Category Archives: PETER MCGOURAN

THE QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS AND NO ANSWERS ISSUE

By Keyser Soze TIME FOR RACING TO CONFRONT THE ANIMAL ACTIVISTS Imagine if you were a dog, a cat, a chicken, a cow, and even a horse. Would you entrust your welfare to a group like PETA (People for the … Continue reading

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THE MELBOURNE CUP: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (AND PETER MCGAURAN)

We love our horse racing, we love horses, and we stand up for the sport wherever and whenever we see a spoiler alert hurtling its way. This is why it’s both disappointing and worrying to see the triumphs of Melbourne … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY AND THE FUGLY

WHEN WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH There have been wonderful, heartfelt expressions of grief and sympathy expressed by those who knew Nathan Berry and were close to him on his tragic and premature departure from this world. The tragic story of … Continue reading

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OF MICE AND MEN AND TWITTERERS AND TOFFEE TONGUES

OZ RACING’S TWEETERS: AN EMBARRASSING RABBLE. If nothing else, Twitter has revealed just how embarrassing a rabble Australian racing’s tweeters are. And, at the same time, how this new-found expression of social media free speech consumes the lives and, importantly, … Continue reading

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THE BLAME GAME, TOFFEE TONGUE AND THE EDGY BILLY BOB VLAHOS

LET THE BLAME GAME BEGIN! It’s a well established routine in Australian racing that when the going gets tough, it’s time to start playing the Blame Game. And no group in racing plays the Blame Game better than racehorse trainers … Continue reading

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THE TELL IT LIKE IT IS ISSUE

Someone who calls themselves “The Insider” wrote to us recently and took us to task r something or another we write about those trying to get the CEO job at Racing Victoria. “The Insider” said we were clueless about what … Continue reading

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THE “EASTER BUNNY BIT MY ASS” ISSUE

THE HIDDEN AND ALARMING REALITIES FACING NSW RACING POST MARCH 30 There is no escaping the impact on NSW and Australian Racing, of the unanimous decision by the High Court in favour of Racing NSW’ ability to legally charge Corporate … Continue reading

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