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IN his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS warns that unless Governments and racing industry leaders do something to stem the arrival of overseas betting agencies the proceeds of their trade will continue to flow off-shore.

Butts calls on those responsible to take some action before it is too late to ensure that like the TABs these massive betting agencies are forced to pay their way and contribute to the industry that they are ‘leeching’ off.

He also wants to see authorities police the rules that relate to on-course bookmakers when it comes to the corporate agencies who evidence suggests only want to bet the ‘mug’ punters and refuse those who are successful.

Here is the Butts column:

 

IN his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS questions what has actually occurred to improve the lot of racing in Queensland since a new Minister and new Board was appointed six months ago.

Butts highlights industry disharmony that the new RQ hierarchy has missed a golden opportunity to win confidence by overhauling the Integrity Department. He also calls for the position of RQ CEO to be advertised nationally to get the best possible candidates.

Here is the Butts column:

IN hiswidely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reveals how popular veteran northern jockey Stan Watkin will walk away from racing if he loses an appeal against a 12 month disqualification at Mackay. It turns out the horse had the problem not the jockey.

Butts also reports on a Laurel and Hardy show at the Bowen Cup meeting – just another embarrassment for the team now running Racing Queensland and headed by the White Knight Kevin Dixon.

There are also column items clarifying why four starters were allowed in QTIS races at Twin Hills but questions about a similar situation at Toowoomba.

Here is the Butts column:

 

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