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JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ABOUT HIS BEAUTIFUL DREAM FOR CANTERBURY RACECOURSE

I went to bed earlier this week somewhat confused. I was having difficulty understanding the ATC’s decision to spend about $3 million on a synthetic track at Canterbury racecourse, a racecourse where the only horses trained are those in quarantine….only … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS WEIGHS IN ON THE STATE OF RACING IN SYDNEY

So where do we start. My comments are restricted to racing in Sydney. I don’t think they should apply to Melbourne or Hong Kong, very different racing jurisdictions. Sadly the industry has just about thrown everything at Sydney racing…. grand … Continue reading

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THE EVEREST: A REVIEW OF ONE MAN’S CRUSADE TO BRING INNOVATION TO HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert All eyes are on #TheEverest as we climb towards the richest turf race in the world! @racing_nsw pic.twitter.com/sYnmFiaEk3 — Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) February 17, 2017 Over the years, many have made movies about horses, and characters in … Continue reading

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RINGING IN THOSE CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

By Hans Ebert When even we get bored of banging on and on about the same thing, which, in a nutshell is that racing in Australia has various leadership problems, with no one on the horizon to help pull things … Continue reading

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ATC, NORM SNOWDEN WRITES TO SAY THAT HE’S FINALLY HAPPY! WELL, ALMOST.

I can’t remember the last time I went to the races in Sydney and was really looking forward to spending Australia Day at Royal Randwick, until the edict was issued – only the new stand will be open, the Officials … Continue reading

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NORM SNOWDEN HAS ANOTHER RANT!

Ah, the much maligned mug punter and TAB. Can I just say, we are all mug punters in one way, shape or form. And as for the TAB, at least they have always contributed to racing and never knocked a … Continue reading

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JOCKEYCAM AND LOOKING AT HOW RACING MUST BE VIEWED

The biggest problem for any industry is when the customer becomes smarter with, especially, technology than those managing and marketing the product. It’s like the music industry where music companies are now constantly forced to play catch-up as video killed … Continue reading

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THE “CHAMPIONSHIPS”: CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE CALLED ROYAL RANDWICK

“What a crap way to end a crap day of racing!” Disgruntled punter after Day One of “the championships”. And it came to pass that on Easter Monday, April 7, 2015, Day One of “the championships” finally got underway as … Continue reading

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WOWSER! THE WHOLE ONE TICKET FOR ATC MEMBERS TO DAY ONE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS STOP PRESS ITEM OF THE DAY

To kick off The Championships at Royal Randwick, the ATC Board would like to extend, to you, one complimentary Members’ Guest ticket valued at $195.00 to use on Day 1 of The Championships this Saturday, 4 April. The Board would like … Continue reading

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NORM SNOWDEN WEIGHS IN ON THE ATC, STAND ALONE MEETINGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

May I preface my post by saying that some time ago I suggested to the powers that be at the ATC, that Members should have a forum ( aka blog ), where Members can air their opinions/complaints/bouquets/brickbats, etc. However, like … Continue reading

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