Tag Archives: NSW

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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THE “GOING TO THE DOGS” ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BAITED BY THE ANIMAL ACTIVISTS Politicians and Racing Administrators- and how many on both sides of the fence ever got their jobs other than through a raffle draw is open to debate- have much in common. Their … Continue reading

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THE GREAT ESCAPE ISSUE

BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) ———————————————————- By Keyser Soze RACING.COM’S GREAT ESCAPE Even the great magician and illusionist Harry Houdini would have shuddered at the unnecessarily and inexplicably risky high stakes misadventure played out by racing.com in its … 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 TIMING ISSUE

By Keyser Soze TIMING IS EVERYTHING – IN RACING AND IN LIFE Kate McClymont is not a name which the Australian racing community would be familiar with, let alone the racing community in her native NSW. But last Saturday’s edition … Continue reading

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THE AUSTRALIAN RACING ISSUE

By Keyser Soze in Australia A WISH LIST FOR AUSTRALIAN RACING IN 2016: UNITY… It’s now or never time for the big two – New South Wales and Victoria. With a peak national body for Australian racing a “mission impossible” … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY NEW YEAR ISSUE

By Keyser Soze in Australia RACING’S TEMPORARY REPRIEVE… “The King is dead, long live the king”. It’s a phrase that has been around for centuries, and had more relevance and cache in an age when monarchies were relevant and reigned … Continue reading

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THE JUSTICE FOR SOME ISSUE

By Keyser Soze in Australia THE REAL FIGHT NOW BEGINS FOR O’BRIEN AND KAVANAGH To the surprise of no one, the Victorian Racing and Appeals Board delivered the guilty finding in the cobalt cases against trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark … Continue reading

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THE 2015 RACINGB*TCH AWARDS‏

*The #Hashtag Award: This goes to the HKJC’s Executive Manager of Racing Communications Pat Cummings, and all his hashtags during #HKIR Week twittered by twelve relatively young, #enthusiastic and Bambi-like “influencers” from #America. It was a very good initiative, and … Continue reading

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Reader Troy asks, Who rules Racing Australia?

Who rules Racing Australia? This is a question I don’t know the answer to and I’m up for answers! When you read all the related spin around the introduction of the new whip rule that comes into force 1 December … Continue reading

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