I am expecting to see an ad placement on Seek shortly. BARRIER ATTENDANTS REQUIRED. Absolute amateur hour on the cr...

47 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...