Tag Archives: Protectionist

THE GAGGED AND MUZZLED MRC ISSUE

By our correspondents in Australia BLACK DAY FOR MELBOURNE RACING CLUB It had all the ingredients necessary to make it a super day for the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) hosting its jewel in the crown – the Caulfield Cup, one … Continue reading

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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 FLAWED THINKING ISSUE

THE LOSING BATTLE AGAINST DRUGS The report by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) that competitors in such less glamourous and non-mainstream sports such as Darts and Surf Life Saving had returned positives to performance enhancing substances sends a clear … 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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MORE AND MORE HORSE RACING, LESS AND LESS OF EVERYTHING ELSE

When in advertising, a copywriter came up with the tagline “More television than you want” for the launch of STARTV, Asia’s first 24-hour satellite television network.   All of us could not comprehend the logic behind the thinking and the … Continue reading

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