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  • Barriers and Distance

    Recently we looked at the performance of barrier numbers and we were not too impressed. We’ll start this month off by checking out how barrier numbers perform over a range of distances. The accepted ...

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  • Blitz the Barriers

    In this column we take numbers and analyse the ways we can manipulate them to help us find winners and hopefully increase our bank balance. Which are the numbers that are most likely to be meaningful ...

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  • Wide Gates and Strike Rates

    One of the perennial debates in racing is over the effects of the barrier draw on a horse’s chances in a race.In August 2003, I joined in a discussion on the web-based racing forum, AusRace, regarding ...

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  • Know Your Tracks (Part 8)

    MOONEE VALLEYI love Moonee Valley. I'd go there anytime.It's easy to get to, as any Melburnian knows. Just get a tram from Elizabeth Street, or Swanston Street, and ask the conductor. A good run is ...

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  • Know Your Tracks (Part 3)

    SANDOWNWhen Sandown was opened in 1965, even those of us who were not Victorians were fascinated and thrilled by the new track. The baby in racing soon established a niche for itself, racking up ...

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  • Know Your Tracks (Part 2)

    EAGLE FARMEagle Farm is one of the bigger tracks around the nation.The trip around is some 2026 metres and the straight is an enormous 433 metres long. This rivals Flemington (453m) in length but is ...

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  • Know Your Tracks (Part 1)

    The pretty Doomben course has a straight of 354 metres. It is the smaller of the two tracks in Brisbane, but try to tell that to anyone watching the final furlong or so of the Doomben Ten Thousand. ...

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