Tag Archives: James Mathers

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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JAMES MATHERS WEIGHS IN ON THE STATE OF RACING IN SYDNEY

So where do we start. My comments are restricted to racing in Sydney. I don’t think they should apply to Melbourne or Hong Kong, very different racing jurisdictions. Sadly the industry has just about thrown everything at Sydney racing…. grand … Continue reading

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THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ON HK RACING AND THE #HKIR Visitor James Mathers from Sydney recently shared his observations about racing in Hong Kong after attending December’s 2016 Longines Hong Kong International Races- the venues, what’s in … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ON HK RACING AND THE #HKIR

Hans, It was great to finally meet up last Wednesday at Happy Valley. I had a fabulous time in Hong Kong and I greatly appreciate all that you did in introducing me to the Hong Kong International Race meetings. It … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS REPLIES TO JOHN MESSARA

Dear Sir, At the outset I compliment John Messara for his communication of 16 October 2015 in respect of the achievements of Racing Australia to date. The achievements are not insignificant. Equally it must be recognised that the task or … Continue reading

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NORM SNOWDEN HAS ANOTHER RANT!

Ah, the much maligned mug punter and TAB. Can I just say, we are all mug punters in one way, shape or form. And as for the TAB, at least they have always contributed to racing and never knocked a … Continue reading

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NORM SNOWDEN WEIGHS IN ON THE ATC, STAND ALONE MEETINGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

May I preface my post by saying that some time ago I suggested to the powers that be at the ATC, that Members should have a forum ( aka blog ), where Members can air their opinions/complaints/bouquets/brickbats, etc. However, like … Continue reading

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