IN his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports on the Melbourne Cup day dream that turned into a nightmare for Brisbane trainer Nathan Schofield.

Butts tries to explain why trainers want to ‘tube horses’ – what the benefits are thought to be – and how stewards believe the practice is becoming more widespread.

He also has a feel-good piece on the O’Hara sisters winning minutes apart in Rockhampton and Hawkesbury and talks about a ‘sting’ at Callaghan Park that left a trainer far from impressed.

Here is the Butts column:

IN his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports on a downside to the win by Fiveandahalfstars in the Victoria Derby last Saturday.

Prominent Townsville administrator, racehorse owner and breeder, Kevin O’Keefe, owned a third share of Hotel Grand, the sire of Fiveandahalfstars, which died of colic. The upside is that O’Keefe has some nice youngsters by the sire who has, in death, rocketed up the list.

Here is the Butts column:

IN his widely-read column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published by the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer TERRY BUTTS reports on D Day for the racing industry with new legislation that will determine the future to go before Parliament this week.

Butts says its ‘make or break’ time for Racing Minister Stephen Dickson who is yet to convince industry skeptics of his credentials. The call remains strong for a much needed Board member representing country interests that was promised by the LNP pre-election but six months down the track has still not occurred.

‘Silks & Saddles’ also announces the establishment of a North Queensland Racing Museum with the right man in the job to launch it in John Lyons.

Here is the Butts column:

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