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IN his popular column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports that top Gold Coast jockey Chris Whiteley believes the Strathayr track at Mackay is the best he has ridden on.

Butts also tells of a good outcome when a dead-heat was declared to a controversial finish in the wet at the Mackay meeting last week and questions why the stewards would get involved.

He also has items on a star Central Queensland youngster that could be tackling a feature in Townsville and the loss of a promising youngster in the Peter Moody stable that was owned by the Huddy family of Mt Isa.

Here is the Butts column:

IN his popular column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS tells of the angry response to the treatment of Steve Hogno because he was involved in a Fun Race Day at Kooralbyn 14 years ago.

Butts reveals also that there is a precedent that Racing Queensland might consider to the Hogno affair and it involved the now trainer for the control body chairman in Kelly Schweida.

His column also has items on the Capricornia Two-Year-Old Classic and sales; gold fish races in Rockhampton and the centenary of the Mackay Amasteurs.

Here is the Butts column:

IN his popular column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS responds to a bagging he copped over criticism of the Home Hill Sunday race meeting recently.

Butts also reports on a Facebook comment that could land the author in hot water after he bagged the ride of a jockey at a Cluden meeting recently.

His column also contains items on the Flood Relief Meeting at Bundaberg and the return of the Beach Race Day at Mackay with questions being raised why the local Turf Club doesn’t want to get involved in the promotion.

Here is the Butts column:

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