In his widely read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports that the search has begun for the right personnel to run racing in Queensland hopefully steer the industry out of the doldrums.

Butts believes Racing Minister Steve Dickson will support country representation on the new board despite the disappointing revelation that there are no guarantees.

Here is the final ‘Silks & Saddles’ column of the year:

 

In his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports that the racing industry in the north is none the wiser after a meet and greet with new Racing Minister Steve Dickson on Monday evening in Townsville.

Butts says Dickson did not have the answers that many were seeking and dodged many questions, playing the political game, which saw the disenchanted ones label him ‘Stevie Wonder’ after the meeting.

Butts also raises questions why the rest of the industry should have to suffer while a new grass track is installed from the Industry Infrastructure Fund at Toowoomba when members there voted for a costly conversion to cushion which has failed dismally to attract horses or punters.  

Here is the Butts column:

In his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports that the racing industry in the north is none the wiser after a meet and greet with new Racing Minister Steve Dickson on Monday evening in Townsville.

Butts says Dickson did not have the answers that many were seeking and dodged many questions, playing the political game, which saw the disenchanted ones label him ‘Stevie Wonder’ after the meeting.

Butts also raises questions why the rest of the industry should have to suffer while a new grass track is installed from the Industry Infrastructure Fund at Toowoomba when members there voted for a costly conversion to cushion which has failed dismally to attract horses or punters.  

Here is the Butts column:

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