Tag Archives: Frankie Dettori

GIRL POWER TAKES OVER SPRING

BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) It could not have happened at a better time for Spring Carnival racing after the prolonged trials and tribulations that Australian racing is still plodding through. Saturday’s feature racing in Melbourne and Sydney … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE FUGLY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze IS RACING IN AUSTRALIA CAPABLE OF REINVENTING ITSELF? Simply NO. The evidence in the “form guide’ suggests the odds of reinventing itself to expectations of a very much more demanding and unforgiving demographic in today’s socio-economic jungle … Continue reading

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WHEN HORSE RACING GIVES BACK: THE HKJC CHARITIES TRUST‏

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) By Jenny Bridle The social event for the international horse racing crowd on Friday night was the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner held at the new Hong Kong Convention Centre in Wanchai. Here, Frankie Dettori, … 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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HORSE RACING: CUSTOMER-CENTRIC OR CONSUMER FRIENDLY?‏

by Hans Ebert It might sound silly, but for horse racing to be more than it is today, and much more than it should be tomorrow, it must be more than only about horse racing. It must be more than … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING FAST TRACK’S 2015-16 HANDSOME JOCKEYS CLUB

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) When American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel introduced the newest inductees to The Handsome Men’s Club a few years ago, there were some heated debates about the choices. Sting making the list? Really? And no Bradley Cooper? … Continue reading

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THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF DOUGLAS WHYTE

It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry, and, way too often, we forget that yesterday’s heroes, like yesterday’s news, are still relevant. In the racing game- and often it’s a circus made up of sycophants … Continue reading

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FRANCESCA CUMANI, LONGINES AND BRINGING ELEGANCE TO HORSE RACING

Being the biggest supporter of equestrian sports including, of course, horse racing, what’s always been a question mark is why Longines doesn’t have any ambassadors for the sport. Yes, it has brand ambassadors like Kate Winslet, Simon Baker, and former … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF JOCKEYS IN THE MARKETING OF HORSE RACING

Watching Joao Moreira, Zac Purton, Douglas Whyte and others inter-acting with racing fans lined up along the rails at Happy Valley Racecourse as they jog their horses back to the winner’s circle, brings home the point that these jockeys- and … Continue reading

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