Beaches, Sand, Sewerage Pits, Turbo, Another Jones Boy, and a Plodding Mare Who Has Suddenly Turned into Wonder Woman – The Only Thing We Can Believe About Harness Racing These Days is What’s Right

Kowhai Shadow is a Kiwi pacing mare that until a week ago had started 46 times over three seasons and only won twice, both on the grass. One of them was at downtown Amberley, the little town of 1800 famous for building a statue of war hero Charles Upham outside the council building, even though […]

Fletch, Bucko, TopBetta, the 100k Promotions and the Convicted Cocaine Trafficker – What a Small World It Is – And What Tangled Webs a Life on the Punt Weaves – FIRST PUBLISHED 14 JUNE 2020 (First Published May 2021)

Do you remember I told you the other day that someone from the gambling regulation authorities should have a real close look at who won all those $100 000 and $250 000 tipping comps that then CEO and Managing Director Todd Buckingham used to run at his bookmaking company TopBetta. There was a reason that […]

You Can’t Do That Phoebe

Young driver Phoebe Betts has breached the rules quite a few times in recent months. At first I just put it down to inexperience and youthful enthusiasm, but it just keeps happening so often that now I’m no longer sure. Betts escaped a suspension for hocking last week when the camera angles supposedly couldn’t display […]

Another One Bites the Dust

The seeming conga line of crooks who were caught red handed by the FBI giving themselves up talking openly about their corrupt and utterly disgraceful criminal horse doping deeds has had yet another dancer join the queue of dirty, low dogs snaking their way straight to jail, without collecting $200 or passing go. Who needs […]

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