Tag Archives: Australian racing industry

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE BUSINESS OF HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert “This is another fine mess you’ve got us into”. It was a running gag in nearly every Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy movie. But the genius of comedy and the crux of much of its appeal is … Continue reading

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NOW AND THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING: WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT IT?‏

By Hans Ebert The problem with hardcore racing purists is that they want everyone else to think like them. It doesn’t work that way. What also doesn’t work are racing club executives talking about “customer engagement”, while, truth be told, … Continue reading

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THE NINNIES ISSUE

WHEN THE ONLY NEWS IS BAD NEWS The surest sign that an industry or business or sport is in trouble is when the only news about it is negative. Front page headlines, lead items on news bulletins, seldom if ever … Continue reading

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THE D DAY ISSUE

ATC ELECTION: NSW RACING’S D DAY The upcoming ATC election, and more importantly, its outcome, is shaping up as potentially one of the most defining events in recent times that could determine the future of NSW racing. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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THE SERIAL LEAKER, GAI, ZAC,NASH AND JAPANESE TOUR GROUPS

THE JAPANESE ARE COMING! It has long been recognized and acknowledged that the elite Japanese racehorses are just that – Elite. They have convincingly demonstrated their world class credentials in recent years by their successes on the International stage – … Continue reading

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THE CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES ISSUE

RACING MINISTER FLEXES HIS MUSCLES. NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant, below, should be commended for ensuring that the Provincial and Country sectors of NSW racing will not continue to be forgotten in the indecently hasty scramble to make the Championships … Continue reading

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CARING, WARRING, MASTER PLANS AND RSN AND EMINEM

DOES RACING REALLY CARE? The subject of the well-being and mental health of industry participants is finally being acknowledged as one of the most serious issues confronting a growing number of those who make a living out of the Australian … Continue reading

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JEFF KENNETT HAS THE BLUES

IF YOU’RE IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING, JEFF, AND LET GO OF THAT SHOVEL! Unlike many ex-Premiers and Prime Ministers, Jeff Kennett chose, almost immediately after losing the “unlosable” election that his life after politics would involve politics. The Emperor … Continue reading

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THE MONSTERS BALL ISSUE

IS THERE A MONSTER IN THE HOUSE? Racing’s worst kept secret – the merger between the Australian Racing Board, aka the ARB, and Racing Information Services Australia, aka RISA following their purchase of the Australian Stud Book from the VRC … Continue reading

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DOES PERTH RACING WANT TO HELP ITSELF BE MORE THAN WHAT IT IS?

“It’s always been like that, mate, and it will never change.” A friend who’s one of the most “connected” people in Australian racing circles was explaining about Perth and his and many others’ image and interest in horse racing over … Continue reading

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