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Michael Cahill backs Gold Coast invention as stirrup iron safety gets a leg-up   Leave a comment

Veteran jockey Michael Cahill backs Gold Coast invention as stirrup iron safety gets a leg-up

Former jockey Adrian Morgante has invented an iron for horse racing which he claims will

Former jockey Adrian Morgante has invented an iron for horse racing which he claims will increase safety. Picture: Tim Marsden

A GOLD Coast invention that is claimed to be the “biggest breakthrough in stirrup iron safety in the world’’ has been endorsed by one of Queensland’s leading jockeys.

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Stars converge for Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes   Leave a comment

Stars converge for Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Date
September 21, 2014 – 2:46PM

With so much interest from local, interstate and overseas trainers, the group 1 $400,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield next Sunday looks set to be oversubscribed when acceptances are taken on Wednesday.

The 1400-metre handicap, which can cater for 18 runners, has attracted interest from a number of stables who have high class sprinting horses.

“I think with the interest that is building up we’ll have more than the 18 starters once acceptances are taken,” Racing Victoria handicapper Greg Carpenter said.

 

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Seven, TVN on brink of 10-year deal for two-state vision rights   Leave a comment

Seven, TVN on brink of 10-year deal for two-state vision rights
Date
September 21, 2014 – 11:45PM

Chris Roots
Grand vision: Channel Seven will offer TVN $600 million for a decade-long deal.

Grand vision: Channel Seven will offer TVN $600 million for a decade-long deal. Photo: Getty Images
Channel Seven is set to table an offer to the board of racing channel TVN this week to control the vision rights of NSW and Victoria racing for the next 10 years.

Fairfax Media has learnt the offer will be more than $600 million and is what racing administrators have been awaiting in writing after months of negotiations.

TVN pays Seven more than $2 million for 28 Saturday meetings to be shown on free-to-air television. But this deal would eventually be linked to possibly take up a wagering licence, something the racing industry has wanted to do in Victoria. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Bookmakers’ books seem to add up under the odds   Leave a comment

Bookmakers’ books seem to add up under the odds

Date
September 22, 2014 – 12:15AM

 

Michael West

Business columnist

Jeffrey Knapp also called into question the decision by William Hill to report in British pounds.Jeffrey Knapp called into question the decision by William Hill to report in British pounds.

There is a $55 million black hole in the financial statements of Australia’s biggest corporate bookmaker William Hill, statements described by a leading accounting academic as “false”.

The British betting giant, whose Australian operations are now headed by prominent Sydney racing identity Tom Waterhouse, responded with “no comment” to a list of questions from Fairfax Media.

 

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Racing Victoria board must be replaced because of Damien Oliver debacle: Jeff Kennett   Leave a comment

Racing Victoria board must be replaced because of Damien Oliver debacle: Jeff Kennett

Date
September 21, 2014 – 4:06PM

The disqualification of a New Zealand jockey for seven years last week is further proof that the board of Racing Victoria to be “totally” overhauled, according to former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett,

And Kennett has urged Premier Denis Napthine to intervene and dismiss all the board members, citing  “a distinct lack of independence”.

In a stinging attack, Kennett likened the disqualification of veteran Kiwi jockey David Walker as showing how “badly” RVL handled Damien Oliver’s betting suspension almost  two years ago.

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Chris Waller …   Leave a comment

Chris Waller …

Date
September 21, 2014 – 3:54PM

Chris Waller got off the mark with a couple of group 1s on the weekend,  but it will be  Catkins who takes centre stage for the premier stable in the Golden Pendant at Rosehill on Saturday.

Catkins has yet to win at the top level but Waller is hoping she can join Sacred Falls, who showed a devastating turn of foot to win the George Main Stakes on Saturday before Foreteller took Waller’s group 1 tally to 35 when he won the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

It was the third time Waller had trained two group 1 winners on the same day but the first time in separate states. He also added a group 2 with Junoob in the Hill Stakes.

 

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Gerry Harvey hopes for ‘Magic Millions’ from sale of Nathan Tinkler’s nags   Leave a comment

Gerry Harvey hopes for ‘Magic Millions’ from sale of Nathan Tinkler’s nags

Date
September 22, 2014 – 12:30AM
CBD

CBD

Colin Kruger writes the daily CBD column for BusinessDay.

Illustration: John Shakespeare.Illustration: John Shakespeare.

Tinkler horses go under the hammer

The rump of Nathan Tinkler‘s thoroughbred racing empire was due to be shipped up to the Gold Coast over the weekend ready to be sold off at the Magic Millions sales starting this Sunday morning.

The batch includes his last champion, Hooked, who won the $125,000 Cameron Handicap in Newcastle last week, giving the former boganaire a rare win in the city that he claims had “shit” on him.

Magic Millions owner, billionaire Gerry Harvey, showed there are no hard feelings despite being forced to take possession of Tinkler’s horse folly, Patinack, to settle debts of $40 million.

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Posted September 22, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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