We Are About to See How Good These Hayes Boys Are, as Mr Brightside Takes a Crack at the Cups – A Ring a Ding Ding, Bring on the Spring!

The Hayes boys have inherited great stables and facilities out at the modern day incarnation of Lindsay Park, and the full brothers are bred to be champion horse trainers, being by Colin out of David, so they have some great advantages in racing life that are the envy of many and admired by all. They […]

Horses Doing Backflips and Being Cleared to Start, Chief Vets Flying From Brisbane to Clear Them, Chief Stewards Not Doing Their Jobs, Horses Getting the Fly, Dogs Running Loose on the Infield and Delaying Starts, the Return of the Funniest Woman in Racing, and Not a Single Pre Race Swab to Be Seen – Welcome to Another Day in Paradise

Nothing much other than the usual happened at the Mackay races yesterday. Chief Steward Cooke decided to sit on the interchange bench and let someone else chair the meet. The Chief Vet in the State Dr Martin Lenz decided to fly up to Mackay because he had nothing more important to do. Former QRIC Integrity […]

Was Anthony Van Dyck’s Death in the Cup a Case of Equine Manslaughter? (First Published 5 October 2021)

You may be wondering why the Melbourne Cup death of the horse Anthony Van Dyck is all over the racing news again, and why trainer Aidan O’Brien has come out and pointed the finger of blame at the Racing Victoria vets. It is because of the unrelenting research and work of a former top journalist […]

Racing Victoria’s Report into the Death of Anthony Van Dyck in the Melbourne Cup is a Con Job and a Crock – Read Why Here (First Published April 2021)

The Racing Victoria report into the death of Anthony Van Dyck in The Cup is a total and utter farce, a sick joke played upon everyone in the sport of racing. The simple fact is that this horse should never have been allowed to race, either of his connections or by the vets employed by […]

Tiger Moth Flitters Off to Turkey

Remember Tiger Moth? He was the lightly weighted Northern Hemisphere 3YO that chased Twilight Payment all the way down the straight in last year’s Melbourne Cup, just two starts after running second to the high class Santiago in the Group 1 Irish Derby. No-one likes to talk about it, but the Cup wrecked Tiger Moth. […]

The Cup

Well not many racing scribes put their stake firmly in the ground and declared that Incentivise could not win the Cup. In fact, I think we were the only ones. Tipped the $21 winner in our top three two we did. After a drought of 20 years between Might and Power and Rekindling, we’ve now […]

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