Category Archives: Marketing of horse racing

WHAT HORSE RACING CAN LEARN FROM THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN…AND LEADERSHIP

By Hans Ebert It’s been one helluva week. In his first nine days as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has not only turned his own country upside down, but the rest of the world along with … Continue reading

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THE CO-MINGLING AND PIE IN THE SKY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze CO-MINGLING: SEIZE THE DAY! BUT DO THEY KNOW HOW TO, TONTO? It’s distressing enough to be confronted with the challenges which racing faces on all fronts. Imagine climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro with little or no respite? Racing’s … Continue reading

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THE ROB MONTGOMERY WHIPPERSNAPPER ISSUE

By Keyser Soze WHO IS ROB MONTGOMERY? We’ve never heard of him, and it’s doubtful if others have, but apparently Rob Montgomery is a senior member of the Victorian stewards panel. Perhaps he doesn’t know that himself, if his comments … Continue reading

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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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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 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 HOPELESSLY HOPING ISSUE

NEW CHANNEL CARRIES PLENTY OF HOPE Saturday’s Melbourne race meeting at Caulfield carries significance which cannot be understated with the launch of the much-anticipated free-to-air racing only channel – Channel 78 (aka Racing.Com), a joint venture between Racing Victoria and … Continue reading

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY, YOUTUBE, AND THE HKJC’S GOOGLE BALL OF STRING

Back in the day, there was networking, there’s always been that utter waste of time and space that’s “nutworking”, and in today’s social media-driven world, there is online networking where nothing is real and there’s everything to get hung up … Continue reading

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UNCLE RAY HAS EL ROCA IN HIS HEAD, V’LUNDIES GETS KNICKERS IN A TWIST

EL ROCA SCRATCHING: ANOTHER RAY MURRIHY SHOCKER! Our very old mate Uncle Ray Murrihy, Chief of the racing police in NSW, just can’t keep his name out of racing’s news headlines in recent times. His controversial pronouncements and interpretations of … Continue reading

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RACING IN OZ GOING TO POT AND THE DANGERS OF SMOKING BAD WEED, MAN.

CRICKET SHOWS UP OZ RACING’S MARKETING NERVOUS TICS AND OTHER DEFICIENCIES. Sunday night’s T20 (Twenty Twenty) International between Australia and England at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney proudly and triumphantly announced that the amazingly successful 2013/2014 International Cricket season in … Continue reading

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