Horse Racing Industry

  • Industry pays tribute to Andrew Ramsden

    Horse Racing Industry October 17, 2013 6:18 pm

    Respected racing administrator Andrew Ramsden has died a day after he suffered a stroke at the Thousand Guineas meeting at Caulfield. Ramsden, who would have turned 79 next month, was also a prolific owner whose big-race wins included the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Gurner’s Lane. The former Victoria Racing [...]

  • Nikolic warned off for threatening conduct

    Horse Racing Industry October 17, 2013 5:24 pm

    Danny Nikolic has been warned off racetracks for almost two years for threatening a racing steward during an appeal hearing against a previous ban. Nikolic fronted the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in Melbourne on Thursday and pleaded guilty to two charges of improper conduct. He was warned off until [...]

  • Toowoomba card called off after race fall

    Horse Racing Industry September 14, 2013 5:06 pm

    Toowoomba Turf Club’s first meeting on the Inner track on Saturday is also likely to be its last. Stewards cancelled the final three races of the Toowoomba Inner meeting on Saturday after jockey Nozi Tomizawa was injured in a fall. Stewards called off the meeting because of concerns with the [...]

  • Ladbrokes Launches Australian Bookmaker

    Horse Racing Industry September 6, 2013 10:57 pm

    Top British betting brand Ladbrokes has officially launched in Australia, with their betting facilities going live today September 4, 2013. $250 LADBROKES FREE BET Ladbrokes have acquired Australian company Gaming Investments, which currently owns and operates local online betting site, for the sum of $22.5 million. There is further [...]

  • No penalties issued over Mildura race

    Horse Racing Industry September 6, 2013 6:48 pm

    Stewards officiating at a Mildura meeting where a race was run over the wrong distance have been put on notice but no penalties have been issued after an inquiry into the error. The long-serving starter and the tractor driver who transported the barriers to the wrong position, offered their resignations [...]

  • Grand National gets a sponsor

    Horse Racing Industry August 28, 2013 5:54 pm

    Aintree’s search for a new sponsor for the Grand National is over with the news that Crabbies has signed a three-year deal which means the famous steeplechase will offer STG1 million ($A1.74 million) prize money for the first time. Since John Smith’s announced they would not be renewing their nine-year [...]

  • Tom Waterhouse sells up for $34m

    Horse Racing Industry August 9, 2013 11:00 am

    Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has sold his online betting business to British gaming company William Hill. Waterhouse will receive $34 million for the business, plus an earn-out agreement that could see him receive up to $70 million. He will also remain managing director of the business. William Hill earlier this year [...]

  • Racing officials act on inside information

    Horse Racing Industry July 26, 2013 5:30 pm

    New rules governing conflict of interest and inside information in the racing industry will be introduced in the wake of the More Joyous inquiry. In reviewing the inquiry, Racing NSW says it has taken action to ensure there are appropriate rules dealing with the issues. Among the new rules is [...]

  • Eddie Hayson issued with show cause notice

    Horse Racing Industry July 26, 2013 2:18 pm

    Big punter Eddie Hayson could find himself unable to have a bet after being asked to show cause why he should not be warned off racetracks. Racing NSW is set to meet next month over Hayson’s refusal to provide the names of people who gave him information about the top [...]

  • New CEO appointed to Racing Queensland

    Horse Racing Industry July 25, 2013 3:54 pm

    Darren Condon will start work next week as the new chief executive officer of Racing Queensland. Condon, who worked as the chief operating officer for the Brisbane Racing Club, will take up the role next Thursday – the first day of the new Australian racing season. “Mr Condon is a [...]

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