Category Archives: royal ascot

THE LESSONS NOT LEARNED ISSUE

THE AFL’S $2.5 BILLION AMBUSH The AFL’s gob-smacking six year $2.5 billion deal with the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra for media and broadcast rights is a sobering reminder to the Australian racing industry of just how much of a … Continue reading

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THE TALE OF TWO CITIES ISSUE

A TALE OF TWO VERY DIFFERENT CITIES. The weekend’s racing in Sydney and Melbourne told a very telling tale of two very, very, different cities. The contrasts went a long way towards explaining why racing in bleak city is able … Continue reading

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THE OLD BOYS CLUB ISSUE

JOCKEY SUSPENSIONS NEED MORE ZAP, BANG AND WALLOP! (Source: Blog CDN) It’s about time the Stewards got really serious about the escalating level of race interference by jockeys both in Sydney and in Melbourne. Apart from the very obvious and … Continue reading

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THE TOPSY TURVY ISSUE

MORE QUESTIONS GOING UNANSWERED, UNCLE RAY. (Source: Herald Sun) Last Saturday’s Rosehill meeting again left many racegoers bewildered with the riding tactics and ultimate result of the fifth race, when a woeful sub-standard ride by erratic French jockey Thomas Huet … Continue reading

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THE DEAD END ISSUE

(Source: Simon Free) Remember the front page headlines last year alleging race fixing was alive and well and thriving in Victorian horse racing? The soap opera that was race fixing and the “Smoking Aces” race fix saga left a trail … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: THE GAME CHANGERS (PART ONE)

(Source: Sports And Spirituality) RYAN MOORE (Source: Zimbio) Even his father has described as a “miserable bastard” but this monosyllabic and gifted jockey takes it all in stride. There’s a touch of a Dickensian personality to Moore- like an urchin … Continue reading

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THE BEST AND WORST ISSUE

SHE’S SIMPLY THE BEST! They must have had that predictive sixth sense about Black Caviar when the lyrics to Tina Turner’s musical anthem were written decades before the wonder mare was even a twinkle in the eyes of anyone associated … Continue reading

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RESPECTING AND SUPPORTING HORSE RACING

(Source: Karen Keller) By Hans Ebert I have been one, you have been one, we have all been one from time to time: armchair critics. In the racing game, add the term conspiracy theorists. (Source: Workers Party NZ) How many … Continue reading

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THE INTEGRITY ISSUE

From where we were sitting, Saturday was a Day Of Shame for Australian racing. Short-priced favourites biting the dust happen everywhere. That’s racing. But, apart from in Brisbane- and how good is Jeff Lloyd going over there along with two … Continue reading

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THE “RECORD BREAKING” ISSUE

And so the curtain’s come down again On another racing season And what a year it really was With twelve outta twelve for the Durban Demon Johnny Size Well, he won it all Though “Jungle Jim” gave it his very … Continue reading

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