News About: Mick Goodie

Soft 5 for Makybe Diva Stakes Race Day

Soft 5 for Makybe Diva Stakes Race Day

10 Sep, 2016

Course ranger Mick Goodie didn’t rule out a track upgrade after the Flemington track was rated a soft 5 this morning for Makybe Diva Stales Race Day.

Black Heart Bart, above, is the favourite for the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Flemington track has received 13.8mm of …

European Melbourne Cup Contenders To Call Werribee Home

European Melbourne Cup Contenders To Call Werribee Home

12 Aug, 2013

European Melbourne Cup contenders will be hosted at the TAB Werribee International Horse Centre once again after Racing Victoria released the findings of their investigation into the state of the track after a meeting on the 17th of July was abandoned due to the death of two horses and an injury to apprentice jockey …

Goodie Cops Backlash From Trainers

Goodie Cops Backlash From Trainers

6 Jan, 2012

Earlier in the week we reported comments made by Mick Goodie that the track ratings system required an overhaul.

He said the current number system was creating problems and that we should revert to simply using Fast, Good, Dead, Slow and Heavy.

This has stirred up plenty of trainers who say it’s overlooking the most …

Track Manager Calls For Rating System Review

Track Manager Calls For Rating System Review

4 Jan, 2012

A call for a new track rating system has been made by Flemington track manager Mick Goodie.

Presently tracks are rated as one of fast 1, good 2-3, dead 4-5, slow 6-7 and heavy 8-10.

Goodie believes the current rating system leads to a conflict of interest between punters and trainers which could be resolved …