Tag Archives: FRANKEL

THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE MOREIRA FACTOR

By Hans Ebert Not even the constant drizzle over Sha tin could rain on Joao Moreira’s parade. He couldn’t be stopped from showing the world his happiness- pumping his fist in the air, whooping it up, giving everyone his signature … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE FUGLY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze IS RACING IN AUSTRALIA CAPABLE OF REINVENTING ITSELF? Simply NO. The evidence in the “form guide’ suggests the odds of reinventing itself to expectations of a very much more demanding and unforgiving demographic in today’s socio-economic jungle … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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THE VERY HAVE A GAI DAY ISSUE

LADY GAI GAI: SHE’S SIMPLY THE BEST! The lyrics of Tina Turner’s classic hit sums it up best: She’s Simply the Best , Better than all the rest. She might even be a Private Dancer, but there just aren’t enough … Continue reading

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A HORSE RACING HALL OF FAME: AGAIN, WE ASK, WHY NOT?

The subject above has been mentioned here before and it will keep being mentioned along with the happy trails of other new initiatives that can propel horse racing into that larger pantheon of sports entertainment and not continue to be … Continue reading

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THE ‘HIGHS AND LOWS” ISSUE

There is nothing better than watching great jockeys riding great horses and which is exactly what we got watching the races from Ascot over the weekend. Who can get tired of watching Frankel? Or who could ignore the riding skills … Continue reading

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THE “FIREY” ISSUE

Like horses for courses, what has always astounded us about many industries- and this includes the racing industry- are their hiring processes. Executives are brought in and there they sit for years doing sweet f-all and become the butt of … Continue reading

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THE “QUE?” ISSUE

Every industry today has woken up, smelt the same coffee and have come to the realization that without broadening its appeal to bring in new consumers, they are dead simply ‘cos their current core group of consumers are dying- literally. … Continue reading

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