Tasmanian Racing

Box draw and history line up against Above All in Hobart Thousand

VICTORIAN trainer Robert Britton knows what it takes to win a Hobart Thousand, and how to do it on the Elwick circuit. After all, he...

A car accident and a Launceston Cup victory on the same day

IT WAS February 1940. The war in Europe was just starting to get really serious but racing across Australia continued as if every day was...

Black Caleb, Stylish Doctor in epic Devonport clashes

It was one of Tasmanian racing’s great rivalries, and in 2001 it literally came to a head in the final of the Devonport Cup. Black...

Tasmanian National Sprint Aspirant To Be Determined At Launceston Tonight

Tasmania will determine its National Sprint representative on Monday night at Launceston. The race, which runs at 9:58pm, features multiple Group One winner Buckle Up...

Shorter And Shorter

Bookkeeper’s recent record run over 600m at The Meadows was meritorious, particularly from the awkward box 8, but it was out of kilter with national...

Big Would Be Better Than Small

Ominous signs continue to appear about the structure of greyhound racing in this country. At risk are the smaller states and the smallest TAB operation....

Beware The Betting Doldrums

Building a statue of Bart Cummings was a nice touch. But be careful – the next one could be of the last remaining punter. Where...

Signs Of The Times

Monday night at Shepparton dogs was about as average as it gets, except for one peculiarity. Six graded races readily separated themselves from six uninteresting...

“Madness” And “Idiotic” Says Bentley

What with dams, floods and elections, Queensland is now dominating the news. Racing Queensland chief Bob Bentley is taking advantage of the timing to press...

Racing’s Corporate Challenge

Over the last 15 years wagering in all forms in Australia (leaving out gaming, casinos and poker machines) has doubled to its current total of...