Pammie Gets the Gong

It’s been a wait of a couple of months due to COVID restrictions, but yesterday Australia’s much-loved pioneering female jockey Pam O’Neill rode in to Government House accompanied by her kids Gav and Cherie and granddaughter Cherie to be bestowed with her Order of Australia medal by Queensland’s Governor Mrs J. Young. We’re all as […]

Since When Does 25 Whip Strikes Not Break the Rule? – I Know, I Know – When You Hit a Horse 14 Times Before the 100 Metre Mark

I want to tell you a little story that demonstrates the sheer incompetence of the QRIC thoroughbred steward, and illustrates it for all too see. We are at the Gordonvale races just south of Cairns on Saturday, and it’s race 4. The horse in the blue with the red cap is Magnate, ridden by Frankie […]

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