Bookmakers

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

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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

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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.

Hugh Bowman believes he can take Flight on Winx

Confident: Hugh Bowman.

Adam Pengilly If Hugh Bowman is the go-to man for the Golden Rose, then how dearly would connections of Flight Stakes runners like to have him in their camp.

Bookmaker Matthew Tripp vows to change the landscape: no limits, no ceiling on success

Patrick Bartley, John Stensholt Australia's punters are delighted that a new corporate bookmaking company allows them to bet as much as they like and won't exile them if they're successful.

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

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Patrick Bartley The disqualification of a New Zealand jockey for seven years last week is further proof that the board of Racing Victoria needs to be "totally" overhauled, according to former Victorian premier Jeff...

Scobie Breasley and Co showed our other ''Brilliant Creatures'' a thing or two during the 1960s

A legend of the 60s: Jockey Scobie Breasley (left), with training great Colin Hayes and Bart Cummings in 1981.

Max Presnell Australian hoops, headed by Scobie Breasley, overshadowed other "Brilliant Creatures" striving for fame and fortune abroad in the 1960s.

Waller, Hawkes stables dominate betting on big Randwick double

Adam Pengilly If bookmakers are to be believed, Chris Waller or Team Hawkes have a mortgage on the Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan - they just don't know with which horse.

Dissident claims Makybe Diva Stakes

Courageous: Dissident (far right) holds off Fawkner to win the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Andrew Garvey Dissident stamped himself as the dominant weight-for-age galloper of the early spring with a narrow win in the Makybe Diva Stakes, but his victory failed to answer the question of whether he can run...

Bring Me The Maid could upset the blue-blood boys in ripper Rose

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Max Presnell Trainer Peter Moody holds the group1 trumps on Saturday with Bring Me The Maid at Rosehill Gardens and Dissident in Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes.

Horse Racing

Chad Schofield rapt to be back in the saddle warmed by Damien Oliver

Enforced layoff: Chad Schofield returns from a month's break at Flemington on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Just for a fleeting moment, Chad Schofield thought Damien Oliver would be one obstacle too much to prise from the highly sought after seat on Divan.

Racing authorities investigate offshore bookmaker Betjack over alleged unpaid winnings

Complaints of slow or non-payment on internet betting forums date back to last year.

Patrick Bartley and Ben Butler Racing authorities have launched an investigation into allegations offshore bookmaker Betjack is failing to pay punters their winnings.

Golden Rose grows in status as a pointer to sires of the future

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John Holloway The 2013 version of the $1 million Golden Rose for three-year-olds helped to cement the 1400-metre group 1 event as one of the most prominent stallion-making races on the Australian calendar.

Panzer Diivision continues Messara's hot run

Joy division: Tye Angland rides Panzer Division to victory at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Paul Messara's stunning run since announcing he would be winding down his training business continued as Panzer Division booked his Golden Rose ticket - now his trainer just has to decide whether he...

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Cassidy, a maestro in and out of the saddle

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Max Presnell "Splash-tastic" at New York's Saratoga had an edge on Saturday's Royal Randwick bog.

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.