“The spring carnival in Melbourne, that’s the best carnival in the world, so what, something has to be the best, Sydney can be the second best, but you need the good horses at every carnival,” Darren Weir said.
Nobody could ever accuse the Racing NSW of lacking in vision. The increase in prizemoney in country and provincial racing and the Highway Handicaps concept are ample evidence of how intelligent decision-making can make a huge difference to the health of racing in general.
Matthew's full report from Saturday's mounting yard at Rosehill Gardens. Which winning horse did Matthew say this about on Saturday "Can carry a bit of weight around the midsection but if you know here like I do you know that’s just her."
“Look we took no consultation with Racing Victoria because it’s like Kentucky Fried Chicken consulting with McDonalds with a new product. It’s no good telling your competitor what your concept is going to be,” Peter V’landys said.
The NSW government have declared its hand that they are looking at rezoning Canterbury Park racecourse land to residential and that my friends is the first nail in the coffin of Sydney’s best racing surface.