Bookmakers

Jeff Kennett savages Damien Oliver ban, calls corporate bookmakers 'a cancer'

Jeff Kennett

Patrick Bartley, Jesse Hogan In an uncharacteristic act delivered with characteristic candour, Jeff Kennett has admitted culpability for the spread of corporate bookmakers to the point they are now "a cancer in our society".

Racing

Corporate bookmakers complain new betting rules treat them unfairly

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Max Presnell Corporate bookmakers feel they are being exposed to a Harold Larwood, bodyline-style attack by the new betting minimums imposed justifiably by Racing NSW.

Bookmakers rattled as Boban goes like a rocket

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Chris Roots Epsom winner Boban continued his unbeaten spring campaign, rocketing home past his rivals in the Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Doubts over Pierro spook bookmakers

Pierro

Andrew Eddy STAR three-year-old Pierro is set to continue his path towards the Cox Plate, despite bookmaker speculation he would be scratched last night.

Victorian racing embraces digital age to ensure a level playing field

High tech: RVL chief steward Terry Bailey and head of integrity Dayle Brown in the Racing Victoria integrity control room.

Patrick Bartley and Jesse Hogan In the mid-1960s, the ruthless premier of Victoria, Henry Bolte, laid down two conditions for the racing industry just months before the arrival of the TAB to the state.

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Patrick Bartley A passionate racehorse trainer prepared to pay for advertising space to have his views on corporate bookmakers heard has been told his add won't be accepted by racing industry-owned publication...

Departing Harness Racing NSW boss Sam Nati leaves a sport ready for the future

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Chris Roots Sam Nati walks away from Harness Racing NSW this month leaving the sport ready to tackle future. It is cleaner and stronger as the infrastructure to take advantage of 21st century.

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Bletchingly ideal for Lord Of The Sky, says Dwayne Dunn

Dwayne Dunn is excited about his spring carnival prospects.

Patrick Bartley Dwayne Dunn believes his ride on Lord Of The Sky in Saturday's Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield will be the start of a successful season.

Horseracing

Liberation awaits at Rosehill to kick season off for favourite backers

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Max Presnell Class will be tested by weights and measures with Liberation in the TAB Early Quaddie Plate at Rosehill Gardens today.

Horse racing

Family returns to mark the tragic death of jockey Simone Montgomerie a year on

The family of Simone Montgomerie will return to Fannie Bay on Monday.

Patrick Bartley After enduring an unimaginable year of grief, the family of jockey Simone Montgomerie will return to the Darwin racecourse, the place where the 26-year-old was tragically killed in a race fall a year...

Racing

Bookmaker Hilary Cohen: the other man from Ironbark

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Max Presnell “He sells nuts and bolts at Wellington but he’ll let you on for anything.”

Horseracing

Vain Queen weight the worry for Sprint Series

Worth a punt: Vain Queen is clearly the best bet on Saturday’s rich Flemington program

Patrick Bartley While bookmakers are convinced that in form race mare Vain Queen is clearly the best bet on Saturday’s rich Flemington program, John Sadler has added some sobering insights into the...

Horse Racing

Chris Waller watches Specific Choice win at Randwick -and stewards grill his other riders

Whip hand: Tye Angland rides Specfic Choice to victory in the TAB Rewards Handicap at Randwick.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's Specific Choice ripped thousands of dollars out of bookmakers' bags, but stewards grilled two of his other riders in the race as Sydney's premier trainer underlined his winter...

Racing

Racing NSW strategic plan must aim high

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Chris Roots Where is Racing NSW's Strategic Plan? The answer is, in Peter V'landys' top drawer. And it won't be coming out until the funding of racing in NSW is resolved.

Horse Racing

Wouldn't It Be Nice to win Winter Stakes, reckons Paul Perry

Giving it a crack: Wouldn't It Be Nice, pictured with stable rider Sophie Graham.

Adam Pengilly Newcastle trainer Paul Perry will return to Australia after an overseas cruise on Friday, just in time to watch Wouldn't It Be Nice take on the older horses in the listed Winter Stakes.

Tom Waterhouse comes up short after William Hill takeover

May be out of pocket: Tom Waterhouse on Thursday after being named as the new Australian head of William Hill's operation.

Chris Roots Tom Waterhouse walked away from his betting company with $34 million in his pockets into another job as William Hill Australia chief executive, but was he a winner?

Racing

Racing revolution: Vote 1 for Turf United Party and give punters a voice in Parliament

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Max Presnell Put me down as the Clive Palmer figure, without the girth or bankroll, holding the reins for the Turf United Party.

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The Verdict

Beating premier trainer no easy task at Rosehill

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Max Presnell Scream Machine appeals in playing the dangerous game of chasing winners that can beat the overwhelming hordes of Chris Waller at Rosehill Gardens today.

Racing

Winx is good as another nod for Chris Waller

One to watch: Eigelstein will be in the mix at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots When Brisbane horseman Alan Bailey called time on his training career, Magic Bloodstock's Peter Tighe was left to look for another trainer and as with many others, Chris Waller become his man.

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Punters set to get access to huge Hong Kong betting pools in new deal

Pari-mutuel betting means bigger pools for stability and confidence: Tabcorp chief operating officer for media and international product, Brendan Parnell.

Chris Roots There is set to be a national tote pool in Australia by the end of next year, but only in a co-mingled pool on Hong Kong racing.