Chips In! Fugen Construction Villiers @RoyalRandwick #15/12/18

Welcome to the last edition of Chips In Racing for 2018. It's been a sensational year on the punt for me personally and I am looking forward to an exciting 2019 with the release of The Chips In Racing App proudly sponsored by JR Thoroughbreds and 35 Latitude Property Development. Thankyou to everyone who has supported me this year and I hope you have a merry and safe Christmas with your families. The racing spotlight shines on Royal Randwick this weekend for the #Villiers in what promises to be a beauty over the famous Randwick mile. With $250,000 and Group 2 black type up for grabs all roads should lead to Royal Randwick. Racing starts to heat up north at Doomben as the Magic Millions meeting edges closer while racing returns to Fabulous Flemington down south #chasethesun #edserprise #chipsin #thatsthewayitsgoingtobelittlechippy Read more [...]

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Chips In! Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic @Ascot #7/12/18

Well if you backed Viddora last week you were stiff. Always nice to know post race that she was unwell and hadn't eaten for days before the race. Despite looking well she was off the bit at the 600m and she still hasn't seen daylight. Our other selections were solid with Mapmaker at $6 getting the biscuits, while our best place bet and each way returned healthy dividends. We stay in the west this week with the running of the Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic worth a cool and lazy million. The last Group 1 of the year looks a beauty before heading back to Sydney for the Villiers. All of a sudden it's Christmas, Magic Millions will be here, the Sydney autumn, the Brisbane winter, and then back to the people's week! The year travels fast! Speaking of the people's week, I would love to know your thoughts on The Golden Eagle. $7.5 million dollar race for 4 year olds at Rosehill on Derby Day. What effect will this have on the Australian Racing Landscape? Last edition for the year next week with the Villiers before a massive 2019 that will see this website transition into The Chips In Racing App. We have secured major sponsors which will ensure a feature program preview every week after release #chasethesun #edserprise #chipslife #chipsin #app Read more [...]

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Chips In! Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes 1/12/18

Welcome to summer! The Ascot course will be set a light with the running of the $1million dollar Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes for the sprinters. There should be plenty of equity in the pockets after the Chips In Best Bet Galaxy Star bolted in a $3 with the highest unit suggestion (30 units) last week no doubt providing the Chinese. Our best place bet ran a nice second and our best each way returned a lovely dividend too. Great racing in Brisbane tomorrow at Doomben as we head towards The Magic Millions with a couple of Group 3 feature events while racing returns to Moonee Valley in Victoria. Let's finish the year with a bang after an unforgettable spring #chipsin #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Kirin-Railway Stakes @Ascot 24/11/18

The racing spotlight heads west this weekend with the start of the Perth Summer Carnival. The Melbourne Spring has sadly come and gone but there is still great racing with The Ballarat Cup meeting showcasing some of Victoria's best. Sandown's meeting last Saturday to close out the Melbourne Carnival was a beauty and capped off a great spring at Chips In Racing. Fifty Starts and Ringerdingding keep the day alive, while the Zipping Classic winner provided the Chinese. Hopefully we can take our good form west! Read more [...]

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Chips In! Mackinnon Stakes @Flemington #10/11/18

Welcome to the last day of the carnival. If you had a winning day on Oaks I will get you to pick my Powerball numbers for me. Stakes day is the second best day on the racing calendar with the running of three cracking races The Mackinnon Stakes, The Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the VRC Sprint. It is a day for the future punters, owners, trainers and jockeys to come to the races with their mum and dads and enjoy every thing racing has to offer and there is no place better than Flemington to have your first outing at a racetrack. Flemington is the home of horse racing and it should be a cracking attendance on Saturday with a positive forecast predicated for Stakes Day. After a rough Oaks day on the punt most are looking for a way to the airport. Let’s go out swinging and make this a carnival to remember! #chasethesun #nothingbeatsspring Read more [...]

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Chips In! Kennedy Oaks @Flemington 8/11/18

Well after battling in the trenches on Melbourne Cup day it’s time to hit back with a winner on Ladies day! The running of the million dollar Kennedy Oaks is the feature but it is supported with a typically strong and competitive Oaks Day program. Most punters would be hurting today after the usual rough results that is associated with a Melbourne Cup program. Yesterday we witnessed triumph and tragedy at Flemington and unfortunately a small minority is trying to give our sport a black eye with the whole world watching. We will move on and enjoy ladies day tomorrow as it promises to be a cracking day. I am sure the ignorant hypocrites will enjoy their steaks and pork for dinner and I hope they feel better for commenting on something they know nothing about. It's a big week, and this is the part of the week the body starts to hurt and the bank balance is gone if you haven't backed winners, ankles are swollen and the form guides turn into riddles, the thought of Cathy in Atlanta makes me lift. Nothing beats spring #chasethesun #Chipsin #halfwaythruapuntingmarathon Read more [...]

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Chips In! Lexus Melbourne Cup @Flemington #6/11/18

The 7 million dollar race that stops the nation is here. This is every owners, punters, jockeys and trainers dream to win the famous race on the first Tuesday in November. The lonely track work that starts at 3am every day all leads to this week and for the lucky ones a runner in the feature race. This race is an obsession for me personally and as I watch my 15th consecutive cup live from Flemington I will shed a tear thinking about the champions that made a nation roar and imagine what it would have been like to have seen Peter Pan, Phar Lap, Think Big and Carbine race to cup glory. As another chapter is written in front of me I will think about my boys, my brother, and sadly my father who passed recently. It is my first cup with out my dad and I will be a mess win, lose or draw. I miss you mate. I realise that thanks to racing I will always share a special bond with him and I will always have a sun to chase in his memory. As a whole country freezes to watch the next horse race into equine immortality I will reflect on this great race and know that the friendships I have made through racing and the Melbourne Cup can never be matched through money or longshot winners. Nothing beats spring….This is the Melbourne Cup…..Chase The Sun. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Aami Victoria Derby Day #Xmasforadults @Flemington 3/11/18

Welcome to Christmas day for adults. Here at Chips In we are more excited than a virgin on a first date with Paris Hilton…. $1.05? Derby Day is the best day on the Australian racing calendar with four Group 1 events on the program and over $7 million dollars up for grabs. You are guaranteed two things on Derby Day 1. Excellent Group 1 racing and 2. Me downing a chocolate muffin and xxxx gold before 10.30. The highlight on the program is Australia’s oldest race the Victoria Derby with the Coolmore, The Empire Rose (Myer) and The Kennedy Mile (Emirates Stakes) all rounding out a stellar day of racing. We are creeping towards the first Tuesday in November and if you are not excited by that you may as well have Ebola, herpes or follow croquet. This is what Chasing The Sun is all about #nothingbeatsspring #walkingonadream #thechips #chipslife. After a record breaking Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate weekend I am walking into Flemington taller than Trotter from 'Let It Ride' #cheeseburger Read more [...]

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Chips In! The Cox Plate @Thevalley #27/10/18

The acceptances for the best two minutes on the sporting calendar, The W.S. Cox Plate, has been decimated. The ultimate respect for the best race horse in the world, our girl, Winx, is a small field. Phar Lap did, Black Caviar did it, and now Winx’s is following in their path. Winx’s nomination into a race has the ability to scare off the best handicapper’s and weight for age horses from Group 1 and multimillion dollar events. To me that trust and respect is on par with the big crowds that flock to watch her, the large amount of money placed on her by battlers, and the little children dressed up in Winx jockey silks. To only have 7 opponents in the Weight for Age Championship of Australasia is remarkable. A 4 peat beckons and the Queen will join the greats of the turf. I have been lucky enough to see some of the all-time greats despite only being 36 years young. I saw Doriemus and Might and Power battle out a cup, I have seen Sunline destroy fields carrying weight against the boys, I have seen The Queen pat Black Caviar after her resilient Royal Ascot win, and I saw the Diva bring a nation together. Winx will win on Saturday, see will continue to win, and she will break more records before she is retired. My selections are below for Cox Plate weekend but my biggest tip is to get trackside to see her live in the flesh before she retires. Once they lose the zest to race or they are producing their own family it’s too late. Caviar, Makybe, and Winx era has happened over a small period of 15 years, we may wait another 100 to witness what these three have achieved between them. Don’t Winx or your will miss her. Happy punting! Read more [...]

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Chips In! Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas @TheHeath 13/10/18

Well after a fabulous day at headquarters for #Winx we head back to the heath #Caulfield for 10 stakes races including The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. It holds a special place in my heart with one of my biggest collects ever from Whobegotyou and of course being in the mounting yard for the event as an owner watching one of my horses go around and looking likely on the turn #Kaching. How good was the queen Winx last week? The heart rate was higher than a Sumo Wrestler running to the fridge at the clock tower but like all champions she knew where the line was. The Melbourne Cup favourite won The Bart Cummings after surviving an emotional protest with Bart’s Grandson enjoying the special win, while Hugh Bowman had more please explains than Pauline Hanson from the stewards after his butcher job on The Chips In Best Bet Rainer. Arguably the biggest thing beat since Shannon Noll on Australian Idol. Despite the weather in Sydney, Saturday promises to be a racing bonanza that looks as good as a Derby or Cox Plate day with The Everest and Guineas on the same day #supersaturday. Sit back and enjoy, bet responsibly, paint the opera house, and remember nothing beats spring #chasethesun #thechips Read more [...]

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