GROUP 1 WINNING RIDE BY HONG KONG’S ZAC ATTACK.
On a day in Australia when many punters were shaken, stirred, Spillwayed and Oliver Twisted, Zac Purton made sure his trip Down Under wasn’t for nothing by taking out the Group One George Main Stakes aboard the Chris Waller-trained- isn’t every horse racing in Sydney trained by Chris Waller?- Sacred Falls.
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I don’t normally reply to the media however in this instance I feel compelled and hope that your article and my reply will start a massive groundswell and a lot of noise within the industry and elsewhere !.
The industry in NSW can’t continue as is !! Something must be done as a matter of urgency to move a few people on and to make some real changes.
I agree 100% with your comments in respect of the ATC board elections and RNSW.
When Brett Prebble drove the Derek Cruz-trained Double Dragon to the front and won the first race of the new racing season, the sun shone, birds chirped and Hong Kong got its priorities right: The dark clouds of protest movements and naive politics of Occupy Central were left behind as a mighty army of 74,000, starved of their favourite pastime for three months, came out to enjoy The Greatest Show On Turf.
Did these thousands care if this first race was a lowly Class 5 race won by a ten-year-old?
Did Brett Prebble care he wasn’t riding Nostradamus for Team Hawkes- surely, it needs longer?-as he had done the day before at Randwick?
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What we’re watching:
“The Americans” and totally in lust with Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings- sexy, ruthless, mother lover and spy.
What we’re working on and who we’re working with.
Who we’re listening to.
The new horse racing season gets underway at Shatin tomorrow, which will give thousands in the city a break from the constant barrage of news about what is looking more and more like a Monty Python skit- the Occupy Central sit-in or bed-in, or whatever it’s meant to be, which is set to bring the business district to a standstill on October 1 for the sake of “universal suffrage”.
Excuse me while I stifle a yawn thinking of the genius behind this movement- Benny Tai- who, after thinking about it and, probably having flashbacks of tanks, armies and Tianamen Square, made an overnight u-turn and now won’t be sitting in at his own sit-in.
He was last seen having his head shaved with other supporters of “universal suffrage” as a more passive type of protest and a new effort as grandstanding and self-promotion.