Tag Archives: SAM KAVANAGH

THE NO LAUGHING MATTER ISSUE

By Keyser Soze CLEAR UP THE DAVID MOODIE ALLEGATIONS. PLEASE. Can the albatross hanging around the neck of Australian racing from the spate of cobalt positives get any murkier? If the scandals in NSW, which claimed the training careers of … Continue reading

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THE ALL SHOOK UP ISSUE

By Keyser Soze THE DAVID MOODIE BLUES? Victoria’s now infamous and tedious cobalt saga continues on its destructive path embroiling more prominent names in the Victorian governing body along the way. The past two weeks have seen more of these … Continue reading

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NOT EVEN “THE MESSIAH” CAN MASK CHALLENGES FACING AUSTRALIAN RACING‏

Racing Australia Chairman John “the messiah” Messara’s keynote address at last week’s 49th International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) conference in Paris painted a very rosy picture of the state of Australian racing. In the art world it would have … Continue reading

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THE CHEAP POLITICS ISSUE

By Keyzer Soze RACING – AMBUSHED FROM WITHIN Politics, as we have witnessed repeatedly in Australia in recent times is a blood sport, distinguished by a series of ugly, and often deadly, public ambushes, double crosses and assassinations. Dignity, ethics, … Continue reading

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THE CATCH 22 ISSUE

ARE THE RULE MAKERS GETTING IT RIGHT? It has become a common practice these days in the Australian racing landscape for new or amended rules of racing to be introduced either nationally, or at a local level, virtually each month. … Continue reading

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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 COBALT CHRONICLES CHRONIC POP TOP TEN

In our never-ending quest to bring the joys of music into the hearts of everyone, we realised that we had completely missed out all those woeful characters- and those jumping on the bandwagon for a free ride- who are keeping … Continue reading

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THE LIAR LIAR ISSUE

LIES, LIES AND MORE DAMNED LIES Australian racing’s thick skin- as thick as a rhinoceros hide, and, often, as thick as a brick- has become part of its DNA and culture over recent years with scandal after scandal threatening without … Continue reading

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THE “SEND IN THE CLOWNS” ISSUE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN? Reading and listening to all the media commentary on the show cause hearings conducted by Racing Victoria stewards into the possible suspension of the training licences of Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh, and the … Continue reading

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THE “WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN” ISSUE

AUSTRALIAN RACING’S INTEGRITY AT THE CROSSROADS (WITH MULTIPLE VITAMINS FOR COMPANY) Not a week goes by in Australian racing without another dark, murky and astonishing chapter in what is rapidly developing into Australian racing’s worst scandal and worst nightmare. This … Continue reading

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