Category Archives: Racing NSW

JAMES MATHERS AND HIS THANK YOU NOTE TO PETER V’LANDYS

Sunday morning at Kincumber: I was strolling through the hardware store and bumped into an old colleague Dave Hodgson. He was looking for something to do with irrigation and we quickly started to chat about bores, flow rates, water quality … Continue reading

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PETER V’LANDYS AND HORSE RACING’S OWN GAME OF THRONES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s taken a long and winding whirlybird route to get to where it is now. From being a copy of America’s Pegasus race, and through numerous changes that continue today, Peter V’landys, the Racing NSW supremo, … Continue reading

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James Mathers on the leadership issues affecting racing in Australia

Dear Hans Thank you for your very good article on leadership in the racing industry published last Friday. An outstanding article. In recent days, I have been pilloried on Twitter because of my criticism of the lack of leadership in … Continue reading

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THE DAZZLING COMEBACK OF DARREN BEADMAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It would be an understatement to say that many of us worried for Darren Beadman when, in 2012 in Hong Kong, a shocking fall off a horse that collapsed during a barrier trial, called time on … Continue reading

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THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP ISSUE

By Keyser Soze JUST GET AN ALL WEATHER TRACK IN ALREADY! For how much longer can NSW racing tolerate the stubborn refusal of Racing NSW and its despotic hierarchy to enter the modern age and install two or three all … Continue reading

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THE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE ISSUE

By Hans Ebert BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) CAN RACING SURVIVE THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER? It’s just little over a month since we farewelled 2016, and yet it seems so long ago. Perhaps when historians … Continue reading

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14 THINGS TO FEAR IN HORSE RACING (PART ONE)

*A fifteen minute standup comedy routine by Ryan Moore at the annual gala dinner during Longines Hong Kong International Races. *Danny Nikolic popping up as The Bachelor. *RNSW booking a Milli Vanilli tribute band to attract millennials to the races. … Continue reading

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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 LOSING BIG AND THE CORPORATES AFFAIR ISSUE

By Keyser Soze TELEVISION NETWORKS SET TO LOSE BIG ON WAGERING REGULATION… To apply a racing analogy, the contraction of the corporate wagering operators market is a “Certainty”, as we have predicted in recent editions. The shrinking of the market … Continue reading

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THE LET’S GET SERIOUS AND LET’S GET REAL ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BEING OPEN MAKES A DIFFERENCE What a refreshing change listening to two down to earth trainers – David Vandyke, below, and Michael Costa, interviewed this week by Michael Felgate on RSN. David Vandyke’s long and troubled journey, … Continue reading

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