Tag Archives: Bart Cummings

THE GREAT, THE BAD AND THE FUGLIES ISSUE

BART: THE END OF ONE OF RACING’S GREATEST ERAS Could there ever be sufficient superlatives to adequately describe the extraordinary life and achievements of James Bartholomew Cummings? Twelve victories in Australia’s greatest iconic race – the Melbourne Cup- standing out … 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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ZAC AND DOUGIE AND FRANKIE AND CLASS

Some will say the recent Dougie Whyte-Zac Purton war of words is great for the sport- that it spices things up and how the competition is good for racing. Competition is great for any sport. But slanging matches? Hmmm. Good … Continue reading

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THE “LIFE IS A BUFFET” ISSUE

Hype is a dangerous thing. We have seen how it is used in politics- especially in American politics and where everyone tries so hard to be squeaky clean, tries to be MORE than sincere and with all the men looking … Continue reading

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THE “END OF THE AUSSIE SEASON IS NIGH AND NEIGH” ISSUE

SO THAT WAS THE SEASON THAT WAS…  THINGS WE LIKED IN 2010/2011  *Black Caviar and So You Think sky-rocketing to the top of the world ratings. Black Caviar is clearly the best racehorse in the world and So You Think … Continue reading

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THE “RACING AT ITS BEST”ISSUE

In this issue, we thought we’d pay tribute to horse racing- and which might lead to the many new ways horse racing should be marketed today- and now- and with the future in mind. For too long- us included- have … Continue reading

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THE RAMAGE, ZENYATTA AND DAMAGE CONTROL ISSUE

WHY THERE NEEDS TO BE RAMAGE CONTROL His name is Duncan Ramage and he manages leviathan Malaysian octogenarian owner Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Australian racing interests. And Chin Nam’s name has been synonymous with fellow octogenarian and “living treasure” Bart … Continue reading

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THE MELBOURNE CUP ROUNDUP ISSUE

THE CUP RUNNETH OVER It was all that it was cracked up to be. A special Melbourne Cup befitting a very special milestone. The 150th running of the 2010 Melbourne Cup will live in the memory of those fortunate enough … Continue reading

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